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Chinatown Kitchen: black sticky rice with mango recipe

The traditional Thai dessert is sticky rice with mango made with white glutinous rice, but this works equally well. The black glutinous rice makes a dramatic dish, especially when offset by the vibrancy of the colourful fruit. You can turn this into a breakfast or brunch dish by adding sunflower …

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Your DIY Wedding Cocktail Hour: Cheese, Charcuterie, Oysters. Done.

You should totally DIY your cocktail hour. All you need is some meat, some cheese, and some oysters.<p>There are some things you don't want to be in charge of at your own wedding. The cake. The toasts. The in-laws. But the cocktail hour is a moment you can, and should, pull off yourself. You don't …

Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

16 Servings<p>This pecan fudge recipe is similar in flavor to caramelized white chocolate. Tangy buttermilk tempers the sweetness.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup pecans<p>2 cups sugar<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>⅛ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Flaky sea salt …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Butter Chicken Recipe | Jamie & Maunika

Roasted ratatouille & goat’s cheese tart

Packed with oven-roasted aubergines, courgettes, peppers and onions, this tart makes a great centrepiece for a picnic or al fresco …

41 Thai Recipes to Make at Home

Here are 41 of our favorite Thai recipes, inspired by the cuisine's addictive sweet, savory, salty, and spicy flavors.<p>If you take a deep dive into our recipe database, you'll notice a few interesting things: 1. the liberal use of Aleppo pepper; 2. a relative lack of banana recipes (our boss, <b>Adam</b> …

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12 Grilled Salad Recipes Featuring Corn, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and More

Grill, meet veg. Veg, meet grill. We think you guys are gonna get along<p><b>Why should meat and fish get all the live-fire love?</b> See what a touch of smoke can do to electric summer produce like sweet peppers, squeaky-fresh leeks, and just-picked corn. Welcome to grilled salad season.

My Day on a Plate: Millie Mackintosh, model

Millie Mackintosh, the former Made In Chelsea star, reveals her daily diet and exercise regime<p><b>7am</b> Juice a whole lemon into a pint of warm water before a high-protein breakfast: smoked salmon with poached eggs and avocado, or frittata with asparagus (a diuretic, so good on a shoot day). Black coffee …

Jalapeño Party Poppers | World Cup Munchies | USA

How to make the perfect lemon meringue pie

If any dish could be described as blowsy, it's the lemon meringue pie; that overblown Dolly of desserts, all sweet bouffant meringue above a core acid enough to put young Jolene right off her game. There's something joyously vulgar about its showy charms, and its brief but brilliant flowering – it …

Beef & Bacon Party Pies | World Cup Munchies | AUSTRALIA

Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

Makes 16 Servings<p>“These are really peanut buttery and not too sweet, so the strawberry jam on top is a perfect complement.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 …

How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

Brown Rice Porridge with Hazelnuts and Jam

4 Servings<p>At Sqirl, they make almond milk from scratch, which gives this rice porridge recipe an extra-rich, nutty flavor.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>4 cups unsweetened almond milk<p>1 cup short-grain brown rice<p>¼ cup sugar<p>pinch of kosher salt<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>¼ cup …

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers

Grilled Cajun-spiced chicken breasts topped with bacon, avocado and cheese... set to become a Friday night favourite<p>Ingredients<p>4 skinless chicken …

William Sutcliffe's top 10 books to read aloud to children

Anyone who has ever spent more than a minute in the same room as a human being under the age of ten will have noticed that adults and children have rather different energy levels and interests.<p>Fortunately, a device has been invented which is unmatched in its ability to bring these two species into …

Best ever pesto & potato pasta

A child-friendly take on pasta alla genovese. Kids can help make the green sauce and toss the whole mix together<p>Ingredients<p>150g green bean<br>• 300g new …

Tomatoes stuffed with pesto rice

Stuffed with spinach, pesto rice and melting mozzarella, these tomatoes make a speedy veggie supper<p>Ingredients<p>6 large beef tomatoes<br>• 250g pack …

Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

8 Servings<p>We love the combination of gently cooked and raw strawberries in this not-too-sweet version of the classic dessert.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>shortcakes<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) chilled …

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Gennaro's Sweet Pepper Frittata

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Raspberry and yogurt cake recipe

A simple yogurt cake baked with a handful of fresh raspberries, and coated generously with raspberry and lemon icing.<p>I had a lovely yogurt and raspberry cake in a delightful café, The Field Kitchen in Nettlebed, near Henley, and couldn't get it out of my head. This is my version. You do have to eat …

Spicy Potato Breakfast Pancakes - Gordon Ramsay

Asparagus recipes – 12 new ideas

With each spring, alongside daffodils, lambing and chocolate eggs comes the certainty that ‘asparagus’ will be one of the most searched for …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Normandy pot roast chicken with cider and crème fraîche recipe

Apples and turnips pair wonderfully with crème fraîche in this homely pot roast<p>This is very easy and impressive one-pot dish from the home of crème fraîche (and apples).<p>Serves 4<p>Olive oil<p>1 small chicken or guinea fowl<p>100g/3 ½oz unsmoked lardons<p>2 onions, finely sliced<p>30g/1oz butter<p>A couple of sprigs …