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Category: Vegetables

How to Sauté Onions

Sautéing onions concentrates their natural sugars so they take on a glorious sweetness as the onions soften. Cook them longer, and they eventually caramelize into a golden brown. When you know how to sauté onions to bring out that natural sweetness, you’ll start adding them to your cooking much more […]

What’s the Difference: Shallots vs. Onions

You’re in the produce aisle, staring at an overwhelming spread of veggies, trying to decide between a white onion, a purple onion and a yellow onion, when that familiar feeling of grocery store panic starts to creep in. Wait, what about shallots? you think. What about them! While all alliums—onions, shallots, garlic, scallions, leeks, […]

Lemon Roasted Potatoes with Kalamata Olives

PREP TIME: 20 minutesCOOK TIME: 1 hourSERVES: 4 as a side  Ingredients 5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into thick wedges 1/2 cup water (plus more, if needed) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 minced garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 lemon, juiced and zested 1/2 cup kalamata olives (about 25–30), pitted 1/2 cup roughly […]

Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing

PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutesSERVES: 4 Ingredients 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 small garlic clove, grated 2 tablespoons miso paste 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons water 3 cups finely shredded cabbage (about ¾ pound cabbage) 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, toasted Directions […]

How to Make Mango Lassi

What Is Mango Lassi In the Indian subcontinent  “Lassi” refers to any yogurt based drink. The popular ones are sweet lassi which obviously is sweetened with sugar and salty lassi which has salt and other spices in it. Mango Lassi is another popular version which has sweet mangoes blended with yogurt. […]

Meatless Greek Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)

This is a traditional recipe for stuffed vegetables. Mostly a summer dish, this Gemista is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and low in fat. This dish requires some skill and a bit of time just because you have to empty the vegetables. I know what you’re thinking… Why not use only peppers and save […]

19 of the Top Spicy Peppers You Need to Know.

This is a partial field guide to peppers. With upwards of 2,000 kinds of chile peppers in the world, it’s hard to catch ’em all, but we delved in and picked a peck: 19 of our favorite peppers, from familiar jalapeno and serrano to more boutique Hungarian pimenton and guindilla verde. Chile […]

Caramelized Onions

You only need onions, oil, and a whole lot of patience Caramelizing onions is an art, not a science, which is essentially the same argument I make in any instance where there’s more than one right way to do something. (Picture me retorting my mom, who is still correcting my driving: “It’s an art!”) But […]

Lemony Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions

This recipe is inspired by mujadara, a simple combination of lentils, rice, and onions that exists in various forms across the Middle East. It’s comforting but not too rich, and it’s fresh and vegetarian without relying on many perishable ingredients. In other words, it’s the perfect meal for the nights […]