Food & Cooking

This vegan picadillo recipe made with lentils is warm, filling and flavorful

The way I like it best, though, is over rice, and these days I’m more likely to make this vegan version, using a can of lentils instead of a pound of ground beef. Aside from that change, it tastes a lot like my beef picadillo. Both start with a flavorful base of onions and garlic, get a boost from a blend of spices and are finished with a few pimento-stuffed Manzanilla olives and raisins.

“Raisins are divisive,” Jessica van Dop DeJesus, of the Dining Traveler, told me when I called. “I always start with a sofrito, and add extra onion, because I liked the texture of the chopped onion,” she said. “And I’m team olive.”

“I like a sweet version, with fresh and dried fruit for stuffing chiles en nogada,” my friend Adriana Velez texted me when I asked how she made her picadillo. “For other dishes, I like

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Starbucks Pistachio Latte Recipe and Photos


I love trying the new drinks that Starbucks comes up with. I also love anything pistachio-flavored, so the coffee chain’s new Pistachio Latte is right up my alley. And as much as I want to walk down that alley every day, a girl has her budget to think about, so I resolved to try and make this latte myself. I worried it would be a tricky drink to replicate as the flavors aren’t as familiar as your standard caramel or chocolate, and the Salted Brown Butter Cookie Flavored Topping is as unique as it is delicious.

Thankfully, a quick search brought me to a copycat recipe that was fairly easy and only required one ingredient that wasn’t already in my pantry: pistachio extract! You can buy it on Amazon for around $10 (I went with the one that the recipe suggested). I love pistachio flavor and definitely plan to

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Every Food Recipe in Valheim (& How to Cook Them)

It’s important to eat well in Valheim, as different combinations of food can provide important buffs. There are currently 14 recipes players can cook.

In survival games like Valheim, making sure to have access to good food is extremely important. At the start of a new game, players will likely find their Viking foraging for foods like berries and mushrooms in the Meadows biome. However, as players begin to explore and progress, they will be able to access more food items, including meats, Honey, fish, and root vegetables. Once players have a Cooking Stand built in their home, they will be able to cook meals for themselves. Eventually, they can discover more complex recipes. Upon consuming these recipes, players will receive various buffs that can be useful when summoning and fighting bosses or simply trying to explore more of the world in new ways.

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A roasted cabbage wedges recipe that turns this vegetable into a dinnertime star

With further treatment, though, you can transform cabbage again. All it takes is a smart topping or sauce to promote it from bit player (albeit an interesting one) to dinnertime star.

That’s what this recipe from one of America’s Test Kitchen’s latest books does. By cutting a smallish head into wedges, keeping them intact by cutting through but not discarding the core, you create a gorgeous platform for a sauce of chickpeas and tomatoes. Curry powder, a little sugar, and a generous application of oil help the heat burnish these wedges to a gorgeous deep brown, accentuating the frilly lines of their leaves. The sauce, spiced with a little more curry powder, adds heft without hogging the spotlight.

When you spoon the sauce over the cabbage, you might think of the wedge salads that were hip (again) a few years back. But this is no mere salad. This is a

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