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Sichuan-Style Smashed Cucumber Salad Recipe

One thing you'll quickly notice about Sichuan cuisine beyond the spicy stuff, is their love of fresh, crunchy pickles. No meal is complete without a dish of cold, vinegary vegetables, whether it's turnip, cabbage, peanuts, or cucumbers. Think of them as a palate cleanser between bites of the …

Warm Butternut Squash and Cheddar Dip Recipe

Cold weather doesn't seem so bad when there's a warm dish of butternut squash and cheddar dip on the table. Flavored with caramelized onions, sage, garlic, and plenty of cheese, this roasted squash dip will be your favorite appetizer of the season.<p>Why It Works<p>Roasted squash and caramelized onions …

Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon Recipe

Some people have fallback recipes. The ones that they pull out again and again when they can't think of something new to make. I've got a couple of those, but I also have fallback techniques—basic blueprints for constructing a dish that can be infinitely variable depending on the specific …

Stir-Fried Cucumbers With Spicy Ground Pork Recipe

Cucumbers might make you think of salads and pickles, but they're excellent as the main ingredient in stir fries as well. Exposed to the wok's intense heat, they become silky smooth with a juicy, meaty bite. In this easy recipe, they're paired with spicy ground pork.<p>Why It Works<p>Salting the …

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

The pressure cooker makes short work of making tender chicken and an intensely flavored sauce—just add the ingredients, and turn it on, no searing or pre-cooking of any kind required. After that, assembling and baking these delicious red chile chicken enchiladas is a snap.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>The …

Easy Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans (Gan Bian Si Ji Dou) Without a Wok Recipe

<i>Gan Bian Si Ji Dou</i>—Sichuan-style dry-fried green beans with chilies and pickles—are one of the best and most mistranslated vegetable dishes in the world. The real version should be bright and light, featuring beans with blistered skins and snappy interiors, and tossed with chili-flavored oil, …

Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

A simple oven-frying technique using baking powder gives these wings all of the traditional crispness of deep-fried ones with far less mess. Juicy strawberries bring sweetness to the sauce, while chipotle peppers round it out with heat and smokiness. Paired with creamy avocado-blue cheese dip and …

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Masala Recipe

What I know about you: You like fast. You love easy. You lurve chicken. You're pretty wild about recipes that taste awesome. You like gadgets. This recipe for a pseudo-Indian chicken channa masala hits every one of those points. It takes about half an hour, it's easy enough that a very large and …

Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan - Kalyn's Kitchen

<i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> November 23, 2013<p><i>This Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan is low-carb and gluten-free, and it’s perfect for</i> …

Thai Chicken-Pumpkin Soup

Click to enlarge<p>When there’s a chill in the air I find myself wanting soup for lunch. But alas, there are absolutely NO leftovers in the refrigerator …

Chipotle Chicken Chowder

Chipotle Chicken Chowder<p>Ingredients<p>6 slices bacon, chopped<br>• 1 medium onion, chipped<br>• 4 cups jicama, cubed OR 4 cups daikon radish, cubed<br>• 2 cloves garlic, …

How to Make Labneh

I often breezily suggest I’ll bring “nibbles” when I offer to bring a plate to a group gathering. Promptly, any notion I formerly had of what makes a …

Chicken Paprikash Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> The chicken is most flavorful if left to season at least four hours and preferably overnight. If short on time, season chicken 30 minutes before cooking. The easiest way to chop canned tomatoes is to use kitchen shears and snip the tomatoes in the can. This is delicious served with egg …

Easy Broiled Miso-Marinated Black Cod Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab Turbo: Broiled Miso Black Cod</b><p>Ingredients1/4 cup red or white miso paste1/4 cup sake2 tablespoons mirin2 teaspoons soy sauce1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup sugar4 black cod filets, 5 to 6 ounces each<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Whisk together miso, sake, mirin, soy sauce, oil, and sugar. …

Spicy Stir-Fried Fennel, Celery, and Celery Root With Chinese Sausage Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Nam Prik Pao, also known as Thai chili jam, is available at most well-stocked Asian grocery stores and online. It also goes by "roasted chili paste" or "roasted chili paste in soybean oil."<p><b>Read more: Spicy Stir-Fried Fennel, Celery, and Celery Root With Chinese Sausage</b><p>Ingredients1/2 pound …

