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Scrumptious tomato tart can bring summer to perfect end

Scrumptious tomato tart can bring summer to perfect end

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
If you’re like me, you believe that a fresh, ripe tomato is one of the best things about summer. And this tart is an ode to the tomato in season — and a lesson about how to make the most of it.
 
Fast-food's new target: The snack attack
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Fast-food's new target: The snack attack

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.
 
Pitchers of cocktails conserve mixing time, let host enjoy the party

Pitchers of cocktails conserve mixing time, let host enjoy the party

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
An end-of-summer party is no time for mixing individual cocktails. That’s what’s called a buzzkill. Warm weather festivities demand easy food and even easier drinks. And we’ve got you covered.
 
Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Popular foods taking on new hues without artificial dyes

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don't feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ingredients like beets and carrots isn't always easy.
 
Ancient grains for modern kitchens

Ancient grains for modern kitchens

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
Whole grains have crossed the frontier from hippie fad into mainstream American ingredient, showing up not only in restaurant fare but also at salad joints and in multiple supermarket aisles (not just the natural foods sections!)
 
Coleslaw gets a burst of color

Coleslaw gets a burst of color

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
Bored with the usual slaws? Here are recipes that tinker with the classic, using beets, kohlrabi, carrots, fennel, celery root. All are sturdy, colorful, flavorful. All have slaw potential.
 
Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?
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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?
 
Black beans offer protein-rich alternative to meat

Black beans offer protein-rich alternative to meat

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
For this family favorite, I pair canned black beans with a variety of veggies and seasonings for a spicy (and filling) burger.
 
Kimchee adds spark to traditional Korean snack

Kimchee adds spark to traditional Korean snack

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
My favorite way to use kimchee is the traditional Korean snack, panjeon, a sort of pancake. I add a little apple to tame the kimchee’s heat.
 
Lettuce wraps make use of any meat, veggies

Lettuce wraps make use of any meat, veggies

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Lettuce wraps are ideal for a light dinner option. They’re also a good substitute for flour tortillas or lavash-style wraps, if you’re trying to avoid extra carbs.
 
Creative Brazilians add fruit, veggies to chicken salad

Creative Brazilians add fruit, veggies to chicken salad

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Chicken salad has long been an American staple, but it’s also a favorite in Brazil. Brazilian steakhouses, including Fogo de Chao, serve a variation of chicken salad on the salad bar.
 
Cook up tasty po'boys on stovetop

Cook up tasty po'boys on stovetop

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it’s still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don’t need an open flame to be delicious.
 
Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'
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Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

Monday, July 6, 2015
Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.
 
Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

Friday, July 3, 2015
If there's a more basic and universally loved dish than pizza, I can't name it. Bread, cheese and tomatoes... Perfect! Unless, that is, you're one of those poor souls who is sensitive to gluten.
 
Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

Making a richer corn chowder with help from sunflower seeds

Friday, June 26, 2015
When looking for ways to improve a basic summer corn chowder, reach for sunflower seeds for a cream-free chowder that nonetheless is rich and creamy.
 
 

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