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10 Summer Grilling Ideas: Simple Steps to Delicious (and Faster) Meals

Fire is a mighty ingredient all on its own, adding an alluring smokiness to meat, seafood, cheese and vegetables. So skip the marinade: Grill your ingredients with only oil and salt, and over unrelenting direct heat for a crisp char. Then season them hot off the grill. This style of cooking takes little time and less planning — and can simplify and shake up dinnertime.

For a good time grilling, heed these tips:

Prep your ingredients, and get the grill super hot. Choose something slender and sturdy (like asparagus or scallions) or lean and marbled (like skirt steak or shrimp)

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Simple, healthy tomato appetizer recipes

Whenever I am tasked with cooking a fancy meal, I always check for tomatoes in the fridge because a tomato with a bit of touch up can never go wrong as an appetizer. These tomato dishes (or plates) are super simple and healthy yet fancy to make for any formal or informal event, including a romantic dinner or a quick hearty snack. The pop and contrast of color between the red tomatoes, green basil leaves and white almonds or mozzarella cheese gives a holiday aesthetic and makes it perfect for the camera. Each of these directions makes four servings, but

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10 Simple Dinner Ideas for Healthy Eating in Real Life

You may think that preparing healthy, delicious dinners at home is a complicated process, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

Even though I love food and enjoy cooking, I like to keep it simple when it comes to mealtime. This means choosing recipes that are easy to follow and don’t involve complicated cooking techniques or seemingly never-ending steps.

Here are 10 of my go-to simple dinner recipes that can help you get a healthy meal on the table quickly.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber

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Cooking for Kids: Chefs’ Go-To Recipes That Keep It Simple and Please the Picky

I BEGAN WRITING about my son and his tricky eating habits six years ago. At the time, Achilles was only four and I was a cookbook author and restaurant critic for the New York Observer newspaper. The first book inspired by our dinner dynamic—my passion for food, his distaste for it—was a children’s book called “Can I Eat That?” It was an imaginary dialogue meant to foster a love of xiao long bao, tournedos and tostadas in young readers. I wanted to get away from the finger-wagging, carrot-and-stick routine Achilles and I had developed à table. Six children’s books later,

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7 Simple Ways To Prevent Heartburn

This is not medical advice.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means many Americans will be indulging in hamburgers, hot dogs and plenty of other fried, fatty foods. While these barbecue favorites are staples of the summer grilling season, they may come with an unwanted side effect: heartburn.

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, nearly everyone experiences heartburn at some point in their lives. However, roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which entails heartburn symptoms multiple times per week, as well as potential esophageal damage.

Many potential factors

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