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    Why Chocolate Discs, Wafers, Fèves, and Pistoles Are Great For Baking

    You’ve just read the recipe for Salty Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. Your salivary glands are activated, and you’re ready to dash to the store for a bag of buckwheat flour. Running down the ingredient list, you confirm that you have everything else in your pantry—with the exception of “bittersweet chocolate bars or discs.” But not […] More

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    Seeded Pumpkin and Feta Muffins

    I originally highlighted this recipe in 2010, and revisited it last week. So good! You all know by now, I love self-published cookbooks. Particularly ones with a strong point of view, thoughtful design, and inspired recipes. In that spirit, I have a gem to share with you this afternoon. It is a light-hearted little cookbook titled […] More

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    7-Day Weight-Loss Meal Plan (February 10-February 16)

    posted February 8, 2020 by Gina A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points. 7-Day Weight-Loss Meal Plan Valentine’s Day is this week, and while I have some recipes included in this weeks plan, if you need […] More

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    The NYC100

    The papaya salad from Uncle Boons. Photo by Evan Sung 52. The Place That Is Absolutely Worth the Torturous Wait Uncle BoonsNolita, ManhattanTwo hours?! Okay, fine. You’ll be glad you waited once you have that first bite of crispy lamb wrapped in lettuce. Uncle Boons is the Thai restaurant that never lets us down—the one […] More

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    15 Basically Soup Recipes to Make All Winter Long

    If soup is having a moment, we’re not just here for it: We’re right behind it, stoking the flames. The more people excited to eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the more soup recipes we can publish. Win, win. These 15 soups are Basically all-stars: With big flavor and short ingredient lists, they’re impressive […] More

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    Caramelized Cabbage

    Pour remaining ¼ cup oil into skillet. Add spiced tomato paste and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until tomato paste begins to split and slightly darken, 2–3 minutes. Pour in enough water to come halfway up sides of pan (about 1½ cups), season with salt, and bring to a simmer. Nestle cabbage wedges back […] More

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    If pressed, I could tell you how to make good guacamole in one sentence. It goes something like this. Mash ripe avocados with finely chopped white onions, a minced garlic clove, a squeeze of lime juice, then salt to taste. But to make great guacamole, it’s the little decisions going between those commas that make […] More

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    Spicy Tempeh Crumble Bowl

    Today’s recipe is a riff one of my favorites from Andrea Nguyen’s most recent book, Vietnamese Food Any Day. It’s a caramelized tempeh crumble, the sort of thing that immediately becomes the best component in your rice bowl. If you’re on the fence about tempeh, this is the place to start. What is Tempeh? Tempeh […] More

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    Really Great Vegan Ramen

    Today we’re going to tackle vegan ramen. Slurping noodles from a big bowl of feisty, aromatic broth is hard to beat, and I wanted to share how great ramen bowls can come together relatively easily, year round. Ramen is incredibly versatile, and I play fast and loose with the concept overall. You have the ability […] More

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    Swedish Meatballs

    5 from 12 votes 5154shares These tasty Swedish Meatballs are always a hit with my family! They’re lighter than most recipes but still have all the flavor. Swedish Meatballs My family loves these Swedish meatballs. They are so tender and flavorful and much lighter than traditional recipes out there. And, let’s not forget the sauce! […] More

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    Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans

    5 from 2 votes Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans is ridiculously good made with lots of garlic, lean Italian chicken sausage, and white cannellini beans. Pasta with Sausage, Escarole and Beans Escarole and beans with sausage is a typical dish in Italian cuisine. Here I tossed it all with pasta, and loved […] More

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