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This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows lean roast beef with Marsala gravy in Concord, NH. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier roast

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing. So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat? There’s the pork tenderloin, which is the leanest choice. But it is so mild in flavor that it sometimes doesn’t quite scratch the roast …

Mini lemon curd cups are a fancy, yet simple dessert

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There is a time and place for a pint of ice cream and a spoon, or for a pile of cookies or box of doughnuts. An Oscars viewing party is neither the time nor the place. This party requires desserts with a bit more panache. Which is why I created these simple lemon …

Chipotle schools employees in safety

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. The presentation for workers, which comes after Chipotle has been slammed by a series of food scares, was broadcast live …

Your farm, your food

Sunday, January 17, 2016

At the top of Carole Soule’s hilltop farm in Loudon, it gets pretty chilly on a windy, January day. At least for humans. The shaggy hair on Soule’s 72 Scottish Highlander cattle looked much warmer than any winter …

A scramble that stirs in other ways

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The more you cook with it, the more you realize: Tofu really is the great kitchen chameleon. It can stand on its own – and taste like itself – in a simple, sublime dish of chilled tofu with a spicy topping. Dusted with cornstarch, fried and coated in …

Super Bowl mind meld: Guac and potato skins

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

For this easy Super Bowl snack, we combined two of our favorite game day indulgences – guacamole and roasted potato skins. Want to dress them up some more? Nothing wrong with sprinkling the tops with grated cheese, cooked bacon, cooked and crumbled sausage, jalapeno pepper slices, chopped onion …

Breakfast that tastes like carrot cake? Hop to it; recipe

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Breakfast on a hectic weekday morning has a lot to accomplish. It needs to be compellingly delicious, energizing, nourishing and convenient. This dish checks all those boxes, and then some. Baked oatmeal of any variety turns basic rolled …

Senate panel approves Dr. Robert Califf as FDA commissioner

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Senate panel has voted to approve Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, but the nomination may face trouble on the Senate floor. Califf is the No. 2 official at the agency, …

A week of easy, healthy meals

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Each January, we like to offer readers a week’s worth of opportunity to start the new year off eating right, and eating well. This time, there’s a bonus: Each meal can be made in advance, then refrigerated or …

Farm in a box: Shipping containers reused for fresh produce

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Boston company is turning shipping containers into high-tech mobile farms as part of a new wave of companies hoping to bring more innovation to agriculture. Freight Farms and other indoor agriculture companies are focused on growing produce …

Fast-food price fight: Combo deals center stage

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another price fight is breaking out among the country’s biggest burger chains, this time with meal combos designed to make people forget about the once ubiquitous dollar menus. The new “bundled offers” show how hungry McDonald’s, Burger King …

New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still okay. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks. The Obama administration’s new …

With a few tricks, baked egg rolls can be as good as fried

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Alice was our au pair from China, and when she joined our family she brought with her a slew of tasty dishes. Our family fell in love with her complex fried rice, dumplings with juicy meat fillings, and …