A cracked pepper balsamic mayonnaise turns an ordinary BLT sandwich into an addictive treat that you'll want to make over and over again. Don't be shy with the vinegar; it's what makes the custom mayonnaise truly great.
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Foreign Cinema bastes their sunny-side up egg in the oil to give it an extra hint of flavor and to help with the cooking process. Their recipe douses the egg in balsamic at the end so the soft flavor of the yolk is contrasted with a bold, vinegar flavor.
Simply put, a shrub is a vinegar-infused fruit syrup, an old-time mixer for sparkly summer drinks. Tart, sweet, and acidic, a basic shrub uses one part fruit, one part sugar, and one part vinegar, but the possibilities for experimentation are endless. Try this Strawberry Balsamic Shrub cocktail. It’s like drinking summer.
This steak with strawberry-balsamic salsa is the perfect sweet-savory combination for your next outdoor barbecue. Serve with a summer slaw or chunky potato salad and a glass of light, juicy red wine. See all salsa recipes.Click here for 6 Sweet and Savory Strawberry Recipes.
In my opinion, nature’s bounty of beautiful, nutritious vegetables is completely underrated. And beets are a perfect example of this. They brighten up any meal with their gorgeous, earthy reddish-purple color and are highly nutritious to boot.
We eat beets in my house about once a week (our favorite vegetables are kale and broccoli; not a day goes by without those brassicas at our table). So, back to beets. This root vegetable is thought to have nutrients that contain both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The nutrients in beets are also thought to assist in detoxification. That’s not why we eat beets, though, we just like them. They're delicious and super easy to prepare!
I don’t know how I’ve lived on this Earth for almost 30 years and never had black rice before, but it’s true. I figured it would be a lot like brown rice, but to my surprise it wasn’t. It was a bit rougher (if that is even a word) and not as soft and fluffy as its brown rice cousin.
At first I was a bit perplexed as to what to pair it with, but once I closed my eyes and started to imagine other flavors that would complement this rice — my mind ran wild.
Slivered almonds and fresh scallions are all the rage right now in my kitchen, so I of course had to toss them in there.
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Waffle recipes shouldn’t be limited to the traditional breakfast Belgian. Chef Lena Kwak, CEO and co-founder of Cup4Cup has homemade twists on the classic can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner…or even all three, if you’re feeling crazy.
This is one of those meals where you’ll get a little giddy the next morning when you remember that you have leftovers to eat for lunch. It’s that yummy. I love root vegetables but don’t often feel like bothering with the peeling, chopping, and roasting that’s required. After I knocked over an entire pile of celery root at Whole Foods the other day, I felt obligated to take some of the battered veggies home for transformation. I added parsnips and beets, and the root vegetables became the star of a delicious warm salad, which I served with a roasted pork tenderloin. It was a simple but elegant meal, easy enough to prepare on a work day but lovely enough for a special occasion (and Mother’s Day is coming!) The veggies were tossed with olive oil and fresh herbs before roasting and became both crispy and tender and nutty and sweet. You could serve them just like this, but I put them over a bed of spinach dressed with a citrus and honey vinaigrette.
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When I think of portobellos, I think of them as a vegetarian version of steak. I roast them to give them an intense flavor and crisp texture, and add a light balsamic vinaigrette for brightness in flavor.
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