John Onkka

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Yin Yang Vegetable dumplings

Colorful vegetables and shreds of omelets are stuffed inside these dumplings served with soy-vinegar dipping sauce. Yin dumplings are steamed and the …

Crispy Kimchi Pancakes With Shrimp Recipe

These kimchi pancakes are packed with bits of spicy kimchi and fresh plump shrimp, while kimchi brine in the batter adds extra spicy-tart flavor. They make a fantastic appetizer, snack, or light dinner.<p>Why It Works<p>Using the kimchi brine in the batter enhances the pancakes' spicy-tart …

Amazing Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar (+6 Recipes)

Are you struggling to lose weight or get sick less often? Maybe apple cider vinegar can help you out!<p>Apple cider vinegar is probably the most popular …

From yogurt to kombucha, fermented foods benefit your overall health

<i>Nutritionist Keri Glasman is founder of Nutritious Life and a member of the TODAY Tastemaker team, a select group of nationally recognized lifestyle experts. This is her first column for TODAY.com.</i><p>Your gut is one hot topic. I don’t mean the extra weight you may be carrying around your midsection. …

9 vegetarian recipes that are so delicious you might actually want to turn vegetarian

1 Balsamic glazed beetroot with goat's cheese and mint<p>AO.COM<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p><b>Prep time: 5 mins</b><p><b>Cooking time: 30 mins</b><p><b>What you need:</b><p>500 g beetroot<br>• 1 tbsp …

This Easy to Make Sauce Transforms Any Seafood Dish

The right sauce goes a long way in just about any dish, and that’s especially true for seafood. To make your seafood dish even tastier, try this …

Incorporated

10 Foods to Help You Cut Pounds This Winter

Want to get a head start on reaching your goal weight for next summer's riding season? Head to the store with these foods on your shopping list.<p>There's no reason you can't emerge from the winter season looking fit, svelte, and ready to rock your skinny jeans. Sure, there are lots of creamy soups, …

The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

Red Curry Chicken

This red curry chicken is as easy as cooking gets. After making the miraculously simple 15-minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup recipe a few months ago, …

Sichuan Spicy Wontons

Sweet, savory, garlicky, and not as spicy as they look, Sichuan spicy wontons (aka Hong You Chao Shou, 紅油抄手, in Mandarin) are a delicious combination …

The Rules for Pan-Seared Steak

Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up:<p>1. Dry your steak and season liberally at least 45 minutes before cooking. A wet steak will not …

The Guide to the 9 Styles of Wine (with Infographics)

<i>The idiot’s guide to wine with Madeline Puckette of the blog and book Wine Folly (colorful graphics included).</i><p>I can recall the single moment when I became fascinated with wine. Believe me, it wasn't classy.<p>I was slouching in this $5 Goodwill velveteen swivel chair (that I'd rolled home on a …

Quick Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

<i>A lightning fast noodle stir fry made in just 20 min with simple pantry ingredients. It doesn’t get easier or quicker!</i>There’s nothing quicker than a …

Food

The Food Lab: Panzanella Salad Done Right

The temperature dial hit 107°F in my backyard in San Mateo last week, which meant only one thing for that Indian summer evening: salad for dinner. The fact that my neighbor down the street was gone for the weekend and had a backyard overflowing with tomatoes from a hyperactive raised-bed garden …

8 Tips to Make Your Stir-Fry More Exciting

<i>With a little creativity and a little planning, Catherine Lamb shows us how to make the most of a tight budget—without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Stir-fry—the broke kitchener's weeknight standby—just got a little more interesting.</i><p>You get home and you open your fridge. Your crisper holds …

Quinoa Recipes For Breakfast, Brunch, or Just a Snack

<b>It's not just for salads or dinner! As these recipes prove, quinoa is an easy to cook, protein-rich and gluten-free alternative to other grains that's totally delicious for breakfast or brunch -- as a hot cereal, granola, in pancakes, muffins, and more.</b><p>Breakfast Quinoa<p>Tired of oatmeal? This hot …

The Chemical Structures of Vitamins

Click to enlarge<p>Vitamins are an important part of our diet, but you probably haven’t given a great deal of thought to their chemical structures. This …

A handy science guide to all of the fats in your diet

Fat is an important nutrient in our diets, but there's a lot of talk of different types of fats, and whether these types are beneficial or harmful to our health.<p>These different fat classifications have their roots in chemistry - and chemistry can also help explain their effects. This graphic takes …

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, …

Nutrition

Guide to the healthiest cooking oils

Confused about which cooking oil is the healthiest? Join the club. Figuring out what type of fat you should eat is like the quantum physics of the food world. We know that trans fat is bad, but aside from that, there's still deafening debate, hundreds of online scare stories, and a ton of questions …

10 best foods for weight loss

Looking to keep the extra winter kilograms at bay? Here is a selection of the 10 best fruits and vegetables to maintain that hard-earned figure.<p><b>1.</b> …

Nutrition

Top Fat Burning Foods You MUST Eat

Most people know that eating too much makes them fat. What many don't know is that eating certain food can also help with fat loss. Of course, they …

Five exotic Mango recipes you must try this summer

Rich in sweetness, flavour and succulent texture, we bring 5 exotic mango dishes for you.<p>Written by Sharmila Chand | New Delhi |<p>Monsoon HIGHLIGHTS: …

Recipes

Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>Got nothing but time on your hands? Cook these really low and slow. Set the oven at 300° and start checking the ribs after 3 hours. But don’t sweat it; they’ll be super-tender either way. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ …

BBQ

Getting to Know: Thickeners

<i>Achieving the right consistency in a sauce, custard, pie, or jam takes a little knowledge . . . and some help from these common …

Recipes

Southern BBQ Chicken Recipe

"Slow-grilling over indirect heat keeps this chicken moist and tender. Giving the drumsticks a long rub with seasonings makes them taste great. …

Grilled Black Sea Bass with Cucumber and Cilantro Salad

Learn more about this recipe in our article, "<i>TT Culinary Institute: Whole Fish</i>."<p>Grilled Black Sea Bass with Cucumber and Cilantro Salad<p>Recipe from …

Spice-rubbed Grilled Flank Steak

Step 1<p>Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Brush steak evenly with oil on both sides; rub …

BBQ

8 Great Health Benefits Of Eating Cucumbers Everyday

<b>Cucumbers are delicious in sandwiches, in salads, as a snack, salted, pickled, you name it.</b> They are fairly inexpensive and can be grown in our own …