Victor Valdivia

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The 27 Summery Pastas We've Waited All Year to Make

These are pastas to serve still steaming—at an elegant outdoor summer "soirée," the kind where you're wearing seersucker, and the napkins are linen, and the lights are twinkling.<p>But <b>these are also the pastas to eat in the realer moments of July and August</b>: when the A.C. is broken; when your face is …

12 Easy-Breezy Beach Foods That Come Together in the Time It’ll Take to Get Sand in Them

Popular opinion: I love going to the beach. I know, this doesn’t make me special and it’s probably boring to hear someone else talk about the benefits of going to the beach. Because, yes, sand feels good between your toes, and the soft lapping of waves against the shore is #3 in the list of amazing …

The Very Best Tomato Sandwich Needs Just 3 Ingredients

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some good-as-gold recipes. Today, we're highlighting a beautiful love letter to summer tomatoes.</i><p>Ah, summer love. Intense as the rising temperatures, it inspires joy, angst, optimism. It’s the …

Our One-Pot Quinoa Pilaf Gets a Summer Update

I used to think that pilafs always started with rice and then Food52-er deensiebat set me straight. A pilaf can start with any grain and, if you’re crafty enough, can turn into a one-pot meal along the way. Behold one of the most beloved recipes on our site:<p>Deena uploaded the recipe on New Year’s …

A Sweet & Spicy Chowder for All That Summer Corn

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some good-as-gold recipes. Today, we're highlighting a sweet and spicy celebration of summer corn from longtime community member NancyJo.</i><p>Honestly, the purists have a point. Corn on the cob …

9 Make-Ahead Lunches That’ll Be the Envy of the Office

I have great respect for Sunday preppers—people who divide big batches of vegetables, protein, and grains into perfect lunchtime portions a week at a time. But as much as I love the idea of using one day to take care of multiple meals, my commitment-phobic heart says “nah.”<p>Instead, I lean on two to …

9 Make-Ahead Breakfasts Ready for Daylight Saving Time (Even If You Aren’t)

Whether you’re a morning person or battle the snooze button every day, Daylight Saving Time can throw us all for a loop. Yes, it’s wonderful to see that little extra bit of sun. But losing that one hour of sleep inordinately affects my morning routine. It takes extra time for me to slog through my …

9 Ways to Take Canned Tuna to the Next Level

Hey, you. Yeah, you, that tuna can sitting in the shadows at the back of the pantry. I see you. Yes, I know you’re there. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you.<p>Tuna cans are mighty pantry staples, they last what seems like forever, and with a can opener and a bit of elbow grease become instantly …

For a Budget-Friendly Brunch, Make This Eggy Green Hash

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some crowd-favorite recipes. Today, we share a budget-friendly dish that’s perfect for brunch.</i><p>I’m slightly embarrassed by the amount I’ve spent on brunch before. From $5 coffees and $16 avocado …

9 Comforting Grain Bowls to Ease You Into the Week

Ah, Monday. We meet again. Some people love the beginning of the week—a new start powered by a weekend of rest and relaxation. But I’m going to take a wild guess that, like me, you are not one of them. Monday is a day of reckoning.<p>I need robust meals to power through Monday (and Tuesday and …

Truly Stellar, 5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup

As soon as the temperature drops below freezing, my shoulders scrunch, my eyes squint, my fingers turn into icicles, and my toes lose circulation. Not exactly my idea of a good time, but I’m a born-and-raised New Yorker, so I’ve dealt with this my whole life, and have devised methods for thawing …

23 Filling Soups, Stews & Salads, Courtesy of Lentils

To me, lentils are a pantry hero. Possibly even a superhero. I can't count the number of times I've come home, tired and feeling "bleh," a corner of my mind nudging me sneakily to give in and order takeout even though I'd made myself a promise to cook more often. I open the fridge looking for …

The Smitten Kitchen Approved Trick for Easy On-the-Go Lunches

Last night, I had the opportunity to talk with Deb Perelman, cookbook author and mastermind behind everyone’s favorite food blog, Smitten Kitchen. She was teaming up with actress Tia Mowry to help her debut a slew of kitchen hacks for busy eating on the go. After her presentation at the Life Hack …

9 Ways to Turn Ground Turkey Into a Speedy, Flavorful Weeknight Dinner

Ground turkey is often proffered as a low(er)-fat substitute to ground beef, pork, or veal. In January, when some of us are trying to eat a little healthier—yet still put satisfying, comforting meals on the table—ground turkey is our best friend. It's high in protein, cooks quickly, and is …

A No-Fuss Crustless Quiche to Eat Morning & Night

My first forays into cooking started a little later than most. Growing up, both of my parents were excellent cooks, but not very patient teachers. And in college, a mandated meal plan kept me from learning the basics, like scrambled eggs or lentil soup. But finally, at 22, a job brought me hundreds …

