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Seven simple ways to get your seven-a-day

The latest missive on diet, brought to us this week from experts at University College London, that we should be eating seven, rather than five, portions of fruit and veg a day drew a variety of responses – mostly groans. But, with or without these findings, it makes sense to get more fruit and …

Easy Sausage, Kale, and Black-Eyed Pea Soup With Lemon and Rosemary Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Canned beans can be used in place of dried. To use canned beans, drain and rinse 1 (28 ounce) can of black eyed peas. Skip step 1 and add beans to soup in step 3, simmering for 30 minutes instead of 1 hour. Serve as directed.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Easy Sausage and Kale Soup With Black-Eyed</b> …

White Chocolate Cake with Lemon Glaze

32<p>13<p>It’s curious when people say, “I don’t like white chocolate. I like dark chocolate.” Because it’s not fair to compare them, just like black tea …

Insanely Good: Guilt-Free Sweet Potato Fries

A recipe for the best sweet potato fries you will ever make in your oven<p>Nothing sparks a craving for comfort food like a natural disaster, and while I was lucky enough to have a working gas range while the power was knocked out, I couldn’t make the thing I really wanted: sweet potato fries.I’ll …

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Why We Love Lime Pickle—It's Hot, Sour, Salty, Sassy

Lime pickle—a salty, sour, spicy, sassy Indian condiment—livens up everything from sandwiches to braised meats to sautéed kale<p>Made by salting and fermenting limes with chiles and spices, lime pickle is fiery, tangy, and crazy-flavorful. I fold it into mayo for hopped-up sandwiches, serve it with …

Spicy Peanut and Toasted Coconut Cookies

These cookies were inspired by Jeni Britton Bauer's Bangkok peanut ice cream--a tantalizing blend of toasted coconut and peanut butter cream, …

Thai chicken parcel with sugar snap peas & rice

This Asian-inspired chicken dish is super-juicy and lean thanks to a simple steaming process salty, sweet and spicy Asian sauces<p>Ingredients<p>2 skinless …

Minced Chicken with Thai Basil

<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: The original white meat gets sexy.</i><p>Chicken is often maligned and I understand why. With so much sexy pork cuts to choose from, who turns to the primary white meat with …

Lemon Pesto Turkey Pasta Recipe

Leftover turkey anyone? Welcome to my new favorite way of putting turkey leftovers to good use.<p>This is a quick and easy “carbonara” style pasta dish, …

Adam and Maxine's Famous Latkes

Makes 24 Servings<p>Russets are ideal for this latke recipe. Their high starch content means you won't need flour to bind the pancakes. The result? More potato, and a crunchy (not cakey) texture.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds large russet potatoes (4-6)<p>1 medium Vidalia, yellow, or brown onions (about 2)<p>2 …

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Peter Berley | Fresh Food Fast | William Morrow, 2013<p>This is a very unusual recipe because you make the sauce on a …

Penne with Spicy Lamb Sauce

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Pantry pasta, to save the day.</i><p>Some nights, the ones that most often follow busy days, require meals that emerge from pantry ingredients. On those nights, pasta is …

A Simple, Bright Persimmon Salad

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: When it all gets to be too much, sit down, pour some wine, and indulge in this bright, sweet</i> …

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

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24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

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How to Get Clumps in Your Granola

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Stop ripping apart entire bags of granola just to get your hands on the crunchy nuggets.</i><p>There are two types of granola eaters.<p>The first type of people …

Quick and Easy Pasta With Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Some folks see marriage and relationships as some sort of magical game of acceptance of differences; loving the other person for exactly who they are, no changes required. I see it as a gradual wearing-down process. A long, determined badgering that …

Puréed Parsnip and Cardamom Soup with Caramelized Shallots

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: This winter, parsnips and cardamom are here for you.</i><p>WHO: Alasully is a designer at Bon Appétit magazine -- and was one of …

5 Ways to Eat More Kale

Kale is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The leafy green is very low in calories (36 calories per cup) and is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K. It's also a good source of fiber and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron.Problem is, kale isn't the sexiest veggie …

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Hot chocolate milkshakes

An indulgent and warming treat that neither kids nor grown-ups will be able to resist<p>Ingredients<p>200g plain chocolate (we used 70% cocoa)<br>• 600ml …