Get Cooking in 2009 -- we can help

Grain dishes are versatile, healthful and -- prepared right -- amazingly good

January 14, 2009

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Grain dishes are versatile, healthful and -- prepared right -- amazingly good

Every time I go to Viet Noodle Bar in Atwater Village, I order the same thing: a bowl of brown rice, laced with mung beans and tofu and fresh herbs. I know, it sounds too boring and, well, just too wholesome to be so addictive. But grain dishes can surprise you like that. A bland bowlful can put you off the stuff for good, but try a well-made dish centered on grains like farro or brown rice or bulgur or spelt, one that's deeply flavorful and perfectly balanced, and you'll be eating quinoa tabbouleh like chocolate chip ice cream too.

Salad variations hit on a perfect last-minute meal

January 21, 2009

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Salad variations hit on a perfect last-minute meal

Whether I'm running late on a weeknight or we're suddenly entertaining last-minute company, there's one dinner solution I can always trust in a pinch: salad. It's my favorite "go-to" when I'm running low on energy or time. Elemental yet sophisticated, a good salad can please both a hungry appetite and a critical guest.

Vegetable soup's earthy and aromatic ingredients turn simple dish into a hit

January 28, 2009

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Vegetable soup's earthy and aromatic ingredients turn simple dish into a hit

One of the best dinners that you can make with the vegetables you probably already have on hand doesn't even require a pot of boiling water. Just a pot of simmering water.

Pasta: the simple solution

January 7, 2009

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Pasta: the simple solution

The idea of quick, flavorful weeknight cooking is nothing new. And neither is most of the advice. In 1930, when the great Edouard de Pomiane addressed the topic in his cookbook "French Cooking in Ten Minutes: or, Adapting to the Rhythm of Modern Life," one of his first instructions was to start a pot of water boiling -- "What's it for? I don't know, but it's bound to be good for something."

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