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Turn Cauliflower into Steak
The old way: Trim off and discard the stems; roast or boil the florets.
The new way: Sear it and bake it--like you would do with a rib eye--which makes the exterior crisp and the inside soft. Bonus: You don't throw anything out. Cut the entire head into inch-thick slices, forming cauliflower "steaks." Season with salt and pepper, and brown in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil until golden brown, about three minutes per side. Finish in a 350-degree oven, baking for 10 minutes or until tender.
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Photo: ThinkstockBring Tilapia to the Tropics
The old way: Olive oil, garlic, lemon, broil, yawn.
The new way: Pair the fish (which famously--or infamously, depending on how much you like seafood--doesn't taste like fish) with bold flavors. Our latest go-to: Puree some mango chunks, a dash of coconut milk and even smaller dashes of fish sauce and chili powder; then pour the sauce