Holly Riddle is a food, travel and lifestyle writer whose work can be found on Mashed, Daily Meal and Hotels.com, and in a range of publications focused on regional food and living, particularly as it applies to the Northeast United States. She also works in content marketing and ghostwriting, with work appearing in Forbes, Bloomberg and a variety of consumer publications from top food and beverage brands.
Holly has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Kentucky, where she graduated with honors in 2014.
When someone says “ancient grain” what do you think of? Probably quinoa, right? It’s certainly received the bulk of attention over the last few years. Barley gets a little bit of attention, as does buckwheat and farro. However, there’s one ancient grain that you maybe haven’t tried yet, and it’s one that’s not only good for you, it’s also good for the planet.
You don’t have to choose between convenience and health. You can throw together a delicious breakfast on Christmas morning after all the presents have been unwrapped and you’ve had time for a cup of coffee or two, and it can be something nutritious and healthful that will keep your family feeling great all day.
For many, Brussels sprouts are becoming standard fare (especially around the holidays), as home cooks move beyond the sad, boiled brussels sprouts you may have grown up with, to more palatable recipes. But what if you’ve tried some of these much-improved Brussels sprouts recipes and still just find the veggie too bitter for your taste? We share four easy ways to make Brussels sprouts less bitter.
The second best thing about Thanksgiving is making turkey stock from the carcass. So before you start cleaning up and toss the turkey carcass in the trash, consider making turkey stock from it. The process is incredibly easy (just what you need after a full day or longer spent in the kitchen) and it results in a delicious, healthful, homemade broth that you can use in recipes all winter long.
Whether you’re just trying to eat healthily or you’re following a specific diet, the holidays can be tricky. If you have the pleasure of hosting this season, you can make a few simple, holiday swaps that your guests won’t even notice. Learn how to serve the holiday classics without overdoing it on the sugar, carbs, and dairy.
Starbucks holiday drinks are not only tasty but they are filled with sugar and dairy. While your occasional Peppermint Mocha indulgence certainly won’t hurt anything, if you’re ordering a holiday favorite on the daily, you might notice a few negative effects. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to make Starbucks’ holiday drinks a little healthier.
Pizza is everyone’s favorite Friday night eat. However, don’t think that just because you’re indulging, that means you have to throw out your health and nutrition goals for the week. While you might see pizza as a cheesy, carb-laden treat that’s best enjoyed only on rare occasions, there are many ways you can have your pizza and eat it, too.