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Weeknight Cooking Hack: How to do Stir-Fry Right

Weeknight Cooking Hack: How to do Stir-Fry Right

Unlike the root vegetables of winter, spring produce is ripe for quick-cooking methods. And making a quick weeknight meal is always in season. Make a batch of rice at the start of your week and use it for a stir fry, then refried rice meal, and work lunches. Or noodles are a fast choice. There are common mistakes that a little adjustment can solve. Follow these guidelines, and you can have a colorful, flavor-packed, well rounded meal on the table in fewer than 30 minutes. READ MORE

Your Guide to Cooking with Cannabis

Your Guide to Cooking with Cannabis

When April 20 rolls around, thousands of people across the United States will roll up a joint in celebration of what has become an unofficial high holiday. More adventurous spirits in the kitchen will infuse marijuana into their food. READ MORE

11 Ways to Play with Plantains (Some Paleo)

11 Ways to Play with Plantains (Some Paleo)

Plantains are a natural go-to plant for followers of the Paleo eating lifestyle. The philosophy encourages its followers to eat only what they can hunt and gather, like before farming existed. And plantains are definitely something you can grab off a tree and eat. But … unlike bananas, they're not as appetizing when raw. Whether or not you care about Paleo eating, plantains are a versatile, forgiving, filling ingredient to play with in the kitchen. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Baby and Adult Vegetables (Besides Age)?

What is the Difference Between Baby and Adult Vegetables (Besides Age)?

Youth is the ideal, right? That's the marketing gimmick they're selling on packages of baby carrots, baby greens, and baby anything-edible. The baby-fication of our food is yet another example of our cultural values, but in some dishes, this distinction means a different taste, texture, and nutrient density. We take a look at the age differences in greens, peas, and asparagus. Eat accordingly. READ MORE

Give Into Your Craving: It’s National Grilled Cheese Day

Give Into Your Craving: It’s National Grilled Cheese Day

You know you want it. Maybe you don't let yourself have a grilled cheese sandwich often, or maybe it's not sophisticated enough for your cultured palate. (sniff, sniff) But oh, the combination of crunchy, buttery, and umami flavor oozing from within is enough to break the will of any disciple of denial. At its most alluring, the strands of gold connect your mouth to the sandwich with its gleaming strings of fatty, melted dairy. If not for the children, do it for your country. April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day in 2017. READ MORE

How to Infuse Your Meals with Middle Eastern Flavors

How to Infuse Your Meals with Middle Eastern Flavors

If you're tired of using the same old spices, condiments, and techniques with your food, try something new. For those not in the habit of cooking Middle Eastern recipes, now is the time to start — when you're in a rut. You can use your familiar meats, vegetables, and starches, and simply flavor them with something different. Or consider couscous instead of rice or pasta. Try flatbread instead of rolls or a baguette. Go with lamb instead of pork and beef, and make tabouli salad instead of an arugula salad. Learn how to infuse something fresh into your repertoire, in a small or big way, whichever suits you. READ MORE

What is the Difference Among Types of Curry?

What is the Difference Among Types of Curry?

The difference among types of curry is as vast as the differences among types of sandwiches. Consider it an Asian sauce category. Common in India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, South Africa, Japan, and everywhere else that borrows their recipes, curry is made so many ways in so many places, even the same kind of curry can depend on the cook's tastes and ingredient availability. There are some general rules, though, most of which can be broken. READ MORE

Rooting Into This Chef’s Life

Rooting Into This Chef’s Life

Vivian Howard was trudging through work on her Pantene account at a corporate New York City advertising agency when the unthinkable happened. Almost 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. READ MORE

These Herbs and Vegetables are 100% Worth Growing Yourself

These Herbs and Vegetables are 100% Worth Growing Yourself

So you want to grow your own herbs and vegetables to save money and have tastier produce at your fingertips. We salute you. Some vegetables are so pricy at the store and taste so inferior to what you can grow yourself, it's a good return on your investment to DIY. So clear up a little plot of soil in your yard or drag out some pots and trellises for your patio, porch, balcony, or windowsill. This produce is easy to grow yourself and well worth the effort. READ MORE

How Did Cracker Jack Become Synonymous with Baseball?

How Did Cracker Jack Become Synonymous with Baseball?

Cracker Jacks and baseball have more history together than Nathan's hot dogs do with this all-American sport. Nathan's began with a 1916 hot dog stand on Coney Island by Nathan Handwerker, a Polish immigrant. Yet when Jack Norworth wrote the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in 1908, he called out Cracker Jack. READ MORE