How The Sopranos Family Cookbook Is Getting Me Through Quarantine

Susan S. Johnson

Okay, I’ll admit it: “I’m so lonely” (if I may quote Saoirse Ronan in Little Women). It’s been over a month of solo self-quarantine, and the solitude, which felt fine at first, has become frequently miserable. (I can feel the parents who might be reading this rolling their eyes, though, and I don’t blame them.)

Although it’s a huge privilege to be responsible only for myself right now, it’s also a recipe for stress and anxiety. “The worst thing that we can do as humans is to imagine a future where we are alone,” social neuroscientist Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo

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30 Easy (and Damn Tasty) Keto Lunch Ideas

Susan S. Johnson

So you’ve decided to give the ketogenic diet a whirl. (Good job.) But unless you want to eat spinach salad every day, you’re going to need some lunch inspiration. Voilà: 30 quick and easy keto lunch ideas that definitely aren’t “diet” food. Cheeseburgers, anyone?

RELATED: 55 Keto Dinner Recipe Ideas to Try Tonight

When in doubt, put an egg on it.

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You won’t miss your average chicken soup after trying this.

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Perfect for the cold months—or all year round!

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Take your taste buds on a wild ride.

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This

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The nine kitchen gadgets that will elevate your home cooking to Michelin-star quality

Susan S. Johnson
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If ever there were a time to experiment in the kitchen, it’s now. With a second lockdown and pending tier restrictions across the nation set to confine many of us to our homes, the least we can do is treat ourselves with a restaurant-quality meal – and brush up our culinary skills ahead of cooking Christmas dinner.

We tested top gadgets that promise to help beginners and connoisseurs concoct astoundingly good dishes – from ice cream so good it’s described as ‘pure evil’, to golden boulangerie-ready bread, and melting-yet-crackling Neapolitan-style pizza. 

The smart pizza oven

The Sage Pizzaiolo

The Sage Pizzaiolo

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Why the top-ranked DASH diet actually works

Susan S. Johnson

Back in 1992, the National Institutes of Health funded research to see if changing people’s diets could help lower their blood pressure. They discovered that by choosing the right foods, people could lower systolic blood pressure (the first number) by 6 to 11 mmHg.

Healthy blood pressure levels are important. “High blood pressure puts you at risk for other conditions like stroke and heart disease,” Karen Ansel, a New York-based registered dietitian and author of “Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging,” told TODAY.

What does the DASH diet stand for? The DASH diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

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