Healthy Living

My Healthy Morning: Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo — My Healthy Morning

Welcome to Kitchn's series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

We first met Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo, the artists-turned-chefs behind Lil Deb's Oasis, a year ago this month. We were exploring Upstate New York for our Bite-Sized Guide series. We were immediately smitten with the duo and their vibrant-hued, neon-lit restaurant in Hudson, New York. Smart, sassy, and soulful are words that could be used to describe both the women, their cafe, and their home kitchen.

We checked back in with Hannah and Carla to find out what healthy looks like for two busy restaurateurs, and their idea of the perfect morning. (Sleeping in is involved.)


Why You Shouldn’t Wash Raw Chicken — Tips from The Kitchn

Do you wash your raw chicken? This is a common practice encouraged by cookbook authors from Alton Brown to Michael Ruhlman to the great Julia Child herself. Their recipes, among others, often call for rinsing the chicken with water before cooking it. That would lead you to believe you should follow their advice, right? Well, actually, washing raw chicken isn't all its cracked up to be. In fact, it's actually more dangerous, food safety-wise, to wash it than to not wash it. Here's some eye-opening proof.


This List of Period-Related Food Myths Is Straight-Up Bananas — Food Myths

During the first days of your period, you might be a walking, snarling stereotype, curling into a ball on the sofa, crying during dog food commercials, and snapping at anyone who even considers moving your half-chewed tube of cookie dough. (No, I do not need a fork, but thank you for asking. Again.)


23 Essential Fermented Foods for Better Gut Health — Healthy Recipes from Kitchn

If you haven't jumped on the fermented foods bandwagon yet, consider this your call to action. Foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha have been in the limelight recently for their role in supporting healthy bacteria in your gut.

We couldn't be happier about this fermented resurgence — especially since there's something for everyone. After all, sourdough, beer, and yogurt are all fermented foods! Start working your way through this list for a super-healthy microbiome.


5 Foods You Should Eat When You Have PMS — Recipe Roundup

Nothing sounds better than chocolate or French fries (or both!) during that time of the month, but eating certain foods (like an entire pizza) can actually make your cramps more painful and your bloating worse.

So, what should you eat instead? Unfortunately there's no magical cure for all your pesky muscle aches and volatile mood swings, but certain foods and nutrients have been shown to help combat those dreaded monthly symptoms. Here are five to try.


When Our “Normal” Is Way Too Much — The Financial Diet

Welcome to a column from The Financial Diet, one of our very favorite sites, dedicated to money and everything it touches. One of the best ways to take charge of your financial life is through food and cooking. This column from TFD founders Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage will help you be better with money, thanks to the kitchen. A version of this post originally appeared on The Financial Diet.

I was very sick yesterday. So sick, in fact, that in dragging myself to a "last hurrah" breakfast and walking up four flights of stairs, I found myself in tears in the middle of a small living room, overwhelmed with vertigo and nausea and a fever that left me numb. I feel better today, after much sleep and broth-based food consumption, but those lingering aches at the corners of my body remind me that if I do not spend this week taking very good care of things, I could easily become sick again.


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