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Think of jambalaya as a distant relative of paella. It's got protein and vegetables (sometimes tomatoes, sometimes not), with rice and stock later simmered together or combined before serving. In contrast, gumbo — a mix of vegetables and meat or shellfish with thickened stock — is thinner and served as a soup alongside rice that's cooked separately.
Different from gumbo (which is considered a soup), étouffée's a main course, made of one type of shellfish (crawfish or shrimp, for instance) that's been smothered in a thick sauce and sometimes served ladled over rice. Don't confuse any of these, of course, with the city's historic Monday favorite: red beans and rice. Got all that?
Using three Cs — cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and carrots — Running to the Kitchen shows how to make two kinds of savory chips.One batch sweet, one spicy!
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We're always brainstorming ways to work smarter, not harder, in the kitchen, one of which is dedicating an hour or two to culinary projects over the weekend (when time is generally more plentiful) to set ourselves up for the days ahead. In that vein, stay tuned for our new series, Weekend Project, in which we'll highlight projects perfect for making the most of your precious downtime.Do you love the sweet earthiness of roasted beets, but find yourself eschewing recipes that include them due to their lengthy roast time? Here's a simple solution: roast up a big batch of beets while flipping through a favorite book on a lazy Sunday. Once they're done roasting, slice them into the appropriate size for the recipe at hand and stash them in your fridge, already portioned and ready to add to soups, salads, or even pizza throughout the week.
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The Grammys are taking over LA today, and POPSUGAR will be LIVE on the red carpet starting at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST! Anything can happen at the Grammys, and we're excited to see live performances from Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and more of music's hottest stars! Editor Lindsay Miller will be on the red carpet in LA bringing you interviews with your favorite musicians, and Becca Frucht, Becky Kirsch, and Brittney Stephens will be in the studio talking about Grammys style, recapping the amazing performances, and more. It all starts today at 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST. And don't forget to catch the Grammys at 8/7 C on CBS.
Instead of making reservations this year or buying a bouquet, pick the finest option: a floral menu to cook at home. Each course below features edible flowers like pansies, lavender, and chamomile. From drinks to dessert, everything on the menu showcases a different bloom. This menu is sure to turn your valentine rosy-cheeked.
Edible Flower Salad With Grapefruit and Watermelon RadishSprinkle purple pansies, snapdragon, and violets atop an edible flower salad. They taste peppery like salad greens, rather than floral in flavor. Pink grapefruit and watermelon radish offer complementary zingy-ness, not to mention bright Valentine's Day colors.
Lemon and Lavender ChickenRoasted lemon and lavender chicken has plenty of sizzling juices that beg to be soaked up in crusty bread. The thyme and lemon balance the floral flavor and herbaceousness of the lavender.
To see the dessert and drinks for this menu, keep reading.
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Here's an inspired idea: if you plan to make a large batch of this cocktail for friends, say, using one gallon of ice cream, then pour the cocktail in a large pitcher and stir the plastic baby into the pitcher, so one lucky imbiber will end up with the baby in his or her glass. Just be sure to warn friends beforehand that there might be a plastic object in the glass, and encourage them to use straws to prevent any accidental swallowing!