Monthly Archives: January 2016

5 Sweet Veggie Treats from Samantha Seneviratne — Menus from The Kitchn

By Samantha Seneviratne

I bake with vegetables, and I know I’m not alone. I assume that pumpkin pie and carrot cake have graced every table in the United States at one time or another, but I’m here to tell you that there is more to vegetable desserts than just a couple of carrots. There is a whole array of veggie-aisle treats worth exploring.

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5 Smart Tips for Making a Better Stir-Fry — Tips from The Kitchn

By Kelli Foster

The ingredients may vary between veggies, noodles, tofu, and meat, but week in and week out, stir-fries make a regular appearance in my meal plan. It’s a quick and simple dinner that’s reliable and delicious.

While recipes are always handy, this is one of those cooking methods that’s more about the technique. So before you pull out your wok (because yes, you should be using a wok), make sure you’ve got these secrets for stir-fry success down pat.

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5 Weeknight Dinners Featuring Fresh Pantry Ingredients — Meal Plans from The Kitchn

By Christine Gallary

5 Dinners from the Fresh Pantry

A few weeks ago we showcased some dinners using shelf-stable dry pantry ingredients, but there’s the other (equally important) half of the pantry we try to keep well-stocked too. What’s in this pantry? The dairy, vegetables, and other fresh staples you always have kicking around in your refrigerator or freezer. Now it’s their turn to shine in these simple weeknight dinner recipes.

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Psssssst! Preview Party Monday Night! — Maxwell Ryan + Canvas Home Tableware Preview, Monday, February 1

By Maxwell Ryan

Okay, I’m totally excited … next week is the official launch of the first true product I’ve ever designed under my own name, especially for the Apartment Therapy and Kitchn audience. While I can’t say too much until next Thursday, February 4, you can all come get a sneak peek next Monday night here in NYC during the NY Now Show. I’d love to see you. All the info is below.

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What’s Your Best Advice for Starting a Journal? — Micro Resolutions for 2016

By Geraldine Campbell

Confession: The idea of journal-writing makes me cringe. I was never the teenager who kept a diary stashed in her bedside table, filling it nightly with hopes and dreams or doodling hearts around my crush’s name. In fact, in high school, when I had to keep a journal for English class, it was always the homework assignment I left for last. Give me calculus equations to solve or term papers to pen, but writing down my feelings? No thanks.

Here’s the thing, though — journaling is actually good for you, and not just in the Chicken Soup for the Soul way. Research shows that expressive writing can lower stress, improve sleep, and increase immune response. So, this year, I’m giving journaling a second chance.

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How To Make Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

By Emma Christensen

This is take-out menu beef and broccoli stir-fry — but so much better. No sad broccoli. No chewy, dry pieces of beef. No gloppy sauce. Replace all those with crisp-tender broccoli and savory bites of beef tossed with a simple three-ingredient stir-fry sauce. Chinese “take-out” night will never be the same.

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The Enduring Allure of Tomato Soup Cake — Food History

By Casey Barber

You don’t see tomato soup cake on dessert menus at Michelin-starred restaurants. It’s not a postmodern invention of the molecular gastronomy set. Unlike donuts or meatballs, it’s not going through some upscale comfort food revival. Yet for the past century, tomato soup cake has endured, remaining a stalwart presence through decades of food trends to become an American dessert icon. And if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a revelation.

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Why You Shouldn’t Peel (Most of) Your Vegetables — Tips from the Kitchn

By Sheela Prakash

When you’re late getting home from work and you’re already starving for dinner, peeling your vegetables before cooking them probably feels like the last thing you want to be doing. It tacks on a few extra minutes, which on crazed weeknights can feel all too precious. So is it really necessary?

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