Day: February 16, 2021

That Baked Feta Pasta and Other Viral TikTok Food Trends

Finnish food blogger Jenni Häyrinen developed her recipe for baked feta pasta two years ago, but now, thanks to TikTok, it’s gone viral on an international scale. The recipe is simple: bake some cherry tomatoes and a block of feta cheese in olive oil, and then stir in cooked noodles. It’s appealing to the eyes and easy enough for even a culinary rookie to make.


Baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes!! Recipe on blog • Inspired by @grilledcheesesocial 😘 #tiktokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #fetapasta #recipes

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“Timing is everything and the right people need to share it,” Häyrinen says in an email. “Because of the pandemic, a lot of people need to make a quick lunch or dinner at home on a daily basis.”

Whatever it was, people have taken to it. Thousands of TikTok users have tried the recipe, making it go viral seemingly

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7 Vegetarian Chinese Food Recipes To Make at Home

One of the perks of cooking at home is getting to control exactly what’s in your meals—and that’s especially beneficial if you’re vegetarian. While many Chinese dishes that are popular in the U.S.—like hot and sour soup, potstickers, and kung pao chicken—are made with meat, Chinese cuisine has a vast repertoire of plant-based and vegetarian dishes that have long gone overlooked in the United States. And it’s time to give these dishes some love.

Rounded up here are vegetarian Chinese food recipes to try at home, from dishes that are naturally plant-based to veggie-fied versions of your favorite takeout picks. As you’ll see, tofu is a common meat swap-out, so be sure to have that on hand. All the recipes are veggie-forward too, which means your fiber base will be covered no matter which one you choose to make for dinner.

Keep reading for 7 vegetarian Chinese food ideas

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20 fish and seafood recipes perfect for Lent (or any time) | Food and cooking

The Royale Fish Tacos

The chefs at The Royale bread fat catfish filets with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, pan fry, then bake them to a crispy finish. Wrapped in a tortilla with a dollop of chipotle mayonnaise, shredded green cabbage, and pico de gallo, the tacos are served with black bean and corn salad. 

2 (8-ounce) catfish fillets

5 cups round restaurant-style tortilla chips, loosely packed

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

8 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas

8 to 12 tablespoons chipotle aioli, store bought or homemade

1 cup shredded green cabbage

1 ½ cups pico de gallo, store bought or homemade

Notes: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, place 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar in a 2-cup measuring cup. Fill with milk to the 1 ½ cup line and let stand

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