Food

Healthy and delicious Sicilian Pork Tenderloin is a one-pan delight

This month’s series on lighter fare continues with an easy, delicious and healthy weeknight alternative featuring Sicilian Pork Tenderloin. This dish can be made in about 30 to 45 minutes, using just one pan and a few Sicilian staples to create a main course that has become a weeknight ...

Chickpeas and escarole combine for a hearty flavor combo

In Sicily, chickpeas are the favored legume to use in soup. In this version the mild bean shares the stage with escarole. We knew that dried chickpeas were the way to go for our traditional soup because we could infuse them with lots of flavor as they cooked. For aromatics, we started with ...

Salt turns out to be the key for ultratender white bean soup

The people of Tuscany are known as mangiafagioli, or "bean eaters," a nod to the prominent role beans play in their cuisine. Cannellini (white kidney) beans are the region's most famous legume, and Tuscan cooks go to extremes to ensure these beans are cooked perfectly, from simmering them in ...

A one-pan chili with maximum flavor starts with toasted rice

Looking to make enough chili for one night's dinner without hauling out a heavy pot, we turned to our trusty skillet. We would use it to make both the chili and the rice, cooking in stages, for a one-pan meal with maximum flavor and minimal fuss. We started by toasting and simmering the rice, ...

Home With the Lost Italian: Post-holiday detox with creamy broccoli salad

When it comes to food, there are only two ways I enter a new year: either by giving in to the bitter January cold with the most indulgent comfort food recipes (like Giovanni’s Comforting Bolognese from 2017) or by opting to give myself a much-needed P.H.D. – also known as the Post-Holiday ...

Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for chicken

Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for delicious fillings. We wanted a light but flavor-packed filling and knew an Asian-inspired flavor profile was the way to go. Chicken lettuce wraps are most often made with ground or chopped chicken thighs. To lighten up our wraps, we turned ...

Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes

With its juicy oranges, tender chicken and a crunchy topping, Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes and textures. But many versions seem to have lost their way, weighted down with gloppy sauces, lackluster chicken, sugary canned orange segments and watery greens. We saw ...

Low and slow is the way to go when making this fish dish

Low and slow is the way to go when it comes to making this yummy fish dish. A low-temperature oven (set to just 300 F) ensures that the fish cooks slowly, without drying out. Crispy, buttery, garlicky panko bread crumbs get a head start in a skillet so they're golden brown when the fish comes ...

The perfect snack: Yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola

Creamy Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola make a delicious and wholesome start to the day or a great afternoon snack_and layering them in a glass makes this simple combination feel like a special occasion. Greek yogurt makes the creamiest parfait, but there's no rule against using ...

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

NEW YORK (AP) — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you're sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every ...

Make a stress-free classic chicken pot pie with only 1 pot

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN The delights of classic chicken pot pie are many_from the burnished, flaky crust to the luscious, savory filling. But putting it together can be a chore: Between making pie dough (which often requires pulling out a food processor), poaching chicken in one pot and ...

If poached chicken sounds bland, put it in this zesty sauce

While poached chicken may sound like bland diet food, we actually love this method as it is very forgiving and an easy path to moist, succulent chicken every time. First, we created a flavorful poaching liquid; soy sauce adds great flavor with minimal effect on the final sodium count. ...

A trio of ways to make white chicken chili pop with flavor

White chicken chili is a fresher, lighter cousin of the thick red chili most of us know and love. Its appeal is not surprising because it is a healthier alternative and, when made well, packed with vibrant flavors and spiciness. All too often, however, this chili is lackluster. We found not ...

We packed tons of flavor into our spinach dip with herbs

Spinach dip can feel like the responsible, healthy choice on an appetizer buffet but that doesn't mean it has to be bland or boring. For a spinach dip to really taste good, we found that both the ingredients and the method were key. We packed tons of flavor into our spinach dip with herbs, red ...

A classic risotto is creamy and indulgent, thanks to saffron

Risotto is a simple rice dish elevated beyond the prosaic by its voluptuously creamy texture. Of the many risotto dishes that dot northern Italy, risotto alla milanese is at once one of the simplest and most luxurious, because it's flavored with the most globally prized spice, saffron, which ...

Pretty holiday cookies that don’t taste like cardboard

Making holiday cookies — the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety — is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal. We wanted a simple recipe that would ...

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

NEW YORK (AP) — Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different. Colors send important signals about food, and companies aren't going to stop playing into those ...