Holiday Cookies: Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues

By Kim Laidlaw & Wendy Goodfriend | December 13, 2015 Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues (Wendy Goodfriend) Looking for a gluten-free cookie option this holiday? Trying to find a way to use up some of those extra egg whites you have? Or do you just love a good meringue? Light and airy, crispy-chewy, and with two kinds of chocolate—both cocoa and finely chopped bittersweet chocolate—no one will think these cookies are any less …

Meet the women using coffee to answer all your beauty needs

By Sian Ranscombe | December 7, 2015 MESSY BUT EFFECTIVE: FRANK BODY’S BODY SCRUBS Next month, in the first few days of 2016, what’s the betting you or someone you know will try to give up coffee? Even though you know the green tea alternative tastes like pond and you can’t remember whether the current wisdom is that it’s good or bad for you, you will still try and fail to cut down on that caffeine habit. But three Australian …

Baking with tea: How to make your desserts even better.

Chai infused shortbread – Photo by Juliana Jiménez Sometimes, one person’s act of generosity is another person’s curse. For instance, a few years ago, a roommate left me with several boxes of mediocre bagged tea that she didn’t want to take with her. To her, this was a kind gesture, but to me, an admitted tea snob, it was a curse. There I was, a waste-averse tea-litist with countless bags of tea that I didn’t want to …

This tea has 10 times more antioxidants than green tea

From www.foxnews.com | October 5, 2015 For years, green tea has gotten high marks for its amazing health benefits— it’s antioxidant-rich, great for your heart and gives your brain a bump. What if you could boost those benefits ten-fold? Enter matcha, a powder made from young green tea leaves. The leaves are placed in shade for two to four weeks before harvesting. “When it’s shaded for that long, you up the chlorophyll, you up the antioxidant level, and it just completely changes the …

Dorm Room Hacks: How to Make Chocolate Cake in Your Own Dorm Room

By Evan Kravitz | October 8, 2015   It’s 2:00 a.m. You’re in your dorm, your stomach is growling and you can’t get yourself to walk the 100-or-so steps to Nasties. Time for chocolate cake. Chocolate cake, you ask? Yes, cake. By following a few easy steps, you can whip up a moist and rich chocolate cake in the convenience of your own dorm room. Chocolate cake is arguably the most amazing dish of all time. This warm and decadent treat is sure to raise spirits and teleport you to a …