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New-season or frozen, with a little imagination a bowl of peascan be transformed into this varied quartet of springtime recipes<p>Most of us have a bag of frozen peas lurking in our freezer, but it’s rare that we ever let them be the star of the show. It’s a shame, because there is nothing better than …

Recipes

The Cure for the Common Sweet Tooth

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A surprisingly savory cookie that will win over even the biggest sweets</i> …

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

Healthy Eating

How to Make the Juiciest Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

After you master our method for brined and pan-roasted chops, prepare to say goodbye to those dry, flavorless things you used to call pork chops.<p>A juicy, pan-roasted chop basted in aromatic brown butter? This is the kind of weeknight-friendly comfort food recipe you’ll want to have on hand." Start …

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97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

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Pork chops with mushroom and leeks

Quick to prepare and with a short list of ingredients, this pork dish is best served with a pile of fluffy mash and steamed green beans.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>TOTAL TIME<p>30 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 boneless pork chops<br>• 1 small onion<br>• 1 leek<br>• 140g mushrooms<br>• 1 glass white wine<br>• 150ml crème fraiche<br>• 1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard<br>• Salt and …

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20 Pork Chop Recipes to Add to Your Weeknight Dinner Routine

What's better than a pork chop recipe? 20 pork chop recipes! Here are our favorite ways to cook a weeknight staple.<p><b>Pork chops: Is there anything they can't do?</b> Well, besides take out the trash and fold laundry, that is. They're quick-cooking, packed with tons of flavor, and incredibly versatile. …

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Spiced Sweet Potato and Roasted Broccoli Toasts

8 Servings<p>The broccoli can be cooked early in the day, but toast the bread just before assembling so it doesn’t dry out. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>sweet potato mash<p>1 large sweet potato (about 12 oz.), peeled, …

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55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

What's for dinner tonight? These 55 great recipes for beans.<p>Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. Maybe THAT'S why they're called the magical fruit… Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes!

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21 Savory Pies to Slice Into This Winter

Pies are a treat we all know and love. They’re an icon of festive cheer on the dessert table in the time of company and the holidays. As we approach that time of year to gather our friends and families around copious amounts food, we’ve compiled 21 savory pie recipes that allow you to continue the …

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Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

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9 Ways to Top a Baked Sweet Potato, from Marshmallows to Cashews and Lime

Your baked sweet potato deserves so much more than mini marshmallows (although we love those too).<p><b>Despite their most frequent appearance under toasted marshmallows</b>, baked sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile. Roast them whole, then let your imagination run wild with toppings. <b>Jessie Damuck</b>, <i>Bon</i> …

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Spicy Chicken Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes it easy to create a meal without having to cook a whole bird.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 prepared rotisserie chicken<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium onion, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms<p>2 garlic cloves, finely …

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How to Cook Delicious Salmon with Lemon & Couscous in a Parcel

The best food markets around the world

Off the main tourist drag of La Rambla in Barcelona, La Boqueria market is a tangle of colours, sounds, smells and flavours. La Boqueria has colourful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, gaping fresh fish, beady-eyed poultry and giant hanging jamón. It has generous heaps of dried and candied …

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, …

Food

Is the Greek salad a culinary cliche or summer classic? How do you perfect such a simple dish – and has anyone ever had a really bad one?<p>I was amazed to discover we hadn't yet tackled the Greek, or village, salad in this column. It seems a glaring omission for what is clearly a bona fide summer …

The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce<p><b>Why do we love ice pops?</b> Let us count the ways: They’re perfectly cool on a sweltering day; they’re surprisingly easy to throw …

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Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

Skordalia – a fantastic alternative to hummus

If ever there was a dip to give hummus a run for it money, skordalia is it. A Greek-style dish of mashed and whipped potato spiked with garlic and lemon, and made voluminous with olive oil. My children have a seemingly insatiable appetite for the "creamy smooth garlicky-ness" of hummus, and were …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

Breakfast

Soho House macaroni cheese recipe

From "Eat, Drink, Nap", the new book by Soho House, the club's founder Nick Jones shares the hotel's signature macaroni cheese recipe<p>House tip: use English mustard. It really brings out the flavour of the cheese.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>350g (12oz) macaroni<br>35g (1¼oz) butter<br>35g (1¼oz) plain flour<br>500ml (18fl oz) …

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …