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23 Moroccan-Inspired Meals That Are Everything Your Spice Rack Has Been Waiting For

You’ve probably heard some version of this refrain over and over: To make food taste better without compromising nutrition, spices are key. But if …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s tray bake recipes

I’ve been making lots of tray bakes recently. I am not sure I like the term – 1970s convenience food springs to mind – but I love what it stands for: the idea that, after doing the prep, you can sit down with a cuppa or a glass of wine and relax for an hour or two while your meal more or less cooks …

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61 Sensational Soviet Space Posters

Soviet Space PostersArtists from the Soviet Union looked to the skies and foresaw a Utopia in space. The Communists would bring peace and prosperity …

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

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Grow your own and forage: eat better without costing the earth

Food production and waste has a major impact. Our new series <b>Life Swaps</b> looks at how to live more sustainably, starting with better food choices<p>Sitting down to lunch or dinner may not feel like an act of environmental destruction, yet all that eatingisn’t doing the planet many favours. Vast …

20 best recipes under £10 for four people: part 3

Food & drink,Life and style,Vegetarian food and drink,Chinese food and drink,Pasta<p>Brilliant cheap eats for under a tenner, including Meera Sodha’s Sri Lankan dal and Jane Baxter’s mussel, spinach and pea pasta

Vegetarian Food

Up-cycled rope bowl

Today I was a good “Swiss” girl, organizing our old shopping bags for recycling. I noticed that a lot of them have rope handles and thought perhaps …

Quilting from scraps

Today I’ve been trying to get organized. I’m not much of a cleaning fan and I’m very good at procrastinating. So when I came across the mountain of …

Candied Orange

Today I am thinking about food waste, again! It’s still the middle of winter in Zürich and my small balcony composter is working at a slower pace …

Food

Family batch cook recipe ideas

Whether cooking on a quiet Sunday when you'd rather just relax, or a busy weekday after a long day at work, prep-ahead recipes are fantastic for …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s potato recipes

Forget the diet police: the potato is a hero ingredient to me<p>In the nursery rhyme One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four, the number of potatoes keeps going steadily up – which makes sense to me, because they are utterly delicious. But in the real world, sales of potatoes have been going …

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Sweet-potato gnocchi

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g sweet potatoes<br>• 3 heritage tomatoes<br>• About 110g strong 00 bread flour<br>• 2 tsp finely chopped tarragon<br>• 2 egg yolks<br>• 40g unsalted butter<p><b>To serve:</b><p>6 tbsp basil pesto (ideally home-made)<br>• Rocket, coriander and lovage leaves<br>• Shavings of aged Parmesan<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 170C/gas mark 3½. …

A Superlative Bar Snack with a Most Unfortunate Name

Most people think Welsh Rarebit is some sort of heavy rabbit stew or something. It’s not: It’s cheese and beer on bread—no rabbit in sight—and when done right, is absolutely irresistible: creamy, funky, and sweet.<p>Despite its relatively straightforward preparation, people get it wrong more often …

The best bars in New York, as chosen by bar experts

The fact that the world’s best bars are in New York City shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s pulled up a barstool for something shaken or stirred. To …

11 Noodle Soups to Warm You to Your Core

There are a few requirements for a perfect noodle soup:<p>1. The ratio of noodles to other things should be 1:1.<br>2. The broth should have lots going for it on its own.<br>3. The soup should absorb whatever leftovers or half-empty containers are living in your pantry or fridge (like Thanksgiving turkey).<br>4. …

Creamy Pumpkin and Cashew Curry

6 Servings<p>October 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>4 1/2 cups 3/4-inch cubes peeled seeded sugar pumpkin or butternut squash (from about one 1 3/4-pound whole pumpkin)<p>1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds*<p>8 curry leaves**<p>2 small red onions, cut into 1/3-inch wedges<p>2 garlic cloves, …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

Halloumi with bulgur, chickpea & rocket salad

This firm Cypriot cheese makes a great vegetarian alternative to meat. Serve with a light salad flavoured with lime and paprika<p>Ingredients<p>200g bulgur …

Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

8 Servings<p>We love the combination of gently cooked and raw strawberries in this not-too-sweet version of the classic dessert.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>shortcakes<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) chilled …

Best Pasta Salad | Pasta Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>310 g small shell-shaped pasta<br>• 3 cloves garlic<br>• 255 g yellow cherry tomatoes<br>• 255 g red cherry tomatoes<br>• 1 handful black olives , …

Beyond Baba Ghanoush: 36 of Our Favorite Eggplant Recipes

From baba ghanoush to ratatouille, these are our best eggplant recipes—and soon to be yours, too.<p>Best thing about eggplant? Its versatility. From baba to eggplant parm to ratatouille and fritters, these are our favorite eggplant recipes. And soon to be yours.

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5 Digital Tactics to Help Land Your First Post-Grad Job

For college graduates, the reality of finding a job has never been more imminent.<p>There's a bright side for this generation's grads: The number of …

Thyme and How to Have More of It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: When's the right time to use thyme? All of the time! Use thyme's tiny leaves in every meal from sunup to sundown.</i><p>Throughout history, thyme has been used to treat a sweeping range …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

A beginner's guide to wild food

Understanding how to pick wild food is like learning a new language. Rob Cowen starts off with the basics<p>The benefits of wild food are many. It’s free; its picking ‘tunes you in’ to the landscape around you; it isn’t flown in from halfway around the world; it’s packed with enough nutrients and …

15 Pastas Absolutely Perfect for Spring

Our 15 favorite pasta recipes for spring, from gnocchi to lasagna to fettucine.<p>We're going to be eating a lot of seasonal ingredients around this time—we're firm believers that there's no such thing as too much asparagus. But you know what makes everything better? Pasta. Here are our favorite …

33 Fresh, Springy Salads with Seasonal Produce

Peas, radishes, artichokes, and whoever else showed up to spring.<p>With the amazing produce spring brings, one of the best ways to enjoy it is in a fresh salad. From snap peas to radishes to artichokes, here are some great ideas for tossing together these seasonal veggies.