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Popcorn, Four Ways | how to make the perfect popcorn

I have the fondest of memories enjoying popcorn as a snack especially in the evening with my parents as a child; it was almost a nighttime ritual. My …

Recipes

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Frittata Muffins

Truth be told, this recipe was inspired by Ms. Rachel Ray. Really – this version is “Yum-o.” Yeesh…did that just make you cringe? (I’m a huge fan of …

Recipes

Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Chiles

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Step 2<p>Cut chiles in half lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Set aside. Combine water and quinoa in a medium …

Quinoa Vegetable Paella

I love quinoa. Sure, it has a great nutritional profile, but what I like best about it is that it’s fast: it cooks in about a third of the time it …

21 Quinoa Salad Recipes to Try This Spring

Happy Spring!<p>Today is the first day of spring and all I can say is wow, we made it. Finally.<p>Every year I count down the days until I can say that …

Healthy Eating

15 of our all-time favourite quinoa recipes

3 of 15<p>Previous<p>Next<p>Pin<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Photo, Erik Putz.<p>Mushroom grain bowl<p>Filled with mushrooms, lentils, quinoa, baby spinach and hazelnuts, this …

Skip Takeout and Make These Spicy Recipes at Home

No need to order takeout when it’s easier — and cheaper — to make your own. Thinking Thai? Try my take on Curry Mee. Translation? Asian comfort food …

Recipes

You Should Make This Meatloaf, Even if You Haven't Made Meatloaf in Years

We developed the ultimate meatloaf recipe and can't wait for you to try it.<p>Over the course of the last two weeks, Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and I ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of our regular diet, Jessie had taken on the …

Cooking

Spicy, Smoky Homemade Kale Chips

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Healthy, easy, affordable, and delicious -- might this be the perfect snack?</i><p>Okay, I admit it: I buy kale chips. In spite of the price tag, in spite of the fact that …

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8 Ways to Revolutionize Brunch with a Bacon Weave

This weekend, don’t settle for strips of bacon. Take brunch to the next level with a bacon weave. Learn how to make one in this week’s episode of Mad …

Charred Cauliflower with Toasted Bread Crumbs, Cornichons and Parsley

Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig in Chicago sears cauliflower with just a touch of olive oil to achieve a deep char and bring out the vegetable's …

Recipes

9 Chef Upgrades for Quinoa Salad

In the past several years, chefs have taken quinoa from hippie to haute. Here are nine fantastic riffs.<p>In the past several years, chefs have taken …

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun any writer that uses the phrase "X to …

How to Make the Best Chicken Stock

I'm not satisfied with the flavor of my stocks—they don't taste anything like the rich broths I eat in restaurants. What can I do to make a really good all-purpose stock?<p>Chicken stock is the secret ingredient of restaurant food. A good chicken stock should have decent body, along with a mild savory …