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Easy Sunday Meal Prep to Get You Through the Week

Easy Sunday Meal Prep to Get You Through the Week

It's hard to come up with something fresh and from-scratch every weeknight after work when you're tired and short on time. And you don't want to spend your whole Sunday planning for the week, either. These three menus solve these problems. They start with one recipe that you can use several ways in a variety of dinners and lunches. READ MORE

This Millennial Will Help You Master Sous Vide Cooking at Home

This Millennial Will Help You Master Sous Vide Cooking at Home

Lisa Fetterman has a way about her. You want to resent her success  — in her mid-20s, she invented the world's first home immersion circulator for sous vide cooking, raised $582,000 in 30 days for the project on Kickstarter, authored a New York Times best-selling cookbook in its fifth printing four months after release, earned both a Forbes and Zagat "30 Under 30" ranking, and visited the White House to demonstrate her invention — but you can't hate her, because she's just so damn likable. So if anyone is going to help you master sous vide cooking at home, it's enthusiastic, smart, funny Fetterman. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Avocado and Guacamole?

What is the Difference Between Avocado and Guacamole?

We know the answer is obvious to most of you, but nevertheless, a lot of people ask this question. The difference between avocado and guacamole is the first item is a fruit, and the second item is a dip using that fruit. Hear us out: We've got some intel that more of you might not know, such as the types of avocado, their best uses, and all the crazy things you can do with avocado and guacamole. And that craze of smearing or fanning out avocado on toast all pretty and Instagram-my? Yeah, that trend has played a big part in the renewed passion for this creamy, buttery, rich fruit. READ MORE

15 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Perfect to Pair with Beer

15 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes Perfect to Pair with Beer

You can eat something special, not just drink, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Even better? Both. Aside from dying the river green (shout-out: Chicago), the Irish-American holiday holds a lot more to look forward to than just free-flowing Guinness. Traditional dishes like corned beef, Irish soda bread, and colcannon make for a hearty and celebratory meal. Check out these recipes for a delicious Irish-inspired feast that will have you stocking up on cabbage and stout in no time. READ MORE

Give Your Sponge a Bath

Give Your Sponge a Bath

Let’s talk dirty, shall we? If you don’t take care to properly clean and replace your kitchen sponges, you risk spreading bacteria around your cooking surfaces. All kinds of nasty germs – salmonella, E. coli, listeria, and more – love the moist, porous surface of a dirty sponge. And it’s not just when wiping up meat juices – veggies can carry this bacteria too. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Ceviche?

What is the Difference Between Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Ceviche?

The difference between ceviche and a Mexican shrimp cocktail lies in the ingredients. Typically, ceviche consists of fresh raw fish mixed in spices, citrus juices, and chopped vegetables or peppers. It is often served beside side dishes such as vegetables, avocado, or plantains. Mexican shrimp cocktails, on the other hand, pour spiced tomato sauce over just shrimp and top it with goods such as cucumber, lime, jalapeño, and avocado. It can be eaten on its own or with tortilla chips. Of course, here at Chowhound, we love experimenting with our food, and many delicious variations of both dishes exist to blur the distinctions between the two. READ MORE

How to Make Aioli (and Why It’s Worth the Effort)

How to Make Aioli (and Why It’s Worth the Effort)

The difference between Hellmann's mayonnaise and a homemade aioli is like comparing boxed macaroni with powdered cheese to a homemade macaroni casserole with cheddar, crusty on top and gooey inside. Store-bought mayonnaise is great for sandwiches or in tuna or pasta salads, but when you need this condiment to take center stage as a sauce, you want something more dreamy, more transportive. Aioli lifts your crab cakes, asparagus, deviled eggs, and fries to another level of heaven. As a sauce or dip, aioli can transform your meal — not merely moisturize it. READ MORE

9 Vegan Sauces to Put on Everything

9 Vegan Sauces to Put on Everything

Going vegan can be a great way to make a healthy change by adding more vegetables and plant-based proteins to your diet.  To fully embrace a vegan diet, you need to cut out anything that is made with animal products, including meat, fish, dairy, eggs and even honey. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

What is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

Carnival, loosely translated to "kiss your flesh goodbye" in Latin, is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. It begins on Three Kings' Day—or the Feast of Epiphany—and ends on Ash Wednesday, intended to be a preparation for lent. Many Roman Catholic countries and areas celebrate the pre-Lenten season by indulging in food, drink, and partying in the weeks of late January and early February. READ MORE

How to Cook Kale

How to Cook Kale

Kale us crazy, but we aren't over kale yet. By "not over," we mean most of us are either disgusted and flabbergasted by the popularity of the bitter green or we're still proud alumni of Kale University — and we're blending kale smoothies, baking kale chips, and tossing kale salad. That brings us to the point: how to cook kale. Of course you can cook kale many different ways, but you almost always start the same way. READ MORE