I have suffered from a slight obsession with kale recently, especially the dark Tuscan and dino varieties. I'm eating it raw in salads, roasted until crispy for a snack, sautéed on the side to round out a meal. Yum. I plan on carrying my green addiction right on into the fall with this hearty harvest pizza.
Looking for an impressive vegetable dish or an interesting new way to prepare cauliflower? Check out this gorgeous recipe for a whole, roasted cauliflower head, rubbed with tandoori spices and served with a side of mint chutney.
I usually fall into one of two sweet potato camps, depending on the time of year. For Christmas and Thanksgiving, I want marshmallows. Lots and lots of marshmallows. As for the other 363 days, give them to me roasted with a pat of butter. But as much as I love the simplicity of an unadorned baked sweet potato, I forget that just a couple of extra steps can take them from basic to beyond.
Now that you have taken the full behind-the-scenes tour of Jeanine & Jack's radiant kitchen, we're happy to bring you a special treat: a recipe from this cooking couple. You can count on Jeanine's recipes to be bright, fresh, and full of flavor. These miso & maple glazed sweet potato tacos let us indulge in the tastes of fall.
Up until recently, I just assumed "the art of sandwich making" was better left to the professionals. I don't mean the basics—like ham and cheese on white or a PB&J—but the more ornate ones, like French dips, Cubans, and spicy Italians. I guess I figured that perhaps a deli had access to top secret restaurant ingredients, or at the very least better quality meats and toppings than I do.
Usually, when you offer to snap a photo of fellow tourists, the exchange is quick and polite and you forget each other long before you ever return home. But this time was different. This time I came home with a recipe.
Once upon a time long ago, a friend of mine told me she was doing a crazy thing called the Master Cleanse; for something like thirty days she consumed only a tonic made from water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. This, of course, went down in California. Since then I've tried the Master Cleanse once, for three miserable days, and bombed.
Fast forward to today: years have passed and I find myself in Northern California on a two-week trip, having all kinds of wonderfully familiar cliché Californian experiences likw leaving the house unlocked, being greeted by neighbors with "dear gentle people," meeting a local couple who founded a nudist peace movement, walking through clouds of patchouli at the hardware store, and always being given the option for soy, rice or almond milk in my coffee.
It's tomato time around the country! Although it's been a rough season for the garden, hopefully you're starting to see the fruits of your labor. If you or someone else has a ridiculous amount of tomatoes you're not going to want to miss this cobbler made with blue cheese biscuits.
My new crush may very well be shishito peppers with sea salt. I tried them for the first time at a restaurant a few months ago and now I've been seeing them everywhere! They're popping up at restaurants, the farmer's market, and all over that make-me-jealous-of-what-you're-eating app called Instagram. Well, it's finally time to put these peppers where they belong — muddled in an ice-cold margarita with a few extra for munching alongside.
Q: Frozen chicken fingers can be extremely useful for all kinds of things: In wraps, on salads, in sauce for a quick appetizer. But, even in the oven, I have trouble getting them crispy. Besides breaking out a pan full of oil, is there a trick to getting a nice crunch from the oven?