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How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) Any Which Way

We think of sandwiches, granola bars, and muffins as great on-the-go snacks. But rice? In most cities in the U.S., you'd be hard-pressed to find a commuter snacking on rice (unless it's puffed and in the form of a cereal bar).<p>The same is not true in Japan, where they understand the importance of …

Sushi

An Easy Way to Remember Which Grains Contain Gluten

If you, like me, constantly find yourself asking, "Is such-and-such grain gluten-free?," you'll be relieved to know that <b>there's an easy way to remember, at a basic level, which grains and flours contain gluten</b>.<p>Just think of the acronym <b>B.R.O.W.S.</b><p><b>B</b> arley <b><br>R</b> ye <b><br>O</b> at (if it's not labeled gluten-free) <b><br>W</b> …

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Bye, Oatmeal: You Should Be Making Buckwheat Porridge for Breakfast

Oatmeal is so five minutes ago. Here's why we're cooking buckwheat porridge for breakfast.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s</i> …

Breakfast

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins with Oat Crumble

MAKES 12 Servings<p>You can use this batter as a base and swap in other fruits and spices (say cranberries and finely grated orange zest and ginger) for the blueberries, cinnamon, and nutmeg.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Crumble<p>½ cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats<p>¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>¼ teaspoon …

10 Easy Steps to Make a Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free Cake

© Arabella Packford<p>Whenever I even think about afternoon tea, I go quite delirious in the head. All those sumptuous mouth watering gateau's, scones, …

Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies for a Crowd

Makes thirty-two 1½" squares Servings<p>You can use any flavor jam or jelly you like; substitute roasted salted peanuts to play up the salty-sweet angle.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled, plus more for pan<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>1½ …

Coconut Quinoa

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>This recipe, with its double dose of coconut, is a quinoa game-changer.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil<p>1½ cups quinoa, rinsed well<p>1 13.5-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat oil in a …

3 Gluten-Free Flour Blends You Can Use in Any Recipe

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. In fact, talk to <i>any</i> cook of my generation and ask them what they were reading when they were learning to cook, and chances are Ideas in Food will …

Seeded Buckwheat Cookies

Makes 30 Servings<p>Rolling out the dough between sheets of parchment paper means it won’t stick to your pin or tear.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup pecans<p>1 cup buckwheat flour<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon baking powder<p>1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted …

53 Gluten-Free Recipes You Definitely Want to Cook

Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products doesn't mean your food shouldn't be ridiculously delicious. These 53 gluten-free recipes prove it.<p><b>Welcome to the land of gluten freedom.</b> Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products for other reasons doesn't …

Gluten-Free

Vegan Palak Paneer Will Turn Tofu Naysayers into Enthusiasts

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Never have a bad experience with tofu again.</i><p>When I mention the word “tofu” in passing, I tend to get one of two very different responses. Half the people I’m chatting …

Cheese

Green Chorizo

Makes 12–14 links; about 4 lb. Servings<p>Want to know more about how the (homemade) sausage is made? Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 4-lb. skinless, boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), cut into 1–2” pieces<p>6 bay leaves<p>1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper<p>30 grams* …

Why Honey is a Smart Alternative to Sugar (& How to Substitute)

<i>Joanne Chang—owner of Flour Bakery, author of Baking with Less Sugar, and all-around dessert wizard—has discovered that less sugar can often mean more flavor.</i><p><i>Today: This light and airy sticky morning bun is made entirely with honey, which means you'll keep enjoying it even after the first couple</i> …

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Coconut Banana Chia for Breakfast? Obviously, Yes

Your breakfast is about to get a whole lot better, thanks to that can of coconut milk lurking in your cabinet.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on</i> …

Shrimp and Zucchini Tacos

Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons canola oil, divided<p>1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch half-moons<p>1 onion, chopped<p>1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 pound medium shrimp, …

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Seared Short Rib

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds cross-cut short ribs (flanken or Korean style), each sliced lengthwise about 3/4-inch thick<p>Kosher salt, ground pepper<p>1 white onion, finely diced<p>2 limes, cut into wedges<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat a large dry cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Alternatively, build …

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Radishes make a crunchy salsa for this steak taco recipe—or for any other tacos you’re serving this summer.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>1 pound skirt or flank steak<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>½ cup fresh …

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pickled Onions

4 Servings<p>Replicate this recipe indoors by using a grill pan or cast-iron skillet set over high heat.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup white wine vinegar<p>2 tsp. sugar<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 serrano chile, seeded, finely chopped<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>1 tsp. finely grated lime zest<p>2 Tbsp. fresh …

Seafood

Instead of Throwing Away Your Greens, Make Them into "Meatballs"

<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: Hold onto your carrot tops! And onion tops! And turnip tops! And beet greens, too. You can turn</i> …

Onions

40 Sausage Recipes to Keep You Full Every Month of the Year

Sausage is there for you in every season, whether it is grilled in the summer or slow-cooked in the winter.<p><b>We speak a lot about eating seasonally</b> at <i>BA</i>. You know what goes great with that winter kale? Sausage. And those summer campfire beans? Sausage. That's right—sausage is pretty much the perfect …

Cooking

Best-of-Both-Worlds Vegan Carrot Cake

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Rethink what you know about vegan frosting, and then slather it on carrot cake.</i><p>Carrot cake is the rare dessert that allows you to satisfy both the angel and the devil …

Recipes

A Brief Guide to Photographic Acronyms

Sometimes it seems like photography is just one big repository for acronyms. We buy a new lens, it is sold with OS or VR. Our cameras have very high …

Fruit and nut bars recipe

Fruit and nut bars offer a great source of carbohydrate in the grains and berries<p><b>SERVES</b><br>Makes eight bars<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 cup pitted dates<br>Vegetable oil cooking spray<br>1½ cups oats, finely ground<br>⅓ cup dried cranberries, chopped<br>⅓ cup dried cherries, chopped<br>⅓ cup dried blueberries<br>2 tbsp oat bran<br>3 tbsp ground …

Deliciously Ella's beetroot chocolate cake with coconut frosting

This healthy twist on chocolate cake is still completely mouth-watering, with a creamy coconut icing<p>SERVES<p>1 cake (12 slices)<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><p>1 large beetroot (250g)<br>• 2 mugs buckwheat flour (400g)<br>• 1 mug apple purée (360g)<br>• 1 mug maple syrup (300ml)<br>• 6 tbsp raw cacao powder<br>• Pinch of salt<br>• Coconut oil, …

Roast carrot, tomato and dill soup recipe

The roast carrot and onion in this recipe impart a deep, gorgeously caramelised flavour to the soup<p>Like a French potage, this soup is thick, filling and importantly for this time of year, very warming. Serve with a sprinkling of toasted cumin seeds and drizzle of olive oil.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 …

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Flatulence In Dogs

Against my better judgement, I sometimes sneak my dogs a treat that doesn't quiet fit into the diet of healthy canine nutrition. Rest assured, I will …

Eating the paleo way: why all the fuss about cauliflower rice?

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite has been converted to cauliflower rice - here he explains why he's eating like a caveman<p>I may be best known as the 2012 winner of the GBBO, but my obsession with food extends to the healthier end of the spectrum, too.<p>While I’d like to live off cake alone, …

1 Bag of Chickpea Flour, 5 Ways to Use It

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples -- or your seasonal produce -- every which way.</i><p><i>Today: These 5 recipes from Lindsey S. Love of Dolly and Oatmeal will earn chickpea</i> …

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