Pasta salad: it's more than a side dish -- make it a meal.
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?
Sure, pasta salad is a picnic side dish. But why wait till Saturday afternoons to eat it? I don’t care what anyone says — pasta salad is dinner. You eat pasta primavera or fettuccine Alfredo for dinner, why not pasta salad? Is it just because it’s cold? Salads and sandwiches can be dinner, and they’re both usually served cold. Cold soups are for dinner, and sometimes — maybe not on the best days — cereal is dinner. It’s time pasta salad got a promotion. Yes, a scoop is lovely served with grilled picnic-y fare. But pasta salad makes a nice weekday meal on its own, too.
Roger Mooking isn’t one to doctor up a box of bow ties with a bottle of Zesty Italian; the Everyday Exotic host is known for making everyday recipes, well, exotic. His pasta salad does call for bow ties, but it’s dressed with a homemade creamy green onion dressing. Red, yellow and orange peppers add color and crunch and toasted coconut mellows the bite from the onions in the dressing. Plus the unexpected sweet, crispy bits of are a welcome addition — you’ll wonder why you didn’t add toasted coconut to pasta salad sooner.
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How would you describe your ultimate summer weekend getaway? Spending some time on the beach, browsing a charming boardwalk and indulging in plenty of delicious seaside food? How about spotting celeb chefs and attending over 30 parties, food and beverage seminars, cooking demonstrations and tastings?
The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival — sponsored by the Food Network since 2010 — offers all these enticing escapes during three days of sweet, savory and booze-filled fun. From July 28 to July 31 (starting with back-to-back parties on the evening of the 28th) you’ll have the opportunity to mingle, drink and dine with over 20,000 food people.
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Roger Mooking and Aarón Sanchez bring on the heat. Can they handle it?
When it comes to spicy food, people all over the world love to play with fire. Cooking Channel’s Roger Mooking and Aarón Sanchez are taking it to a whole new level.
From the spiciest food trucks (in Austin, TX!) to Indian dosas with fiery habanero chiles in San Fran, these two Heat Seekers are tearing up the country, and tasting it all.
See what sets their mouths ablaze in Heat Seekers, tonight at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel.
Have a hard-to-shop-for food lover in your life? We’ve polled some of our food lovin’ celeb chefs and Cooking Channel staffers for their top picks for Holiday Gifts….
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Meet Hosts from Cooking Channel at the NYC Wine and Food Festival
Are you going to be anywhere near New York City during the weekend of October 9th and 10th? Cooking Channel hosts will be out mixing, mingling and excited to make your acquaintance…
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This fall, Cooking Channel is serving up all-new shows that will get you in the kitchen, cooking up all kinds of delicious eats. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming!
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Fresh Okra - Photo Courtesy Souvlaki for the Soul
I love having a CSA. Every week, my farmer delivers fresh-picked tomatoes, peaches, herbs and as many squash as I can carry. But then, there’s the okra situation. For the last month, my CSA box has included a big bag of okra. “I hope you’re not tired of okra,” my farmer says each week. I vaguely smile. I’m not tired of okra — I’m stumped by it.
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Roger Mooking slings the hash
When he’s not in the kitchen jazzing up dishes with exotic ingredients and spices, Toronto chef and Everyday Exotic host Roger Mooking can be found jamming in the recording studio….
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Everyday Exotic's Roger Mooking -- On the road
Ever walk by an exotic ingredient and stare at it wistfully…longingly — and yet from a safe distance since you have NOT CLUE #1 what to do with it?
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