Monica Lauer

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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 …

8 Chefs Who Write As Well As They Cook (If Not Better)

Chefs have demanding schedules. They work basically all the time, longer hours than most of us thought humanly possible. Coming home after a day in their shoes, most of us would want to curl up on the couch and do nothing. Not these guys and gals, they are warriors. And some of those great, …

David Chang's Amazing 5-Ingredient Side Dish

"I don't like blanching asparagus," says David Chang. The star chef reveals his preferred method and a super-simple recipe for the vibrant spring …

Book Club

The <i>New York Times</i>' Sunday Book Review takes a look at <b>several summer cookbook releases</b>, offering short reviews for titles like Laura B. Russell's vegetable book <b>Brassicas</b> and Dean Fearing's <b>The Texas Food Bible</b>, which "hits it out of the park." More mini reviews can be found in the online supplement. …

Sweet Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup

Certain foods are so well-matched, I'm convinced they somehow conspire through the soil in order to coordinate how to perfectly complement each other. Carrots and ginger are that way. The sweet, subtle flavor of carrots is perfectly offset by the creamy heat of ginger, making this an all-star …

Chocolate Flower Pot Cakes

I grant you full permission to eat one of these healthy chocolate cakes for breakfast on the grounds that…<p><i>most</i> of the butter and sugar were replaced …

Why the Cheese Curler (aka Girolle) Makes Parties So Great

Serving cheese is far sexier—not to mention a lot more fun—when you do it the French way. Essayist Sloane Crosley explains.<p>“Don’t play with your food.”<p>Like all American children not raised by wolves, I was taught this at an early age. The French were not taught the same thing. And so it was during …

Books

The 7 Best Culinary Bookstores in America

Try to make it out of these heavenly spots without dropping a ton of cash. We dare you.<p><i>Photograph used with permission of</i> <i>Sleeping Hedgehog: A Journal of an Untraditional Nature</i><p>Think your bookshelves are well stocked? Think again. These seven dedicated cookbook stores have the goods you never knew …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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The Taste of the Sea

Last summer I stood in my Brooklyn kitchen vigorously grating a block of bottarga—the traditional Mediterranean specialty of cured fish roe—over a …

What to do With Leftover Condensed Milk

First things first. What is condensed milk, anyway? It's cow's milk from which the water has been removed and a sweetener added (condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk are basically synonymous these days). In its tin, it's shelf stable for years, making it a historically popular standby in …

Meyer Lemon Mousse With Candied Lemon Peels

This Meyer lemon mousse is the kind of dessert that will make your taste buds come alive -- full of delicious tanginess, dreamily aromatic and as light as a cloud. The base for the mousse is a lemony egg custard. It's the only part of the recipe that demands a bit of work -- the rest is easy as pie!<p>…

Baking

Avocado Hummus With Toasted Coriander and Avocado Oil

Hummus has been a staple of the Middle Eastern diet for centuries, but it's not until the end of the 1900s that it made its mark in the United States. Today, just about every household in America consumes hummus, whether made at home or store-bought. Of course, it's no surprise that the famous dip …

15 satisfying vegan lunch recipes to energize your day: http://thekitc.hn/1oFbq5E What are your favorite vegan recipes for lunch?

Superior Syrup: 11 Maple Experts You Need to Know About

Everyone has an old bottle or two of maple syrup sitting in their fridge, ready to deploy whenever waffles or pancakes are in the offering — but the …

7 Ways to Eat & Drink Turmeric

If you follow the wacky and wonderful world of wellness bloggers and Instagrammers — or even if you've been to Starbucks lately — you've probably …

Turmeric

Moroccan Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Israeli couscous has bigger pearls than Moroccan couscous, and it still cooks very quickly, adding heartiness and texture to this soup. The meatballs also make a delicious dinner on their own, served over a bed of couscous.<p><b>Moroccan Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup</b><p>For the meatballs:<p>1 tsp. ground …

Let Justin Timberlake's Pepino Cocktail Guide Your Way

A friendly new drink from south of the border might be just what you need to carry you through 'til Xmas<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>As you enter the final miles of the holiday booze iditarod, your trusted drinking dogs are looking a …

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

Recipes

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat but ever once in a while, why not make it just a little indulgent? RECIPE: Mocha crunch steel-cut oatmeal: http://thekitc.hn/MJ81Xh

Dear Pregnant Celebrity: What to Eat for the Next 9 Months

Are you famous? Are you pregnant? Then we've got the slideshow for you! Here are 8 recipes you should cook and eat over the next several months<p>Man, it seems like every day we keep fielding calls from pregnant celebrities begging us for advice on what they should eat to ensure their little ones' …

31 Delicious New Ways To Cook Butternut Squash

If you're thinking that a squash with "butter" in its name is probably a cool squash, you're right.

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …