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Recipe: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Chickpea Sauté with Greek Yogurt
This week we’ve been bringing you an array of vibrant, wholesome lunches from Ottolenghi. His style of vegetable-forward, Mediterranean-inspired cooking has been wildly popular over the past few years, and when you look at a dish like this chickpea and yogurt sauté, you understand why. In his introduction to this recipe, Ottolenghi explains how it’s yet one more dish that is good hot and at room temperature.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Greek Scramble
Scrambles are one-pan wonders. Rummage through your fridge, see what needs to be used up, add eggs, and a satisfying breakfast (or dinner) is ready in mere minutes. In this Greek-inspired version, baby spinach, onions, feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes are sautéed with soft-scrambled eggs. Toast up some pita bread (or make pita chips!) and breakfast is ready!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Skillet Cod with Lemon and Capers
I often forget how easy it can be to make fish a weeknight option. For some reason it carries an air of fuss, but when you’re in the kitchen with it, the ease of preparing it almost smacks you in the face. This recipe delivers on ease and flavor, serving up golden-brown fillets of cod with a buttery, briney pan sauce. For the crispiest, golden-brown fish, make sure the fillets (whether you begin with fresh or frozen-then-thawed) are extremely dry.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Carrot Tahini Salad
This light and crunchy salad is such a welcome change after all the holiday indulgences. I love how easily this comes together, and the addition of the sweet raisins pair exceptionally well with the spiced chickpeas for a wonderful combination of sweet and savory. To make the prep for this salad even easier, you can buy pre-shredded carrots at the grocery store. However, if you have the “grater” attachment on your food processor, that also works well!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Broccolini with Butter Beans
One of the great uses of a cast iron skillet is creating that summer-time grill flavor all year long and in the convenience of your kitchen. These skillets are magic makers, and can help us get the kind of even, high heat that’s great for deeply searing vegetables — even when there’s still snow on the ground. I always have broccolini in my fridge this time of year because it makes such a quick weeknight vegetable side dish.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Stovetop Steam-Fried Green Beans and Mushrooms
Green beans have earned their spot as the obligatory Thanksgiving vegetable for good reason — they are delicious, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare. Whether steamed, roasted, or folded into a creamy casserole, chances are they’re on your holiday menu. Try a new method this year and steam-fry your green beans with shallots and mushrooms. Simple but unexpected, it’s a vegetable dish that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Soup
I don’t think the call of creamy, savory soup changes when you decide to change your diet. In my own personal experience, trying a Whole30 or eating a Paleo diet actually increases cravings for nourishing comfort foods like soup. This creamy coconut cauliflower soup hits all the high points of a warm, rich soup — smooth, a little nutty, perfectly spiced, all while being compliant with Whole30 and a Paleo diet.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: A Light & Fresh Ginger Broccoli Soup
If I’m completely honest, I have a really hard time getting behind the idea of green smoothies. Maybe it was the summer I spent blending smoothies at Jamba Juice. I love a smoothie, but I want it to hide the kale and spinach, not put it front and center. Green soup, though — especially this fresh take on broccoli soup scented with ginger — is a green sip I can get behind.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup
This Thai coconut soup is one of my absolute favorite soups for the winter — heck, for any season! With temperatures here in Edmonton, Canada plummeting to -40°C over the last week, this soup — with its delicately sweet, salty, and spicy flavors — has become more than just a craving: it’s a necessity. I love its versatility and how easy it is to make, particularly if you’ve made the curry paste in advance.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Egyptian Tomato Soup
If you know me just barely, you know that I’m summer’s biggest fan, and after 20 winters in the Northeast, I still moan and groan over winter’s double-whammy: no fresh vegetables in season and freezing temperatures. So today, in frigid Brooklyn, I give you a piece about a hot tomato soup a friend brought back from a recent trip to Egypt.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Hot and Sour Soup
One of my favorite soups is hot and sour soup, and I was flabbergasted to discover that it’s really quite easy — and cheap! — to make. Who woulda thunk it? Called suan la t’ang in Chinese, it gets its tang from the addition of white vinegar. Let me share a secret with you — not only did this recipe mark the first time I made hot and sour soup, but it also marked the first time I tasted it. Trust me, no one is more surprised than me.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Chicken Soup with Fennel and Farro
Studded with chewy whole farro and slivers of fennel stalks in place of celery, this is far from your average bowl of chicken soup. (But it comforts just like any good one.) I first made this soup by happenstance (a leftover roast chicken, a forgotten fennel bulb that was supposed to go into the salad), but since then I’ve cooked fennel many times in soups. I always love its wonderful aroma and mellow anise flavor. Don’t forget to save the fronds for garnish, too!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Hot & Sour Soup with Mushroom, Cabbage, and Rice
Have the spring blues seized you? It’s still chilly, still cold, and warm weather is still a ways off. But cheer up — I have a cure for your blues. It’s soup weather, and I want to share one of my favorites: a rich, savory turkey (or chicken!) broth, spiked with spicy chili peppers and lime juice, stocked with mushrooms, fragrant rice, and melting strands of cabbage. It’s hot and sour, delicious yet simple, hearty yet light — everything you want right now.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Spiced Butter
Broiled salmon is one of the all-time great weeknight meals — the effort-to-deliciousness ratio really can’t be beat! Topped with a pat of spiced butter and served on a bed of fluffy brown rice, this is my favorite way to serve up tender fillets of fish. There are plenty of ways to cook up a salmon fillet, but searing and broiling is my hands-down favorite method.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Simple Pan-Seared Salmon
This easy dish is on the short list for weeknight meals that hit all my criteria: fast, healthy, filling, and killer good. Simply seasoned, the salmon is pan fried until the exterior is super crispy while the interior remains buttery soft. Its simplicity lends it to pairing with any number of sides, although I’m partial to serving it with a carb and something green; for example, whipped sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Foolproof Salmon Baked with Olive Oil & Herbs
We’ve noticed that fish seems to intimidate many home cooks. They’re afraid of overcooking it, undercooking it, or otherwise ruining an expensive dinner. This method of cooking salmon is the place to start for a cook intimidated by fish, because the process is truly foolproof; there’s almost no way to mess it up. The keys are the low baking temperature and the olive oil.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Wine-Poached Salmon Steaks
Almost any cooking technique you apply to salmon shows off its impressive versatility. After all, this rich and fatty fish is called “the king of fish” for a reason. Poaching takes advantage of salmon’s high fat content, slow transforming the flesh into a seasoned, buttery-tasting dish you can actually make on a weeknight in under an hour with 10 ingredients or less — and that’s including the salt and pepper!
Feb 3, 2020
Creamy Keto Coffee Will Satisfy Your Latte Habit
It's just as frothy as a latte but without the carbs.
Jan 31, 2020
Recipe: Kale with Apples, Currants, and Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette
The warmth of the vinaigrette softens the kale and adds a richness to this hearty salad. Here I use Tuscan kale, as I prefer its soft ridges to the sharper edges of the more classic variety. What I love about kale salads is that they hold up in the fridge, so feel free to make this salad in advance or enjoy leftovers the next day. → Buy Ashley’s Book!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Cabbage Slaw with Ginger-Tahini Dressing
Summer is synonymous with backyard barbecues, romantic picnics for two, and dinner on the beach. As much as I wish our work on the farm could be grouped into the “romantic picnic for two” category, in reality my husband and I spend most summer days hunched over the dirt, farming our little hearts out and ready to pass out from the 90-degree temperatures at any given moment. Needless to say, turning on our oven on in the middle of the summer just doesn’t happen.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Collard Green Slaw
This time of year in the Pacific Northwest, we can use all the color we can get. I know many of you live in regions that are quite dark too. It still astounds me to look up before 5:00 p.m. and feel it already growing dark. So I find myself really seeking color and brightness in other places — mainly food, as well as in bright rooms or nooks around our house. This wintery coleslaw has become a real mood booster, with its purples and oranges and reds.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Roasted Red Cabbage and Rainbow Pepper Slaw
My grandmother, Mommom Boyd, is well-known for her cole slaw. She chops the cabbage, carrots, and onion extra-fine and makes the dressing creamy and somewhat sweet. It’s highly requested by church members and friends, and is an absolute must-have at every family gathering. When I was a kid, Mommom would sometimes mix in red cabbage, too. I would marvel at how the bright purple bits would pop off our plates next to the orange carrots.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Stir-Fry Chicken and Cashews
Do you stir-fry at home? Is this easy, healthy method of cooking in your weeknight repertoire? It should be — a simple chicken stir-fry takes only a little work to prep and even less time at the stove. But perhaps stir-frying is intimidating to you. Do you wonder whether you need special equipment or a high-powered stove? We’re here to tell you that no, you don’t need anything special to stir-fry at home; it’s one of the most home cook-friendly techniques.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Fried Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower fried rice that tastes just like the real stuff.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sustainable Seafood Stew
Winter storms have a way of making me want to cook something that has me over the stove for a good stretch of time. I love a fish stew, but these days you need to be careful if you want to make environmentally responsible seafood choices. The lists of what’s sustainable and fine to fish versus what’s not can shift often. I also wanted a dish with some heat and depth, without being too thick and heavy — no cream, this isn’t a time for chowder. The result?
Jan 29, 2020
Slow Cooker Recipe: Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew
Full of chickpeas, potatoes, and cauliflower in a rich coconut milk broth.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Really Good Chile Verde Stew in the Slow Cooker
Chile verde is more than a simple stew. Pork shoulder is rendered into supple, tender meat after a slow simmer in a sauce of roasted tomatillos, peppers, cilantro, and oregano. The resulting meat and sauce can be poured over rice or tucked into a tortilla. While the salsa verde requires a little prep work up front, the rest of the cooking is hands-off, thanks to the trusty slow cooker. This is a perfect dish to perfume your house when the weather gets crisp this fall.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Paleo Chili
Whether you call it Paleo chili or meat-lover’s chili, the most important thing to know about this chili is that it is downright delicious. Buried in the rich broth tinged with warm spices and cocoa undertones, you’ll find a double dose of beef in the form of seared cubes of chuck with crumbled ground beef. This version skips the beans altogether, but gets its bulk and an extra-hearty texture from a slew of thick-cut root vegetables, like sweet potatoes and carrots.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Egg Wraps with Ham and Greens
I have a thing for pinwheel sandwiches; they’re just so pretty and such perfect finger foods. What if you could skip the tortilla or traditional wrap and use protein-loaded eggs instead? These wraps take the trifecta of breakfast foods — ham, eggs, and cheese — and turn them into portable bites that can work as breakfast or lunch.
Jan 29, 2020
We Took a BLT and Made It Keto
Our new favorite way to eat summer's best sandwich.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Green Curry Veggie Burgers with Black Beans & Walnuts
I love taking the flavors and ingredients from foods I’ve eaten while traveling and pulling them into my weekly meals. This veggie burger takes inspiration from around the world — green curry paste, fresh cilantro, creamy black beans, and crunchy walnuts — and puts them into traditional patty form. This burger with its spicy kick is perfect for your next picnic or backyard barbecue.I’ve been around the block when it comes to low carb, meat-free burgers.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Marinara Pasta Sauce
Watch the video to learn how to make marinara pasta sauce.
Jan 29, 2020
Easy Low-Carb Meatball-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This is wholesome comfort food at its finest.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Quick Turkey Meatballs Over Greens
Consider this your spaghetti and meatballs without the spaghetti. I was craving some hearty, saucy meatballs but wanted something less weighty than the traditional bowl of pasta. So I made delicious little turkey meatballs and piled them on a green bed of kale. Who needs spaghetti? This was surprisingly quick and easy, and you get your veggies too. Meatballs are a great main dish, with or without pasta, and my family and I didn’t miss the spaghetti one bit.
Jan 29, 2020
Cheese-Stuffed Meatloaf Is the Ultimate Keto Dinner
Even if you're not following a keto diet, who can resist mozzarella-stuffed meatloaf?
