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The act of brewing isn't all that complicated, but it's a very precise process that doesn't allow for much error. Before you get started, here are some basic things to keep in mind.
It's not genius for a vegan chocolate chip cookie or in spite of it. This cookie can rest entirely on its own merits: its soft-bellied, chewy, caramelly-crisp-edged, rippled and ringed and puddled with melty chocolate, well-salted, incidentally vegan merits.
This classic dish is wildly popular (and not just in China!) and, like any traditional food, has many variations per region and family.
Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker.
Why do I feel like I already have a hangover the same night that I've been drinking? All I had was two glasses of red wine. With dinner. What gives? Why do some people sometimes get headaches from drinking red wine?
I've now found a solid solution to keeping a stash of candy corn past October: Make them yourself! Not only can you have homemade candy corn year-round, long after Halloween has come and gone, but you can also get a little crazy and mix up the colors and flavors, too.
There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun) -- washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals. Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.
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Leading up to Thanksgiving, we think it's completely reasonable to practice on as many pies as possible -- those apples aren't going to cook themselves into a warm, buttery crust, after all. Whether you stick with the classics or experiment with something new, grab a fork and dig in.
          Walnut Sponge Cake by Alice Medrich Meyer Lemon Macarons by DolcettoConfections Matcha & Coconut Mochi Cake by
Whether or not you're a fan of the original Cracker Jack, you'll love this updated version: Airy fresh popcorn, crisp buttery caramel, and crunchy salty peanuts make this caramel corn hard to stop eating. It's seriously good.
Whether you're cooking fish for the first time, a vegetarian returning to the field (ahem -- waters), or just looking for an easy weeknight seafood meal, here are 15 of our favorite no-fuss fish dinners.
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There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds -- ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort -- the sort that I hope they will recall and crave long after they've left the house.
At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. The fact of the matter is that yes, it's relatively easy to get the protein you need if you're eating a well-rounded, calorically adequate plant-based diet.
If you've ever tried to store basil at room temperature, with trimmed ends dangling into water like flowers, like everyone tells you to do, then you know it's all lies.
Substituting in cooking is typically fair game: Having all the exact ingredients on hand is a rarity, then there are those times when you omit something out of preference and taste -- or dietary restrictions. But when it comes to baking, it gets a little trickier.
Peeling apples is a monotonous labor of love; one that we trudge through for the pies, sauce, and pickles on the other end