15 Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna Into a Weeknight Hero

Throw open my kitchen cabinet doors and you’ll find a host of goodies: baking ingredients and dried goods on one side, a myriad of spices and tins along the other. My husband and I adore tinned things, especially those housing oily, briny, rich-in-flavor sardines, tuna, and shellfish. These have served their duty time and time again as easy weeknight “dinners” when we are just too tired to fire up the stove—we just grab a crusty baguette on our way home...

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The Pantry-ish Weeknight Noodles of My Childhood, All Grown Up

This is most definitely not the tuna and noodles of my Midwestern childhood. That kind came from a box called Tuna Helper. It was a weeknight miracle, or so it seemed at the time: Dump everything in a skillet (noodles, sauce mix, tuna, water, milk, and butter), bring to a boil, cover, and 10 minutes later…creamy, cheesy tuna and noodles. It’s essentially an early, processed version of the one-pan pastas that we’re so crazy about now. Sometimes on the weekends, or...

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7 Foods That Outsmart Seasonal Allergies

It’s hard to be enthusiastic about spring when you suffer from the itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion and runny nose associated with allergies like allergic rhinitis. As this allergy season approaches, arm yourself with foods that reduce inflammation, support immune function and ease allergies. Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry Onions are rich in quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant that acts as a natural antihistamine. Quercetin works by blocking the production and release of histamines, compounds involved in the body’s allergic response, and inhibiting other allergic...

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