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Freeze your food to keep your cooking fresh for weeks to come

April 8, 2020, 6:05am Food

Did you overbuy a bunch of produce in a panic fit with healthy eating intentions, only to realize there’s no way you and your bunkered down partner and pets can get through it? You’re not alone. But don’t force feed yourself all that kale: Here’s how to prep it and other fast-spoiling goods so they last just as long as that box of high-protein quinoa spaghetti you reluctantly had to… Read story

Cream of mushroom soup to the rescue

April 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

You may already be aware of the many uses of condensed cream of mushroom soup — it’s the Windex of the pantry, ready to be pressed into service at any time, and in ways that were perhaps never intended by its makers. These ideas might inspire you to try something new, mushroom-soup-wise. Read story

A carrot cake everyone, even the Easter Bunny, will love

April 8, 2020, 6:00am Food

This iced spice cake made with shredded carrot has been a beloved dessert since at least the 1800s. But it enjoyed particular popularity during the health craze of the 1970s, when carrot cake was deemed more virtuous than pie or cheesecake. Read story

Passover sweets: Brownies and cookies from alternative flours provide comfort during these tough times

April 8, 2020, 6:00am Food

At sundown Wednesday, Jewish families will celebrate the first night of Passover by retelling the story of the exodus from serfdom, the promise of redemption and the decades of the Israelites’ desert wandering. Read story

Spice up your salmon with this roasted recipe

April 8, 2020, 6:00am Food

Add a touch of Indian flavor to your salmon with this simple curry sauce. Pan roasting is faster than oven roasting and gives similar results. The salmon is served with basmati rice. Basmati rice has a distinct flavor and smells like popcorn while cooking. It now comes in a microwaveable package that takes only 2 minutes in a microwave oven. Read story

Farms in Clark County embrace web to reach customers

April 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order recognized farmers markets and farm stands as essential services. While grocery stores are having trouble keeping staples on the shelves and controlling crowds, local farmers are exploring various methods — some new and innovative, some old-fashioned — to get locally grown food into the kitchens of Clark County residents. Read story

Trader Joe’s frozen food ranked

April 3, 2020, 6:05am Food

2020, if you haven’t noticed, isn’t going particularly well. Social distancing and self-quarantining are two gerunds we’ve all become familiar with over the last weeks, and as far as food goes, it means one thing: You’re eating at home more. Whether you’re getting takeout from your favorite restaurants or scouring the CVS shelves for beans and hand sanitizer, we’re all eating more meals at home. Read story

The Grocery bartender uses Zoom for ‘virtual happy hour’

April 3, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

‘Happy hour” is a magical phrase signifying a time to gather with friends, discover new cocktails and enjoy budget-friendly nibbles. Read story

‘America’s Test Kitchen’ has recipe to hit season 20

April 2, 2020, 6:05am Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — There are cooking shows hosted by celebrities, some of whom may know a fricassee from a frittata, and shows that feature arrogant chefs and bad cooks. There’s an upcoming digital series in which blindfolded chefs get smacked in the face with a dish and compete to identify and make it. Read story

Vegan, gluten-free pancakes delicious, easy to customize

April 1, 2020, 6:04am Food

San Diego recipe developer and photographer Rachel Conners started her baking blog, Bakerita, while still in high school. When her sister was diagnosed with Lyme disease and adopted a diet free of gluten, dairy products and refined sugar, Conners began developing recipes that her sister could still enjoy. Then she adopted a gluten-free diet herself and discovered that her headaches disappeared and her mood improved. Read story