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How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
Previous image Next image How to cook fluffy, tasty quinoa. You can use any kind of quinoa (white - also sold as golden - red, or black). Use water to cook it or, as I do here, chicken broth. Quinoa has come a long way in the last few years. Cultivated in the Andes for over 5,000 years, quinoa has been called the "mother grain" and "the gold of the Incas." We've read that there are 1,800(!) Here is our standard method for cooking any of these. Basic Quinoa Facts How much cooked quinoa does 1 cup dry quinoa yield? 10 Delicious Recipes with Quinoa 1 Quinoa with Chickpeas, Asparagus, and Fresh Peas 2 Golden Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Dill & Avocado 3 Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili 4 Grilled Halloumi & Quinoa Salad 5 Black Bean And Heirloom Tomato Quinoa With Lemon Dressing 6 3-Egg Omelet with Quinoa, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese 7 Quinoa Tabbouleh 8 Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash 9 Quinoa Salad with Radishes and Greens 10 Sweet and Crunchy Quinoa Salad What You Need 1. Related:  Trim Healthy Mama RecipesRecipes Atips and tricks

Zucchini Pizza Poppers You know it is early July around here when you hear firecrackers popping outside and the gardens are overflowing with zucchini. Don't save these treats for holidays though. They would be great any time of year. They are especially good now because you don't have to heat the big oven. You did buy a cake pop machine like I told you to so long ago, right? I have to give a shout out to the gardeners in my life. I named these poppers for the Independence Day here in the States. Zucchini Pizza Poppers1/3 cup Parmesan cheese3 tbsp coconut flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1 cup shredded zucchini2 eggs1/4 cup sugarfree marinara sauce1/4 cup diced bell pepper1 oz diced pepperoniIn a medium bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.

Thailand to Vietnam: 20 Fresh Recipes for Summer from Southeast Asia Previous image Next image In the heat of summer, I often turn to dishes from Southeast Asia. Stir-fried noodles, cooked quickly with delicious morsels of pork or chicken, cool salads with shredded green mango, noodles tossed with sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and milky tea with pearls of boba tapioca — these are some of the most refreshing dishes in my repertoire. RICE & SIMPLE DINNERS• 1 Sinangag (Filipino Garlic Fried Rice) - Start out simple with this basic supper dish from the Philippines. • 2 Thai-Style Omelet (Kai Jeow) - Another quick basic: omelets, Thai-style. • 3 Bánh Mì with Lemongrass Tofu - A classic Vietnamese sandwich! NOODLES• 6 Pad Thai from Mark Bittman - A review of Bittman's Pad Thai. • 7 Spicy Glass Noodles with Crispy Pork (Yum Woon Sen) - Deliciously spicy noodles with crispy pork. • 8 Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) - A vegetarian take on the classic Vietnamese soup. • 9 Cold(ish) Peanut Sesame Noodles - A simple Thai-inspired noodle dish.

Tuna, Lemon, and Caper Sauce Recipe | Epicurious yield Serves 2 to 4 Canned tuna sparked with lemon and capers creates a superb sauce that complements many pasta shapes — penne, shells, or linguine, to name only a few. I prefer solid-pack tuna in olive oil for the best flavor and texture. I sometimes add a small handful of unpitted black olives — Kalamata or Gaeta — and a large, ripe tomato, seeded and diced, for a delicious variation. Preparation Place tuna in pasta serving bowl and break it into large bite-size pieces. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Recommended pasta: 8 ounces penne rigate, medium shells (conchiglie rigate), rigatoni, or linguine. Joie Warner's No-Cook Pasta Sauces

The Proper Way To Use Your Refrigerator Humidity Drawers Have you solved the mystery of the humidity drawer in your fridge? If you're like me you probably just bump the notches towards the middle as a safety precaution. You may also put things into them haphazardly: all greens in one drawer, colorful things in the other. Sounds good enough, right? Well, last week, after seeing carrots and cucumbers not survive their time in these cryogenic chambers, I figured I had to look into how to use them properly... for the veggies' sake! Most humidity drawers are adjustable with a few clicks between low and high. The general rule of thumb is to put things that rot in a drawer with a low humidity setting. Things that wilt go in the high humidity drawer. What this basically means is you need to mind the gas when choosing which drawer and setting to put your produce in. High Humidity Drawer (non-ethylene gas emitters) Leafy Greens Spinach Arugula Basil Lettuce Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cauliflower Carrots Green Onions (Images: Chris Perez)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Quick Weeknight Meal: 5 Pizzas for Late Summer Previous image Next image Beet and goat cheese pizza, with chopped beet greens, a little tomato sauce, and minced chives. Pizza is one of the quickest, most fun, and most rewarding weeknight meals we know. • 1 Beet pizza! • 2 A basic summer pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and basil. • 3 Eggplant pizza, inspired by a local pizza place, and including goat cheese and reduced balsamic vinegar. • 4 Potatoes with mascarpone, ground hazelnuts, and basil. • 5 Fig and prosciutto — an unexpected yet classic combo. Want to make pizza tonight or tomorrow? • Recipe: Homemade Thin Crust Pizza • Recipe: Spinach, White Bean, and Taleggio Pizza• Recipe: Breakfast Pizza Related: Weekend Cooking Report: Homemade Pizza (Images: Faith Durand)

