Healthier Chicken and Waffles Recipe

If there’s anything better than fried chicken, it’s fried chicken on a waffle. (Am I right?) Comfort food meets comfort food in this soul food classic. So here’s a look at a lightened-up, healthier chicken and waffle recipe. Treat yourself to a bit of American history with this dish!

A Healthier Chicken and Waffles Recipe

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Orange Basil Mocktail

Say hello to the long weekend with an orange basil mocktail! This bright refresher pairs fresh (clementine) orange juice with muddled basil and (coconut) sugar. Poured over ice, it’s a sweet, citrusy sip for saying goodbye to summer.

orange basil mocktail There’s just something about a cocktail (mocktail) to set the mood for kicking back and relaxing, don’t you think? So why not start this holiday weekend with something fun! The orange basil mocktail is simple, sweet and special. It’s the kind of drink that feels like something you’d order at a farm-to-table restaurant. It celebrates the start of a weekend where you get an extra day to sleep in and stay away from work.

So hey, it’s almost Labor Day! Let’s lift a glass to us working folk! This naturally sweetened mocktail is one great way to do it.

orange basil mocktail / go eat your bread with joy

How to Make This Orange Basil Mocktail

All you need is orange juice (clementines will work), a fistful of basil (celebrate the season’s remnants) and some sugar (coconut sugar or your preferred variety) to make this sip sing. Written as a mocktail, it’s free of alcohol and welcomed by adults and kids alike. If that doesn’t matter to you, you could certainly spike it with the beverage of your choice.

This Labor Day weekend, you don’t have to browse a drink menu to find yourself a creative beverage option. Head home and make this mocktail! Though it only takes a little effort to mix together, it gives you a complex flavor and, bonus, natural sweetness that feels like a treat. Happy holiday weekend, guys!

ps: if you’re looking for inspiration on what to bring to a party or potluck Monday, check out this roundup of watermelon recipes!


Orange Basil Mocktail

Makes four small (4-ounce) servings

Adapted from Laylita’s Mandarin Mojito

8 ounces (1 cup) clementine or other orange juice (from about 10 clementine oranges)
1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, divided
A handful (.25 ounces) fresh basil leaves
12 ounces (1.5 cups) water

In a pitcher, stir together orange juice and 1/4 cup coconut sugar. Add a cup (8 ounces) of water. Muddle together basil leaves with another teaspoon of coconut sugar in a mortar and pestle. Add this mixture to the pitcher, along with another 1/2 cup (4 ounces) water.

Fill four-ounce glances with ice, and pour drink on top.


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How to Bake Long-Fermented Sourdough Bread

Long-fermented sourdough bread is sort of the gold standard of natural leavening. Particularly if you’re interested in the health benefits from sourdough, you will care that a long fermentation means more time to break down phytic acid as well as the bran of the grain for digestibility. Min Kim of the beautiful Instagram account Min’s Kitchen created her recipe with this in mind. Available online, it requires no kneading, is largely hands off and yet offers all the benefits of a long-fermented sourdough bread.

naturally leavened long fermented sourdough bread

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9 Fun Watermelon Recipes for a Party

Labor Day’s right around the corner. Giant watermelons are running under $3 at the store. So, wherever you’re going this upcoming holiday weekend (and beyond!), gear up with watermelon recipes for a party. Below are nine great ideas!

watermelon recipes for a party / go eat your bread with joy
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Made of about 92% water according to Live Science, watermelons are the definition of hydrating and yet still high in vitamins A, B6 and C (not to mention lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids). Quintessentially summer food, they’re the perfect way to savor the season as it nears its end.Read More

What’s the Easiest Way to Make Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi?

Speaking of everybody’s favorite grocery store, have you tried Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi yet? Priced under $3 for a 12-ounce bag, it’s a meal option that’s free of gluten, wheat, sugar, dairy or eggs. It’s also only good when you know how to cook it. So, five bags in, here’s a fresh take on the easiest, foolproof way to make it.

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

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Iced Turmeric Basil Green Tea (aka Golden Tea)

Keep cool in the August heat with this iced turmeric basil green tea–a potential powerhouse of health-boosting nutrients! As golden as the summer sunshine, this drink is a “superfood” seasonal sip. Think of it as the golden milk latte gone tea.

iced turmeric basil green tea aka golden tea / go eat your bread with joy

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