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How to make chicken gyros at home, no rotisserie required

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Hearing the word gyro sparks my summer hungers, as well as memories of the years I spent working in a drab office building off 5th Avenue in lower Manhattan, where I'd stop for lunch at a sandwich joint run by a Greek family on the nearby corner. These two-fisted sandwiches are traditionally made with huge cuts of lamb or pork that are skewered ...Read more


Column: Big Alcohol's monopoly isn't worth breaking up

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Sometimes monopolies are best left alone. That’s often the case when they aren’t harming consumers, but it can also be true when they are — for example, if their product is unhealthy, for customers and society, and higher prices mean people will use less of it.

The Federal Trade Commission is said to be preparing a lawsuit against ...Read more

EatingWell:When you need a quick breakfast, try this grab-and-go smoothie

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For a fast-paced breakfast on the go, give your blender a whirl. Enjoy the heart-healthy fats from the almond butter and health-boosting phytonutrients in the cocoa powder and cherries in this tasty breakfast smoothie. This recipe easily doubles to make four servings to store in the freezer when needed.

Cherry-Mocha Smoothie

Serves 2

Active ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Gluten-free cookies, crackers, chips

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The onslaught of gluten-free foods has been a tremendous help to those managing celiac disease and other conditions requiring gluten avoidance. However, it has also led to misunderstandings for some trying to eat more healthfully.

Misconceptions include believing all gluten-free foods are inherently better for you than their gluten-containing ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Celebrate Fourth of July with these traditional side salads

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As a Seriously Simple cook, I develop ways to streamline and reinterpret classic dishes. Sometimes the traditional dishes don’t need much alteration. Case in point, these two classic salads are always welcome on a picnic or barbecue event. Little adjustments like apple in the slaw and celery seed in the potato salad are familiar tiny twists.

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JeanMarie Brownson: Potato salads prove worth every minute of the cook’s time

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Some of our favorite summer indulgences include potatoes. They can be grilled in foil packets with sweet onions, buttered and boiled to accompany steamed seafood, or served as warm wedges topped with fresh basil pesto. Potatoes prove versatile and summery.

Potato salads prove worth every minute of the cook’s time. Everyone, and I mean ...Read more

The Kitchn: This key ingredient makes these 3-ingredient pancakes so delicious

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If we’re being honest, no one is more surprised than me at how legit these cottage cheese pancakes are. As someone who claimed for years not to like cottage cheese, these pancakes were the gateway that finally made me a believer. These are high-protein...Read more

The Kitchn: Sweeten your Fourth of July celebration with mini berry pavlovas

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Sheet cakes decorated with red, white and blue berries for the Fourth of July are the summer version of Halloween’s graveyard dirt cakes — sort of comforting in their ubiquitousness, but not terribly appealing and usually produced more for looks than taste. But I must have a soft spot for holiday-themed desserts, because I’ve made a ...Read more

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Surprise guests this summer with these 3 easy sides

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With Memorial Day behind us, we're guessing the cooks among us have already dusted off their grills in anticipation of all the cookouts they're hosting for family and friends this summer.

Mains are easy enough to plan — everyone loves chicken, and is there anything easier than throwing a hamburger or hot dog on the grill? It might not be ...Read more


Influencer's cookbook is exactly what you'd expect

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I was fully prepared to hate this cookbook. And while “loathe” is a word I am loath to use, I was even expecting to loathe it.

After all, it was written by an influencer. And not just an influencer, but an influencer who thinks of himself as an influencer. The sort of influencer who, if you met him at a party and asked what he does for a ...Read more

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Best Bites: Savannah Classics Broccoli Rice & Cheese Casserole

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If you are like me, once you’ve spent all your energy on the main dish, you either dread making side dishes or phone it in with some raw carrots, baked potato or something else super easy.

I spotted this broccoli and rice casserole at the store recently and decided it was time to up my game.

The casserole, with fresh chunks of broccoli, ...Read more


Buffalo chicken pizza: All the spice with none of the mess

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I'm a big fan of Buffalo chicken wings. The heat and the sourness from the hot sauce, contrasted with the cool, creamy, slightly funky blue cheese dressing, takes chicken to a new level. I love everything about them — except the wings.

Eating chicken wings is messy business; I end up with Buffalo sauce up to my elbows. So if I can capture the...Read more

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In Illinois, a warehouse holds what may be the mango capital of the world

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“We think Chicago is the mango capital of the world.”

It’s a bold argument from Jaidev “Jai” Sharma, owner of MangoZZ, but surprisingly, it has its merits.

Sharma operates a warehouse in suburban Romeoville, where, for a few brief summer weeks, premium mangoes from all over the Indian subcontinent mingle together. The door is locked ...Read more


Peas and pasta are always a winning combination

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MINNEAPOLIS — Early summer in Minnesota is often when it's just beginning to feel like spring. While 2024 has been a little more unpredictable, weather-wise, this springtime recipe — Orecchiette With Peas, Pancetta and Herbs — is so satisfyingly delicious that I think you'll enjoy it no matter what Mother Nature has in store.

Pasta and ...Read more


The most democratic of luxuries is at risk

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More than a dozen years have passed since Ferran Adria shut down his history-making restaurant on the Catalan coast, but he hasn’t slowed down.

After transforming El Bulli into a foundation, he’s been involved in 150 projects, traveling the world to talk about and develop his theories of creativity and innovation. I’ve been a friend of ...Read more

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Food co-ops aren't known for their price-conscious customers, but that's changing

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Natural food co-ops are known for their organic produce and fair-trade coffee. Their chutes of bulk grains and jars of hard-to-find spices. Their wide assortment of cage-free, farm-fresh eggs and nut grinders that let you crush your own container of almond butter gooeyness.

But what many consumers don't usually associate with today's co-ops are...Read more

EatingWell: Herb vinaigrette jazzes up grilled sausage, peppers and onions

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Adding a bright parsley-tarragon vinaigrette brings fresh flair to sausage and peppers. Serve with some crusty bread to sop it all up.

Grilled Sausage, Peppers & Onions with Herb Vinaigrette

Serves 4

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

2 large bell peppers, seeded and quartered

2 large red onions, cut into wedges

3 cloves ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Swap out butter for these savory dipping sauces that require no cooking

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Today you can find artisan bread available from high-end bakeries in stores like Trader Joe’s. Seeded loaves, flattened focaccia rectangles, walnut, sourdough and brioche are just a few of the amazing array of fresh breads available today. Butter is traditionally served alongside bread, but things have changed. The Italian influence of serving...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Are zero-proof drinks healthy?

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Q: Are zero-proof drinks healthier than alcoholic drinks?

A: That depends. The terminology for these drinks can be confusing. There are “no-alcohol,” “alcohol-free,” “zero-proof,” “low-alcohol,” “light,” and “reduced alcohol” drinks. For example, “non-alcoholic” drinks can contain up to 0.5% alcohol. “Alcohol-free�...Read more

JeanMarie Brownson: Fire up the grill this Father’s Day for country-style ribs

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Meal planning for Father’s Day proves easy: All the fathers in my life enjoy pork ribs immensely. Grilled low and slow with a special glaze. Done.

Often the price of baby back ribs can be prohibitive. My local grocery store regularly sells bone-in, country-style pork ribs for less than half the price of the super tender baby back ribs and ...Read more



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