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Make Better Salads by Using a ‘Classic’ Recipe as a Template

For some people, building a good salad is intuitive; for others, it’s a surprising challenge. Mixing and matching various flavors and textures on top of a pile of leaves might not seem like too daunting of a task, but it’s easy to end up with a salad that’s too pungent, too salty, or—the absolute worst—bland. […]

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Make a Vegetarian-Friendly Caesar Dressing With Blue Cheese

A true Caesar salad dressing gets its rich, salty funk from anchovies, but not everyone eats fish. Shouty purists may insist that those people simply don’t deserve a Caesar salad, but I think that’s a little harsh, especially when you can make a very good vegetarian approximation with blue cheese. Read more…

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What ‘Healthy’ Substitutions Do You Actually Enjoy?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to talk about the tweaks you make to render your meals a little more healthful, and the substitutions and swaps that didn’t quite work…Read more… […]

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How to Make Vegans Feel Welcome at Your Omnivore Thanksgiving

As a carnivore whose foodie philosophy is “make things as delicious as possible, whatever it takes,” I used to see vegan dinner guests as something I had to workaround, and for that, I apologize. Vegan foodies can go on about how delicious soy bacon is, but as a cook who eats meat, I tended to […]

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