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How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

Nutty and often chewy after it's cooked, The Almighty Quinoa has probably appeared on your radar in the last decade, and you even know how to pronounce it (KEEN-wah). The Incan superfood is a complete protein with nine essential amino acids after all, which is especially attractive to vegetarians who usually can't get some types of protein found in meat. But how to prepare quinoa? READ MORE

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Menu

Stick-to-your-ribs recipes for harsh winter days. READ MORE

Get Through Winter by Making and Enjoying Your Own Citrus Digestifs

Get Through Winter by Making and Enjoying Your Own Citrus Digestifs

After-dinner alcohols to snap you out of a food coma. READ MORE

Trying to Master Cooking Chinese Food at Home? Here are the 9 Must-Have Tools

Trying to Master Cooking Chinese Food at Home? Here are the 9 Must-Have Tools

Chinese takeout is as ubiquitous as pizza delivery in the United States for those of us too tired to lift a finger in the kitchen other than to press reheat on the microwave. Of course, home-cooked versions of either one are far superior, yet many of us aren't equipped to tackle the multifaceted, complex cuisine of the former. But between January and February, it could be time to grab some tools because we've got Chinese food on the mind more than usual. Why? These winter doldrums contain one of the globe's most colorful holidays — the Chinese New Year — bursting through the season's cold blandness with a vibrant energy we appreciate worldwide. It's not like we need much excuse to salivate over sizzling stir-fries and juicy steamed dumplings. READ MORE

Chinese New Year Cooking with Grandma Ruby

Chinese New Year Cooking with Grandma Ruby

Sound the rooster and whip out the wok: In 2017's Year of the Rooster, the Chinese New Year kicks off Jan. 28 with the Spring Festival, and the celebrations continue through Feb. 15, with the Lantern Festival. In our video below, Grandma Ruby Tom cooks traditional Chinese dishes at home in San Francisco with her grandkids Katherine, Marat, and Sean as they ring in the Chinese New Year together. READ MORE

Why We’re All About Eating Yogurt for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Why We’re All About Eating Yogurt for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

With foods like kombucha, kimchi, and miso leading the latest health trends, it can be easy to forget one of the most common sources of probiotics: good old-fashioned yogurt. READ MORE

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

In 2013, Alissandra "Ali" Maffucci watched her mom — who was exploring healthier cooking to ease her diabetes symptoms — transform zucchini into pale-green ribbons of pasta. As a woman with Italian-American roots and a love of pasta, Maffucci resisted her mom's zucchini noodles for awhile. (Pffft! Pasta schmasta!) But eventually she gave in and took a bite. And another. Then Maffucci wanted to spiralize too. And boy, did it change her life — influencing millions of future fans like us, with whom she shares her spiralizing techniques and tips. READ MORE

How to Ripen an Avocado

How to Ripen an Avocado

You feel like tacos tonight.  And your dinner won't be complete without some creamy avocado — in either beautifully green sliced moons or mashed into guacamole. Problem: When you zero-in on the avocados at your supermarket, they're green and rock-hard. By the time your avocado ripens, you'll have resorted to a taco shop to satisfy your craving. It could take up to six days for that avocado to turn soft and creamy inside. Six. Days. Oh, the agony. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Vinaigrette and Dressing?

What is the Difference Between Vinaigrette and Dressing?

Comparing vinaigrette to dressing is like comparing linguine to pasta. Vinaigrette is a type of dressing. You can tell you're drizzling the former because it has a lighter texture and more runny nature. The distinction isn't a matter of subjective mouthfeel though. Vinaigrettes possess a few clear, identifying components that set them apart from other, often creamier, dressings. READ MORE

Breakfast Ideas for Tailgating and the Super Bowl

Breakfast Ideas for Tailgating and the Super Bowl

Indulgent, shareable dishes can prepare you for the day drinking to come — whether you're planning your tailgating menu for an early game or want to get your grub on for the Super Bowl right after your morning buzzer kicks off the day. Diehard sports fans arriving onsite at sunrise or at your home before noon need a great breakfast, too. We selected these recipes with convenience in mind: They're grill-able, portable, or make-ahead. So this food will be win no matter how your team plays. READ MORE