The wonderful flavors of southern India - coconut milk,
dried Thai chiles and coriander seed - provide a pleasant punch
to a basic chicken breast. Although the ingredients look exotic,
this is a deceptively easy dish you'll be...
For a sophisticated starter, try this colorful salad, which
marries fresh berries, caramelized nuts and tangy feta cheese.
Pureed berries form the base of the dressing, giving it a velvety
texture and rich flavor.
Ever notice how people seem to gather in the kitchen? Why not transform this trend into an "official" gathering, and stage a cook-off. It's a sure way to have some fun, spend some time together, and -- if all goes well -- enjoy some great grub. So get cookin'!
This bright and summery entree salad, which uses a savory
apricot puree as both marinade and dressing, makes a refreshing
change from the standby Chicken Caesar. The salad also works well
with sliced peaches or nectarines.
Bosc pears are strong-flavored and hold their shape when
cooked, making them well suited for this savory side dish. It's a
terrific accompaniment for a glazed ham or grilled sausage or
most any roasted meat or poultry.
Thinly sliced ribbons of zucchini and nutty brown butter
make for a gourmet supper. Make it a meal: Round out the plate
with steamed broccoli rabe sprinkled with parmesan.
Red Thai curry paste adds heat and depth of flavor to this
simple soup. If you like, omit the chicken and spinach to make an
even simpler first-course soup.
Flaxseeds give these wholesome muffins a nutty taste
(although you can substitute 3/4 cup rolled oats) and maple syrup
provides the subtle sweetening.
A smear of reduced-fat mayonnaise and a little fresh basil
allow perfectly ripe tomatoes to shine.
Preparing fresh artichokes shouldn't be intimidating; our
step-by-step guide will have boiled or grilled chokes on your
table in less than an hour.