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Marbled Chinese Tea Eggs, almost too pretty to eat

These marbled Chinese tea eggs are lovely to look at and delicious to eat. In China, these tea eggs are typically sold by street vendors and are a popular snack. But regardless of where you live, if you have access to a few spices and soy sauce and tea, they’re incredibly easy to make. The …

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Garlicky Cashew Sauce, slather-on-anything sauce

This garlicky cashew sauce is a winner. It only takes a few minutes to make and it’s so freakin’ delicious. I first encountered it with this chicken, but the sauce is good enough to merit its own post. It might help to think of it like peanut sauce. And I love peanut sauce (especially this …

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Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

There are few more comforting meals than classic mac and cheese. It’s simple and rich kid food that grown ups love, too. And this baked Brussels sprouts mac and cheese is one I turn to again and again. (Adding some vegetable matter makes me feel better about eating a dish that’s mostly carbs and cheese.) …

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Naan, bubbled and chewy Indian flatbread

Whenever we order Indian food, regardless of whatever else we get, we pretty much always include naan. That wonderful pliant and chewy white flatbread that’s such a wonderful vehicle for soaking up sauces. It’s traditionally baked in a clay oven, which makes the translation to the typical American home kitchen a bit tricky. Most of …

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