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11 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Blend up one of these healthy smoothies for a better morning meal.

4 Healthy Reasons to Eat More More Olives

Bring on the Greek salads and dirty martinis.

Roasted Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Have you been discarding broccoli stems? This broccoli pesto is the best reason to keep them around. Slice broccoli stalks and roast in the oven mixed with the florets. A handful of florets mingle with the pasta, but the rest goes to making a nutty, cheesy, and zesty pesto. The pesto is hearty and satisfying and can be used in any other recipe that calls for pesto. Swap regular pasta for a whole-grain option such as kamut, farro, or whole wheat. Or opt to make it gluten-free with brown rice pasta.

Mushroom Wonton Soup

Cold nights call for warming, hearty, and super delicious dinners—but they can get a little ho-hum. Enter this homemade, vegetarian wonton soup, a quick and flavorful way to mix up weeknight meals. Once you get the hang of it, DIY wontons are deceptively simple. Just top a wrapper with mushroom filling, brush with egg, fold, and repeat. Plus, assembling them while the liquid simmers allows the broth to deepen in flavor. It’s highly likely that you’ll love this soup enough to earn a place in the weekly rotation. If so, you can get ahead by making and freezing the wontons just after stuffing.

The Best Spiced Hot Toddy Recipe To Warm You Up This Winter

Something to warm you through this winter is in order, and this recipe is just the ticket. Preferably enjoyed with appetizers by a roaring fire, a hot toddy is the perfect place to enjoy fragrant baking spices (cardamom and anise, in this case), and the sweet honey draws the flavor of the spices into an infused simple syrup. Any wintry spices would be delicious here—like cinnamon stick or some freshly grated nutmeg, to name a few—or you could add some sliced fresh ginger to the pot for a kick of heat. Use a bourbon like Bulleit, or for an interesting slightly smoky twist, try Wigle Oaxaca Rye. Headnote by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Sliders

Barbacoa is a style of cooking meat that originated in Mexico, which traditionally would require hours of slow-roasting and basting, but thanks to the modern kitchen miracle known as a slow cooker, you can have the all the flavors at home—no fire pit required. Once it melts into fork-tender submission, you’ll shred the meat and pile it onto slider buns with a quick slaw and pickled jalapeños for a kick of heat and acid. If you have leftover meat, try it tucked into tacos with pineapple and thinly sliced white onion, or piled onto nachos with avocado, cilantro, and cotija.