ale is so
often mistreated. I don’t just mean verbally and culturally; it’s also mistreated in the kitchen. Have you ever tried to serve a kale salad and found the leaves too firm and bitter to stomach? Well, you’ve been missing an important step: marinating the kale. Check out the below recipe for Wasabi Kale Salad, and witness the method and benefits of this extra step firsthand!
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t’s time for some word association! What produce comes to mind when you hear the word “summer”? Chances are, whatever you blurted out is included in this recipe for ratatouille, a fresh summer stew full of the most flavorful herbs and produce around.
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ave you ever heard of spaghetti squash? Even if you’ve never seen the bulbous yellow fruit in produce aisles, I bet you can guess its characteristics from its extremely
enigmatic name. When cooked, the flesh of a spaghetti squash can be removed in stringy bits that resemble… drum roll please… spaghetti! So why not make a delicious pasta dish tonight, and up the nutrition by substituting boring old spaghetti for some vitamin A- and potassium- packed veggie noodles?
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arlic gets a bad rap sometimes. I’ve seen tons of tricks lately for mellowing its bite or getting the smell off of your fingers, and it makes me feel sorry for garlic. It rarely gets the positive attention it deserves, so let’s remedy that. If you’ve ever enjoyed the flavor garlic–even slightly–then you’ll love this luxurious and nourishing recipe for garlic soup. It’s so… French.
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f you often find yourself falling into the “too tired to cook, let’s order delivery” camp, I’ve got about 75% of the solution right here*. This recipe for pad thai is quick, easy, and so good you may want to double the recipe for leftover lunch all week!
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ne thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is “sad desk lunch”. This is a phenomenon in which you’re forced to rifle through the condiments drawer in the office kitchen for food or get a bag of potato chips for lunch the third day in a row. With a bit of planning, you can prepare this flavorful couscous and roasted fennel salad, and have impressive, commute-proof lunches at the ready.
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In January, your fresh produce options may look a little sparse. Root vegetables take center stage, and so we often look to use them in warm, earthy, and comforting recipes. That is exactly what we have in this celery root soup, which also just so happens to be vegetarian-friendly.
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If you’ve never had it, I like to describe risotto as similar to macaroni and cheese, but with rice. And fancy add-ins. And less cheese. And a more complicated cooking procedure. So nothing like macaroni and cheese, but an equally satisfying comfort food, and an impressive dish to prepare for company. Today let’s talk about how to make risotto, and discuss some variations that will help you make some leftover magic with this dish.
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Today is the shortest day of the year. We are all missing the sunshine and warmer weather, but if you can’t escape to the southern hemisphere, maybe you could get by with a meal reminiscent of the summer bounty. This red pepper stew, called peperonata, is just what the doctor ordered.
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