Christina Bissell

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The Fastest Protein-Packed Meal You Must Try

Sometimes your muscles just need to feed<p>“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.” —Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra<p>Without seeming disrespectful to the <i>Don Quixote</i> author, I have a slight tweak to his legendary quotation.<p>“Post-workout hunger is the best sauce in the world.” —Paul Kita<p>Whether you’re a …

warm lentil and potato salad

You don’t have to look at me like that. I know, <i>I know</i> how you and most people feel about lentils. About how they’re mealy and brown and generally …

nancy’s chopped salad

When it comes to meal salads, I feel pretty much everything you need to know is summed up by one of my favorite commercials of all time, which …

pasta and fried zucchini salad

Every time I make an Ottolenghi recipe, I become convinced that he has finally lost his mind. <i>Really, turmeric, black sesame seeds and parmesan</i> …

Stromboli

6 Servings<p>There are as many stromboli fillings as there are pizza toppings. Feel free to improvise, but don’t use too many wet ingredients in this stromboli recipe, or the dough will be gummy inside.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 pound prepared pizza dough, room …

A 5-Day Weeknight Dinner Game Plan for Feeding Your Family Well

Life is full of stressors; getting dinner on the table shouldn’t be one of them. Here, a five-day guide to feeding your family well<p>When it comes to parenting, there are times to be ambitious. Planning a first birthday party, for example, or tackling <i>The Golden Compass</i> together. But getting a meal on …

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

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A List of Summer Picnic Bowls Recipe

This coming weekend I'm planning a break from the fog. If all goes well, there will be sun-bright days, star-lit skies, pine trees, bare feet, and …

summer squash gratin with salsa verde

For someone who has, at best, only moderate interest in eating all things zucchini and summer squash, this site’s archives tell different story. I …

Chicken Burrito with Quinoa

Slightly crunchy and nutty quinoa adds a delicious and healthy twist to this chicken burrito. <b>Plus:</b> More Chicken Recipes

Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½ pounds flatiron or skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 …

Tomato-Feta Open-Face Sandwich

Makes 1 Servings<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 thick slice white bread (Pullman is ideal), lightly toasted<p>Olive oil (for drizzling)<p>1 beefsteak and/or yellow tomato, thinly sliced<p>2–3 thick slices feta<p>Oregano leaves (for serving)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place bread …

28 Chicken Salad Recipes That Aren't Drowning in Mayo

28 chicken salad recipes that are totally not boring.<p><b>We love classic chicken salad, but we also love to mix it up</b>. Here are 28 chicken salad recipes, including some healthy ones, that are a far cry from the mayo-heavy ones of your childhood.

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More Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Meet an unlikely contender for your kitchen's true jack of all trades.</i><p>Ice cube …

The Dude Abides on the Other Side of the Lens

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe

Published:<p>Modified:<p>Author:<p>Amber Bracegirdle<p>Source:<p>Soup will take 9 hours if cooked on low.<p>Cooking Method:<p>Simmered<p>Category:<p>Dinners<p>Tags:<p>One Pot Meals, …

Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe

Published:<p>Modified:<p>Author:<p>Allison Ruth<p>Source:<p>Adapted from Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach<p>Cooking Method:<p>Slow …

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Crushed Beets with Lemon Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>This two-part cooking technique adds layers of texture—a creamy inside and a crisp outside.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds mixed small or medium beets (such as Chioggia, red, and/or golden), scrubbed<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>Kosher …

Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

You can't identify a hero from the outside. You might not suspect that Jon Meis, the Seattle Pacific University student who has been described as private and gentle, would tackle and subdue a gunman Thursday, inspiring others to help hold down the attacker until police arrived. Would those other …

Watch Out Pancakes, Here Comes the Waffle Revolution

Every day, the waffle gets a little more famous, as institutions from Taco Bell to Dominique Ansel (the Cronut’s creator) consider its possibilities. …

11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

Carrot Pancakes with Salted Yogurt

4 Servings<p>With a texture somewhere between a latke and a pancake, these vegetarian fritters are also gluten-free. (Thanks, chickpea flour!)<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>1 pound carrots (about 8 medium), peeled, coarsely grated<p>⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro<p>¼ cup chickpea …

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Celebrating five years of the Guardian children's books site

The Guardian is changing how it covers children’s books – here we look back at some of the highlights of the Guardian children’s books site since 2011<p>The Guardian children’s books site began on World Book Day 2011 with this video featuring some of our very first members. A host of authors joined in …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil Recipe

There is a tiny, thoughtfully curated bookstore on a North-west corner of San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. I was a few minutes early for a …

carrot salad with tahini and crisped chickpeas

I have been gushing in the margins about David Lebovitz’s carrot salad (pardon! <i>salade de carottes râpées</i>) since I made it for the first time four …

William Sutcliffe's top 10 books to read aloud to children

Anyone who has ever spent more than a minute in the same room as a human being under the age of ten will have noticed that adults and children have rather different energy levels and interests.<p>Fortunately, a device has been invented which is unmatched in its ability to bring these two species into …