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Skinny Egg Rolls

  • February 6, 2019
Not an authentic egg roll. More like a really thin egg pancake wrapped tightly around quickly sauteed vegetables. Do it all in one pan in five minutes. Which leaves plenty of time to celebrate the Chinese New Year next week.
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Not Spare Ribs

  • February 5, 2019
Intensely fragrant, sweet and spicy. It's the powdered mustard, ginger and cinnamon. And the fennel and anise seeds. The opposite of spare ribs. Rich ribs. Chinese Short Ribs for the Lunar New Year. The celebration starts next week.
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Party Flavors

  • February 2, 2019
No fumbles. If you're eating while you're watching The Game, you need a handheld strategy. Snacks that stay on your little plate, in your hand or in your mouth. Even while you're jumping up and down. May the best snacks be eaten.
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Super Bowl Math: The Snack Odds

  • January 31, 2019
What are the odds you'll gain - or lose - weight during the big game? You burn about 100 calories per hour by sitting upright, chewing and talking between bites. What you're chewing makes all the difference.
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Real Men Make Quiche. From scratch.

  • January 30, 2019
Less than $2.50 per serving for a rich but light breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. That'll impress you and anybody you share it with. Aromatic and delicious enough to seduce someone with. Valentine's Day?
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Parsnip: Soup of the Week

  • January 29, 2019
It warms and soothes. It's smooth and refined, but it's substantial, not weenie. It's delicious in a way that's simple and complex at the same time. It's sweet. It's earthy. Smooth and creamy with zero cream or milk. You gotta make this.
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Rainforest Snacks: Patacones Lite

  • January 24, 2019
About 10 cents for a very flavorful and satisfying bite-size snack. With lots of Vitamins A and C from your fresh, homemade plantain chips topped with sour cream and pineapple or chorizo. Could be the Super Bowl snack of choice here in Costa Rica.
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Winter Vegetable Risotto

  • January 23, 2019
Luscious, creamy rice with two wonderful seasonal vegetables. Parsnips and kale. Roasting in the oven while you're stirring on the stovetop. Sweet roasted parsnips and smoky flash-roasted kale. Elegant and hearty.
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Onion Panade: Soup & Sandwich-In-One

  • January 22, 2019
Put this on your Top Ten list of winter dinners. Warms your mouth, your stomach and your heart. Luscious, hearty and satisfying. Thoroughly pleasing to eat. Slowly. Less than $1 per serving.
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