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Table of Contents

Tips From Our Readers6

In The Now8

Parsnip Soup with roasted parsnips10

Utilize this often overlooked root vegetable — parsnip — in a smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet soup.

Instant Pot12

The Instant Pot serves up soulful, stick-to-your-ribs (pun intended) comfort — in no time — any night of the week.

Instant Pot Hoppin' John with bacon relish12

Tomato Rice with parsley13

Instant Pot Short Ribs with port wine14

Mashed Cauliflower with dijon & scallions15

Test Kitchen Favorites: Tahini16

Tahini is much more than just a hummus ingredient — and these sweet and savory recipes prove it.

Tahini Cookies17

Tahini Taffy18

Online Extras

Tahini Taffy Video

Tarator Sauce19

Lobster Valentine’s Dinner20

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this elegant and impressive menu is made with love in mind.

Lobster Thermidor for Two with creamy tarragon sauce20

Parmesan Twice-Baked Potato22

Grapefruit & Avocado Salad with grapefruit vinaigrette22

Lemon Blancmange with raspberry sauce23

Gut Health24

The more you understand the importance of your gut, the happier and healthier it will be.

White Tempeh Chili25

Barley & Chicken Bowls with pickled red onions, roasted vegetables, and kefir ranch dressing27

Mexican Street Fare28

Meaning “shepherd style,” al pastor is a technique for preparing “gyrolike” taco meat. This version created for the home cook keeps things simple, with the bulk of the work done ahead of time, for amazingly delicious tacos.

Street Loaf for tacos al pastor30

Online Extras

How to Make Tacos al Pastor

Pineapple Salsa31

Cuisine Class: Nut Milk & Cream32

Dairy-free and delicious, nut milks and creams are easy to make, plus you control the list of ingredients.

Homemade Almond-Vanilla Milk32

Cashew Cream Caesar Dressing33

Vegan Cashew Cream33

The Japanese Larder34

Take a stab at Japanese cooking, and feel confident while doing it. Chef Luiz Hara demystifies Japanese ingredients and puts them to use for cooking at home.

Online Extras

The Japanese Larder Cookbook

Japanese-Style Mabo Dofu (Tofu with Spicy Miso Pork Sauce)34

Primary Dashi36

Oyakodon (Poached Chicken and Egg in Dashi and Soy Broth)37

1 Ingredient 4 Ways: Cod38

An important commodity since the Vikings, cod is still revered and it’s one of the most versatile fishes around.

Crispy Cod Cakes with rémoulade38

Olive Oil-Poached Cod39

Cod Chowder40

Cod Puttanesca41


Even when you’re busy, you still need to eat. These 4 quick and easy meals keep you full while on-the-go.

Mediterranean Chicken Calzones42

Hash Brown & Egg Breakfast Cups43

Philly Cheesesteak Wraps44

Trail Mix Bars45

Ask The Editors46

Soups & Sides48

Creative soups and side dishes are just what you’ll need to get you through the cold weather months.

Chicken Florentine Soup with parmesan-almond topping48

Marinated Mushroom Salad with grape tomatoes49

Bean & Bacon Soup50

Lettuce Wedges with Dorothy's Dressing51

Roasted Tomato Soup with pecan cream52

Lavash Roll-Ups with tapenade52

Cheesy Onion Soup with rye croutons54

Fresh Dilled Salad55

Indonesian Chicken Soup56

Peanut Rice Noodles with romas & scallions56

Brat & Sauerkraut Soup with spicy brown mustard58

Soft Pretzels with caraway seeds & emmental59

Potato, Arugula & Cannellini Bean Soup with parmesan croutons60

Plum Trifles with amaretti cookies61

Brooklyn Blackout Cake62

Look to this chocolate on chocolate on chocolate cake to satisfy those sweet, dark chocolate cravings.

Online Extras

How to Build & Frost a Layer Cake