Recipes of the Week: Warm Winter Favorites

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Upgrading the Classic Tuna Salad Want a tastier, healthier substitute for commercial mayo? Try using plain whole-milk Greek yogurt whenever you’d normally reach for the mayo. If you want to give it even more of that mayo-like tang, just stir a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a small spoonful of mustard into the yogurt. […]

Making Winter Velvet Out Of Winter Squash

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Assuming you have a sizable and sharp knife (an 8″ chef’s knife is ideal), winter squash is a great wintertime ingredient: it’s plentiful, versatile, and inexpensive.  You can roast it and eat straight out of the skin, or you can simmer cut-up chunks of it in water or broth and then drain it and mash […]

The Mystery Of Coca-Cola’s Recipe Revealed?

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Has an ancient soft-drink mystery finally been solved? Public radio show “This American Life” has sent Coke fiends into a tizzy by announcing that it has uncovered the cola’s top-secret ingredient, “Merchandise 7X.” Merchandise 7X may not sound terribly appetizing, but it’s long been known to be the secret ingredient. What we didn’t know was what […]

You Can’t Go Wrong With Roasted Eggplant

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Like Spanish tapas, the Arabic tradition of mezze involves small dishes that are hugely flavorful. Most are very simple to prepare – in fact, there are plenty of single-ingredient mezze, like the olives pictured here. There are also two- and three-ingredient small dishes that just involve a bit of spice or oil added to the […]