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How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

These 49 Healthy Dip Recipes Put Guac and Hummus to Shame

At a party, it doesn’t matter if you serve crudités, chips, crackers, or crostini—the real stars are the dips. And while we enjoy (OK, we’re obsessed …

How To Buy and Season a New Wok

(Image credit: Dar1930/Shutterstock)<p>Do you own a wok? If you listen to Grace Young talk about stir-frying for long enough, you'll certainly start …

Food & Dining

The Best Bacon to Eat

<b>WINNER</b><p>The Baron of Bacon<p>VANDE ROSE FARMS ARTISAN APPLEWOOD-SMOKED BACON<br>$65 FOR 60 OZ, FOODORO.COM<p>The pork is from Duroc pigs, prized for their tender meat. Our tasters praised the "nutty, fruity" flavor. This stuff comes at a cost, but it's cheaper per ounce than others we tested.<p><b><br>RUNNER-UP …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Muffins

How to cook perfect carrot cake

In the mid-1990s when carrot cake first appeared on my radar, when it finally emerged from its sandal-wearing exile and into the sugary lights of the mainstream, it seemed as absurd an idea as its contemporaries the pop tart and clear cola. Whatever would those Americans think of next, I wondered – …

Indian Spiced Chicken Stew

Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down in to the pan. Cook until …

Cooking (Canada)

The Shredded Chef

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Matthews<p>INTRODUCING THE #1 BESTSELLING HEALTHY COOKBOOK WITH OVER 100,000 COPIES SOLD!<p><b>If you want to build a body you can be proud of without starving or depriving yourself of all the foods you actually like...then you want to read this book.</b><p>What if I told you that just about …

Spicy Mac and Cheese Recipe

<b>Serves 10-12</b><p>Ingredients<p>Croutons:<p>1 Tbsp. unsalted butter<br>• 4 slices white bread, cut into ½" squares<br>• Kosher salt<p>Pasta:<p>Unsalted butter, for greasing pan<br>• 2 …

Kadala Curry Recipe by Nagalakshmi Viswanathan

<b>If you want a thicker gravy, add more coconut and less water in the pressure cooker while cooking the kadala curry.</b><br>By Nagalakshmi Viswanathan<p>Kadala …

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

It’s a bright and crisp autumn day. The kind of day that is cheery but demanding of a colorful bowl of tasty soup, so that’s what I whipped up! The …

Recipe: Chickpea salad with chorizo (Garbanzos aliñados con chorizo)

<b>Chickpea salad with chorizo (Garbanzos aliñados con chorizo)</b><p><b>Total time:</b><p>10 minutes, plus marinating time<p><b>Servings:</b><p>6 tapas or 4 salad servings<p><b>Note:</b><p>Start this recipe a day or two before serving, as you'll need to allow time to soak the chickpeas before cooking, then to marinate them in the oil and …

Recipe: Quinoa lentil salad with tomatoes

<b>Quinoa lentil salad with tomatoes</b><p><b>Total time:</b><p>50 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times<p><b>Servings:</b><p>6<p>1 cup French green or brown lentils, sorted and rinsed<p>Salt and pepper<p>1/4 cup white wine vinegar or cider vinegar, plus more for drizzling<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed and strained<p>1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for …

Height-of-Summer Tomato Salad

2<p>SHARES<p>We’ve taken the classic tomato-basil combination and turned it into an easy-to-eat salad (no knives necessary) that showcases the incredible …

Tomatoes

Recipe: Beet and pomegranate salad

<b>Total time:</b> 1 hour, 20 minutes<p><b>Servings:</b> 6<p><b>Note:</b> Adapted from "The Book of New Israeli Food" by Janna Gur. Pomegranate concentrate or molasses is available at select Jons markets, cooking supply stores and Middle Eastern markets.<p>3 to 4 medium beets<p>2 tablespoons pomegranate concentrate or molasses<p>2 to …

Quinoa Tabbouleh

6 Servings<p>The classic Middle Eastern salad gets an of-the-moment upgrade with the "it" grain, quinoa.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed well<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1 …

Food

How to make perfect hummus

Whatever happened to the dip? Once the apogee of sophisticated entertaining in their dinky quartered tubs, these gloopy mixtures – thousand island, cheese and chive, the graveyard of a million splintered Pringles – were quietly dethroned, sometime in the late 1990s, by an invasion from the eastern …

How to make perfect guacamole

Guacamole and I did not get off to a good start. We first met in the context of a home-assembly fajita kit – marinated chicken in a little plastic pouch, sachets of sour cream and salsa, a few desiccated tortillas and something distinctly unappetising looking in a small plastic pot. In those …

Squash soup with ripe tomato relish recipe

A bright squash soup, perfect for warming you up in early autumn.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>Very ripe, red-through tomatoes make a wonderful fresh ‘ketchup’ to enliven a rich velvety squash soup.<p>1 x 600g butternut squash, or other type,<p>cut into quarters<p>60g butter or olive oil<p>3 onions, chopped<p>3 cloves of garlic, …

Roasted Cauliflower Salad w/ Spicy Dressing

Long weekends are great, aren’t they? I gave myself permission to disconnect from the world for 2.75 days to meditate, sleep in, go outside, and cook.<p>…

Moroccan Carrot and Raisin Slaw

Ingredients<p>Slaw<p>6 cups julienne cut/matchstick carrots<br>• 1 English cucumber julienne cut/matchstick<br>• ½ cup sultana raisins<br>• ½ cup sunflower seeds soaked for …

Paleo Creamy Carrot Fennel Soup

My favourite soup has to be the pureed variety. In fact I’ve been known to blend regular soups that many would feel should not be blended, including …

Light Quinoa and Avocado Tabbouleh Verrines

As a teenager and young adult I was anything but comfortable with myself.<p>I’d cry at the thought of being left alone and avoided as many silent …

Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

2 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>April 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 15- to 15 1/2-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>1 small garlic clove, pressed<p>1/3 …

Spices