How to Make Vegetable Stock Without a Recipe

We love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don’t always need a recipe, you’ll make your favorite dishes a lot more often. Here, we show you how to make soups and stews more flavorful with whatever vegetable scraps you have on hand—or the cheapest produce at the market. If […]

How to Steam Vegetables Without a Steamer

Steaming vegetables can be a real life-saver when it comes to dinner, which is why we’re bringing back this steamer basket hack from Sarah Jampel, originally published in 2013. Here’s how to steam vegetables without a steamer. Kitchen gadgets can be miracle workers—just try making cherry pie without a cherry pitter—but they also have a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Asian Pears (& 10 Ways to Use Them)

Asian pears are true pears, but in terms of figure, they look more like apples. These yellow-green fruit tend to be round and so plump that you want to cup them in your hands and just stare at their lightly speckled skin for a moment before you take the first juicy bite. We also go by: […]

Why This Whole Grain Flour Will Change Your Baking Game—& How to Use It

I began baking as a young adult in Germany where whole grain traditions go back centuries. But it was only after moving to the US years ago that I stumbled upon white whole wheat flour in a health food store. Ever so slightly nutty-sweet, with just a hint of texture, it soon became my go-to […]

17 Coconut Milk Recipes for Anytime, Anywhere

Good things come in tin cans. Case in point: sardines, whole tomatoes, beans galore—and coconut milk. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Coconut milk is one sexy, dreamy canned good. It’s sweet but not cloyingly so, rich but not heavy. It’s cheap! It adds depth to the savory and the sweet, from soup to […]