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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 1. Place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan. Cover with at least an inch or two of cold water. The more eggs that are crowding the pan the more water you should have over the eggs. 2. Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water may help keep egg whites from running out if an egg does crack while cooking. 3. If you have the type of stove burner that doesn't retain any heat when turned off, you might want to lower the temp to low, simmer for a minute, and then turn it off. Depending on how cooked you like your hard boiled eggs, the eggs should be done perfectly in 10-12 minutes. If I'm cooking a large batch of eggs, after 10 minutes I'll sacrifice one to check for doneness, by removing it with a spoon, running it under cold water, and cutting it open. I also find that it is very hard to overcook eggs using this method. 4. I find it easiest to peel the eggs under a bit of running water. The best way to store hard boiled eggs is in a covered container in the refrigerator.

How to Cook Moist & Tender Chicken Breasts Every Time Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (aka BSCBs) — is there anything more boring? They are all too often overcooked until dry and chewy, and I generally prefer more succulent boneless, skinless thighs. But for lunch and dinner favorites like chicken Caesar salad and chicken pasta, sliced juicy chicken breasts can't be beat. They're a great staple for quick lunches, too. Fortunately I have one method that makes unfailingly juicy and tender boneless, skinless chicken breasts. A Method That Requires Trust! This method takes trust; you can't check the chicken breasts or watch them cooking. So you can't peek, and you have to trust us. Watch the Video Error loading player: No playable sources found Simple chicken, for salads and rice bowls. (Image credit: Leela Cyd) Seasoning the Chicken This method alone makes plain, simple chicken breasts — a blank slate to be used on top of salads, rice dishes, and tacos. Tester's Notes What You Need Ingredients Equipment Instructions Recipe Notes

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe Review: 2 Minute (Microwaved) Lime Cheesecake We know what you're thinking, because we thought the same thing at first! Cheesecake in 2 minutes and made in the microwave?! It doesn't sound like a good idea, let alone delicious one. It's a perfect dessert for a small family, couple or even college dorm tenant. 2 Minute Lime CheesecakeYields 2-8 servings 3 tablespoons butter, melted1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (we doubled gingersnaps and omitted the graham crackers)1 tablespoon sugar8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/3 cup sugarZest of one lime2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (alternately, you can try Key lime juice)1 egg1 tablespoon potato starch (can be omitted) Combine graham/cookie crumbs with 1 tablespoon of sugar and melted butter. Mix remaining ingredients until smooth. Place in microwave for 2 minutes (if you don't have a rotating tray, do 1 minute, turn and heat for 1 minute more). Let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving. Related: Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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your-summer-cooking-tool-kit Meat Marinate meat (except for burgers and sausages) at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours ahead. Make sure the marinade has a little oil in it, and at least ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt per pound of meat (use a bit more for bone-in meat and a bit less for boneless meat). Everything else is up to you: garlic, herbs, spice rubs, aromatics, citrus juices, you get the idea. Bring big, bone-in hunks that need long cooking (ribs, bone-in pork chops, whole chicken or bone-in parts, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, beef brisket, pork loin or butt) to room temperature before lighting the grill. For boneless pieces (chicken cutlets and boneless thighs, steaks, skinny tenderloins, lamb chops, burgers and sausages), grill directly over the heat until charred on both sides. Skewers make it easier to turn smaller pieces.

How to Cook a Turkey: The Simplest, Easiest Method Are you roasting a whole turkey for the first time this year? Or perhaps you've done this many times before, but you want a quick refresher to brush up on the basics? We'll help you make your mama proud with these step-by-step instructions for roasting a whole turkey. Here is our super basic, super simple, super easy recipe for roasting a super beautiful turkey this Thanksgiving. How to Cook a Turkey: Watch the Video Error loading player: No playable sources found Error: Error loading playlist: No playable sources found The Easiest Method for Roasting a Thanksgiving Turkey Now, we know that many people have strong opinions on the best way to cook a turkey. But just to keep things really simple and straightforward with this tutorial, today we are taking a completely no-frills approach — though there are lots of places along the way where you can add some spice, extra flavor, or personal touches. This method will work with any turkey: big or small, brined or not, free-range or otherwise.

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