Cassie Diamond

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Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Mango Salsa

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Give green soups a chance -- this one's refreshing, creamy, and comes together with a switch of your blender.</i><p>It’s not hard to love a green smoothie. They may be green, …

Recipes

Early Summer Gazpacho

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: A bright summer lunch for those days when you can't bear to turn</i> …

Healthy Eating

7 Easy Pickles for Summer

We live in the era of the pickle: quick fridge, lacto-fermented, water-bath canned. If it can be put up in a jar, you can preserve it. So stock up on …

Recipes

The Best Burgers

Salmon Burgers<p>NYT Cooking: If you finely grind part of the salmon, it will bind the rest, which can be coarsely chopped to retain its moisture during …

Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken (Diced Chicken With Peppers and Peanuts) Recipe

As much as I now love real-deal Sichuan kung-pao chicken, my absolute favorite Chinese dish as a kid was this mildly spiced Americanized version—and to be honest, I still love it today. Just because it's a Chinese-American standard, complete with slightly-gloppy-sauce and mild heat doesn't make …

Pillowy (and Pretty) Yeasted Angel Biscuits Recipe

The angel biscuit is the lovechild of a biscuit and a soft roll: using both baking powder and yeast for leavening, they are guaranteed to rise to pillowy heights. The final result is featherlight and soft with a buttery, biscuit-y flavor. They make a great vehicle for sliders or sandwiches, but are …

Cucumber Mint Gimlet Recipe

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 5 mins<br>• Total Time: 5 mins<br>• Yield: 1<br>• Category: Cocktail<p>★★★★★<p>5 from 7 reviews<p>Learn how to make a refreshing cucumber and …

8 Dipping Sauces for Fries that Are Better Than Ketchup

Switch up your fry dip selections with these eight excellent sauces.<p>Los Angeles burger lovers agree: The one at Father’s Office is incredible. No …