Slightly milder in taste and more tender than green asparagus, white asparagus makes an attractive soup or a beautiful contrast when served with green stalks. Browse all our asparagus recipes to learn how to cook white asparagus for a fresh take on this traditionally spring vegetable.See Popular White Asparagus Recipes
Can you believe it only takes an hour to make a soup this rich and creamy? Leek, onion and nutmeg provide layers of unexpected flavor that ensures you'll enjoy each and every spoonful.
Check your farmer's market for spring's first green and white asparagus to star in this refreshing salad.
Those bundles of green spears at the supermarket are one of the first signs of spring, and discovering how to steam asparagus is a great way to experience the season's bounty.
One of the telltale signs of spring is when those bundles of bright green spears start appearing in the produce section--understanding how to grill asparagus will make the vegetable shine.
When asparagus bursts into season, we happily snatch it up--it's as much a pleasure to eat the fresh stalks raw, grilled, or simply blanched with a squeeze of lemon juice or a little melted butter. When you have leftovers from your asparagus binge, the easiest way to use it is to toss it into a green garden salad (or incorporate it into a salad Nicoise), chop it up and use it in an omelet, or tuck it into a pita with other veggies for a refreshing sandwich. But let's take those leftover asparagus to another level.
Fresh, local asparagus is only in season for a short amount of time, so scoop up a few bunches as soon as you see them and enjoy the taste of spring.
If you're a pasta lover, eating only spaghetti is akin to a music lover listening to only one band. The wide variety of pasta shapes -- manicotti, rigatoni, angel hair and gnocchi, to name a few -- offers unlimited opportunities for creativity at dinnertime. These lesser-known "indie bands" of pasta are just a quick to prepare as more popular pastas, such as spaghetti and lasagna, and they're just as versatile, too.
Apart from its religious connotations, Easter is also a celebration of spring and renewal, full of pastel colors, cheerfully dyed eggs, newborn chicks, and tiny, soft bunnies. The traditional Easter meal echoes those themes with dishes meant to represent the bounty of springtime. Here, you'll find flavors that are bright and lively.
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Shrimp is one of those ingredients that most of us never tire of--its subtle sweetness and fresh, briny flavor pair well with a wide range of flavor combinations, which makes it easy to create a diverse playbook of recipes. We've rounded up ten of our favorite shrimp recipes, all of them designed to deliver maximum shrimp flavor. From rich, buttery, garlicky shrimp scampi to Cajun shrimp with a kick, these recipes are all about bringing out the best in shrimp.
In the classic fairytale, Goldilocks was on a quest to find the perfect bowl of porridge. Here in the real world, as we've learned more and more about the health benefits of eating fish, many of us are on a quest to find the perfect seafood: one that's not too expensive, not unhealthy, but just right. This can sometimes seem like an impossible task.
Once you taste classic bruschetta for the first time, you never forget it. There's something utterly beguiling in its simplicity -- a slice of bread, toasted until golden and crisp, then rubbed with a clove of pungent garlic and topped with a mound of ripe, diced tomatoes and a liberal drizzle of olive oil. It's a heady combination when all of the ingredients are top-notch.
Try these kitchen hacks to extend the life of your produce so you can eat nutritiously without wasting food (or money!).
Dinner can be healthy and easy. Here are 20 recipes to prove it.
I remember sometime in the mid-1980s when suddenly microwaves were everywhere, and my parents got on the bandwagon soon enough. Ours came (I vaguely recall) with a cookbook that seemed to suggest you could have an entire dinner ready in mere minutes with a touch of a few buttons, as if by magic -- pot roast, potatoes, etc. Maybe it was this unfulfilled promise, a life of Jetsons-like ease, that led to the microwave's strange (what to call it...?)