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Peanut Butter and (No Jelly) Beans

  • November 21, 2019
Five minutes to greatness. Spicy Peanut Sesame sauce. Intense, refreshing flavor for any vegetable. Especially for crisp, crunchy barely cooked ones like the fresh, flavorful string beans I just used.
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Turkey Mole. The sauce, not the animal.

  • November 20, 2019
Let's be clear: this is about turkey in one of the world's great sauces. It has nothing to do with the small, burrowing animal. In fact, the sauce is vegan. And it may be the richest, most explosively flavorful sauce you'll ever have. In Mexico, it elevates turkey to greatness.
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Veal-Ricotta Meatballs

  • November 19, 2019
The best meatballs I've ever had. The ricotta cheese keeps them light and airy. The finely ground veal and grated parmigiano make them deeply flavorful. Less than $5 for a very large serving, including spaghetti and sauce.
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Healthy Lifestyle Overcomes Bad Genes

  • November 18, 2019
News Flash! Really. Even if you're genetically predisposed to coronary artery diseases, a healthy lifestyle can reduce your susceptibility by 50%. Yup. Just by eating and exercising well and not smoking. Click for the conclusions of the study that will be published later today.
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Slower Sunday: You can’t hurry love.

  • November 17, 2019
Or eggs. Why don't you try this. No rush. Whenever you get around to it. Could be breakfast or lunch or dinner. Keep the heat low. And keep the eggs moving. The slow cooking, it cooks them perfectly. No wet spots. No dry spots. Everything's just right.
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Just Say Yes. But not too often.

  • November 16, 2019
If you drink moderately, you'll live longer and have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than people who don't drink at all. Really? Yup. Here's my summary of a 20-year study. And my thoughts for the holiday party season: get together with friends and have a little something to drink.
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You’re about to gain weight. Unless …

  • November 15, 2019
If you're like most Americans, your weight was at its annual low last month. And you will now begin to gain weight until you reach your annual high in early January. Yup. It's all that holiday eating. What to do? Clue: an ounce of prevention's worth a pound of cure.
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Mushroom-Leek Gratin. So satisfying.

  • November 14, 2019
The simple, luscious, luxurious dish for those cold winter dinners when nothing's in season and you just want something fresh. Something that's not a root vegetable. An easy, impressive vegetable dish you can prep in advance for a multi-dish Thanksgiving feast.
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Potato-Leek Soup. OK, Vichyssoise

  • November 13, 2019
Just-pulled potatoes at your Farmers Market are so fresh they're creamy. Time to make creamy potato things - without cream. Like this mellow-delicious soup. Earthy potatoes. Deeply fragrant leeks. Just a hint of thyme. Warm and luscious.
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15-minute (Almost) Barbecued Chicken

  • November 12, 2019
A really tasty, really aromatic 15-minute chicken dish. Five minutes of preparation. Six to eight minutes on the grill or in a grill pan. A minute or two to let things settle before slicing and eating. Better and Cheaper than KFC.
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