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Asparagus sings with a red pepper, almond and tomato sauce

Grilled asparagus and Romesco is my favorite combination. And, this time of year, asparagus abounds. So, the recipe that I am featuring is for Grilled Asparagus with Fire-Roasted Romesco Sauce but you can use the same basic principle for any quick-cooking vegetable. Just remember to place the vegetables horizontally across the cooking grates so you get maximum grill marks and they won't fall through the grates. If you place them parallel to the grates, it will be easy for them to slip through and fall through the grates, and that would be a pity!

Let us sing the praises of the humble, grillable flank steak

We found that there was no need to marinate this cut before cooking; with just a little salt and pepper and some sugar (which we added to aid in browning), it was ready to hit the grill.

Make delicious deviled eggs without the strain or torment

Fresh herbs, cider vinegar, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne elevated the flavor of the filling, and we also created two variations: one with aromatic curry powder and another with crisp bacon and fresh chives. This recipe can be doubled. If you prefer, use a pastry bag fitted with a large plain or star tip to fill the egg halves.

How to make Mexican pulled pork without the hassle of frying

We emulated the flavor of the Mexican sour oranges used in authentic carnitas with a mixture of fresh lime and orange juices. Bay leaves and oregano provided aromatic notes, and cumin brought an earthiness that complemented the other flavors.

For your next pasta salad, skip the pasta and go for farro

We used sunflower seeds, a rich source of vitamin E and copper that may also have anti-inflammatory benefits, and about two-thirds of the typical amount of oil, combining it with 1/3 cup of yogurt, which further lightened the pesto's color and flavor and gave it a creamy but not greasy texture.

Sustainable Living

Arizona weighs unusual plan for longer egg expiration dates

"When it comes to use-by, sell-by or best-if-used-by dates, these are there much more for quality purposes, not so much for safety," said Sadhana Ravishankar, a food microbiologist and associate professor at the University of Arizona.

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in...

"There is a lot of anxiety about it. Prices could go down. I can't think of a scenario in which prices could go up," he said. "The question is, are we standing at the edge of a cliff or are we looking at a little bit of weakness relative to last year?"

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