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Baked Denver Omelet
When you’re searching for a solid make-ahead solution to breakfast, the easy options for breakfast lead quickly to breads and carbs: muffins, oatmeal, coffee cakes. As much as I love a blueberry muffin first thing in the morning, I prefer a more protein- and vegetable-packed breakfast on ordinary weekdays. The healthier answer to muffins and quick-breads in the make-ahead breakfast game is very simple: the oven omelet.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Chile & Sausage Oven Frittata
Egg dishes are the busy cook’s best friend — especially when you can store a few in the freezer. Not only are they an inexpensive (and protein-packed) breakfast dish, but they can also be dressed up in all kinds of flavor profiles from French to Italian to this Southwest-themed oven frittata. While you can’t freeze eggs in the shell, blended eggs freeze fabulously, giving you a great way to use up surplus or simply get ahead of the game.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Frittata with Potato, Red Pepper & Gouda
I’m not sure what took me so long to get on the frittata bandwagon, but now that I’m starting to get the hang of making them, I finally understand what a quick and satisfying weeknight meal they can be. This variation with tender bits of potato, silky red peppers, and creamy Gouda cheese is one of our favorites! For an easy flavor boost, I sometimes use jarred roasted red peppers from Trader Joe’s in place of fresh bell peppers.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Breast with Blackberry-Corn Salsa
Cumin is a spice that makes friends easily. Its earthy, warm flavor shows off just how well it pairs with a number of ingredients including blackberries, corn, and smoky grilled chicken. When you feel like dinner has lost some of its flair, this is the dish to add to the rotation. The corn in this salad isn’t cooked, so it’s worth waiting until the first crop of the season rears its head. Your patience will be worth every sweet and starchy bite.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: One-Skillet Salsa Pork Chops
This is your key to a quick and easy 30-minute dinner.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Banana-Date Smoothie
Calling all cardamom-lovers!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Super-Power Morning Smoothie
Now and then, a girl needs a little magic to get through the day and fly above it all. I have a couple of pretty gigantic projects going on right now, and while moving a mile a minute isn’t my preferred way to live, it’s been a reality. At times, I move so fast that I forget to eat, and I get clumsy and frantic. That’ll knock the wind right out of a lady’s magic fairy wings. To make sure I stay on top of it all, I need a nourishing and energizing breakfast.
Jan 29, 2020
How to Cook Asparagus Any Way You Like
The return of fresh asparagus to the farmers market is my favorite sign that spring has sprung. That moment will be here before we know it, so it’s time to start thinking about how you want to cook it once you get your hands on those gorgeous green stalks. The beauty of asparagus is that it lends itself to a lot of different cooking methods, and we’re laying out all them in one handy spot. Consider this your asparagus cheat sheet to get you through spring.
Jan 28, 2020
Recipe: Sautéed Zucchini and Squash with Thyme and Feta
Zucchini seems to get a bit of a bad rap, which I think is a little unfortunate. People write it off as flavorless and boring, but I happen to quite like it. Zucchini is sort of like the boneless, skinless chicken breast of the vegetable world — there’s not a whole lot to it, but it’s a great vehicle for flavor. In this dish I combine it with sweet red onion, woodsy thyme, and finish it off with the salty punch of feta cheese.
Jan 28, 2020
I’ve Been Eating Low-Carb for 3 Years, and I’m No Longer Tired All the Time
My Healthy 2020
We talked to Meg Haberbusch, a digital consultant in New York, about her food journey and she shared her secret to staying faithful to her low-carb lifestyle during the busiest of times.
Jan 27, 2020
What Is a Low-Carb Diet, and What Should I Know Before Going Low-Carb?
There are significant health benefits — and some potential drawbacks.
Jan 27, 2020
What Is the Low-FODMAP Diet, and What Can You Eat on It?
The hard part about FODMAPs is that it’s not obvious which foods are high or low in them.
Jan 22, 2020
Rainbow Chia Pudding Bowls Are My Favorite Spring Breakfast
Who cooks and eats here: Leela Cyd & David Kilpatrick Where: Santa Barbara, California See their kitchen: Leela & David’s Quirky Cottage Kitchen Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Often I fall asleep to my own thoughts about what’s going to be on my morning table. Instead of sheep, I count pancakes, French toast, poached eggs, Dutch babies, omelettes, and oatmeal.
Jan 22, 2020
This Tofu Sofritas Burrito Bowl Is Way Better Than Chipotle
And it's super easy to make at home.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
While I don’t follow a Paleo diet, I do believe in filling my life with delicious, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies as often as possible. These cookies are soft and chewy, with just a touch of firmness around the edges, and have a very generous helping of melty chocolate bits. Basically they’re everything you’d want from a classic chocolate chip cookie. And if they happen to skip the grains, refined sugar, and dairy, well that is just fine by me.
