Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?
Forget bacon; caramelized onions make everything better. They’re how to make green beans infinitely more appealing and the secret to the best ever onion dip. When gooey cheese comes to play, you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven. It may be a dreary and cold Monday, but Chuck’s Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions alongside a bowl of creamy tomato soup will make everything OK.
The key to really good caramelized onions is patience, not a bunch of oil or butter. Cook the onions for at least twenty-five minutes in a heated skillet over medium heat. The low and slow cook time transforms the once harsh and crunchy slices into a melt-in-your-mouth, sweet and savory phenomenon. Pile it high on top of sharp cheddar for a game changing grilled cheese sandwich.
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Sure, the fast food restaurants in Japan may look identical to those found in America, but beneath the familiar colors and bespectacled Southern gentlemen lies a secret. The menus often have oddball items that will never, ever make it across the pond. Burger King Japan is especially guilty of this.
BKJ has just unveiled something not very burger-like but absolutely king-like: a gigantic turkey leg. The legs are smoked with a blend of oak and beech chips and come in “King’s Turkey Party Sets” which is sort of a fancy way of saying combo meal. Oh those royals and their unnecessary word choices.
If you live in Japan, you can put down a reservation (really) for some legs now.
Hey, it’s the holidays! It may be cold outside, but it’s also a time for celebration, indulgent foods and festive drinks. Get ready for some holiday entertainment here on Cooking Channel from Sunday, December 8, to Saturday, December 21, every night starting at 8pm ET.
Start the feasting with G. Garvin’s Southern Holiday this Sunday, December 8, at 8pm ET. G. Garvin throws together a delicious, Southern-inspired holiday meal with the help of his family. The feast starts with appetizers, including G’s Deviled Eggs and Pimento Cheese Toasts. For the main course, G makes show-stopping Glazed Orange and Honey Ham, Roasted Cornish Hens and slowly braised Short Ribs.
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On Sunday, December 8th, at 8pm ET, G. Garvin is putting together a Southern holiday feast that will make you wish you were part of his family. The menu includes yams, Cornish hens, short ribs, deviled eggs and glazed ham — and that’s not even half of it.
G’s mother and daughter even join him in the kitchen to make some of their family favorite sides. Watch how they live, love and eat on G. Garvin’s Southern Holiday. Till then, check out this web-exclusive video of how G gets through the season stress-free:
Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes, are delicious tubers that act quite similarly to potatoes when cooked. They originate from a plant that looks like a sunflower, and are not artichokes or from Jerusalem, so how the name Jerusalem artichoke came about is debated. Most likely it was a misunderstanding over the Italian word for sunflower, girasole. No matter the name, Jerusalem artichokes are delicious — nutty, crunchy when raw and super nutritious.
At this point in the season, you should be able to find Jerusalem artichokes at your local grocery store or farmers market. Store loosely wrapped in a paper towel placed in a resealable plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
But don’t go crazy on Jerusalem artichokes just yet. If you don’t know how your stomach (*ahem*) reacts to inulin, the carbohydrate present in Jerusalem artichokes, peel and cook before eating, which often helps alleviate the symptoms that gave these root veggies the nickname “fartichokes.” And now after that lovely mental image, 25 ways to snack on sunchokes:
- Like most other root vegetables, Jerusalem artichokes respond well to roasting. Try out this simple preparation that will become a go-to side dish in your house: Oven-Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes.
- Take that idea and run with it, mixing in any herbs and spices that you want, especially lavender and garlic.
- Sunchoke Pizza (pictured above) with kale, rosemary and three types of cheese is an instant winner at every table.
- Guy Fieri takes on pasta salad with Fieri Farfalle Salad, using red bell pepper pesto, mozzarella, olives and Jerusalem artichokes.
- Marinate Danish Ham — Viking Style overnight with honey, thyme, bay leaves, juniper berries and beer for maximum flavor. Roasting the ham with root veggies at the same time will cut down on cleanup after the meal.
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The holidays can be stressful enough without adding the burden of trying to lose weight. But if you know you’re going to want to whip yourself into shape come January, you can at least help yourself out by not putting on any new pounds during the holiday season. While that may seem like a tall order, you might already be doing more than you think. A lot of everyday activities help boost your calorie burn. See how much you can burn without even trying:
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