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  • Getting to know the deliciously darker side of cardamom

    If delicate green cardamom pods are the queen of spices, black cardamom might be Maleficent. Like the Disney character, the spice is shrouded in a black shell, wrinkled and gnarled, intimidating at first glance and even at first sniff. Unlike green...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three simple gluten-free lentil dishes

    Easy dinner recipes: Three simple gluten-free lentil dishes
    Love lentils? When it comes to adding substance to a dish, legumes are an easy choice. They're packed with vegetable protein, just one reason they're so popular in vegetarian dishes. But that's not all. Lentils cook up quickly (faster than other legumes...
  • Cauliflower is the hot new food for 2015

    Cauliflower is the hot new food for 2015
    Trends are a peculiar thing, especially when you live in a city that doesn't exactly shape the zeitgeist. (Sorry, Pittsburgh, but you know it's true.) Somebody somewhere decides something is the Next Big Thing, and even though you might have previously...
  • Video tip: Cleaning cactus paddles (and a bonus recipe)

    Video tip: Cleaning cactus paddles (and a bonus recipe)
    Fresh cactus paddles -- maybe you've seen them in the produce aisle. While not always common in supermarkets, the paddles are easily found in Latino markets, where they're known as nopales. The paddles may be prepared in a variety of ways (grilled,...
  • How to eat a Passover dinner in style

    For some of us, a certain measure of austerity is associated with the Passover holiday. Just as our people were forced to eat unleavened bread after escaping from slavery in Egypt, we forgo bread and other leavened products in favor of matzah for a week....
  • How to braise vegetables for deeper, richer flavor

    How to braise vegetables for deeper, richer flavor
    God bless the interwebs and its eternal preservation of knowledge. For all I know, you may be reading this deep into the distant future, long after I've shed this mortal coil. In fact, you're probably not even reading this at all; I'll bet it's being read...
  • Recipe Finder | Chocolate chip layer cake

    Recipe Finder | Chocolate chip layer cake
    Madeline Meushaw of Baltimore was in search of a good recipe for a chocolate chip layer cake made from scratch. She has lost her recipe for the cake and was hoping a reader would be able to help her out. Somewhat surprisingly, I did not receive any...
  • Passover meals with a modern twist

    Passover meals with a modern twist
    Passover is a millennia-old story of freedom that continues to inspire celebration. But if you're finding holiday menus a bit ho-hum, turn to the latest batch of Jewish cookbooks for some fresh ideas and vivid flavors. Mix some modern dishes in with old...
  • In Texas Hill Country, kolaches hit sweet spot of a Czech tradition

    In Texas Hill Country, kolaches hit sweet spot of a Czech tradition
    Smoked beef brisket, a fiery bowl of chili and sweet-as-molasses pecan pie — all iconic Texas foods I couldn't wait to try during a fall visit to the Lone Star State. But Czech pastries? Those were new — to me, but not to Texas. They're...
  • EatingWell: Grilled Fish Tacos

    EatingWell: Grilled Fish Tacos
    Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be...
  • Missing mom's meatballs

    Missing mom's meatballs
    Q: I am looking for a really old recipe (about 50 years old) that my mother would make. It was a meatball recipe that included cream of mushroom soup and beer in the sauce. I even think there was beer in the meatballs. Can you help? — Donna...