Most Versatile Chicken Stock

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Homemade chicken stock recipe is easy to make and has a mellow quality that makes it particularly versatile in soups and sauces.

Stretch Your Food Budget: Use Everything

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“Profits are measured in pennies,” one of my culinary school instructors often repeated to remind us of the importance of maximizing our use of ingredients. Smart chefs--those who want to stay in business--do this all the time and now, thanks to a stagnant economy, it’s a practice budget-conscious cooks are bringing home.

Look at Your Food Labels

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Alison’s piece last week on egg labels got me thinking about how confusing it can be to evaluate foods. So I thought I’d distill some solid rules of thumb to help you choose wisely when in the packaged aisles.

Fish Sticks with Cilantro-Serrano Tartar Sauce

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Commercial fish sticks are loaded with fillers and preservatives. Try these easy homemade fish fingers with a zippy tartar sauce instead.

Natural Products Expo West: A world of organic

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Turning 30 is a big deal, whether you’re a person or an event, and it was certainly cause for celebration last month at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

Easy Rice Pilaf

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Mineral- and fiber-rich brown rice is the basis for an rice pilaf recipe that makes a simple side dish. Add peas or edamame for a dish of color.

Label Lingo: A Guide to Eggs

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Buying eggs used to be so simple: Grab a carton off the shelf, open it to check for any cracked shells and go on your merry way. These days, however, you need to interpret a myriad of claims before deciding which carton goes into your cart. What do they all mean? Find out here.

Spinach-Gruyere Souffle

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Nothing showcases the culinary power of eggs quite like a soufflé. Serve this spinach souffle with a “Bon Appetit!” in your best Julia Child imitation and pair it with a green salad dressed in Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette and dry white wine for a light supper.

Get a New Grain: What is Quinoa?

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You’ve probably heard about quinoa at some point by now—in a magazine, by a chef on a show. But is it really up to the hype? In a word: Yes.

Curry Quinoa Cakes

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These cakes are crispy and flavorful and delightful as a light meal on their own, or as an innovative finger food. Serve them with our Curry Dipping Sauce.