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The Best Egg Salad

Perfect is a word that I throw around a lot, and it's always with the understanding that it's a goal that can be strived for but never achieved. This particular recipe for egg salad is about as close to perfect as I've ever had. It's not fancy, there are no special ingredients, but it's well balanced, with bright, fresh flavors and a texture that spans from rich and creamy to crisp and crunchy. More

Make-Ahead Marinated Mushrooms with Kale, Shaved Carrots and Parmesan

The beauty of marinated mushrooms is you can't really go wrong; you can marinate them in pretty much whatever you have on hand. If you have fresh herbs, definitely throw those in there, and minced shallots would work great, too. This is ideal for a lunch box because the mushroom marinade doubles as your salad dressing, and because this salad is all about sturdy vegetables, nothing will wilt before lunchtime. More

Cook the Book: Miso Tofu Nuggets with Edamame

These Miso Tofu Nuggets with Edamame are perfect bento material—crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside croquettes of tofu mixed with big, umami flavors. The tofu is whipped together with ginger, miso, sesame oil, scallions, and edamame, forming a salty, custardy batter that's dipped in cornstarch then shallow-fried. More

Sunday Brunch: Ham and Biscuits

This humble sandwich started as a way of using up leftover ham after large family dinners, but the combination of tender and flaky biscuits and salty ham makes this sandwich worthy of an effort all its own. For those of us who aren't lucky enough to have a leftover ham in our fridge, any ham that fits your preference will work (honey roasted, jamón Serrano, black forest)—in fact, some good-looking bacon will work in pinch as well. More

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