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August 27, 2014

Photos of the day 08/27

Russia's Irina Annenkova competes during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Jiangsu province, China.

More Stir It Up!
  • Stir It Up! Hainanese chicken with rice

    By using both the meat and the stock from the bird, this chicken and rice dish is especially flavorful. The freshness of the vegetables adds a great summer crunch!

  • Stir It Up! Shashlik – grilled lamb kebabs

    This Russian interpretation of lamb kebabs incorporates zucchini, tomatoes, red onions, and an array of spices. Delicious alone, with rice or salad, or wrapped in pita!

  • Stir It Up! Miso chive butter

    The fifth taste sensation, umami, with its 'pleasant savory taste' comes through perfectly in this delicious butter. It pairs well with steak, as it is in this recipe, but can complement any dish in need of some nuanced flavor.

  • Stir It Up! Farmers' market vegetable tart

    Using local ingredients gives this tart a homegrown feel, especially with the many vegetable and cheese options available from summer farmers' markets. The Parmesan and thyme in the crust are the perfect complement to the fresh flavors of the vegetables. 

  • Stir It Up! Russian blueberry pancakes

    Russian blueberry pancakes made with kefir add a tangy taste to the batter similar to buttermilk pancakes.

  • Stir It Up! Salmorejo: chilled Spanish tomato soup

    This recipe includes soaking the ingredients which mellows the soup, cutting the bite of the onions and garlic and softening the tomato skins. The soaked bread is a simple thickener often found in Mediterranean dishes.

  • Stir It Up! Salted dark chocolate cookies with ginger and coconut

    This recipe takes the basic chocolate chip cookie to a whole new level of decadence with dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and ginger. Flaked salt gives a hint of savor to what is sure to be a new cookie classic.

  • Stir It Up! Zucchini hummus

    This delicious (and healthy) version of hummus turns zucchini, the ubiquitous summer vegetable, into a great spread for crackers or crisps. The red onion, olive oil, and mixture of spices gives the fresh zucchini a nuanced flavor.

  • Stir It Up! Indonesian-style chicken-mushroom noodles

    This delicious noodle dish features chicken and mushrooms in this rendition of an Indonesian classic. With an array of spices and condiments including onions, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and even homemade chicken oil, the combination of flavors makes this a meal to savor.

  • Stir It Up! Thai-style fried egg (kai dao)

    Thai fried eggs are made crispy around the edges from the hot fry oil, but can stay as runny as you like in the center. Great for breakfast or lunch, as an add-on or on their own, these eggs are a quick and easy go-to meal.

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