My Favorite Way to Cook Vegetables Is Also the Most Underrated

Whole Food Cooking is a column by our Resident Vegetarian-at-Large, Amy Chaplin. Each month, Amy will show us a different way to love fruits and vegetables just a little bit more.

I am a big fan of food prepared simply—and a bowl of steamed vegetabl…

Whole Food Cooking is a column by our Resident Vegetarian-at-Large, Amy Chaplin. Each month, Amy will show us a different way to love fruits and vegetables just a little bit more.


I am a big fan of food prepared simply—and a bowl of steamed vegetables is my ideal simple meal. It requires minimal prep and can come together quickly at any time of year using the vegetables you have on hand. No need to heat the oven, peel onions or carrots or anything else, or wait for a pot of water to boil. You don’t even need to be good with a knife. And, the best part is that steamed veggies serve as a canvas that you can dress up in limitless ways depending on your mood.

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Fudgy or Cakey? These Glorious Brownies Are Both

We’ve teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig in to. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie (Harwood) Brien shares the secret to her favorite brownie recipe:…

We've teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig in to. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie (Harwood) Brien shares the secret to her favorite brownie recipe: steam!


When it comes to my dessert cravings, I tend to gravitate toward something warm and freshly baked, like a soft, tender cake or a chewy cookie. But whipping up a dessert isn’t always in the cards—I don’t always have the time (or the foresight) to plan anything very involved, especially if I’m already prepping and making dinner.

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A No-Knead Bread for When You’re Ready to Join the Sourdough Club

We’re partnering with Miele to help you Cook Smarter with simple yet delicious recipes where the technique makes all the difference. Here, we’re sharing our tips for making no-knead sourdough bread (yep, there’s steam involved!) at home, for beginners …

We're partnering with Miele to help you Cook Smarter with simple yet delicious recipes where the technique makes all the difference. Here, we're sharing our tips for making no-knead sourdough bread (yep, there's steam involved!) at home, for beginners and pastry pros alike .


The words “homemade sourdough” can strike fear in the hearts of even the most seasoned home bakers. But for some bread-baking obsessives, it represents something else entirely: a quest not unlike the Holy Grail. To create a sourdough loaf at home with an open, almost-sticky crumb, and a crackly golden exterior is a task that’s both wildly simple and incredibly complicated.

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