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Past articles by Jess:

What's the Difference Between Beyond Meat and Impossible Meat?

Both Impossible and Beyond are now selling vegan "bleeding" burgers, but what's the difference between them? It turns out there are a few key differences. → Read More

Your Meatless Match: A Personal Guide to the Best Vegetarian Meat Substitute for You

Jackfruit, tempeh, tofu, and Beyond and Impossible meats: what to buy, how to use them, and what goes with what recipe. Your ultimate guide to the best meat substitute for you! → Read More

What Is Soy Chorizo — And How Do You Cook It?

This soy-based sausage alternative has all the flavor of a good Mexican chorizo and keeps well in the refrigerator or freezer. → Read More

What Is Impossible Meat, and How Do You Cook It?

This meat alternative was developed to be a complete replacement for ground beef. Here's what you need to know about Impossible meat, including what it's made of, and how to cook with it. → Read More

What Is Meatless Gardein Chick’n and How Do I Cook It?

Chick'n is a meat alternative made to resemble and replace chicken. Here's everything you need to know about what it's made from, where to find it, and how to start cooking with it, plus a recipe. → Read More

What Is Beyond Meat and How Do You Cook It?

Beyond Meat is a plant-based meat substitute that looks and tastes an awful lot like real ground beef. Here's what it's made out of, where you find it, and some ideas for how to use it. → Read More

10 Moms on How They Deal with Sugar

We asked 10 moms for the nitty-gritty on how they deal with sugar in their homes, and learned plenty of tips, rituals, and hands-down healthy habits. → Read More

10 Moms on the One Vegetable Their Kids Love to Eat

We asked 10 moms to tell us about the vegetable (or vegetables!) their kids eat, and how. → Read More

10 Cool Moms on When to Break the Rules About Healthy Eating

We asked 10 moms when they break the rules about healthy eating. And guess what? We all do it. → Read More

10 Moms on the Best Tricks for Packing a Better Lunch

From silicone cupcake holders to bento boxes, we're sure you'll find something useful for your own daily routine. → Read More

10 Home Cooks on How to Minimize Kitchen Time on Vacation

Pro tips on how to make you vacation more than just a new kitchen with same old tasks. → Read More

A Mom of One on What It's Like Feeding Her Family in Paris

We asked Ann how her eating habits differ in Paris, and whether there's anything she actually misses from American grocery stores. → Read More

A Mom of 3 on What It's Like Feeding Her Kids in Italy

During the summer Michelle packs up her husband and three boys and moves to a tiny town in the mountains of Italy. Here's what they eat. → Read More

The 10 Easiest Make-Ahead Meals Anyone Can Cook

These recipes can be made in many stages, which means you can start them and someone else can help you finish. → Read More

A Mom of 2 on What It's Like Feeding Her Family in Tanzania

Spoiler alert: Many restaurants in Dar es Salaam come with nannies. → Read More

This Is My Strategy for Easier Cooking During the Summer

Stock your freezer throughout the year so you can raid it all summer long — even before your summer vacation. → Read More

20 Smart Food Tips to Help You Actually Relax on Vacation

Some seasoned wisdom on how to make cooking the least stress part of your vacation! → Read More

A Mom of 2 on What It's Like Feeding Her Family in Japan

Aiko Tokunaga is a mom of two living in Tokyo, Japan. She's spent a lot of timing living in the U.S., but has only cooked for kids in Japan. → Read More

Molly Wizenberg on How Her Mom Influenced Her Body Image

Today on Mother's Day we asked Molly Wizenberg to tell us about how she feels in her body and what it was like growing up in the low-fat generation. → Read More

The French Dessert That Is Preparing My Child to Be an Adult

When I realized our son was missing his brain’s internal cookbook, I decided to help him write it myself. → Read More