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Tasty Lunches You Can Make With 5 Ingredients Or Less

<b>The power of five.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Tiffany Azure via lecremedelacrumb.com; Graphic by Jocelyn Runice<p>Weekday lunches are tricky: You're craving a seared turmeric chicken bowl, a warm and crispy avocado toast, or maybe a hearty chili. But, depending on your location and schedule, …

Recipe: Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie

For a punch of protein that tastes like dessert, try this Brownie Batter Protein Smoothie. For only 98 calories and 8 grams of sugar, you can start your day or finish your workout with a bang! To keep that sweet tooth satisfied, try this Cake Batter Protein Shake next.<p>Prep time: 5 minutes<p>Cook time: …

How to Make the Ultimate Cherry Pie

With all due respect to my once-smoldering passion for Fox Mulder, following a <i>Twin Peaks</i> marathon a few years back, Dale Cooper shot to the top of my most-wanted list. Sure, both FBI investigators are earnest, intuitive, and wickedly handsome in a two-piece suit, but Agent Cooper is clearly a man …

Gluten-free double chocolate mousse cake

A rich, decadent chocolate cake that also happens to be flour-free<p>Rachel Allen comes up with this recipe for “a rich, flour-free chocolate mousse cake covered with a thick blanket of rich chocolate mousse. This is a no-holds-barred onslaught of chocolate deliciousness.”<p><b>SERVES</b><br>Eight to</b> …

Truffled Jicama 'Fries' With Garlic Catsup

<b>Raw & Vegan</b><p>In preparation of our upcoming free and guided 21 Day Raw Food Challenge I am starting to experiment with novel ideas to conquer cravings that may arise during this 3-week mainly raw event.<p>I've been curious to try Jicama Fries for some time and since I had a lovely one in the fridge, I …

Persian rice with dill and broad beans

This is cooked the Persian way, with butter and oil creating a crusty bottom in the pan. It's good with chicken and lamb but especially lovely with fish.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1.5kg broad beans in their pods<br>• 435g basmati rice<br>• 40g butter<br>• 50ml olive oil<br>• 160g chopped dill and flat-leaf parsley (two-thirds dill …

How To Turn Your Overripe Tomatoes Into The Best Cocktail

Don't throw them away!<p><i>As part of HuffPost's “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>Tomato season is looming and that means we can finally eat tomatoes that actually taste like, well, tomatoes. No matter how …

The New Baker: Vegan and gluten-free chocolate pumpkin cake

A pumpkin and chocolate sponge with a rich chocolate-avocado icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8-10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><p>240ml (9fl oz) plain, unsweetened almond milk<br>• 2 tsp balsamic vinegar<br>• 225g (8oz) tinned pumpkin purée<br>• 300g (10½oz) granulated sugar<br>• 120ml (4fl oz) melted and cooled coconut oil<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla extract<br>• 2 tsp …

Deliciously Ella: how to swap sugar for naturally sweet ingredients

As some of you may know, I used to be a total sugar fiend, so when I changed my diet, cutting out refined sugar, I really struggled to start with. I still craved sweetness, but I didn’t know how to make healthier versions of my favourite snacks and desserts. I know that in an ideal world we’d all …

Potato Waffles

Step 1<p>Fry Bacon And Onion<p>Dice the bacon as fine as possible, then peel and dice the onion. Fry half of the bacon in the oil with the onions for 5 …

Fresh ricotta with truffle honey, thyme and orange sourdough

You don’t have to make your own ricotta for this – though it’s very easy – but you do need fresh ricotta, not the UHT stuff you buy in tubs in the supermarket. Go to an Italian deli or a cheese shop.<p>Each element of this is very simple but it works brilliantly together. It’s served at Locanda Verde …

Strawberry and buttermilk ice cream

No custard, no heat, this is incredibly easy, and sherbet-like in texture.<p>MAKES<p>1 litre<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g strawberries, sliced<br>• 175g caster sugar vanilla pod, split lengthwise<br>• 375ml buttermilk<br>• 115g sour cream<p>METHOD<p>Leave the strawberries in a bowl with half the sugar and the seeds from the vanilla pod, for …

Blender, Meet G&T: Frozen Gin and Tonics Are Your New Signature Summer Drink

I grew up in a household with a pretty strict definition of what's proper when it comes to gin and tonics. For decades, my father marked the end of the workday with a single drink: a long pour of Tanqueray on ice and a squeezed fifth of a lime (yes, a fifth), fizzed up with Canada Dry, stirred with …

Fever-Tree

Authentic guacamole recipe, approved by Wahaca experts

This wonderful guacamole recipe comes from chef Thomasina Miers, the co-founder of Wahaca, the chain of Mexican restaurants.<p>Guacamole is the Aztec for 'avocado’ (guac) and 'sauce’ (mole). The secret is to use ripe avocados, and masses of fresh coriander and lime. Season well and eat, knowing that …

11 Showstopping Sweets For Your Independence Day Bash

Every 4th of July party needs a sweet grand finale. From a dazzling red, white and blueberry trifle to a boozy tres leches cake, these desserts will steal the show.<p><b>1. Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle</b><p>This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes -- just be sure to plan ahead as it …

