easy-summer-appetizers-646-3364634 Avocado will never go out of style. Smooth, creamy, and an awesome addition to just about every dish under the sun, avocado isn't only delicious, but it's also loaded with that good fat everyone's been talking about. The buttery fruit (yes, fruit!) is packed with alpha-linolenic acid, better known as omega-3 fatty acid, and oleic acid. They're also a great source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Alright, so that's all the good stuff. Time to eat avocado with everything.

msdcn1m-4757803 The season of gourds is upon us! For the next few months, you won't be able to enter a grocery store without being greeted by funky looking pumpkins and curvy squashes of all types. The great thing about squash is that it can be the star, or act as an entrancing supporting role. In addition to its earthy flavor, squash is rich in beta carotenes, which are used to make vitamin A, an important vitamin for one's vision and bone growth. Pumpkins in particular are rich in lutein, which may help to lower the risk of cataracts, and the potassium in squash will also help contain blood pressure. Not sure how to flavor your squash? Here are some herbs that pair great with the autumn vegetable.

In the spirit of the season, we’ve assembled all the information you need to know about spot prawns—from what to look for when buying, how to freeze them, to everything in between. Soon you’ll be cooking spot prawns like a pro and if you’re smart, freezing them to enjoy throughout the summer.

img28o1-544x402-2573055 It's that time of year again! Today is Cinco de Mayo, and though many celebrate it, not many know what it's really all about. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory against the French in the Battle of Puebla. For this decisive battle, the Mexicans were outnumbered—a paltry 2,000 poorly-equipped soldiers against the strong 6,000 French. On May 5th, the Mexicans crushed the French. And so, May 5th, or Cinco de Mayo, is a festive (and often boozy) day of celebrations. If you're looking to avoid the alcohol this year, or better yet, prepare your body accordingly for the upcoming drinks, try these fresh and festive recipes!

o-smiley-breakfast-facebook-1024x679-7363923 We're almost a week into the new year; have you kept your resolution? We went through some tips on how to eat better, but here, we're giving you some really tangible ways to follow through. One of the biggest struggles for many is fitting a breakfast in. There's absolutely no excuse when they're as gorgeous and nutritious as the ones below. Here are 9 breakfast recipes that will help you start your day right.

cubano-sandwich-2889867 A cubano is exactly what you'd expect it to be—a sandwich that was first crafted by Cubans, for Cubans. This mouthwatering ham and cheese sandwich was put together with Cuban workers in early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida in mind. Still incredibly popular in the Key West area, Tampa, and Miami, the cubano is often filled with ham, roasted pork, pickles, mustard, Swiss cheese, and often other meats like salami. The bread is the selling point—Cuban bread—crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's so loved and influential that Tampa's city council designated the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandiwch" as the "signature sandwich of the city of Tampa" in 2012. People love their cubanos. So, how do you go about making this legendary sandwich?

69f0c00a-9b7a-aec0-8201ec19a12cb3ee-3690329 Red wine—in moderation—is supposed to be very good for you. White wine? That's up for debate. Whatever the discussion may be, wine is always great with food. Wine and food pairings can elevate one's dining experience. So, we've put together a little guide that shows what types of herbs goes best with which wines. Remember: never bruise (chop it to death) your herbs, and always cook with the wine you're drinking. If you use bad wine to cook, that'll come through in your cooking!

b7c52ed378fb23b966a38004ff561440-1868839 Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and without fail, it's always a mad dash to the succulent-turkey-finish line every year. Oftentimes, we end up cooking what we know for big dinners like these, but why not try something new this year? In anticipation of the holiday, we've gathered a handful of delicious and zesty side dishes that feature fresh, vibrant herbs. Here are five fresh and flavourful Thanksgiving side dish recipes.