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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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Easy Hummus, chickpea and tahini magic

Hummus is such a simple mix of ingredients. When stripped down to the essentials, it’s really just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The word “hummus” means “chickpeas” in Arabic. And people have been swiping bread through similar versions of this mixture for centuries. Because when it works, it works. But homemade hummus can be …

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Cacio e Pepe Popcorn, a cheesy, peppery snack

I have a funny relationship with popcorn. I can go for long stretches without making it, during which time I almost forget about it completely. And then all of a sudden I have a craving for it, pull the container of forgotten kernels from the back of the kitchen cabinet, pop a batch on the …

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Bacon Blue Cheese Guacamole

Looking for an alternative to classic guacamole? This bacon blue cheese guacamole is unabashedly full-flavored. And it has bacon in it! (Which, of course, means this guac is definitely not for vegetarians.) I know blue cheese is a little controversial. There are haters out there. You can have your traditional guacamole while those of us …

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Cucumber Kimchi

Can we talk about fish sauce for a minute? It smells terrible, but it tastes delicious—so salty and funky with all of that wonderful umami flavor. When I was a vegetarian (before I slid into pescatarianism and then back to omnivorism), the only exception I made was for fish sauce. I didn’t eat anything made …

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