Perks of the Percolator
Here are 4 health reasons to stick with your caffeine routine.
When I first heard they were making a TV show called The Leftovers, I was psyched. Finally, my favorite genre of food was getting its due, with Justin Theroux in the lead, no less. Not a lot of people can pull off day-old mashed potatoes, I thought, but Justin can. So you can imagine my dejection when I found out that he would not, in fact, be making turkey banh mi and green-bean-casserole fried rice on Sunday nights on HBO. Our loss!
Now where was I? Oh yeah, mashed potatoes. They're great on Day One. But the truth is, they're even better on Day Two, drizzled with olive oil and treated as a dip (see Mashed Potato Skordalia). In all honesty, the entire Americana jamboree is better the next day, when you can eat without the pressure of remembering cousins' names, taking a polite but unwanted portion of salad, or wearing pants. Instead of filling up on rolls and then eating to the point of physical exhaustion, leftovers allow you to enjoy the best parts of the meal on your own schedule, which should be spread out over at least a week.
See, what “one-and-done” leftovers haters don't understand is that transforming the feast you spent a week preparing into a casual lunch the next day is a way to respect and honor all the work, love, and sour cream that went into it. Also because nothing saves dry turkey breast like a miso-and-soy-sauce dressing (see Spicy Cabbage Salad with Turkey and Peanuts). Double-also because you get to work on your Chopped skills (see Winter Panzanella with Stuffing Croutons). If the holidays are all about eating in excess, napping in excess, wearing sweatpants in excess, and reminding your mom that you do in fact have your act together (in excess), why would you want that for only one night?
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Here's all the food for a fit and happy 2017—savory breakfast waffles, homemade probiotics, satisfying steak dinners, super-nutritious brownies, and more.
Here's all the food for a fit and happy 2017—savory breakfast waffles, homemade probiotics, satisfying steak dinners, super-nutritious brownies, and more. Our expert editors offer easy-to-keep resolutions and smart strategies to reach peak health while savoring every delicious bite.
2016 was a great year in food trends: Poké went mainstream, Nordic sandwiches became all the rage, and just about everything was served in some form of bowl. So what are the amazing, hearty, healthy, and delicious dishes that are going to dominate next year? We’ve got them all here. And we hope you’re very, very hungry.