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Trump tweets: controversial speech at CIA memorial was a 'win'

• President uses personal account to dismiss protests and praise own words<br>• Donald Trump speech at CIA memorial risks fueling intelligence feud<p>Donald Trump has stayed true to campaign-trail form, using his personal Twitter account rather than his newly acquired handle @POTUS on Sunday to praise his own …

Trump Campaign Manager: Rape "Would Not Exist" if Women Were as Strong as Men

Kellyanne Conway made these comments in a 2013 PBS segment about women in the military.<p>Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's new campaign manager, apparently has some very bad ideas about rape. CNN reports that anti-Trump super PAC, Democratic Coalition Against Trump, discovered a 2013 clip of Conway …

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Is it good to be true? Here's everything you need to know about the Sirtfood Diet, from the science behind it to fresh recipe ideas to try<p>The …

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You Should Make This Meatloaf, Even if You Haven't Made Meatloaf in Years

We developed the ultimate meatloaf recipe and can't wait for you to try it.<p>Over the course of the last two weeks, Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and I ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of our regular diet, Jessie had taken on the …

Parcooked Weeknight Chicken Thighs

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Skip the grocery store line and look to your pantry for all of the ingredients for these parcooked chicken thighs.</i><p>There are few weeknight meals as satisfying as a perfectly roasted chicken, …

Almond-Crusted Trout with White Grits and Swiss Chard

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>The search for crispy trout skin stops here. Dredging the fish in ground almonds works wonders, adding a delightfully toasty exterior.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup white grits (not instant)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 cup whole …

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>If you’ve got a microwave, you can cook the potatoes in less time, but use the oven for the second bake.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large russet potatoes<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>½ cup sour cream<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives<p>1 …

Turkish-spiced chicken thighs with coriander relish

<b>SERVES</b><br>4-6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the chicken</b><p>6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs<br>• 6 tbsp olive oil<br>• ½ tsp ground cinnamon<br>• ¾ tsp cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp ground cumin<br>• 2 garlic cloves, grated<p><b>For the relish</b><p>2 garlic cloves, chopped<br>• pinch sea-salt flakes<br>• 1 green chilli<br>• 1 red chilli<br>• 15g coriander, roughly chopped leaves from 8 …

Animated Recipe: Cauliflower Alfredo

Enjoy this guilt-free alfredo: it’s low in fat, high in fiber, paleo and vegan. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Serve it over your favorite veggies, pasta or rice.<p>Ingredients:<br>6 cups cauliflower florets (roughly one large head cauliflower)<br>1 head garlic<br>1 …

Skirt Steak with Shallot Pan Sauce

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>A seared piece of meat might sound boring. But when it’s drizzled with a silky reduction? Always exciting.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 12–14-oz. skirt steak, halved crosswise<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 small …

Albóndigas in Red Chile Sauce

8 Servings<p>In case you were wondering, albóndigas is the Spanish word for meatball. These prove that the Italians aren’t the only players in the game.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Albóndigas<p>1 poblano chile<p>1 small white onion, coarsely chopped<p>2 cloves garlic cloves<p>½ cup (packed) arugula leaves<p>½ cup …

Ginger-Chicken Meatballs with Chinese Broccoli

4 Servings<p>For this meatball recipe, ground chicken is leaner than other meats, but less fat doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor—these meatballs are loaded with aromatics like scallions, ginger and garlic, and served alongside delicious Chinese broccoli.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 garlic …

Vegetable stew with cauliflower couscous recipe

Thinly grated and baked, cauliflower becomes as grainy and light as couscous<p>Ground almond and caraway enhance the nutty flavour of the cauliflower in this delicious stew.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>225g (8oz) carrots, peeled<br>300g (10½oz) parsnips, peeled<br>2 red Romano peppers, halved and deseeded<br>200g (7oz) …

Poached salmon with cucumber pickle and dill crème fraîche recipe by Jamie Oliver Food Tube vlogger Donal Skehan

