Vijay Samineni

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The Best Technology for Meditation

When you think of meditation, you probably don’t think of technology. We’ve been taught to power off our electronics when we’re trying to decompress, but now a few companies are using gadgets to help you clear your mind and improve your mood faster and more efficiently than traditional meditation …

Meditation

potato scallion and kale cakes

What makes a recipe great? In my head, there’s a list of ten things and eight of them are different ways of saying the first one, which is “It works.”<p>…

18 Noodle Soup Recipes to Make You Temporarily Forget About Ramen

Ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that has swept the nation, isn’t going away any time soon. And we don’t want it to! But there are some seriously tasty noodle soups out there that aren’t getting their fair share of the spotlight. Let’s remedy that. From China to Thailand to Vietnam, here are the …

21 Festive Soups for Your Holiday Table

Gallery21 Festive Soups for Your Holiday Table<p>I believe in soup. Especially for Christmas dinner, when a warm and refreshing bowl of soup primes the palate for a parade of sweet ham, rich stuffing, nutty Brussels sprouts, and delectable pie. Ready to slurp? These 21 soups are the perfect complement …

potato kugel

Among the great Ashkenazi soul food traditions — bagels, lox, chicken noodle soup, challah, brisket and its cousins, pastrami and corned beef — few …

Recipes

Just Try to Resist "Fantasy Sauce Pasta"

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Swoon over the sexiest Italian pasta ever (with wine and cream and bacon and butter).</i><p>Those Italians. …

Pulled BBQ Spaghetti Squash

This is a continuation of our grilled spaghetti squash fascination. We love the stuff. This came about after some leftover Spaghetti Squash Ribs were …

Momofuku’s Ginger Scallion Noodle Bowl

Momofuku’s Ginger Scallion Noodle Bowl from A Cozy Kitchen• 1 medium sized cucumber – approx 1 cup of sliced cucumber<br>• ¼ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ teaspoon sugar<br>• 2 ½ …

Recipes

Eggplant Parmigiana

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Classic Eggplant Parmesan gets a fancy new topping.</i><p>Usually I ferret out good weeknight recipes by my lonesome here, but My Mother's Eggplant Parmigiana came to me via my …

Tomatoes with Crisp Fried Eggplant and Burrata

I’ve spent almost all of my adult life working at universities. For me, the year starts over again in September. This time of year always feel like a …

How To Make a Chocolate Soufflé

<b>Heat the oven to 375°F.</b><p><b>Prepare the soufflé dishes:</b> Rub the insides of the ramekins or soufflé dish with butter. Coat with sugar by sprinkling a …

Dessert

Apple Crisp

<i>Shopping List</i>:<p>5 heirloom apples<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 3/4 stick butter<p><i>Staples</i>:<p>flour<br>• brown sugar<br>• salt<p>Peel a few different kinds of apples, enjoying the way they shrug …

tomato and fried provolone sandwich

Last November, I finally got my chicken noodle soup exactly the way I always wanted it but when I brought it to the table, I couldn’t eat it. This …

zucchini rice and cheese gratin

New, simplified directions:<p>Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Oil or butter a 2-quart baking dish, or 2 smaller 1-quart dishes (as I did, with the intention …

Recipes

my old-school baked ziti

The night before I went to the hospital to have this little nugget, in one last burst of frenetic nesting — a tornado of focused, effective energy I …

cannoli pound cake

Why did I make this cake? Was it a birthday, a dinner party, or a pot-luck brunch? Was I testing recipes for a new cookbook or auditioning one that I …

Pound Cake

The 10 Dishes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Georgian Food

When you arrive in Tbilisi, border agents don't just stamp your passport; they hand you a bottle of wine. It's a fitting welcome to Georgia, a mountainous country sandwiched between Europe and Asia, where dinner guests are exalted as "gifts from God" and traditional feasts called <i>supras</i> unfold in …

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes [okonomiyaki] With Cabbage, Kale And Carrots

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes [okonomiyaki] With Cabbage, Kale And Carrots from smitten kitchen• 1/2 small head cabbage, very thinly sliced (1 pound or 5 …

Bottomless Pot of Bibimbap

If you’ve lived in New York as long as I have, you learn to love a steaming stone pot of Korean bibimbap as much as a comforting bowl of mashed …

Zucchini Fritters

When zucchini are in season, we can barely keep up with the bounty! One vigorous zucchini plant can easily supply a family of four. Two or three …

Food

Make a meal with any number of eggs | The egg bible

What would you do with a single egg, or a pair, or 3, even 8? We posed these questions to regular Cook contributors, with some gloriously varied results

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach, Yogurt, and Chili Oil

2 to 4 Servings<p>"American and British cooks don't know how far you can take an egg dish," chef Yotam Ottolenghi says. Here, he deftly elevates it to a different realm by flavoring spinach with melted leeks and scallions, baking eggs on top, and finishing with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of …

Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

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Grilled Tomato “Lollipop” Toasts & our Favorite Cherry Tomato Varieties {Video}

<i>This recipe story is updated with a new video. Enjoy! This is the first in a series we’re sharing for Summer on our favorite heirloom tomatoes that</i> …

Cooking

The Big Salad: Greek-Style Keeper Vinaigrette + Salad

7 Comments<p>I'm not sure if I can call this salad a real honest-to-goodness Greek salad. For one, there's no tomatoes. It's winter here and I just …