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How to get your dumplings really … bitchy

I could eat dumplings for every meal for the rest of my life, and I think I wouldn’t have one complaint. But sometimes unless your fried dumplings have that delicious crispage underneath (you know what I mean), you’re kind of being cheated of the full deliciousness.

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Ginger & Brown Sugar Chinese Tonic for Colds

It’s that time of year… colds, fevers, sniffles, hacking, flu, phlegm, etcetera. You could always make a hot toddy for your loved one. But why not impress them a little more with an ancient Chinese elixir instead? Not only will they find you loving and caring, they’ll also come to see that you have the Far East wisdom of a 95-year-old Chinese man or lady.

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An Evening with Mark Bittman

Going to THIS on Tuesday night at Long Island University. Get your tickets! Proceeds go to the Brooklyn Food Coalition.    

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Miso + Honey Fish

Simple dishes are the best. I recently rediscovered this miso and honey salmon dish and I was so delighted at how easy it is that I made the dish several times over several consecutive weeks. The best part (besides the taste) is that it starts and ends with three ingredients miso paste, good ole honey,… Read more »

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Mediterranean Shrimp & Cranberry Couscous

I been on the prowl for some fast meal solutions — I really want to make my own food on weeknights, but a full day’s work and a round of Kwando can really kick my ass. But here’s something I tried that took no time and was pretty scrumptious: Mediterranean shrimp and couscous in nary… Read more »

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Meeting People Is Easy. And Yummy, Apparently.

I met Alison at an “ugly sweater party” in Baltimore this past Christmas, and we bonded over the fact that we’re both writers and we both have craft, food, lifestyle blogs. We exchanged URLs and whaddya know, a month or so later, I’m trying out one of the recipes featured on her site MarmaladeMagazine.com. And… Read more »

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Snow Peas & Basil

#Spaghettisquash is trending in Emily’s kitchen. If Nature was a contestant on Chopped, she’d get an A+ for presentation, taste, and creativity. Look at this thing! A golden delicious gourd. At the grocery store, this guy can look and feel a bit daunting. It’s pretty heavy and to the touch feels like it’s armed with… Read more »

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Old-Food-In-The-Pantry Challenge: White Wine Clam Pasta

As I continue downsizing for my move, I decided to challenge myself to live off of only the stuff remaining in my pantry, at least until it’s all gone. I have very little food left as it is, but the idea is to clean out as much old food as I can so I don’t… Read more »

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Homemade Crispy Kale Chips

A couple of weeks ago, we successfully tested out a superfood snack that you can make at home and consume guiltlessly: Dried kale chips! And unlike the pre-packaged kale chips you’ll find in the store, these won’t leave a gaping hole in your wallet: At $2.50-$3.99 for a bag or head of kale, it’s a… Read more »