Chocolate, Mint, and… Lime? Trust Us, It Works in this Refreshing Cocktail!

Chocolate, Mint, and... Lime? Make This Chocolate Mint Mojito at Home |

This twist on the quintessential warm weather drink merges two classic flavor combinations – chocolate and mint with lime and rum. If the pairing has you feeling skeptical, be prepared for a huge surprise! This refreshing cocktail doubles as the perfect dessert. What makes this beverage unique is the use of a particular species of mentha known for having an essence of cocoa.

Impress Your Guests with This Twisted Cinnamon and Cardamom Loaf

Twisted Cinnamon Cardamom Loaf |

Think you can’t make beautiful bread yourself at home? Think again! This impressive-looking twisted cinnamon and cardamom loaf is much simpler than you might expect. It’s not too sweet, perfect served on its own for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even for an after-dinner dessert! You’ll be amazed at what you can make, no matter how amateur a baker you consider yourself to be. Read more and get the recipe now on Foodal.

Need for Knead: A How-To Guide to Kneading Dough

A How-To Guide to Kneading Dough |

Have you ever wondered why kneading dough is so important? Have you poured hours into baking bread, only to have it crumble when you cut it? Learn about the purpose of proper gluten development and gain new tips for doing it best. Soon you’ll be on your way to becoming a homemade bread baking master! Read more now on Foodal.

Gluten: Bread’s Backbone & Your New Best Friend

Kneading Fermented Dough |

Gluten has gotten a bad rap lately, but how much do you actually know about this protein? As the backbone of bread and baked goods, it is a chain of amino acids that’s far more fascinating than you might realize. Read more about the vital role it plays in bread baking, and perhaps you’ll begin to view it more as friend than foe.

Mile High Meringues: Egg-Free Edition

These aquafaba chocolate chip meringue cookies are the perfect anytime treat. Made without any eggs, they’re great for vegans and allergy-sufferers alike.

Meringues are not just for the egg lovers anymore! Thanks to aquafaba – the leftover cooking liquid from chickpeas – light and airy meringue cookies are possible without the use of egg whites. Follow our recipe for easy chocolate chip meringues that are a tasty treat at any time – especially for vegans or the food allergy prone!

Magical Aquafaba Mayo: The Most Delicious Egg-Free Spread

Have you been longing for an egg-free mayonnaise alternative, but nothing on the market will suffice? Thanks to the magical emulsification powers of aquafaba (or chickpea water), you can make your own at home. You can easily trick your kids or guests, because this spread just might even be tastier than the real deal!

Aquafaba: The Incredible, Edible Egg Alternative

Making aquafaba from chickpeas is a tasty, vegan alternative for egg whites and can be used in merangues and substituted in many other recipes.

Are you a vegan just wishing for a light fluffy meringue? How about a muffin lover, hindered by an egg allergy? Or simply a chickpea-loving cook attempting to keep a waste-free kitchen? Then it’s high time you give aquafaba a try. Learn more on Foodal about the ways your brine can mimic the properties of both white and yolk – it just might change your cooking forever.

Learn the Fine Art of Napkin Folding in a Few Simple Steps

DIY Napkin Folding |

Artistically folded napkins will impress any guest at your table! Read on to learn all about the best materials to choose, tips for preparation, special accessories, and even different folding techniques for neat, beautiful designs to match every occasion.

Sweeten Up Your Mornings with Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee

Make Your Own Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee with Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk |

A Vietnamese Ca Phe Sua Da is the perfect antidote to a sweltering summer morning. Sticky, sweetened condensed milk and rich coffee shaken over ice – what better way to start your day? To make your own at home, try our version with a pot of cold brew. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

The Truth About Food Dyes and Your Health

Bottles of Food Coloring |

Artificial food coloring has been added to processed food and drinks for decades. They’ve been banned in many countries outside the US, but the FDA still allows them in our food supply. Made from a variety of ingredients you’d never willingly consume, food dyes may be harmful to your health, potentially causing health-related issues like hyperactivity and cancer. Read more on Foodal.

Smooth and Creamy: Make Your Own Sweetened Condensed Milk

Almond Sweetened Condensed Milk, Milk Jam, and Regular Sweetened Condensed Milk |

Smooth, creamy, and utterly sublime – sweetened condensed milk is a treat savored round the world. Whether mixed into iced coffee or hot tea, slathered on toast, or folded into semifreddo, the deep, sweet flavor shines through. Learn how to make your own with just two simple ingredients, and a little bit of time. Read more now on Foodal.

Chill Out With a Rhubarb Mojito

Rhubarb Mojito Cover |

Could you imagine anything better than cooling down with the season’s finest foods and ingredients? A great example: rhubarb and mint, in an irresistible rhubarb mojito! Refreshing menthol melds expertly with those sour rhubarb notes, like the two were made for each other. Learn how to craft this cocktail match made in heaven, right here at Foodal.