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  • Easy dinner recipes: Chilled soups and other ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Chilled soups and other ideas
    Sometimes nothing beats summer's heat better than a bowl of chilled soup. Gazpacho is classic, but why not try building soups around other refreshing ingredients, like grapes, cucumber and melon? Check out these ideas from our Test Kitchen: Mild yet...
  • Fill up on fattoush salad

    Fill up on fattoush salad
    Want to reduce calories before the summer bathing suit season but still enjoy foods that satisfy hunger and please your taste buds? Eat your salad first, as the main dish, filling up on the lower-calorie, healthier-for-you vegetables before you're...
  • Tofu grace

    Tofu grace
    This is troubling. I can count on one trotter the number of days in my life I've gone without eating meat. What's frightening is that it's more or less automatic; to not incorporate animal flesh into two of my three meals leaves something lacking, like an...
  • Icky or delicious? Maryland's complicated relationship with soft-shell crabs

    Icky or delicious? Maryland's complicated relationship with soft-shell crabs
    Third in a three-part series. There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder,...
  • At Almawal, a master of fire, meat

    At Almawal, a master of fire, meat
    As legends go in Chicago restaurant kitchens, Majed Diab resides in the deep underground, though within the Middle Eastern community he's something of a minor celebrity. In the 1980s he opened The Nile near 63rd Street and Kedzie Avenue , launched its...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Gazpacho like light cream, plus 15 other quick ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Gazpacho like light cream, plus 15 other quick ideas
    Looking for a cool way to beat the heat? And you want flavor and color too? Oh, and you want it in under an hour. I have one word: gazpacho. This refreshing summer soup is typically made from a puree of garden-fresh tomatoes and vegetables, dried bread, a...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Quinoa is a superfood! Here are 4 great quinoa salads

    Easy dinner recipes: Quinoa is a superfood! Here are 4 great quinoa salads
    Quinoa. It's a South American grain-like crop that has come to be recognized as a nutrient-dense superfood, and it's all the rage right now. The seeds, or "grains" (quinoa is not a true cereal, though its seeds resemble and are similarly used like grains)...
  • Doner kebabs and dumplings: A guide to Turkish restaurants in Southern California

    Doner kebabs and dumplings: A guide to Turkish restaurants in Southern California
    The proliferating sizzle of grilled doner kebabs and scent of baked borek are heady signs of the growing number of Turkish restaurants in Southern California. In Orange County, Doner G in Anaheim is expanding into Irvine. Another branch of Canoga Park's...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Chaya's chopped salad and more

    Easy dinner recipes: Chaya's chopped salad and more
    Honestly, could it get any better than salad sometimes? Big, beautiful, colorful -- and so often simple -- salads are a perfect choice when you're planning dinner in a pinch. Tailor the components just so to please picky dinner guests, or fix one as a...
  • Mouse melon, a.k.a. Mexican gherkin: Tiny fruit is big on cute

    It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t appreciate the cute factor of mouse melons. Also known as Mexican gherkins, the fruit of┬áMelothria scabra looks like watermelons shrunk for a dollhouse tea party. Each is the size of a grape, speckled...
  • SERIOUSLY SIMPLE: Quinoa Tabbouleh, a gluten-free take on a Middle Eastern classic

    Gluten-free has become a serious eating choice for many, not only those diagnosed with celiac disease but also people who are sensitive to wheat products. There are many books out on the subject. What sets "Weeknight Gluten-Free" apart from the others...