Recipe: Korean-Style Beef and Broccoli Bowl — Recipes from The Kitchn

The sweet-savory flavors of Korean barbecued meats lure me in every time — especially when served alongside a big bowl of fluffy rice. The combination of honey, soy sauce, and sesame transforms affordable flank steak into a dish that rivals the one at your favorite Korean restaurant.

Here’s how to skip the grilling and make a delicious one-pan bulgogi-style beef rice bowl on a busy weeknight, complete with broccoli so that you don’t have to make an extra side dish or vegetable.


My 5-Step Guide for Packing a Week of Paleo (or Whole30) Lunches at Once — Tips from The Kitchn

If you’re following a Paleo diet or doing a Whole30, chances are I don’t have to sell you on this dietary approach that prioritizes eating and cooking whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods like veggies, fruits, grass-fed and pastured meats and eggs, and wild-caught seafood. Because you feel pretty awesome, right?


30-Minute Meals to Add to Your Meal Plan Right Now — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you’re planning your meals for the week, it can be tempting to put the same five dinners on repeat. If it’s not broke, why fix it, right? That’s all well and good until everyone at the kitchen table, including yourself, can hardly stand another bite. Luckily we’re here to help when that feeling sets in and you’re desperate for something new.

These recipes are sure to add life to your meal plan. From skillet dinners to buttery pasta to meaty salads, these recipes are exactly what you need right at this moment. Oh, and here is the best part: Five of these recipes take no more than 30 minutes to make, and five are ready in 15 minutes.


Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Roasted red peppers (or any form of bell peppers, for that matter) are easily one of my husband’s least favorite things. When served this pasta, however, he practically inhaled it. Leave it to heavy cream and cheese to solve all problems.

Blend a jar of roasted red peppers into a classic alfredo sauce and you not only improve on the peppers themselves (which can often be slimy and uninspiring straight from the jar), but you also improve on the sauce itself, giving it a rich, smoky sweetness and the prettiest red-orange hue.


This Is the Magic Number When It Comes to Cleaning — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

It’s hard to get motivated to clean the kitchen. There’s Netflix to be watched, and Instagram to be checked, and honestly has anyone ever felt truly inspired to scrub the floor? The problem is, if you procrastinate too much on the cleaning, it turns into a really big chore that can take hours to accomplish. So the key is to figure out a happy medium — the least amount of time you can spend on cleaning to be effective and not get burned out either.

We’ve discovered that the magic number is, wait for it, 20 minutes.


Do I Dare Eat a Peach? — Peachy Keen

I love food — cooking it, eating it, and sharing it with others. Sometimes, though, my enjoyment of food can feel like an act of defiance. With so many complex issues bundled up in the act of eating — from health to body image to gender — it can be intimidating to just sit down and really relish a meal.

When I started a food blog in 2011, I knew I wanted to infuse some of that chin-up attitude into my writing. Every food blog needs a snappy name, and I wanted mine to capture the joy I find in food even when it feels complicated.


The 15 Recipes I Have to Make Before Labor Day Hits — Recipes from The Kitchn

There is still plenty of summer to be had, even though the calendar says Labor Day is approaching much faster than I’d like it to be. So I am soaking up every little bit of the season in these lingering weeks of August. Aside from beach days and picnics on my agenda, there are these 15 recipes. Each of them — whether they are dinners, snacks, desserts, or drinks — are celebrations of summer, so there is no arguing that they need to be checked off my list before September arrives.


Recipe: Chickpea Nuggets — Recipes from The Kitchn

Getting kids to try new foods is simply an exercise in marketing. Case in point: When I made falafel for dinner one night, I called them chickpea nuggets instead of falafel and my children gobbled them right up. They asked for chickpea nuggets again and it got my mind churning with an idea for an actual chickpea nugget recipe — one with all the flavors and textures of chicken nuggets, but baked and egg-free.

These chickpea nuggets look like chicken nuggets, but are vegan and require only six pantry staples.