The F-Word: Food

Yummy Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

Oatmeal cookies are the most underrated cookie in the country. Chocolate chip cookies get all the glory, and it’s easy to understand why, but oatmeal cookies deserve just as much love.

For one, they have a wholesome quality to them thanks to the addition of good-for-you oats. Just think of all that fiber. Remember, a half-cup of old fashioned rolled oats and quick cook oats contains 4 grams of fiber, which is 15 percent of your recommended daily intake.

Two, they’re infinitely versatile. You can keep them classic, go the indulgent route and load them up with chocolate chunks, or turn them into cream pies. Either way, the greatness of this cookie will shine through.

And three, they’re absolutely delicious. See for yourself here.

Gooiest Recipes With Cheese

There’s a common thread among most of our favorite foods. Grilled cheese, pizza, mac and cheese, they’re all loaded with melted cheese. That’s what we’re really trying to get more of when we eat these foods. Cheese is a godsend in its solid form, but when it falls apart under heat it becomes soul-satisfyingly good.

Since the weather is starting to cool and comfort food season is rapidly approaching ― and because we want to sleep under a blanket of melted cheese for the next few months ― we gathered together a collection of the ooe-iest, gooiest recipes that put melted cheese right where it belongs: on top of everything.

15 Vegan Desserts For Fall

With pumpkins, sweet potatoes and apples coming into season, it’s time we accept that fall is just around the corner. Sure, the arrival of fall means the end of summer, but it also means we’re entering the season for baking.

Nothing says fall more than an apple pie cooling on the counter or a pumpkin spiced sweet treat. We have those recipes for you, without the eggs, butter or cream. We’re talking vegan desserts specifically curated for fall flavors. Get you some here.

What Exactly Is MSG?

MSG is one of the most notorious ingredients in the United States. The Japanese ingredient that’s commonly used in Chinese restaurants stateside, has been blamed for making people feel ill with symptoms ranging from headaches to asthma. (This reaction came to be known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.)

Many studies have been done to determine a relationship between the consumption of MSG and the symptoms that comprise the syndrome mentioned above, but they have failed to find a link.

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. We’re here to get to the bottom of what this controversial ingredient actually is.

Here’s a guide.

Best Breakfast For Sluts

There’s a breakfast place in Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market called Eggslut, and it’s famous for a dish known as “the Slut.” But it’s not the risqué name that brings this dish its notoriety. It’s the fact that the chef who created it so expertly combined coddled ― or gently cooked ― eggs with potato puree. It’s creamy, it’s luscious, and it just might become your new favorite breakfast. Find out more here.

Veggie Cake: It Tastes Good!

The quickest way to feel good about eating cake is to add a vegetable to it.

Let’s be honest, carrot cake sounds like a smarter choice than chocolate cake. We’re not saying that carrot cake actually is actually healthier (it’s still cake, after all), but there’s something about the addition of produce that makes the dessert seem a little more virtuous.

Erin Gardner, author of the new Erin Bakes Cake cookbook and food blog Erin Bakes, understands that. She came up with this Any Veggie Cake recipe that calls for just about any vegetable you can grate. While this cake is absolutely not a health food, the recipe is versatile and delicious.

Adding veggies and fruits to cake not only gives the cake a more complex flavor, but adds texture as well. Check out Gardner’s Any Veggie Cake recipe here, and try it out with a vegetable you have in the fridge. Gardner provides examples for carrot, zucchini and sweet potato.

Labor Day: Low-Labor Recipes

Labor Day is here, and that means we all get to enjoy a long weekend that should absolutely involve lots of good food and great company. And eating well doesn’t require a ton of work, so we’ve got some easy, home-cooked recipes that are just right for Labor Day.

It’s easier to do than you’d think thanks to the plethora of late summer produce still available. So this weekend, kick back, cook simply and eat well.