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18 Quick Dinners You Can Actually Make After Work

It's time to finally save money on take-out.

10 Plant Protein Sources to Try If You Want to Eat Less Meat

Because vegetarians and vegans know what's up.<p>February 13, 2018<p>A couple of years ago, I could never have imagined a life without meat. However, after …

Nutrition

8 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week Long

We’re not the first to note that breakfast is an important meal. But with so little time between waking up and heading to work, preparing an <i>actual</i> …

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 No-Cook Dinners for the Week Ahead

Y'all, July is heating up to a swelter in Georgia right now following a rain-filled June. After a weekend of cooking in the heat, I'm saying no more …

Your Complete Fourth Of July Feast: 20 Easy And Delicious Recipes

Your search for July 4th recipes is over! Everything you need for your Independence Day cookout is on this list, from starters to sides to entrees to sweets. All of these easy recipes are tested and reader-approved, so you can rest assured that they’ll come out perfectly the very first time.<p>1. Best …

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

Every Healthy Tip You've Ever Needed For a Great Breakfast

Breakfast can be confusing — especially if you grew up eating Cookie Crisp and SunnyD (whoa, nostalgia). What constitutes a healthy, complete breakfast? How can you make your breakfast faster but still nutritious? Should you eat carbs? What about fat? How do you eat healthy on the go? Fortunately, …

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

5 Ways to Turn Plain Yogurt into Dessert

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: You already love eating yogurt with granola for breakfast and mixing it into lentil salads for lunch, but now it's time to look to yogurt as a dessert to rival ice …

18 Tasty Pasta Dinners You Need To Try

Every night should be pasta night.

Dinner Party Starters

From beautiful apricot-and-ricotta tartines to sea scallop lollipops, here are great starters to impress your guests at your next dinner party.

44 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Crazy-Busy Weeknights

Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.<p>Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.

Seafood

Hillary Clinton's Secret Superfood

Ronald Reagan had jelly beans. Richard Nixon loved cottage cheese and ketchup. John Adams started his mornings with a tall glass of hard cider. If …

Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds, Brown Butter, and Lime

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>The perks of being a cauliflower: When the veg is deeply roasted and drizzled with butter, there are many.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 large head of cauliflower<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red fruits with the tart edible seeds called arils are in season till early winter. Are …

Pomegranate

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

Breakfast

33 Basil Recipes So You Can Eat and Drink It At Every Meal

Sweet, sweet basil deserves all of your attention. Pay it proper respect with these delicious recipes.<p><b>Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto</b> with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. Here's the proof.

Cooking

Memorial Day BBQ: Seven things you can grill that aren't meat

From peaches to asparagus, pineapple rings to polenta, there’s a wealth of tasty alternatives – and you don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy them<p>I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial …

Recipes

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip: Our Best Dips and Spreads

Never let your chips get lonely again.<p><b>We'll always love a good dip</b>. Here are our favorites, from spinach-and-artichoke (classic) to an herby feta number. Chips, ahoy!

Top Southern Chef Shares Where to Eat Now in New Orleans

When I recently hit New Orleans for the first time, I had only 24 hours to consume what so many chefs tell me is one of America's best food cities. So I enlisted the aid of one of the South's most talented chefs, Derek Emerson of Jackson, Mississippi's highly acclaimed Walker's Drive-In, Local 463, …

10 Citrus Recipes to Brighten Cold, Dreary Days

Cold weather giving you the blues? Try brightening up your winter recipes with some fresh citrus fruits! Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are at their sweetest and juiciest during the cold winter months, and they add a refreshing burst of flavor that will make you think of sunshine.<p><b>1. Citrus</b> …

Stew Recipes For The Coldest Of Days

Stews are one of those dishes that will never stir up excitement. There's nothing glamorous about them; no way to make them feel fancy. But despite stew's failure to shine, we still crave a bowl.<p>There's nothing more comforting on a cold, winter day than a big, deep, steamy bowl of hearty stew. It's …

The 21 Best Sushi Spots in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p>Sushi. It's what for dinner. And lunch, especially if you're in a rush at Whole Foods. But who in this great land of ours makes the best sushi? The freshest & most mouthwatering maki? The heaven-approved hand rolls? Well, in order to find out, we spent a lot of …

5 Ways to Up Your Salad Game

News flash: Salad does not have to be boring. Just skip the mesclun and try one of these five recipes to liven up lunch or dinner.<p><b>Thai Veggie Salad</b><p>This Thai-inspired dish swaps greens for crunchy veggies--and is topped with a spicy peanut dressing.<p><b>Fish Taco Salad</b><p>Sautéed tilapia fillets atop a bed …

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

Savory Uses for Greek Yogurt

<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: You probably have Greek yogurt in your fridge -- discover some savory ways to</i> …

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

Make Your Tacos Better, Crunchier, and Cooler

Love salsa? Boy, have we got news for you! (It's a cilantro-radish salsa).<p>Have you grown tired of traditional tomato salsa? Do you dream of an equally refreshing, yet perhaps crunchier topping for your tacos? Have we got news for you: cilantro-radish salsa! But wait—there's more! For a limited …