Jan 21, 2020
Breakfast Recipe: Savory Muffins with Prosciutto & Chives
I grew up in a sprawling, voracious family that loved cereal so much we didn’t wait until breakfast to indulge. When my mom came home from the store with a load of “healthy” cereals and one special box of Golden Grahams, we all knew to pour a bowl immediately; it wouldn’t last until breakfast. My dad munched Cap’n Crunch as a late-night snack, and we anticipated our grandmother’s visits partly because that was the only time we’d get Honey Nut Cheerios.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Cottage Cheese Muffins with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta
Many morning meals and recipes can be divisive in the same way that brownies (fudgy or cakey?) or chocolate chip cookies (soft, chewy, or crisp?) often are. There are people who tend towards the savory side of things and others who would choose a fruit scone, muffin, or stack of pancakes before they’d ever order eggs at brunch. That’s not to say you can’t dabble in both (I certainly do!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Easy Paleo Breakfast Egg Muffins
Want to make your mornings a whole lot easier? Of course you do. Well, a batch of easy egg muffins is the answer. Loaded with savory breakfast sausage, earthy mushrooms, and spinach, these make-ahead muffins are for people who love eggs and crave a satisfying breakfast that will get them through the morning. They’re also great for anyone in need of a one-handed morning meal they can eat on the go, or dig into when they get to their desk.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Paleo Brownies
I admit that I don’t subscribe to any particular diet — not Paleo, not keto, and I’m not even doing a Whole30 this year. However, I’m always looking to lower the amount of refined flour and refined sugar that my family eats every week because for us, moderation is the key to sustaining a healthy diet. Now, I’m not going to try and sell you on any health benefits from a brownie because these brownies are just damn delicious.
Jan 21, 2020
Three Years Later I Still Make This Whole30 Recipe All the Time
Kitchn Love Letters
I had several positive takeaways from Whole30, but none were as good as this cauliflower fried rice.
Jan 15, 2020
Recipe: Lemon Pepper Oven-Baked Wings
Oven-baked wings inspired by the greatest roast chicken of all time.
Jan 13, 2020
I Tried the Keto-Friendly Edamame Spaghetti That Aldi Fans Are Obsessed With
It's honestly great. Just don't follow the cooking directions on the box.
Jan 13, 2020
10 Easy Ways to Pack a Keto-Friendly Lunch
High-fat, low-carb meals you'll love.
Jan 9, 2020
5 Low-Carb, High-Protein Dinners for the Week Ahead
Next Week's Meal Plan
They're packed with vegetables, so you'll feel as good as they taste.
Jan 3, 2020
Salt-Roasted Beef Tenderloin: The Easiest, Simplest Method
Sounds crazy, but it really works.
Dec 30, 2019
10 Low-Carb Casseroles That Are Loaded with Fresh Veggies
Easy prep and even easier cleanup.
Dec 3, 2019
Recipe: Turkey Tortilla Soup
Remember Thanksgiving? That little holiday just a couple months ago? I hope that you ended the holiday season with a treasure trove of turkey stock and leftovers in your freezer, because if you did, I have a recipe for you today that you can have ready in just a few minutes. No turkey treasure? That’s OK — chicken broth will do fine. The broth has the warmth of pureed chilies and garlic, zipped up with plenty of fresh lime juice and flavorful garnishes.
Nov 20, 2019
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes
Once you nail the classic recipe for sloppy joes, you can continue to customize it by adding flavor and swapping ingredients to make this weeknight staple just what your family wants. In this rendition of the sloppy joe, we used light and lean ground turkey in place of ground beef, and made a few ingredient swaps to ensure the filling was Paleo-friendly and gluten-free. Sloppy joes are a blank canvas.
Nov 14, 2019
7 Keto-Friendly Recipes That Start with a Pack of Ground Beef
Recipes from the Kitchn
Not only is it thrifty, but it's also super versatile.
Nov 13, 2019
7 of Our Favorite Keto-Friendly Comfort Food Recipes
Comfort food isn't all potatoes and starch.
Nov 13, 2019
Recipe: Instant Pot Pumpkin Purée
And it has so much more flavor than canned.
Oct 18, 2019
The Best Low-Carb Groceries for Faster Meal Prep
You can take some shortcuts and still stick to a low-carb diet.
Oct 8, 2019
Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Is the Ultimate Keto Side
The squash strands are coated with creamy cheese, garlic, and herbs. What's not to love?
Sep 30, 2019
Meal Prep Plan: How I Prep a Week of Easy Keto Meals in Just 2 Hours
Power Hour Meal Prep
If your ideal meal includes avocados, cheese, and more avocados, this keto meal plan is for you.
Sep 6, 2019
The Sudden Rise of the Chaffle — The Keto Waffle You Haven’t Heard of Yet
Food News
Meet the "chaffle," aka a waffle made with cheese and eggs.
Sep 3, 2019
The 10 Best Keto Foods for Meal Prep
PSA: If you're following a keto diet, meal prep is a total game changer.
Aug 30, 2019
10 Low-Carb Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes (or Less)
Some days, you don’t have all day.
Aug 23, 2019