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A Magical New Egg Replacement (That's Already in Your Pantry)

<i>A newly-discovered "magical" egg replacer has been under our noses—and in our pantries—this whole time.</i><p><i>This Lemon Meringue cake is made with eggs—but it could be made with chickpea water instead!</i><p>The ideal replacement for eggs has been under our noses—and down our sinks—this whole time. <b>As it turns</b> …

Reviving the Tea Cake of Juneteenth Parties Past

Like all holidays worth celebrating, the African-American emancipation day known as Juneteenth centers on food.<p>“Watermelon and red soda water are the oldest traditional foods on Juneteenth,” says the Rev. Dr. Ronald Myers, head of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation. “And there’s always …

Zest Is Best: How to Make the Most of Your Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels

Your baked goods, pastas, and more are good. But they could be better—just add citrus and lemon zest.<p>Is there anything citrus zest doesn't make better? (Answer: No.) If there's one thing we've learned after countless baked goods, simple dinners, and big cooking projects, it's this: The Microplane …

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The Unexpected Ingredient Your Veggie Burgers Are Missing

<i>We're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu all year long. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Kitchen shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Alexandra unearths a new kind of veggie burger.</i><p>As a C.S.A. subscriber, I accept that at various …

32 Sweet and Savory Ways to Cook With Coconut Oil

These coconut oil recipes range from savory to sweet—and are proof it's maybe even better than butter.<p>Love coconut oil? You're in luck: These recipes all feature the heart-healthy ingredient.

Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Here's everything you need to know about cooking with coconut oil, from how to store it to what all those labels really mean.<p>Coconut oil is fast becoming one of our must-have pantry staples. It's touted as a minimally-processed, heart-healthy alternative to other oils, making it a great addition to …

Turmeric Lime Toasted Pepitas

We've got to admit it, but in America we're a "snack culture." Snacking happens and there's no denying it. Like, right now: I'm fully indulging in my batch of <b>Turmeric Lime Toasted Pepitas</b> with no leftover guilty crumb filled fingers. This week, I'm going snack healthy <i>and</i> snack happy. These pepitas, …

9 Ways to Make Your Favorite Recipes Vegan

Trying to make the leap into a vegan diet or whipping up food while entertaining for a vegan friend is easier than you may think! Instead of fretting …

Detox With the Beet and Feta Lettuce Wrap

Does your body need a cleanse? Then, this beet and feta lettuce wrap is for you. Beets are known for naturally cleansing the liver and purifying our blood from toxins. They may also help with improving stamina and overall well-being.<p>Oven-roasting the beets in advance is a huge time-saver. I …

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A Seaweed Salad That You Don't Need Hunger Goggles to Enjoy

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A seaweed salad that is just as good -- if not better -- than the one</i> …

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

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Make Perfect Homemade Granola by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes to turn out perfect batches of golden-brown homemade granola every time.<p><b>Granola is the blank canvas of breakfast foods.</b> A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil or butter and your sweetener (hello, maple syrup) of choice, and you've just paved the way to dozens …

9 Ways to Flavor Braised Kale

<i>By Kristin Donnelly</i><p>Kale salads are great—if you don’t mind a little chewing. For a wintery alternative, slowly braise kale until it becomes soft and silky.<p><b>1. With cured pork</b><p>Whether it's bacon, pancetta, ham hock or chorizo, pork products + greens = magic. To keep the pork crisp and prevent it from …

From Broccoli Leaves to Kalettes, New Vegetables to Cook and Grow in 2015

As both a vegetable farmer and a cookbook author (<i>Fresh From the Farm</i>), I get pretty excited about new vegetable varieties. We have our market favorites we grow every year, but we always try something new--or at least new to us, or a little out of the ordinary. Things like Peppermint Swiss Chard; …

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A Vegan Noodle Soup for the New Year

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: The warm, comforting, totally vegan noodle soup you're craving this January.</i><p>Most of the noodle soups I create at home have Asian influences or flavors: pho, miso soup …

New Year, New Muesli

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A Middle Eastern-inspired muesli that resolved to be the snazziest grain dish at the breakfast …

The Trick To Making Your Leafy Greens Last 10 Times Longer

With the existence of turducken donuts and grilled cheese fries in the world, eating healthy can sometimes feel like a real struggle. That challenge is only intensified by the fact that <i>every time</i> we want to make a salad the head of lettuce we just bought two days ago is already past its prime. It's …

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Vegan Apple Crisp

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A crisp that's all about the crumbs.</i><p>Apple pie may be our nation’s signature dessert, but to be honest with you, I’m partial to an apple crisp. I could tell you that …

Make 263,000 Healthy, Vegetarian Soups From This One Recipe

An upcoming vegetarian cookbook includes ingenious formulas to help you create your own, customized dishes. Get the 1 recipe that can be used to make …

How to Make Homemade Oreos

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Pour yourself a tall glass of milk and prepare to dunk, because Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is showing you how to make chocolate</i> …

Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash

2 tbsp. canola oil<p>1⁄2" piece ginger, minced<p>2 cloves garlic, minced<p>3 scallions, minced, plus more for garnish<p>1⁄4 cup chicken or vegetable stock<p>3 tbsp. …

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant parmesan was the first Italian recipe I learned to make after marrying my husband over 17 years ago. I always loved and admired the way his grandmother Rosie rallied family and friends around her table for a delicious Italian meal. After a not-so-good first attempt, Rosie taught me how to …

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Make-Ahead Quinoa Salad With Cucumber, Tomato, and Herbs

I've been on kind of a make-ahead kick recently, partly because we've been camping a lot and are always looking for easy, ready-to-serve meals, and partly because a good make-ahead meal makes life so much simpler. Rather than scrambling to put lunch or dinner on the table at the last minute, I get …

No-Fuss Vegan Cornbread

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A cornbread that's everything you want it to be -- including good for any vegans who might show up at Thanksgiving.</i><p>This is my Goldilocks cornbread. It’s a little …

Tahini & Farro Granola Bars

My friend Katerina recently brought me some tahini from the island of Crete. It's much darker than the tahini you usually find in the supermarkets and the flavor is certainly richer. This is due in part to the fact that the sesame seeds didn't have their hulls removed, making the resulting tahini …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Thai Curry Paste?

Previously, we asked chefs around the country how they slip curry powder into everything from apple butter to cake. Today we're talking about curry paste—red, green, yellow, and otherwise—one of our favorite flavor bases around, and one of the most versatile. Whether you make it yourself or buy a …

Traveling in Bordeaux, France

Do not look for mountains or valleys in Bordeaux. Do not look for rich red earth or vast forests. And don't look for spa resorts with Olympic-size swimming pools and cabanas. That may be all well and good for Napa Valley, or the hills of Tuscany, or the stunning mountains along the Rhine, but …