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Ina Garten Shares the One Ingredient You’ll Never Find in Her Cookbooks — Kitchen Heroes

Ina Garten, empress of the kitchen, is the author of 10 cookbooks which have sold millions of copies over the years. From the best roast chicken to airy pavlovas, all of Ina's recipes tell the same story: Good food brings people together. Armed with her cookbooks, you can figure out what to make for a simple weeknight dinner to a more elaborate gathering of friends.

But there's one thing you definitely won't find in any of her books: It turns out that Ina has very strong opinions about a certain controversial ingredient. In a recent interview on Vice's podcast "Munchies," Ina explains the ingredient you'll never find in her cookbooks.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Olga from Arlington, Virginia — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Olga Berman
Location: Arlington, VA
Age: 38
Occupation: Government employee by day, food blogger and salsa dancer by night
Number of people in household: 1

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How One Woman Eats for $80 a Week in Portland, Oregon — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn's Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Morgan
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 29
Number of people in family: 1 (I have a roommate, but we don't share expenses)
Occupation: Volunteer coordinator for a local animal shelter
Household income: $50,000
Weekly food budget: $80 ($60 for groceries and $20 for meals out)

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Oprah Is Launching Her Own Brand of Healthy Comfort Foods — Food News

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Oprah Winfrey is dipping into the food market with the upcoming launch of her own line of packaged foods. Winfrey's culinary debut is a collaboration with Kraft Heinz, which owns brands like Oscar Mayer, Grey Poupon, and Jell-O. The new line is slated to be called "O, That's Good."

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10 People Get Real About What They Actually Spend on Food — 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.

Buckle up for some premium grocery content, friends!

Our grocery schedule and budget changes weekly because my partner Drew's schedule is so unpredictable — but generally, we go shopping once a month at a wholesale place like BJs or Costco, then twice a month at a smaller place (usually Trader Joe's because your girl loves those prices, but sometimes Stop & Shop). Our BJs trip usually costs around $100, and the smaller in-between trips are usually $40 to $60 depending on exactly what I get. This makes for a pretty reasonable grocery budget, although sometimes it feels all wrong. Some weeks, I feel like we have extra and are throwing away food, and likely overspending. Some weeks, it feels like I'm trying to scrape shitty leftovers together to create some semblance of a meal that is usually rounded out with a bowl of cereal.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Rebekah from Seattle, Washington — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Rebekah
Location: Seattle, WA
Age: 27
Occupation: Apparel Sourcing
Number of people in household: 2 (my husband and myself)

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