A Berry Pie That's the Best of Both Worlds

You have two choices of reaction when it comes to the words "summer berry pie." You can get very excited and run (don't walk) for a fork and some whipped cream. Or you can think about <b>what a tragedy it is to spoil perfect, ripe summer fruit by baking it</b>, and decide instead to go eat a handful of …

Baking

Dairy-free chocolate avocado mousse recipe

This healthy dessert is simple to make - with only avocado, a vanilla pod, dates and cacao powder to blend together, you'll be scoffing in no time<p><b>MAKES</b><p>one bowl (about four servings)<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 avocado<br>• ½ cup raw cacao powder<br>• 4 dates, pitted<br>• ½ vanilla pod or ¼ tsp vanilla powder (optional)<p><b>METHOD</b><p>Place …

Meringue ice cream and iced coffee recipe

The Spanish ice-cream treat blanco y negro always impresses but is so simple to make<p>A kind of Spanish version of affogato, the Italian dessert of vanilla ice cream doused in hot espresso. Here the ice cream isn’t vanilla but is called “leche merengada”, or “meringued milk”, a wonderfully easy ice …

Ice Cream

All of Our Best Summer Fruit Desserts

For some people (okay, for me), the July farmers market generates as much excitement as crippling anxiety. There's just so much there—what to do with all of it?<p>To help you narrow it down, <b>we've gathered our best summer fruit desserts and organized them by fruit type and involvement level</b>. Got a lot …

Roast yogurt-marinated chicken recipe

A golden roast spatchcocked chicken, served with coriander, red onion and pomegranate salad<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1.6kg (3lb 8oz) chicken<br>250ml (9fl oz) plain natural yogurt<br>juice of ½ lemon<br>3 tbsp olive oil<br>4 garlic cloves, crushed<br>1 tsp ground cayenne<p><b>for the dressing</b><br>1 small garlic clove, crushed<br>1 red …

Blueberry cheesecake ice cream

This easy ice cream recipe tastes just like a cheesecake, and because it uses condensed milk, it doesn’t require churning<p>SERVES<p>Makes just over 1 litre<p>IMGREDIENTS<p>180g tub full-fat cream cheese<br>• 390g condensed milk<br>• 600ml double cream<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste<br>• 75g dried blueberries<br>• 100g digestive biscuits, …

Piri piri chicken

Smoky, spicy and slightly sweet, Portuguese piri piri chicken is a perfect family meal<p>Whenever I go to Portugal my first pit stop is the same: a chicken piri piri restaurant that is little more than a shack (there are no real walls, just bits of matting hung on a frame) at the side of a dusty road. …

Chocolate and fig steamed pudding with chocolate sauce recipe

A wonderfully decadent chocolate pudding made with cardamom, orange and boozy figs, with an unmissable chocolate sauce<p>Cardamom is brilliant with chocolate and figs, and with orange (also in this pudding). This recipe for chocolate sauce is a keeper, and can be used for other puddings and for ice …

Dessert

The New Vegetarian Sauerkraut filo parcels recipe

A crisp filo pastry case encloses sauerkraut and caramelised-onions, served with beetroot mash<p>This is the traditional filling for pierogi, Polish dumplings, here in a crisp filo wrapping.<p><b>SERVES</b> <br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>900g (2lb) beetroot, peeled and quartered<br>300g (10½oz) plums, halved and stoned<br>½ tsp …

Epic Pizza Grilled Cheese Recipe

Tim Anderson's strawberry daifuku - recipe

On Sunday 31 July, Tim Anderson, winner of MasterChef 2011 and owner of the Japanese soul food restaurant Nanban in Brixton, will be joining <b>José Pizarro</b> to host a Guardian Members’ dinner.<p>Anderson’s signature style combines his American heritage with a love of regional Japanese cooking and an …

Recipes

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Recipe Cooked Over a Fire

Arguably, one of the best parts of summer is fire pits, campfires, bonfires—and cooking as many meals as possible over them, so that everything (your hair, your clothes, your cornbread) smells smoky and woodsy and impossibly good.<p>One of our editors has a dad who's cooked cheesecake and birthday …

Cooking

Turn This Corn Salad Into a Week of Meals

Salad isn't the first dish you think of that will hold up through the week. But Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad not only doesn't wilt—it can bend to be the base of so many meals. It's got spice, crunch, and a squeeze of lime to bring it all together. No droopy leaves here.<p><b>Here's how to turn this one</b> …

Chocolate, chilli and cinnamon fondants

This indulgent, self-saucing, molten chocolate fondant recipe, with just a hint of warmth from chilli and cinnamon is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser<p>MAKES<p>Eight<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the fondants</b><p>2 tbsp butter, melted<br>• Cocoa powder, for dusting<br>• 200g cooking chocolate, broken up<br>• 200g butter, unsalted<br>• 200g …

Peach and pistachio tart recipe

This peach and pistachio tart is an indulgent, rich, delicious dessert<p>You can, of course, use bought shortcrust pastry instead for this peach tart.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6-8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>Pastry</b><br>200g/7oz plain flour<br>100g/3 ½ oz butter<br>1 tbsp caster sugar<p><b>Filling</b><br>125g/4 ½ oz butter<br>125g/4 ½ oz caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp …