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20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Healthy Eating

The Food Lab's Reading List, Day 3: The Making of a Chef

<i>Author's Note: I recently built myself a new bookshelf in the kitchen, and in the process of reorganizing my ever-expanding book collection, I ended up blowing the dust off of more than a few majorly dog-eared pages. Old friends that carried me through college, my early days of faking it in fancy</i> …

Hunter S. Thompson

The Burger Lab's Top 10 Tips for Making Better Burgers

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Editor's Note: Since this article was originally published, the photographs have been changed, the text has been lightly edited for clarity, and the tip order has been updated, but the content is the same.</i><p>We're taking a break from hardcore testing at the Burger …

We Tried To Make Copycat Recipes Of Popular Chain Restaurant Foods And They Were Pretty Legit

From In-N-Out to Shake Shack!<p><b>Chris's thoughts:</b> I was pleasantly surprised by the look and, more importantly, the taste of these fries — they’re super close to the real thing! Also, when I’ve ordered Animal Style fries to go in the past, sometimes they'd get excessively soggy on the drive home, so …

Dessert

The 7 Rules of Perfect Pita Bread

Staring through the oven door as pita bread bakes is the best part of making it at home. When I teach my baking class, the culinary students are always amazed as the pita breads blow up like balloons, seemingly about to pop. If not done right, though, the pitas won't puff and get that big pocket in …

Pressure Cooker Cola-Braised Beef Short Ribs

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Chia Seed Pudding 4 Ways by Tasty

How to Create the Ultimate Black Bean Burger

It only takes a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes to create the ultimate black bean burger. Our guide will show you how!

Cooking

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Spices

How to improve your health and energy level with a plant-based diet

Vegan is a five-letter word that can be hard to swallow. Switching to a vegan diet can also feel overwhelming for some. And for many people, sticking …

Nutrition

The secret to great fried chicken: Dunk in brine before dunking in oil

<i>In How Do You Take Yours?,</i> The Takeout <i>solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.</i><p>Of all the pain-in-the-ass dishes to …

Asian Spice Rubbed Ribs with Pineapple-Ginger BBQ Sauce and Black and White Sesame Seeds

For the sauce: Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the garlic, ginger and onions and cook until soft, about 5 …

Oaxaca Burger with Manchego, Avocado and Pickled Habanero Onions

Central Mexico's Oaxaca is home to a refined cuisine of earthy, spicy flavors and its crowning glory is mole. Gathering the ingredients needed to …

The Food Lab: Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings With Xi'an Flavors Bring the Heat

I'd put chicken wings right up there with pizza and nachos as official candidates for foods-that-should-be-their-own-food-group, and while Buffalo-style wings, with their hot, drippy, tangy, buttery, garlicky sauce, might be the reigning champion of the category,* there are an awful lot of scrappy …

Cooking

For Smooth, Stable Cheese Sauces, Cornstarch and Evaporated Milk Are Your Friends

I don't know much about football, but I <i>do</i> know that if you're stuck watching a game at your friend's house, for no discernible reason other than to see New York teams get creamed, you'll be much happier if you've got a bag of chips and a bowl full of cheese dip.<p>Cheese dip wasn't really a thing in …

Stew Science: How to Choose the Best Cuts for Beef Stew

I pity the fool who brings fists to a knife fight, knives to a gunfight, and guns to nuclear Armageddon. Similarly, I'll never understand the person who brings lean beef to the stew pot. And that's where the question arises: What <i>is</i> the best cut of beef for beef stew?<p>Let's take a step back so I can …

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma</i> …

23 Japanese Recipes That Cost Less Than a Ticket to Tokyo

Though Japan is renowned for both its cuisine and its food culture, relatively few of its dishes have made their way onto menus in the US, let alone onto the tables of home cooks. True, sushi, tempura, and teriyaki-glazed fish are familiar to more Americans than ever before. But Japanese food …

Cooking

The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Rome

Today, Eater returns to Rome, Italy, to discover the hottest drinking and dining destinations the city has to offer. Our guide, as always, is cookbook author and food writer Katie Parla, who dishes on the 12 buzziest openings of the past year.<p>On her list: a beer hall with food from renowned pizza …

Italy

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs

The timing and temperature suggestions in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this …

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup.

Soup season has returned!!The post Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

Potatoes

Forget Boiling! Use Less Salt! Plus More Tips for Better, Easier Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>For many of us, pasta is the very first meal we make for ourselves. But just because it takes little more than a pot of boiling water doesn't mean the process can't be improved. Over the years, we've tested and tweaked, taken on old wives' tales, and …

Italian Food

20 Game-Winning Sliders for All of Your Tailgating Needs

Hut! Hut! Hike! Football season is officially underway, which means that tailgates (and tailgating DIYs) are about to dominate your weekends. It’s arguably one of the best parts of attending a football game, especially when you have the hookup on food. You’ve got the healthy tailgate recipes and …

Cooking

Zagat

Sous Vide Your Way to the Juiciest, Most Flavor-Packed Corn on the Cob

This guide is produced in partnership with Anova Culinary, makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. Download the Anova app for built-in temperature and timing guides along with full bluetooth control over the Anova Precision Cooker.<p>Why cook corn sous vide at all, when there are plenty of other …

Sous-vide Cooking

RANKED: We tried 7 food delivery services to see who would bring us the best lunch

The question is: Which app do you choose?<p>Business Insider put seven apps to the test to see which could bring us the freshest, fastest, and cheapest lunch.<p>There's a lot of options out there, but after trying seven head-to-head, we've ranked the ones we're most likely to use again.

Startups

Cookie Science: How Baking Soda Works

Baking soda is the most basic leavening agent, and a cornerstone of American desserts. Chemical leavening agents were known even in ancient times, but it wasn't until the mid–19th century, when pure sodium bicarbonate from brands like Arm & Hammer became commercially available, that their …

Dessert

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …