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Hot Pink Dragonfruit Shrub

When you come across dragonfruit puree (also labeled pitaya) in the freezer section, don’t pass it up. It’s the main component in this three-ingredient shrub, the one make most often, and it’s how you get that alluring hot pink color. Shrubs are also known as drinking vinegars, and they can be a real bright spot

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In the spirit of #followfriday I wanted to highlight Jes Lahay and her brilliant Cactus Heart Cookies. My only regret is not highlighting them before Valentine’s day, apologies! Jes is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based baker, and you can find her at Whisk + Wander. The details: I love the pale shade of green she uses

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I have to say, this blog series is so much fun to put together each week. Even though I reply to your comments and questions a couple of times each day on the blog, making this round-up inspires me to dig a bit deeper and try new things to help troubleshoot. I also learn so

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[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Every time coconut oil enters the news, journalists can’t make up their minds about whether or not it’s good for you. To be honest, I’ve lost track; my take is that, well, coconut oil’s made of fat, so you probably don’t want to eat a lot of it to lose weight or

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[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Two days after Christmas, while playing around with some leftover ricotta, I made a delicious mistake. The goal had been to make a batch of Italian ricotta cookies with a brown butter twist, but, thanks to some miscalculation, the experiment fell flat…literally. The cookie dough started out nice and thick, then puffed

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[Photographs: Netflix] My friend Phil Rosenthal, the creator and host of the new Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil, is as much fun to talk to as he is to eat with. When I asked him how the show ended up on Netflix, he replied, “The way I sold the show…I said, ‘I’m exactly like Anthony

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So, now I’ve shared my go-to method for sprouting all-the-things you’re probably wondering ‘yeah but Emm, now what do I do with them?’. Not to worry, I’m going to be sharing a bunch of recipes using sprouts over the next few weeks in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to give sprouting a go, starting

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Sweet and Salty Yogurt Snack

Everyday is a series of events that I talk myself into, shadowed by a series of events that I have talked myself out of.  Checks and balances, every day.  Talking myself into an early morning walk before coffee.  Talking myself out of having tortilla chips for every meal.  You understand, right? It’s all dang day.

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[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Mix, knead, rise, shape, rise again, bake, rest—the long list of steps required by some baking projects can seem unapproachable to someone without a lot of experience. But don’t let that intimidate you, because they often don’t take as much effort as you might think. A recipe that lists 25 hours total

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or a special someone today, I hope you have a great one. And if all else fails, I have a feeling my Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies, Pink Power Detox Smoothie, or Cheerful Vegan Nachos will give your taste buds the lovin’ they’re looking for. 😉 This

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This dish came together rather serendipitously on a Sunday afternoon. I was up to my elbows testing recipes and was looking for something savory for dinner that didn’t require too much prep, or dishes afterward. I’d brought home some colorful radicchio from the market, I had some bacon (don’t I always?), and there was a

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[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Video.] Brownies get no respect. Europe’s chocolate tortes are held in high regard, a proud culinary tradition centered around fine chocolate and fine dining. Meanwhile, the humble brownie is seen as little more than an after-school snack, something cobbled together from melted chocolate chips, if it’s made from scratch

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[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] There’s something about Valentine’s Day that magnifies Murphy’s Law—whatever can go wrong definitely will go wrong. Probably because it’s the one day a year you get to really flex your culinary muscles and show off to your loved ones. Murphy’s Law loves added pressure. Whether you’re taking your significant other to a

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korean braised short ribs

The single most frequently asked questions on this site of late has not been “Wait, you just put peanut butter inside a chocolate cookie, are you pregnant?” (Which is too bad because I want nothing more than an excuse to say this.) It’s not “Can I make this recipe gluten-free/dairy-free/Whole30-complaint?” (Me.) And it’s not even,

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While the hippies amongst us have always known about the goodness contained in sprouts (my mum used to send us to school with a peanut butter + alfalfa sprout sandwich, remember?), it’s only been in recent years that this preparation method has entered collective conscience. I’ve been asked a bunch of times if I could provide

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