Ingredient

10 Simple Ways to Upgrade Roasted Broccoli — 1 Ingredient, 10 Ways

For weeknight dinners I'm all about super-simple sides. That usually translates to roasted veggies, with broccoli leading the pack. On its own, even the crowd-pleaser roasted broccoli can get a little boring and repetitive, but it certainly doesn't have to be that way. The easiest way to switch things up? Change the seasoning.

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What’s the Difference Between Vanilla and French Vanilla Ice Cream? — Tips from The Kitchn

Growing up, my dad always chose half gallons of French vanilla ice cream over vanilla ice cream when we'd go shopping together. They all looked beige and creamy to me, but I trusted his instinct. With "French" on the label, he assumed superior quality — they make pretty phenomenal cheese and wine, after all — but was he right? What actually is the difference between a tub of plain ol' vanilla and French vanilla ice cream? And is one superior to the other or is it just a bunch of labeling hoopla?

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5 Tasty Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi — Tips from The Kitchn

You've probably spotted knobby purple or green kohlrabi at the farmers market recently and wondered what the heck this odd-shaped thing with the weird name is! Well, it's a fantastically versatile vegetable with a taste and texture somewhere between cabbage and broccoli stems.

We think that it's time for kohlrabi to step up and take a more prominent place in our cooking, and here are our top five favorite ways to eat it.

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Our Kitchn Editors Share the One Ingredient They Splurge On — Everyday Fancy

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You might imagine the life of a Kitchn editor is all fancy sea salts and expensive olive oils or that we have unlimited grocery budgets, but like everyone else we have to choose where to save and when to splurge every week as we feed ourselves and our families.

Here are six of our editors' favorite ingredients to splurge on for better everyday meals.

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Our 13 Best Recipes with Dates — Recipes from The Kitchn

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For the longest time, I'd walk past the bags of dates at the grocery store and never take a second glance. It's not that I never liked them — I just never was quite sure what to do with them besides snack on them straight. But the truth is that there are plenty of ways to enjoy them! Once I finally gave them a chance, I realized the possibilities are nearly endless. From blending them into a morning smoothie, to chopping them up for a salad topping, to tucking them into dessert, here are our 13 most favorite recipes that feature the sweet dried fruit.

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What’s Date Sugar, and How Do You Use It? — Ingredient Intelligence

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Dates seem to be having their time in the superfood spotlight. Full of potassium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber, this sweet fruit is being churned into paste and syrup, and even being dried and turned into sugar. Does date sugar rival its granulated counterparts when it comes to baked goods, and does it hold the same nutritional power as whole dates? We did some digging to learn all about how date sugar is made and how we can (and cannot) use date sugar in the kitchen.

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