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Tofu Varieties: What’s the Difference? — Tofu Basics

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Firm, extra firm, soft, silken — the vast array of fresh tofu varieties can seem daunting. What's the difference between them, and how do you choose which kind to use in a dish? To help answer these questions, I asked a couple of experts.

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Day 20: Make Your Cooking Cure a Cooking Habit — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

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Day 20: Friday, March 28
Today's Assignment: Plan next week's meals, and then keep it going!
The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here

Grab the confetti and start the parade — Congratulations! You've made it through 4 weeks, 20 meal-"curing" assignments, and all the way to the finish line of our first-ever Cooking Cure. It feels pretty good, doesn't it?!

We've talked a lot these last few weeks about setting goals, kicking old habits and finding new ones, and ways to get ourselves out of cooking ruts. The challenge going forward is making sure these new habits really stick.

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Recipe: Peach Lambic & Rye Sangria — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

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Beer, wine, and cocktail lovers alike unite in their affection for this big batch drink. At first the idea of beer sangria may not appeal to the traditional sangria sippers, but fruity lambics are a game changer.

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Recipe: Muesli Snacking Cookies — Snack Recipes from The Kitchn

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I've always been a huge fan of oatmeal raisin cookies. I'm enamored by the chewy texture the oats lend each bite and the fact that they're a bit more substantial than just eating a regular cookie.

In an attempt to make them even more delicious and healthy, I took my regular oatmeal cookie recipe and switched up some of the ingredients — nut butter in place of regular butter, honey instead of sugar, and a natural-style muesli mix for the oats and raisins. A touch of whole wheat flour and ground cinnamon later and I'd created my ideal snacking cookie.

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Cure My Cooking Problem! Help Me Pack a More Exciting Bento Box. — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

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As the Cooking Cure draws to a close, let's talk lunch one more time. As we go forth, lunch boxes in hand, sometimes the barrier to packing a lunch is just the boredom of routine. Reader craftybeaver is dealing with this by learning how to do lunch bento-style — can you help?

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Baked Eggs in Pomodoro Sauce & Spiced Eggplant with Yogurt — Delicious Links

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Smoked cardamom ice cream with salty honey caramel swirl; spiced eggplant with yogurt and quinoa; and smoked salmon dip in today's Delicious Links.

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