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Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have ready a 9-inch oven-safe skillet (cast iron is perfect).<p>2. Using a mandoline, slice the vegetables into rounds …

Recipes

Greek Yogurt Is the Ingredient I Never Knew I Needed—and Now I Use it in Everything

I find myself dipping into my carton of Greek yogurt almost every night, whether to slather it over warm pita bread or stir it into a sauce.<p>Certain …

How to cook roast beef

When it comes to roast beef, the received wisdom is that it should always be cooked on the bone – whether it's a sirloin joint or rib roast – as the …

BBQ

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Vegetable main courses using the best of British bounty

I’ve been re-reading American chef 
Gabrielle Hamilton’s brilliant memoir, <i>Blood, Bones & Butter</i>, and laughing at how she punches the food world’s dearest shibboleths. Shopping for vegetables, she notes that whoever came up with the ‘local and seasonal’ mantra must live in California.<p>What’s …

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

Spicy Ribs (Tskhare Neknebi)

1⁄3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tbsp. vegetable oil<p>1 tbsp. dry ajika or 2 Tbsp. wet ajika, store bought or homemade (see following recipe)<p>1 tsp. minced garlic<p>1 …

For Creamy, B&B-Style Eggs—And Fast!—Crank Up the Oven

Whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, or poached, you probably think you've tried every way to cook them, right? Well, don’t be so <i>shirr</i>.<p>I was recently introduced to shirred eggs during a weekend stay at The DeBruce, a chic hotel in the Catskills that’s anchored by an incredible …

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

From: EatingWell.com, October 2017<p>If you're looking for a twist on classic scalloped potatoes, this recipe using roasted sweet potatoes and melty …

Food

Shrove Tuesday: Everything you need to know about Pancake Day

Today is pancake day, which means it’s time to dust off your frying pan after a post-Christmas stint of heathy eating and guiltlessly indulge.<p>Shrove …

10 Fancy Foods Worth Trying to Make at Home

If you think dishes like paella, risotto, and lobster are best enjoyed at fancy restaurants, guess again. What if we told that you could easily cook …

Make Eggs For a Crowd With This Easy Trick

Of all the breakfast items, eggs are the perennial favorite. If you’re hosting a crowd breakfast or brunch, choosing eggs as an offering is a …

Veggie Scotch Eggs

Step 1<p>The first step is to boil 5 of your eggs (the other 2 are used elsewhere in the recipe). Given that the eggs will continue to cook when you …

Sprouts with Style

Food Network chefs give Brussels sprouts the star treatment.<p>All-Star Brussels Sprouts<p>Brussels sprouts no longer have a scary reputation at the dinner …

20 best recipes under £10 for four people: part 3

Brilliant cheap eats for under a tenner, including Meera Sodha’s Sri Lankan dal and Jane Baxter’s mussel, spinach and pea pasta<p>This classic and soothing creamy red lentil Sri Lankan dal is offset by spiky “mallum”, or shredded greens cooked with onions, coconut and fresh lime. In Sri Lanka all …

Sri Lanka

Fast Weekday Meals

Weeknight dinners can sometimes be a challenge, but not with these ultrafast recipes: Filling and nourishing, they all hit the table in 30 minutes or …

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

These Crockpot Carnitas Will Take Your Taco Tuesday To The Next Level

Step 1<p>If you bought your pork butt whole, cut it off the bone and remove most of the fat cap (you want some fat, but the fat marbled within the meat …

The 10 most popular fiction books of 2017

We can't say no to a psychological thriller, by the looks of it.<p>Who doesn't love a good novel to get stuck into? Or more specifically, a good psychological thriller. Because by the looks of Amazon's round-up of bestselling ebooks in 2017, that's what we're the biggest fans of. Here are the 10 …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …