The Scoop on Szechuan Peppercorns

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Brimming with fruity notes and complemented by an undeniably citrusy character, Szechuan peppercorns may be small, but they bring big flavor to the table. Though these pods aren’t necessarily peppery, they pack a prickly punch. Read more now for all the facts behind these magically mouth-numbing pink berries.

Grits vs. Polenta: What’s the Difference?

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Have you gobbled up southern shrimp and grits a million times over and indulged in many-a-sauce-smothered polenta dish at your favorite Italian bistro? If so, you’ve probably found yourself wondering: are grits and polenta the same thing? Read more now to learn the real differences between the two comparable grains.

How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

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If you’re looking to eat healthier, it’s important to set yourself up for success at home. From your fridge to your pantry, keeping your kitchen stocked with healthy staples can go a long way in revamping your current eating habits. Get this complete guide for how to stock a healthy pantry now.

21 Fun and Tasty Pantry Snacks to Satisfy Any Kind of Craving

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Feeling a little hungry in between meals? Make some room in your pantry for these 21 fun and tasty pantry snacks to satisfy all kinds of cravings and snack attacks. We feature a range of different flavors and textures, from sweet and salty to meaty and chewy. Read more now.

15 Big and Bold Pantry Condiments for Fun Home Cooking

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Looking for ways to add extra flavor to dinner? With a well-stocked pantry full of delicious ingredients, your meals will always be fun to make and eat. Get our suggestions for the best big and bold pantry condiments to bring excitement and huge flavor to your home cooking. Read more now.

Lentils: An Alternative to Soy

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A good source of plant-based protein, lentils make for a healthy alternative to soy. In addition to being rich in nutrients, lentils are also budget-friendly. From nutritional benefits to tips for cooking and storing, read more now to find out all you need to know to start adding these legumes to your diet today.

How to Prep a Pomegranate

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Do you always make a huge mess when prepping pomegranate? Leave behind all those red stains, and learn how to cleanly remove the seeds in just a few easy steps. We’ll also teach you how to select the best pomegranates when shopping, and how to properly store them. Read more now to get the step-by-step tutorial.

How to Cook and Use Rhubarb in the Kitchen

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You know it’s spring when rhubarb shows up on shelf and table – and the talk (maybe even the aroma!) of pie is in the air. Wondering what else to do with this unique seasonal veggie – also considered a fruit – besides packing it in pies with some strawberries? Check out our suggestions, hints, and even health tips, along with suggestions for choosing, storing and preserving the stalks to keep them at their freshest this spring and beyond.

25 of the Best Pumpkin Recipes for Autumn Flavor

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Love pumpkin? Set your tired pie recipe aside, because it’s time to mix things up this fall. Both sweet and savory, our roundup includes pumpkin-based dishes that are sure to satisfy at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, plus snack time and the cocktail hour. Read more now on Foodal.

Real Food: Ways to Improve Your Diet

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Need some tips on how to improve your diet for your health? Read our comprehensive article that explains how to cut all the processed “stuff” in your diet.

Jam, Jelly, or Preserves? A Quick Guide to Spreadable Fruit

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Is your go-to breakfast a crisp slice of toast slathered with jam? Maybe jelly? Or could it be preserves? What’s the difference? Read on for a quick guide to spreadable fruit, and in no time, you’ll know your curd from your conserve, and how each delicious variety is made. We’ve got what you need, right here on Foodal.