- Food52 | In The Pantry | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:03 AM EDT | Comments
Today: Perfectly smooth DIY hummus in a fraction of the time -- thanks to a simple, brilliant trick.
- Kristen Miglore, Senior Editor, Food52.com
You will go to picnics and barbecues this summer, and there will be that person who brings the laziest contribution this side of a bag of Doritos: the store-bought tub of hummus. Maybe a sack of wet baby carrots to go with.
And you won't judge them, because you're nice.
Tubbed hummus has become that friendly convenience food that everyone accepts -- it's the new, improved French onion dip. It's so popular, it even comes in guacamole flavor. (Now you can start judging.)
But that stuff in the tubs -- as healthy and quick and easy as it may be -- is never going to be as good as the real thing. The real thing is rich and sultry and alive. It...Read More »
- Food52 | In The Pantry | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 8:01 PM EDT | Comments
Every week at Food52, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.
Today, Lara Ferroni shows us how to make a smooth and creamy nacho cheese dip and pickled jalapenos in a flash.
While I never had a real fast food worker experience as a kid, I did work for several years at the local movie theater, where in addition to an inordinate amount of popcorn, we made a lot of movie theater nachos. You know the kind with the little plastic dish with the special cup for the nacho sauce. Trust me on this one, you don't want to know exactly what is in that cheese sauce, but I'll tell you that it does come in very large cans and is closer to plastic in texture before it's heated than anything you should eat. There was nothing nacho-y about the cheese itself -- that effect was created by pouring a bit of the pickling brine from the equally large cans of pickled jalapenos, after first scraping off some weird oily black st...Read More »
- In The Pantry | In The Pantry | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 1:11 AM EDT | Comments
Ready to change the way you eat your fruits and veggies? Try drinking them instead! On this week’s episode of In the Pantry, host Aida Mollenkamp shares recipes for her three favorite superfood smoothies with fresh, simple, and healthy ingredients.
Acai Blueberry Smoothie - Call this your basic smoothie with an extra boost of healthy goodness. You’ll need two packets of acai berries, which you can find in the frozen food section of grocery store. Let the acai defrost, then add it to one cup of blueberries, a banana, and a cup of apple or orange juice. Like acai berries, chia seeds are rich with antioxidants. Chia seeds are also filled with Omega-3 fatty acids, giving your smoothie even more punch. Soak two tablespoons of chia seeds in 8 tablespoons of water for 30 minutes water to give them a more gelatinous texture, and then add the seeds to your smoothie along with a little bit of ice. And if you want more sweetness in your dri...Read More »
- Good Housekeeping | In The Pantry | Fri, Aug 9, 2013 5:05 PM EDT | CommentsThe rich texture and chocolatey goodness of these bake sale favorites speak of decadence, but compare each square's 95 calories, 3 grams of fat, and zero cholesterol to a regular brownie's doubly high calories, nearly quadrupled fat, and 60 milligrams of cholesterol, and you'll feel virtuous (and satisfied). Our cheats? Swapping nonfat cocoa for chocolate, and cholesterol-free spread for not-so-heart-healthy butter.
Yields: 16 Brownies
Total Time: 35 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Oven Temp: 350 degrees
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- 1 teaspoon(s) instant coffee powder or granules
- 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1 cup(s) sugar
- 1/4 cup(s) trans-fat free vegetable oil spread (60% to 70% oil)
- 3 large egg whites
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Gr...Read More »
- Wed, Jul 17, 2013 2:57 PM EDT | CommentsCold Chinese or pizza leftovers are delicious, no doubt. But there are some dishes that get even better the next day -- and not in a slightly guilty, I-can't-believe-I'm-eating-this way. The flavors of the ingredients meld together for longer, the meat gets even more tender, the broth of a soup becomes even more flavorful -- simply put, the dishes improve after a day of rest. Here are 9 summer recipes that are begging to be eaten as leftovers.
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