Best of CH 2015: Animated Recipes

Start the year off healthfully with our favorite culinary GIF guides

The first day of the new year very often comes complete with opposing emotions. The guilt from all our collective partying and gluttony over the holidays, as well as motivation and hope for a healthier new year. Instead of entering a shame spiral this morning, why not take a look through some of our favorite animated recipes from 2015—not only are they all super-easy and …

Animated Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Mustard

A three-step GIF guide to a tastier, homemade condiment

Forgo those store-bought condiments and try your hand at making your own. In addition to tasting better, your sauces and spreads will also avoid those unnecessary added preservatives and “natural” flavors. This simple recipe (just three steps) for homemade mustard is a great place to startspread it on a sammie or to a steak for a delicious, guilt-free addition. Ingredients (yield: 2 cups) 6 tablespoons …

Animated Recipe: Baked Tofu

Our simple GIF guide to making a restaurant-quality snack

Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that results in restaurant-quality, crispy tofu—without breaking out the frying pan. Serve it with your favorite sauce or on top of your favorite noodles, salad or rice. Also, feel free to get creative and marinate your tofu before baking. Ingredients (yield: two to four servings) 1-14 ounce extra-firm tofu 1 tablespoon cornstarch ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper Preheat …