The Culture Food Stir It Up!

  • Buttercrunch brownies

    These fudgy brownies topped with chocolate frosting and chunks of buttercrunch candy, make bending your New Year's resolutions worth it.  

  • Add some crunch with savory dukkah

    Dukkah is an Middle Eastern condiment made from a mix of herbs, nuts, and spices. Think of it as savory granola. Stir it into hummus or dip, sprinkle it on bread with a bit of olive oil and bake until crispy, or use it to add a crunch to roasted veggies or a salad.

  • How to spatchcock a chicken, and a recipe for honey-roasted Cornish game hen

    Spatchcocking a chicken allows the bird to be flattened allowing the meat to cook more quickly and thoroughly. Don't be intimidated by the name, with this step-by-step guide you can easily master this kitchen skill and have your honey-glazed Cornish game hen roasting in no time.

  • Cherry chocolate green smoothie

    Almond milk, sweet cherries, and cocoa powder disguise three cups of spinach in this kid-friendly green smoothie.

  • Cream of celery soup

    Warm and creamy with a punchy celery taste, there's nothing like homemade cream of celery soup. Serve it with a big hunk of warm bread or an apple and blue cheese grilled sandwich.

  • Thai bean sprout salad

    This light and refreshing salad makes an interesting side to a stir-fry or curry.

  • Lemony lamb burgers with Dijon mustard

    Lemon zest, garlic, fresh parsley, a scallion, and Dijon mustard liven up this simple lamb burger.

  • Curried lentil and sweet potato stew

    Serve this sweet and spicy vegetarian stew over basmati or brown rice and top with yogurt and lots of fresh cilantro for a comforting, hearty meal.

  • Avocado chocolate pudding

    Avocado flesh is dense and creamy, the perfect base for smoothies, sweet drinks, and desserts. This recipe is gluten free, and can easily be transformed into a vegan lower-fat version, too.

January 28, 2015

Photos of the day 01/28

Free Syrian Army fighter Ahmed al-Hussein carries puppies near the frontline against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aziza village outside Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday. Hussein said he takes care of all the dogs living in the area.

More Stir It Up!
  • Cream of celery soup

    Warm and creamy with a punchy celery taste, there's nothing like homemade cream of celery soup. Serve it with a big hunk of warm bread or an apple and blue cheese grilled sandwich.

  • Roasted veggie chopped salad

    Winter veggies languishing in your fridge? Dress them up by roasting, chopping, and tossing them in a salad. 

  • Moroccan stuffed peppers with couscous

    Serve these stuffed peppers as a side dish with shish kebabs or a vegetarian main course. 

  • Oven-baked zucchini fries

    Swap mozzarella sticks for these zucchini fries. Baked instead of deep-fried, they're still coated in a crispy, crunchy layer of breading.

  • Roasted butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds

    This roasted butternut squash soup has a smooth taste and a touch of hot chili to warm up frigid winter nights.

  • Curried lentils with poached eggs

    Lentils cooked with an international mix of spices and aromatics and topped with poached eggs make a satisfying vegetarian lunch, light supper or, a robust breakfast.

  • Chicken paprika soup

    Chock full of vegetables and a little bit of creaminess from the sour cream, this hearty soup will help you greet the coldest days of winter.

  • Pizza Joes

    Make a fun, kid-friendly dinner with this Italian take on classic Sloppy Joes. Serve up your Pizza Joes with a Caesar salad for a quick crowd-pleasing meal.

  • New Year's Day: Slow-cooker collard greens

    Collard greens for New Year's Day is a Southern tradition in the hopes for a prosperous New Year.

  • Maple sage buttermilk cornbread

    The perfect cornbread – moist with a fine, consistent crumb, crispy edges, just the right amount of smoky sweetness and a hint of sage.

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