If you've ever eaten at California Pizza Kitchen, then chances are you've tried the restaurant's most signature menu item, its BBQ chicken pizza. The unconventional pie, which was introduced at the opening of CPK's Beverly Hills restaurant in 1985, became instantly popular and opened the door to the idea of nontraditional toppings on a pizza crust. While the all-American combination of sweet and spicy barbecued chicken, gooey cheese, and hearty pizza crust has been copied all over the world, we went behind the scenes at CPK's test kitchen to learn exactly what goes into the original. See how it's made, and then get the recipe.
Your bacon-cheeseburger-loving friends are going to be jealous when you take a bite of this vegetarian deliciousness. So robust in flavor, these hearty burgers are made with the goodness of sweet potatoes, black beans, millet, and corn. And the creamy avocado sauce on top is like a beautiful ribbon tied around your birthday present — it adds the perfect touch.
Savory and simple, this dinner will only cost you 367 calories — much less than the 520 for a regular burger. Keep reading to learn how to make this vitamin-A-packed veggie burger.
Next Monday, Sept. 2, professionals everywhere will take advantage of Labor Day to play hooky, travel, and, of course, eat. Although the holiday originated out of labor disputes, the first Monday in September has become synonymous with many things — not the least of which is a national celebration of food. You may know exactly what you'll be snacking on next Monday, but what tasty tidbits do you know about the holiday weekend's food heritage? Click through our quiz to find out.
— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry
With all the delicious eats served at the many end-of-Summer barbecues, you may opt for a turkey burger over the traditional beef patty because it's healthier. Before you swear off hamburgers forever, you may want to take a closer look at the two types of meat to see how they compare.
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If weight loss or eating less fat is on your mind, the turkey burger is definitely the way to go. But if you're trying to get more protein or potassium in your diet, you'll want to choose the regular hamburger. Surprisingly the turkey burger is slightly higher in cholesterol, so if that's an issue, there's another reason to go for the beef. Whatever patty you decide to place in your whole wheat bun, make sure you go for extra lean, and here are some other tips for saving barbecue calories.
Which burger version do you prefer?
Whether you're heading to a backyard bash or lounging around the house this Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of Summer is always a popular time to gather round the grill. We've rounded up 35 great ways to make this weekend's barbecue especially kid-friendly. From easy eats to surprises and treats, click through and turn a few of our ideas into your own. Happy Labor Day!
Hitting a few end-of Summer barbecues? It's impossible to resist all the tasty grillables and traditional side dishes, but indulging in the entire spread really adds up calorie-wise. Just how much? Keep reading to find out the calorie amount in your basic barbecue meal.
If you're over the standard meaty turkey burger, try this lighter, greener baked variation. Lean ground turkey cuts out nearly half the fat of traditional recipes, while a slew of scallions and spinach amp up the vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron. I would not recommend throwing these patties on the grill since the spinach makes them a little finicky to flip, but they're easy to bake in the kitchen and serve alongside your other BBQ classics from off the grill. Slide them onto a bun with leafy lettuce, tomato, and red onion or over red cabbage for a healthy and unexpected crunch.
Ready to offer something healthier on your Labor Day menu? Keep reading for this creative take on the classic turkey burger.
Happy Labor Day! Whether your must-have bite today is a burger, a hot dog, barbecued ribs, or otherwise, chances are you're firing up the 'cue for your festivities. In need of some inspiration? Regardless of what you're making, we've got you covered.
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Labor Day is really just one great excuse to host a barbecue: after all, why not invite some friends over to enjoy some delicious eats and the final days of Summer? For those who plan on entertaining in the near future, I've come up with a spectacular meal that's filled with the fabulous flavors of the season. Here's a quintessential grillout perfect for this weekend.
As today's food scene is inspired by so many newer international influences, it's easy to overlook the diversity of this nation's traditional cuisine. Though it, too, relies on the marriage of many different cultures, barbecue as a cuisine is something Americans can hang their hats on as being a product of this country's careful cultivation. But even within the category of barbecue, there are so many regional styles. We've investigated five of the most iconic regional styles of this classic dish to inspire some Summer cooking . . . or a road trip!