It’s no secret that Americans love dining out — for the past three years, we’ve spent more money at restaurants than at grocery stores. Surprisingly, foodie nirvana New York City is a few notches down on the latest list of top foodie cities, compiled by financial site WalletHub. The site compared 182 cities and took into account two key dimensions: “affordability” and “diversity, accessibility and quality.”  NYC’s notoriously high grocery and beer and wine prices certainly didn’t help its ranking. So where are the best spots to dine out in the USA? The top spot belongs to Portland, OR, birthplace…

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Oh, back-to-school time. via GIPHY The school supplies. via GIPHY The new routines. via GIPHY The homework. via GIPHY The mornings! via GIPHY And to make your mornings just a touch smoother (for everyone), we’re sharing seven new back-to-school breakfast ideas that are as healthy as they are tasty for the kids (and, you, too!). Bobo’s TOAST’R True story: in college I was basically addicted to Pop-Tarts and it took me a full-on year to break up with them. I wish that struggle on no one, especially my daughter. Which is why I like these so much better. With a baked…

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I first heard the word gochujang when a trio of chefs opened their baskets to find a tub of it on an episode of Chopped. They all seemed familiar with the condiment, but I was not. I was intrigued — even more so when I learned it was a Korean chili paste of fermented soybeans and rice with a sweet and savory kick. Fast-forward a few years and gochujang is finally set to hit Main Street America in a big way. Whole Foods introduced a limited-edition line of gochujang-spiked products — ketchup, mustard, marinade, barbecue sauce, hot sauce and even…

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When it comes to meal planning, I am all about protein. I had bariatric surgery nearly 6 months ago, and all my meals and snacks are supposed to be “protein forward.” As long as I end up with 70ish grams of protein at the end of the day I’m golden. More specifically, a high-protein post-op diet helps you lose fat while holding onto muscle, and I have been doing a bang-up job. But when you physically can’t eat a whole lot, it can be difficult to pack in the protein, and endless protein shakes and bars get old really quickly. So…

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