I made the switch and became a vegetarian a few months back and it's sad to say but since then, I dread making dinner. I still think about dinner as: Protein + Starch + vegetable. Ugh! It makes it impossible to think of anything to prepare sometimes. I've been eating a lot of pasta and rice, and Indian food...While there is nothing wrong with that, I desperately need help in finding food fun again! What to do? What to cook?
I love love love this site! So informative. Now, I too have a question: I made fresh pasta the other day and as a result, was left with 4 unused egg whites. Aside from cooking them for breakfast, what could I have used them for? Any suggestions? I plan on making pasta quite often...
On Mondays, Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us. Today, a recipe that would be right at home on the Thanksgiving table. Brussels sprouts have a complicated, spotty history...
Orangettes are a perfect, simple homage to the combination of orange and chocolate. This recipe is designed to create candied orange zest that is delightfully chewy on the inside, with chocolate the snaps between the teeth on the outside. Use a high-quality chocolate of no more than 61% cocoa solids; higher percentages can be difficult to use for dipping. I like to simmer a cinnamon stick in the simple syrup to impart a hit of cinnamon. It's not mandatory, but highly recommended.
Not your average bar cookie. Crunchy Twix bars, pecans, bittersweet chocolate, and a homemade caramel all set over a buttery shortbread crust.
Pour yourself a tall cup of coffee or tea and sit down to enjoy browned-butter pecan shortbread from Southern Living: Classic Southern Desserts. Minimal effort stands between you and crumbly, sweet, nutty delight.
More than meets the fry: Check out the science here. About the author: After graduating from MIT, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt spent many years as a chef, recipe developer, writer, and editor in Boston. He now lives in New York with...
To freeze the Tots, follow the recipe through step 3. In step 4, remove them from the fryer after 1 1/2 minutes and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Transfer to a sheet tray or large plate in a single...
This is a quirky twist on French pâte de fruits using Manischewitz wine.
Notes: I prefer Coco López brand cream of coconut for this recipe. Cream of coconut tends to separate. Prior to using, place it in a bowl and whisk it until smooth. If you don't have three 9-inch round cake pans,...
What drew me to this recipe, originally published in Gourmet in 1999 (courtesy of the now closed Shubox Café), was the cream of coconut in the batter. I added sweetened coconut flakes to really underscore the coconutness, and used cake flour instead of all-purpose for that feather-light texture.
Note: You can make this recipe without the food processor. Just stir the flour with a wooden spoon or chopsticks in a large bowl as you add the boiling water. After it comes together, turn it out onto a floured...
Most of us consider cheesecake something to enjoy after a meal, not first thing in the morning, but this Baked Breakfast Cheesecake from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Every Day is full of breakfasty ingredients such as orange juice, oats, eggs, and jam, making it entirely morning-friendly.
Fresh pasta is made from a few simple ingredients, using a straightforward method. But getting it just right requires some coaching, a lot of practice, and a few good tips. This primer from expert pasta-making chef Anna Klinger of Al Di La in Brooklyn can help get you started or put you back on track, and inspire you to make this recipe for casunsiei (beet and ricotta ravioli).
Chocolate ganache truffles are the perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift. In their simplest version, they are not at all hard to make. Roughly shaped and rolled in cocoa powder, they look like the fungus they're named after. Whoever gets them will feel very special.
Though the whole process of making potato gnocchi from scratch may sound a little daunting, once you get rolling, it's really not hard and is actually kind of fun. Check out the slideshow tutorial to see how easy it is to make light, tender, and delicious homemade gnocchi. And then take a look at a few suggestions for simple sauces to go with them.
It doesn't matter what you call them. Scallions, spring onions, green onions—the skinny guys with green shoots start looking really good when spring is springing. Fluffy spring lettuce and asparagus are also harbingers of the season, but those onions deserve just as much glory.
I don't use the word magical lightly, but there really is something wondrous about making bagels at home. Maybe it's the shape. I think most everyone understands a loaf of bread, but the round shape with a hole ... well, it seems like a whole lot more work than simply plopping some dough in a loaf pan. But it's not. Really. Try making just one batch of these, and I'm sure you'll have the process down pat. Put on your sorcerer's robe and follow along!
Most of my experience with gnocchi is with the potato kind. I do love it, but it takes time. By the time the potatoes have baked, an hour has already gone by. Then you have to let it cool, and...
I talked a bit about taking care of your sourdough starter yesterday. But what happens if you don't take care of it?
Having been raised on thin, crisp, pale yellow, super-salty Wise brand chips (remember when there used to be a riddle on every bag?), that's my image of how a chip should look and taste. On the other hand, kettle chips do have one great thing to offer: crunch. Could I come up with a recipe that combines the best of both worlds?
Difficult, disaster-prone, and finicky: this is how many of us regard the soufflé. Watch the slideshow and follow this simple formula for making savory soufflés and see how undeserved this reputation is. Ideas on soufflé variations included.
Ever since I posted the Sourdough Starter-Along series here on Slice, I've been getting a lot of questions. Based on some unscientific polling software (ahem, my memory) these were the six most commonly asked questions about sourdough starters, along with my answers.
My goal with this project was to come up with a method for getting a sourdough starter going that would be easy for anyone. I also didn't want to end up with an excess of starter that would have to be thrown away. So I started with a very small amount. I find that starters seem to work better if they're very wet at the beginning, so I started with 1/2 ounce of flour and 1 ounce of water. That's all.
Poaching eggs is like any other high-risk pursuit: those who can, do. (Those who can't, just click on this slideshow for a quick tutorial.) But the fun doesn't stop once you've joined the able ranks. While the greatest thing about a poached egg is its simplicity, there are countless ways to enjoy eating one (like on a bowl of ramen, or did somebody say shakshuka?).