The vlogger dubbed 'The Irish Jamie' reveals his stand-out salmon dish<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>For the salmon</b><br>600g side of salmon<br>1 onion, sliced<br>1 lemon, sliced<br>2 good handfuls of dill<br>50ml white wine for the cucumber pickle<br>4 tbsp cider vinegar<br>4 tbsp caster sugar<br>½ tbsp salt<br>1 small shallot, very thinly sliced<br>1 cucumber, …

Chicken and Vegetable Miso Soup

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>At home, chef Gregory Vernick (Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia) always keeps miso on hand for an umami blast in everything from braises and mayo to this Asian-leaning chicken soup. You won’t believe how much depth it adds to canned …

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Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup)

6 Servings<p>This silky, aromatic soup is a complete meal in a bowl.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled<p>10 kaffir lime leaves or 1 Tbsp. lime zest and ¼ cup lime juice<p>6 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>1½ lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces<p>8 oz. shiitake, oyster, …

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Chicken Khao Soi

6 to 8 Servings<p>A simple curry paste gives this northern Thai–inspired soup surprising depth of flavor.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Khao Soi Paste<p>4 large dried New Mexico or guajillo chiles, stemmed, halved, seeded<p>2 medium shallots, halved<p>8 garlic cloves<p>1 2" piece ginger, peeled, sliced<p>¼ cup chopped …

Thai Chicken Soup

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 55 min<p>Loosely based on Tom Kha Gai, Thai chicken soup recipe comes together in under an hour with easy to find ingredients.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 bunch scallions, whites and pale-greens thinly sliced, dark greens sliced 1-inch thick<p>4 …

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Food for the soul: recipes to give teachers' energy levels a boost

At this time of year, with the winter months upon us, some well-chosen fuel is the key to boosting energy levels and staving off the dreaded colds that run riot in schools. So, what foods are best for keeping teachers going all the way up to the Christmas holidays?<p>Spices align the body with the …

Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon-Parsley Dressing

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>A side dish that’s equally good with a crusty steak, broiled fish, or seared lamb chops. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head cauliflower (about 2 lb.), cut into …

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Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kabocha squash is made for purées.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 oz. pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage<p>1 2-lb. kabocha or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into ½” pieces (about 3 cups)<p>1 …

Eat shoots and small leaves: how to grow microgreens in winter

Our Vertical Veg man explains how to grow salad leaves throughout winter, even without any outdoor space<p>If you can find room for a few seed trays by a bright window inside your home you can enjoy shoots and microgreens throughout the winter. Microgreen is the buzzword for leaves harvested small. …

Sambal Badjak recipe

A classic recipe for Indonesian pickle<p>This is an Indonesian pickle, delicious served with any curry and a great accompaniment to a boiled egg. It has a mellow rather than a fiery taste because it is slowly sauteed which brings out the sweetness of the chillies rather than their heat. You can …

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Anjum Anand’s final meal

Cinemagraph: Emma Lee for the Guardian/Lizzie Mayson/Mateusz Karpow<p><b>My last meal would be something comforting</b>, so I’d choose to eat my mother’s black pepper chicken; it is truly delicious. She would often cook it at her dinner parties when I was a child.<p><b>I don’t eat black pepper chicken very often</b> …

Stir-fried Vietnamese lemongrass chicken recipe

Nothing beats the very Vietnamese combination of white pepper and lemon, so it’s always worth having both in the kitchen.<p><b>Serves</b> 4<p>It’s funny to think that almost every table had a little shaker of white pepper on it, along with the salt, up until the 1970s, when everyone suddenly started waving …

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Kung pao king prawn with cashew nuts recipe

Chef Jason Li shows how to make the Chinese dish kung pao king prawn<p><b>Serves 2</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>300g prawns<br>• 1 egg white<br>• 1/2 tsp salt<br>• ¼ tsp ground white pepper<br>• 2 tsp corn flour<br>• 3 tbsp chicken stock<br>• 2 tsp ZhenJiang vinegar or rice vinegar<br>• 1 tsp Chinese Shaoxing wine<br>• 1 tbsp soy sauce<br>• 1/2 tsp sugar<br>• 3 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 1 …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …