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THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for fava bean falafel burgers with cucumber yogurt sauce

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for fava bean falafel burgers with cucumber yogurt sauce

The best-tasting veggie burger I've ever met is falafel. A product of the Middle East, falafel are deep-fried fritters made from ground chickpeas or fava beans that are tucked into pita pockets and drizzled with tahini.

Trial over lead warning labels on baby food sold in Calif. begins in Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO - An expert witness testified Monday that average lead levels in baby foods fall below the threshold for warning labels mandated under a California reporting standard.
Ask Eric Akis: How do we use steel-cut oatmeal?

Ask Eric Akis: How do we use steel-cut oatmeal?

Dear Eric: Could you give me some information about Scottish oatmeal? How is it different from “regular” oatmeal, and can you use it instead of oats in recipes or do you have to treat it differently? Lucie Dear Lucie: After harvesting, oat grains are
Sandra Lee switching gears after her 25th cookbook to focus on home and garden and magazine

Sandra Lee switching gears after her 25th cookbook to focus on home and garden and magazine

Sandra Lee says her next cookbook will be her last. At least for a while. The Food Network star known for semi-homemade cooking — and more recently as the live-in girlfriend of New York Gov.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for kind of carpaccio for a carnivorous child

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for kind of carpaccio for a carnivorous child

My 8-year-old has very set notions of what constitutes a great steak. It has to be rare and it has to be sweet. The rare part he takes to an extreme. He'd prefer if the cow meandered into our kitchen and he could just take a fork to it.
The Cooking Lab: Why a hot bath may be the best thing you can do for your fresh produce

The Cooking Lab: Why a hot bath may be the best thing you can do for your fresh produce

Nothing is more frustrating than finding the perfect cucumber or head of lettuce at the farmers market, paying top-dollar for it, and then... tossing it out a week later when it has gone mouldy or slimy in the refrigerator.
Internet blossoms into virtual vineyard as online wine clicks with buyers

Internet blossoms into virtual vineyard as online wine clicks with buyers

The internet is blossoming into quite the virtual vineyard. Online wine options are everywhere, from flash sale sites like Lot18 offering daily deals to Facebook prodding you to send a little something for Aunt Suzy's birthday.
SPRING IS CUPCAKE SEASON: Recipe for fruit punch spring cupcakes

SPRING IS CUPCAKE SEASON: Recipe for fruit punch spring cupcakes

Bright citrusy flavours. Splashes of colorful sugary confetti. Rich creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome spring.
SPRING PASTA: Recipe for spring gnocchi with asparagus and shrimp

SPRING PASTA: Recipe for spring gnocchi with asparagus and shrimp

The unpredictable nature of spring — balmy one moment, frigid the next — makes us hanker for dishes that reflect the season's maybe-maybe not feel.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for pork tenderloin medallions with rhubarb-orange sauce

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for pork tenderloin medallions with rhubarb-orange sauce

When I informed The Husband that I was going to make pork with a rhubarb sauce, he dismissed the idea out of hand. He does not like sweet in his savory.