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Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad Spring Rolls — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Spring rolls are one of my favorite foods. They've got just the perfect blend of vegetables, noodles, and protein, all wrapped up together in a soft, chewy rice paper roll. Plus, anything that comes with a dipping sauce gets a thumbs-up from me. Here, I take the ingredients for Chinese chicken salad and stuff them into colorful, fresh rolls that are perfect for spring.

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I Cleaned My Kitchen with Lemon LaCroix and Here’s How It Went — Powered by Lemon

Like many families I know, mine is addicted to LaCroix, or, as it's called in my apartment, "bubbles water." Lime, peach-pear, cran-raspberry, pamplemousse — we love them all! One time I posted an Instagram shot of the cases and cases of LaCroix stacked in the window of my local Key Food and the official LaCroix account actually liked my photo! I just about peed my pants, I was so excited. True story!

As you've probably read on this site, citric acid (otherwise known as the juice of citrus like lemon, lime, and grapefruit) has great cleaning power. It cuts through stains, fights bacteria, and smells great, too — that's why we like to use it for an all-purpose cleaner. And club soda is also a handy stain-buster, best known for helping you feel better as you blot red wine off your blouse at a nice restaurant.

More on citric acid: What Makes Lemons Such Good Cleaners?

That said, let me bring you to my recent logical conclusion: Lemon LaCroix must have crazy cleaning power, right?

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How To Make Date Caramels — Make More Good

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Date caramels are one of those culinary magic tricks that you can't even believe works until you try it. You pulse whole dates with a few other ingredients, press them into a pan, and top with a bit of flaky salt. Just 30 minutes later you can cut out soft, chewy caramels that are free from added sugar (not to be confused with the loads of sugars naturally occurring in dates) and high in dietary fiber.

You didn't even have to turn on the stove.

But the ease of preparing date caramels is hardly the best part. These date caramels are incredibly delicious. Rich and creamy like classic caramels, they don't have any actual cream, making them a vegan-friendly treat. Sweet, chewy, and just a touch salty — they're the perfect little treat to share with friends or give as a gift.

Ready to try this culinary feat of flavor? Here's how to make date caramels at home.

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Curious About Adaptogens? Start with This Walnut Milk Mocha. — Delicious Links

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Have you noticed an influx in recipes featuring "adaptogens" lately? I've seen them popping up on some of my favorite blogs and Instagram accounts in recent months. Touted as magical herbs that help you adapt to new situations and decrease stress, adaptogens are naturally earning a coveted spot in the hearts of the wellness set. If you're curious about experimenting with these herbs, this recipe for a walnut milk mocha is a very delicious place to start.

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I Took My Toddler to a Restaurant with a Michelin-Star Chef and Here’s What Happened — Family Vacation

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I didn't set out to give my son his first bite of pizza made by a Michelin-rated chef in Italy — it just happened.

It was my family's first visit to Rome and my husband and I had hungrily made a list of must-eat pizzerias, trattorias, and gelaterias we wanted to visit throughout our two-week stint. The fact that our almost 1-year-old was with us didn't sway our sweet, savory, or star-level proclivities toward the Eternal City's great food establishments. If we were going to travel across an ocean to one of the world's most delicioso districts, we were going to eat well — child or not!

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The 2 Things I Do for a Healthier Morning — Healthy Mornings

If you thought I was gonna say that I take a spin class or set up a spread of fruit for breakfast, you are wrong! Although I do hit up Soul Cycle (once every four, er, six months), the things on my (short) list are a lot more simple. And, well, a lot less labor-intensive.

Here are the two simple things I do for a healthier morning.

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