Work Lunch Ideas That Will Brighten Your Dark Winter Days

I like to fancy myself an optimist. Sure, it's winter and rosé season is but a distant dream. Yes, it's January, and we still have a good three months of grim weather here in the Northeast. But guess what? We're on the other side of the winter solstice, which means the sun is setting a bit later (a …

Two Feel-Good Soups You'll Want to Keep in Rotation All Winter

<i>The new year is a time to reset, especially in the kitchen. To help you get there, we've partnered with Eggland's Best to highlight dishes that are satisfying and nourishing, but light enough that they won't feel over-indulgent. All are made even more delicious with EB eggs.</i><p>Like pretty much …

A Thai-Spiced Omelet That Tastes Like Dinner (or Breakfast)

On morning trail runs, my girlfriends and I talk about our workouts, our kids, and what to make for dinner. One day my friend Shari asked me about my go-to emergency suppers. You know, those quick meals conjured from the contents of your fridge when you’re on the verge of dialing a number for …

The Only Way I'd Eat Cauliflower as a Kid (and Now as an Adult, Too)

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from community member Heena, who shares a favorite recipe of her mother's that's simple, satisfying, and make-ahead friendly.</i><p>When I was contacted about featuring my Mom’s …

19 Protein-Packed Snacks Guaranteed to Fill You Up

Whether you’re trying to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch or tide yourself over until a late dinner, the best snacks to fill you up are packed with protein. But rather than inhale a protein shake or bar, try munching on some roasted chickpeas or apples dipped in spicy peanut butter. Or …

The Veggie Burger That Turns Into 3 Different Meals

Making weeknight dinners on a tight schedule is my thing (see: my book), and I never stop searching for simple, adaptable, satisfying zingers that lift me up at the end of the day. My favorite recipes are both familiar and surprising, highly adaptable, and have pieces that can be made ahead of …

Spend October Immersed in a Fresh Take on Indian Cuisine

Meera Sodha is known for her fresh take on Indian food (hence the title of her second book). This week, our Cookbook Club has already been diving into her first cookbook, Made in India. We'll be cooking through it all through October, and hope you'll join us.<p>We know everyone might not have the book …

Got 30 Minutes? Make These Dinners

Sundays are the days I spend hours roasting sheet pans of sweet potatoes or cauliflower or carrots. I take my time simmering wheat berries and vigilantly stirring a batch of steel cut oatmeal. In these lazy afternoons, I abandon half-baked plans to bake perfect spice bread. Mondays through Fridays? …

Make One-Pot Chickpea Tagine in Less than One Hour

Several years ago I took a tagine cooking class at Tara Kitchen, a Moroccan restaurant in nearby Schenectady, New York. Much to my surprise, I learned that tagine cooking is easy: There is no browning of meat or fish prior to entering the tagine, no staggering the entry of ingredients, no deglazing …

A Genius Method for Never Cooking Boring Lentils Again

Lentils don’t usually elicit flashes of anticipation in the way that, say, a molten, just-baked skillet cookie or a summer-perfect tomato sandwich do. But I humbly submit for your consideration a lentil recipe from vegetable whisperer Anna Jones, which—as practical as it may be—will hereby rank as …

17 Fall Grain Bowls Just as Comforting as Soup

In certain parts of the country, people are pulling sweaters out of storage, sipping warm chai lattes, and raking up piles of crunchy leaves. Others are still sweating through their T-shirts. (Hi, Tucson!) It’s definitely fall, but not everyone craves stews and soups.<p>I have a compromise: grain …

3 Fish Taco Recipes for Chillier Days

<i>With the folks at Regal Springs Tilapia, purveyors of sustainable, hormone- and antibiotic-free tilapia, we’re diving stomach-first into fall—with fish tacos. (You read that right.)</i><p>I could win the world championship for eating fish tacos—some rough napkin math leads me to believe I’ve consumed as …

A New 5-Minute Genius Egg Breakfast (Or Dinner!) For You

<i>What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.</i><p>We all have our egg routines—the frying method you picked up from your dad, the well-honed minute count on your preferred …

A Spicy Coconut Curry for Straddling Seasons

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from community member aargersi, who shares a vegan curry that provides the perfect sendoff to summer’s tomatoes and eggplant.</i><p>Today’s dish comes to us from aargersi, a …

11 Fantastic Vegetarian Sandwiches Guaranteed To Fill You Up

You don't just have to be meatless on Monday. I mean, whether you want to eat seasonally, sustainably, or just straight-up healthily, spending a day sans meat is a great start to the week. What’s not so great is the mess my grain bowls, salads, or soups make. They aren’t that easy to pack (anyone …