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Vegan Love Shakes!

We usually don’t do a big thing of Valentine’s day so I’m not sure what happened here. Maybe it was because we recently got married or because Elsa has been drawing and folding Valentine gifts (for us!) for the past week. Perhaps it was because Noah slowly has been starting his kindergarten training so we are finally getting a few moments together again without

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[Photograph: Lara Talevski] We don’t tend to hear much about Oscar-nominated short films. Often they’re hard to see, because shorts rarely get much of a theatrical release. But this year, there’s one such film that deserves every serious eater’s attention. Knife Skills tells the story of a restaurateur in Cleveland who decides to open an

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The Best Spice Grinders

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Fresh spices liven up a dish unlike anything else. You can travel to India through garam masala and be transported to China in a flash by a fiery xinjiang blend. Unfortunately, the volatile aromatics in spices dissipate rapidly, leaving pre-ground coriander tasting less of citrus and more of stale pine. The best

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[Illustrations: Annelise Capossela. Photograph: Courtesy of Irina Dumitrescu] It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person who has never raised a picky eater knows exactly how to make other people’s children eat. Theirs is a special kind of wisdom, firm in its untested conviction, unsullied by something so banal as experience. Parents today are

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CHOCOLATE CRISPY SUNFLOWER BUTTER HEARTS

I love when Curran brings crafts home from preschool. I do not hang them or keep them, but I love that someone else is doing crafts and artsy things with him so I don’t have to. I don’t like junk or tchotchkes and I suppose crafts feel like a waste of materials and money. No

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The Most Popular Recipe Last Month

I’m always quite a bit surprised to see which recipes pop the most throughout the month. And, it’s always fascinating to see which recipes end up being most popular. For example, looking back on last month, I was sure this Spicy Rainbow Chop Salad with Peanuts was going to be the lead contender, or at

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[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Autumn Giles, Nila Jones] I’m a supporter of eating seasonally, but sometimes I do miss summer produce—especially the fruit. Thanks to the marvels of the modern supermarket you can find fresh fruit pretty much whenever you want, but the quality falls significantly this time of year. You’re not entirely out of luck

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The Commerce Team is back today to announce a really remarkable sale: One of our most beloved kitchen essentials, the KitchenAid stand mixer, is just $229.99 today, which is 44% off its retail price. That’s a steal we don’t see very often. Buy the stand mixer right here: Having a stand mixer in your kitchen

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[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Scotland, a country with a cuisine best known for mixing sheep organs with oatmeal and stuffing it all into the animal’s stomach, is not a place most people look for culinary inspiration. Even among their desserts, the one that has best managed to grab international attention is nothing more than a battered

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Braised Chicken and Mushroom Ragu

I was just sitting here thinking of the maybe one time I’ve gotten chocolate and flowers on Valentine’s Day.  If it takes more than 7 minutes to locate a possible memory like that…. well, it probably hasn’t happened.  Ok.  No problem.  The beat goes on, doesn’t it? Here’s one thing I can easily locate in

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[Photograph: Vicky Wasik, J. Kenji López-Alt] What are your criteria for a Valentine’s Day crush? Exciting and obsession-worthy are good starts. But we look for other traits, too—tender and comforting is nice, and trustworthy, steadfast, and reliable are all musts. Ideally, they’ll also be eye-catching and captivating, they’ll stimulate your senses, and they’ll always, always

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Two-ingredient Candied Citrus Pops

Get ready. These are my new favorite thing, and I suspect they might end up being your favorite thing too. Imagine plump, juicy, citrus segments coated in thin, crunchy, sugar shells. You bite through the crust, and the citrus explodes with a wave of sweetness. It’s a concept I wish I’d thought of myself, but

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Let It Be Sunday, 158!

Hello my friends!  What sort of spirits are you in this Sunday? Are you foggy from Mari Gras madness (though if you’re within 75 miles of New Orleans I don’t think you’ll be getting to this post until Wednesday )?  Are you in the Olympic spirit? I think it’s the John Williams theme music making us

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Green Falafel Bowl

No surprise, the cornerstone of this recipe is the golden-crusted, spinach falafel. If you look at the photo, you’ll see the pan-seared patties hanging out in the 5 o’clock position. They’re crusted, golden, browned on the outside, tender and lemon-flecked on the inside. They’re also packed with good-for-you spinach and chickpeas. I make them in

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Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies with Pink Frosting

Happy Saturday, friends! It’s been a while since I posted a recipe on the weekend, but many of you seemed eager for these festive cookies after I gave a few sneak peeks on Insta Stories. I figured since I had the recipe all tested and ready, why wait until Monday to share? No one should

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