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Easy Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, or chicken braised in wine, is a classic French dish. Like other stews and braised dishes, coq au vin tastes even better the next day — after the sauce has had a chance to thicken and the chicken [more…]

Cucumber Sliced Rolls

Cucumber sliced rolls are a time-honored favorite on sushi bar menus around the world. They’re thin sliced rolls, consisting of a half sheet of nori and only one filling ingredient [more…]

Carnitas Norteñas

This carnitas norteñas recipe includes pork chunks slowly simmered in fat. Carnitas norteñas are delicious in tacos or burritos, or accompanied with beans and rice. [more…]

Roasting and Carving a Turkey with Ease

Roasting a turkey is part art and part science. Certain rules apply, but then again, the experience seems to differ every time and can become largely a matter of individual style. In this recipe, the stuffing [more…]

Garlicky Squid Sauté

If you’re a fried calamari fan, you’ll probably love this squid sauté. The mild meaty flavor of the squid really comes through in this sauté recipe because it doesn’t include any breading. [more…]

Sausage and Beans

This sausage and beans recipe stretches a modest amount of meat to feed an entire family. You cook the sausage with beans so that the meat is more a flavoring than the focal point of this dish. [more…]

Roast Beef and Watercress Hand Rolls

Pick up some sliced roast beef at your local deli for this hand roll, and if the sushi rice is done ahead, you’ll have your roast beef and watercress hand rolls ready in minutes. [more…]

Tofu with Mushrooms and Cashews

The tantalizing textures in this tofu dish run the gamut: It has light, airy pieces of fried tofu; chewy, tender button mushrooms; and crunchy roasted cashews. Combine all that with the bright green of [more…]

Carving a Turkey

If you get carving duty on Thanksgiving, you can wow the family with your turkey-carving skills. Following a simple process can help you carve a turkey into succulent pieces, instead of creating a bird-related [more…]

Easy Gefilte Fish

Gefilte fish, or poached fish dumplings, is a familiar dish of the Jewish kitchen because of its wide availability in jars. Homemade gefilte fish is far superior, and it’s a standard on many holiday tables [more…]

Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip

This classic artichoke and spinach dip will tantalize everyone’s palate. Serve warm artichoke-spinach dip in a bread bowl (pull pieces from the middle of a round loaf for dipping and fill the center of [more…]

Gluten-Free Delight: Ham with Glazed Bananas

If you like Bananas Foster, you’ll love this rendition with ham made with naturally gluten-free ingredients. Select fairly firm bananas so they don’t get too soft when cooked. If the ham you select has [more…]

How to Boil Gluten-Free Meatballs in Lemon Sauce

How many times in your life have you boiled meatballs? If the answer is zero, you’re in for a taste treat. As these gluten-free meatballs cook, their flavor converts the water in the pan into a wonderful [more…]

Ten Ways to Use Turkey Leftovers

Most Thanksgiving hosts find themselves with a ton of turkey leftovers. Well, lucky you! If you are already tired of reliving the same dinner over and over, you can whip up many, many dishes with this [more…]

Holiday Party Entrée: Turkey Pot Pie

If you are cooking for crowd this holiday season, consider this easy, inexpensive turkey pot pie. Serve this as the entrée at your holiday party with a salad to make a complete meal. [more…]

Holiday Party Entrée: Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole

Because turkey is cheap around the holidays, you can create the casserole this creamy casserole and feed a crowd without straining your budget. Try serving it with some green beans, salad, and crescent [more…]

Holiday Party Entrée: Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini is an easy and inexpensive main dish to make if you’re cooking for a crowd. This delicious dish with turkey, which is usually on sale around Thanksgiving, can be dressed up for dinner [more…]

Vegan Menus for a Full Week

When you’re first starting out as a vegan, deciding what to eat can be overwhelming. But don’t worry. The following table showing a week’s worth of vegan menus gives you a great place to start when planning [more…]

Nonvegan Restaurant Guide for Servers and Chefs

Going out to eat can be challenging to a new vegan. Hidden nonvegan ingredients lurk behind every menu item, and servers may not know exactly what the chef is cooking into each dish. You can use this handy [more…]

Living Vegan For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Adopting a vegan lifestyle is definitely rewarding, but it’s not without challenges — especially in the beginning. While you’re still getting used to this new diet and lifestyle, you can definitely benefit [more…]

Tips for Planning Vegetarian Diets

If you’re considering a vegetarian lifestyle, get individualized advice from a registered dietitian who’s knowledgeable about vegetarian diets. And whether vegetarianism is new to you or you’ve been meat-free [more…]

Quick and Easy Meatless Meals

Great-tasting, health-supporting vegetarian meals can be simple to make. Some favorite dishes have always been meatless, but you can omit the meat from even the most carnivore-friendly meals to come up [more…]

Easing the Transition to a Vegetarian Lifestyle

Switching to a meatless diet can be difficult if you’ve been raised with typical Western eating habits. Becoming a vegetarian is rewarding, so hang in there! As you strive for the vegetarian ideal, gradually [more…]

Living Vegetarian For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Switching to a vegetarian lifestyle offers benefits to your health, animals, and the environment. Ensure success by easing into a meat-free way of life, planning your vegetarian diet, and making tasty [more…]

Cassoulet: An Inexpensive Main Dish for Christmas

Cassoulet is a festive, budget-friendly main dish that's just right for a family Christmas dinner. This version of the classic French casserole makes a rich bean stew full of five types of meat. You can [more…]

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