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EatingWell: Classic Buffalo chicken reinvented

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All the flavor of Buffalo chicken wings is packed into this irresistible, healthy salad. But unlike chicken wings, you can eat a big serving of this healthy Buffalo chicken salad recipe for just 291 calories.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Serves 4

Serving Size: 2 1/2 cups salad & 3 oz. chicken

Active Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

1/2 cup...Read more

The Kitchn: Stuffed cabbage recipe is weeknight-friendly

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Stuffed cabbage is a comforting winter dish that also makes a complete meal. The traditional preparation of a savory meat-and-rice filling rolled up in tender cabbage that's slow-baked in a sweet-sour tomato sauce is a labor of love.

To make this dish more weeknight-friendly, we make these ...Read more

The Kitchn: Spicy tomato soup warms you up instantly

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While this soup tastes like the balmy days of August, it has the power to instantly warm you up. It's brothy and light, but a spicy kick from red pepper flakes gives you the heat you need on these cold winter nights.

A summery soup on winter says

This brothy soup has the power to bring you...Read more

Balsamic Chicken

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

Seven Reasons to Diet with a Buddy

When you’re on a diet, having a strong support system can mean the difference between success and failure. We have a major league support team at Plan Z, but if you can add a personal support network to that and buddy up, the benefits are even greater.

A buddy can be a spouse or significant other, or...Read more

Consider Upping Condiments to Star Status

Recipes / After-Work Gourmet /

"On the side" is a phrase custom-made for condiments. However, the bold flavors and quality ingredients in many such store-bought products mean they should star in meals rather than take supporting roles. Since ingredient prep isn't a factor, they provide savvy shortcuts.

First, make sure the selections meet your standards (my favorite ...Read more

Trader Joe's customers pick their favorite products

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Trader Joe's is out with its annual list of customer favorite products for 2017.

From flowers to bananas and frozen entrees, there's 17 favorite items, with some being seasonal. But, really, what's not to like about any products from Trader Joe's?

Customers voted the Mandarin Orange Chicken the overall favorite for 2017. The voting took place ...Read more

'Good God almighty … ' this vegan sandwich is changing lives. Here's where you can get it

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Never heard of the TTLA sandwich? You will now, thanks to a viral video, some social media marketing and a growing demand for vegan food.

The TTLA is Whole Foods Market's take on the classic BLT. But this updated sammie is made with tempeh bacon -- a soy bean product -- tomato, lettuce and avocado, all stacked between two slices of ciabatta ...Read more

Le Creuset's classic French recipes are more approachable than you think

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To a girl growing up in western North Carolina, gougeres might have sounded like something made in a fit of boredom with a sharp stick and winter gleanings.

Sheri Castle's culinary horizons have broadened considerably since her youth in Watauga County. The Chapel Hill writer and recipe developer is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, ...Read more

How cooking for yourself can make you healthier, happier

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As my great-aunt June used to tell me, "Your grandfather was a bum. Your father was a bum, and you're a bum. Get outta my house!" Reading between the lines, what I think she was trying to say, in her own, frothing fashion, was, "Don't let the good be the enemy of the perfect."

(You got that, too, right?)

In other words, Auntie June was ...Read more

What to drink with sloppy Joes: Wines with fruit and richness

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This dish is both savory and sweet, and it's also pleasantly tangy, so a healthy dose of fruit and richness in a wine is a good bet. Here are a Champagne, a white from Greece and a red from Italy that will stand up to this zesty and busy sandwich, and won't get lost in the crowd.



Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a ...Read more

A super sandwich for the Big Game

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I was paging through "Grilled Cheese Kitchen," by Heidi Gibson with Nate Pollak (Chronicle Books, $19.95), months ago when a sandwich caught my eye. And not just any old sandwich, but one so outrageous -- a three-layer tower of grilled cheese, some with bacon or jalapenos -- that it shouted "must have" even though I had no immediate plans to ...Read more

Crock-Pot responds to 'This is Us' heartbreaker: 'Don't worry'

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Spoiler alert: This article contains major plot details from last week's episode of "This Is Us."

The poor Crock-Pot.

After last Tuesday's episode of NBC's popular show "This Is Us," the classic kitchen appliance has been getting a lot of heat for causing a house fire. A fire that figures heavily into an ongoing plot.

Ouch! Someone call the ...Read more

Chili con carne perfect for special dinner

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Chili con carne is as American as Football. Some like it hot, some like it mild, but almost everyone likes chili. Here's a recipe that's great for parties and great for a quick, easy dinner for two.

Serve the chili with bowls of sour cream chopped onion and cilantro. Chili freezes well. Double the recipe and freeze half for another quick dinner...Read more

What you need to know about how oak barrels affect wine

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There's something about a barrel room in a winery.

On the surface, it's just a giant room filled with a bunch of identical wooden barrels stacked in rows. That alone can be an impressive sight, but when you think about what is happening in that room, that's when the potential and energy of the situation become almost palpable. Inside those ...Read more

How to turn tabbouleh into a hefty wintry dish

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Food writer is a job description that's easy to digest. Everyone, it seems, eats. Cocktail in hand, chitchat in air, I'm rarely met with blank stare. That's a luxury few astrophysicists share.

And yet, misconceptions abound. Food writing springs from an affinity, not an affliction.

Consider the tack, if not tact, of my physical therapist, a ...Read more

Best Bites: Nutri Grain Lemon Crumb Cake with Poppy Seeds

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Most snack cakes tend to have big flavors to appeal to fast-food palates. But the gang at Kellogg's must have realized that some of us also like a touch of refinement in our discretionary calories. Their Lemon Crumb Cake with Poppy Seeds is a lovely addition to the snack-food aisle; a light taste of lemon is paired with a hint of poppy seed for ...Read more

Summer in winter: Enjoy the warm tastes and colors of summer

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

In the middle of winter, summer can seem like a very long time away. As you read this, you're probably hearing of record snowfall somewhere, possibly right where you live.

It's only natural for many home cooks to want to combat the chilly surroundings by cooking foods that are robust and warming, including thick soups, slow-simmered braises and...Read more

Rethinking Zinfandel

Adam Sbragia was raised in a winemaking family in Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma County. His grandfather made wine. His father, Ed Sbragia, is the only winemaker to have twice produced a wine that earned the coveted Wine of the Year award from Wine Spectator. And for the past decade or so, Adam has been making wine at Sbragia Family ...Read more

Hearty chickpea, pasta soup warms up wintry nights

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Chickpeas and orzo make this a hearty soup and a meal in itself. It's an ancient Roman dish. Complete the meal with warm Cauliflower Salad, another Italian dish, which is from Campania, an area that includes Naples.

Leeks can have dirt inside. An easy way to clean leeks is to make long cuts from the base of the leek to the tip of the leaves ...Read more

New Year Horoscope? Even Happier Birthday Parties

Recipes / After-Work Gourmet /

A new year means a calendar full of birthday celebrations. Birthstones have lots to do with birthdays, but not often with the celebrations themselves. A fun and tasty way to change that is by throwing a birthstone-themed party.

The good news, of course, is that since you know the birthday of the guest of honor, you have the key to researching...Read more

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