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Enter to Win a Sick Kitchen!

Nadia G’s kitchen is candy-colored and decked out in animal print and leather, because she thinks your kitchen decor should have as much flavor as the food you make in it. On her ulive web series Sick Kitchens, she’s revamping tacky, cluttered kitchens to have bitchin’ form and even bitchin’-ier function. Since Nadia can’t make [...]

52 Weeks Fresh: Preparing the Garden (While Watching Television)

I love to eat (and I eat a lot).  More than 20 years of gardening have shown me how to grow amazing, delicious, healthful food at a fraction of market prices — and how to preserve the surplus to use all year long. My garden in Bedford, N.Y., (about an hour north of midtown Manhattan) [...]

Spring Fest: 4 Reasons Not to Turn on Your Oven

With temperatures heating up, get ready for an al fresco meal without turning up the heat: These quick no-cook sides are perfect for a picnic on a warm spring day. 1. Five-Minute Salad: Goat Cheese, Herb and White Bean (pictured above) Ellie’s no-cook salad truly does come together in five minutes, combines fresh, seasonal ingredients [...]

Dinner Rush! Spinach-Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

There’s a reason spinach-artichoke dip is on so many restaurant menus – it’s based on a flawless combination. You can’t lose when tender artichokes and a blend of sharp cheeses make nice with just enough bright green spinach to make it feel at least a little bit healthy.

25 Ways to Use Avocados

Cinco de Mayo means margaritas and guac (yes, I believe there’s a real holiday in there somewhere), but the recent surge in lime prices has been stealing the show. Let’s bring the celebrations back to the important things: avocados. Avocados are native to Mexico and are, thankfully, available year-round. They shine on holidays like Cinco [...]

Chocolate-Hazelnut + Banana Chimichangas for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is an annual celebration of Mexican heritage — which for many revelers means gratuitous consumption of tacos, guacamole and margaritas (oh so many margaritas). Whether you’re looking to cap off your festive meal with something sweet or want to honor Mexican culture in slightly more subdued fashion, consider [...]

25 Ways to Use Ramps

Farmers’ markets, grocery stores and restaurants are flooded for a few weeks every year with ramps, the wild-grown, subtly-flavored cousin of leeks, onions and garlic. Ramps are the official marker of spring in the culinary community and are found in forests up and down the east coast. But what can you do with them? Substitute [...]

Dinner Rush! Italian Patty Melts

Is 30 minutes too long to wait for a burger? Not if that burger is a patty melt. There’s a reason this beauty is a staple of diner menus from coast to coast. If a grilled cheese sandwich and a hamburger had a baby with French onion soup-like tendencies, this is what the kid would [...]

Will the Real General Tso’s Please Stand Up?

On the outside, it’s colorfully glazed and crisp on the edges. It glistens as the tangy, sweet and sticky sauce — laced with a touch of spicy heat — hugs every valley and peak of its crunchy coating. It’s warm, all-pleasing and on the menu of nearly every Chinese food restaurant around the United States. [...]

Super Food Nerds: Make Your Own Sauerkraut

In my corner of the food universe, everyone’s crushing on kimchi these days. We — friends, co-workers, me — make it, share it, gift it, and put it in and on everything. When we see kimchi on a menu, we know instantly what we’ll be ordering. We are, it’s fair to say, obsessed; and in [...]

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