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Subversive slaw

4 cool recipes use shredded carrots, kohlrabi, beets, fennel instead of cabbage, shake up dressings, too

Subscriber onlyBored with the usual slaws? The mayo-doused number at the deli or your aunt's vinegary version? Continue reading...

Beans give fiber, texture to salmon

Subscriber onlyA few weeks ago I wrote about my strategy for continuing to enjoy beefy tacos while eating less meat. If you missed it, I replaced half a pound of ground beef with 1 cup of cooked quinoa in my favorite taco recipe, with delicious results. Continue reading...

Reading Nook

Subscriber only"What in the heck do I do with [insert name of unfamiliar vegetable]?" Continue reading...

Honey glaze spices up Cornish game hens

Subscriber onlyThe glaze for this entree is little bit sweet, a little bit tart and a little bit smoky. The recipe calls for Cornish game hens, but you could easily substitute a small chicken. Continue reading...

Corn, polenta, tomato salad a bit of the Mediterranean

Subscriber onlyCorn often is served one of four ways -- hot on or off the cob, stirred into chowder or folded in seasonal casseroles. In this easy recipe adapted from Sameh Wadi's The New Mediterranean Table, its sweet kernels are paired with more corn in the form of creamy, cheesy polenta and a tomato salad. (The original recipe called for using farina.) Continue reading...

7day menu planner

Subscriber onlySUNDAY: Make it a relaxed Sunday and buy a meat and cheese platter. Serve the variety of sliced meats and cheeses with coleslaw on the side. Add chips and pickles. Continue reading...

Bordeaux entails left/right decision

Subscriber onlyI recently overheard an interesting conversation between a wine retailer and customer. The customer was looking for a nice bottle of wine to give as a gift. The two talked about regions and price, and the shopper said with confidence that he was searching for a Bordeaux wine. Continue reading...

Salad and muffins satisfy sweet tooth

Subscriber onlyRecipes that appear in Idea Alley have not been tested by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

Tenderloin mixes with pasta, squash

Subscriber onlyThis quick dinner combines lean pork tenderloin and fruit salsa with spinach-flavored linguine and summer squash. Continue reading...

Tips from the pros

Subscriber only Skip the knife: You can use a mandoline or plastic V slicer or a food processor (shredding blade for solid vegetables; slicer for irregular vegetables like cabbage) instead, said Rick Rodgers. But stay away from graters: “The typical box grater will make the shreds too fine, and you end up with vegetable puree.” Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Years ago, I recall a column you had about microwaving. The reader was drying herbs, I think. If I recall correctly, you stated that you should not use any paper towels with designs when microwaving, just plain white ones. Am I remembering correctly, and why only white paper towels? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. The alliances you make this month will continue to benefit you for years to come. Seek new income sources in October because people will pay you better than your current wage. November brings romance and excitement. March will be the beginning of an improvement process that will take all spring. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I was hoping that if I got pregnant my boyfriend would decide to marry me, but instead, he moved out last week and I don't even know where he is. What should I do now? Please help me, because I'm so confused. Should I get an abortion? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Science Facts

Subscriber only1. The smallest planet in the solar system Continue reading...

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