Smoky, Spicy Cabbage Rolls Recipe

<b>Note</b>: These rolls can be assembled ahead. Just place them in the refrigerator and pull them out 30 minutes before you're ready to cook them. They also freeze beautifully.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Smoky, Spicy Cabbage Rolls</b><p>Ingredients1 medium head Savoy cabbage2 tablespoons olive oil1 pound ground …

Cinnamon Braised Beef

What do you get when you combine a professionally trained chef from the Mediterranean and a Paleo Holistic Nutritionist? An absolutely gorgeous, …

Turkey Porchetta Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: How to Make a Turkey Porchetta</b><p>IngredientsKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, plus 1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns1/4 cup fresh sage leaves4 medium cloves garlic1/2 tablespoon whole fennel seeds1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 whole bone-in, skin-on turkey …

Smoky Cauliflower Soup With Wild Mushrooms and Ham Crisps Recipe

<b>Note</b>: Feel free to make the soup and mushrooms in advance. Both will store nicely in the refrigerator for about two days. However, make the ham crisps prior to serving.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Smoky Cauliflower Soup With Wild Mushrooms and Ham Crisps</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Soup:</b>1 large head …

Creamed Spinach With Citrus Kosho From 'Maximum Flavor'

Creamed spinach is not the place my mind jumps to when thinking about modern cooking. Most iterations of the dish are stodgy, cream-leaden bowls of green mush. But <b>Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot's</b> version in their new cookbook, <i>Maximum Flavor</i>, is far from old-fashioned. Seasoned with potent …

Pumpkin Bars

This recipe has been tested with my preferred ingredients. Please consider, if I recommend a substitution, it will be included as a note in the …

PUMPKIN POUND CAKE - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes

<b>DOTTIE'S PUMPKIN POUND CAKE</b><br>1 cup canned pumpkin<br>1 cup granulated Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda<br>1 teaspoon baking powder<br>1 teaspoon vanilla<br>1/2 …

Dessert

Easy Vitamix BBQ Sauce {low-carb, low-sugar}

Barbecue ribs are quite possibly my son B's favorite food. It is super easy to make the sauce and even easier to make the ribs using the low and slow …

Lemon-Coconut Fat Bombs!

Click to enlarge my over-sized ones)<p>This recipe was inspired by a Lemon Fat Bomb recipe posted by Widget over on LowCarbFriends forums: …

Vietnamese Cabbage Salad with Chicken and Cilantro - Kalyn's Kitchen

<i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> June 4, 2013<p><i>This Vietnamese Cabbage Salad is perfect to make with leftover chicken, and I love that the dressing has no oil!</i> …

Almond Crackers: HUNGRY FOR BALANCE

1 ¾ cups blanched ground almonds<p>1-2 tablespoons Masterfoods Italian or Tuscan Seasoning<p>1/2 tsp Salt<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 egg<p>In a large bowl, …

Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers Recipe

A marriage of Middle Eastern and Chinese influence, these earthy, spicy, and pungent lamb skewers deliver such a unique flavor that they seem persistently exciting.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers</b><p>Ingredients3 tablespoons cumin1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil2 tablespoons soy sauce1 …

Grilled Cremini Mushrooms Stuffed With Basil and Parmesan Mayo Recipe

Although quick and simple, these stuffed creminis leave a memorable impression.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Cremini Mushrooms Stuffed with Basil- and Parmesan-Mayo</b><p>Ingredients10 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed3 tablespoons olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1/2 cup basil …

Spicy Sambal Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> Belachan is fermented shrimp paste, a common ingredient in Southeast asian cooking. It can be found in stores that specialize in Southeast Asian ingredients. The small amount of this potent stuff is not overpowering in this dish and adds a layer of pungency, but it can be omitted if you'd …

Grilled Halibut With Spicy Red Onion Relish, Avocados, Asparagus, and Chipotle Vinaigrette Recipe

<b>Note</b>: Plan ahead and serve the fish with jalapeño-, onion-, and serrano-infused vinegar for splashing on top. Make it in carafe at least a day in advance, and refrigerate it until use.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Grilled Halibut with Spicy Red Onion Relish, Avocados, Asparagus and Chipotle …