Healthy Zucchini Bread

As I wandered around the farmer’s market recently in tears because summer’s over – OK, that’s an exaggeration – I stumbled across a huuuuge zucchini on sale for $1.50. $1.50! That’s like, 50 cents a pound. I decided now is as good a time as any to make healthy zucchini bread. What does zucchini even taste like, and why put it in bread? Actually, those questions are sort of related: zucchini bread doesn’t taste much like zucchini, but zucchini’s moisture-holding properties allows you to […]

Fudgy Cardamom Squares

These fudgy squares use ground-up almonds to mimic the texture and taste of the khoa (milk solids) in the common milk burfis. It may be hard to believe that it works, but it does! Try it. Recipe by Richa Hingle from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. Fudgy Cardamom Squares Ingredients 1/2 cup almond milk 2 teaspoons vegan butter or safflower oil 1/2 cup ground sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 1 cup ground raw or blanched almonds or fine […]

Sichuan-Spiced Roast Chicken

Have you ever tried grinding your own spices? I never have before, because I didn’t think I had the appropriate equipment for grinding spices. I have a coffee grinder, but then I’d have spices all over my coffee grinder. It’s a shame there isn’t a blender-like device that’s easy and even dishwasher-safe. Oh, wait. This is my first foray into Bullet-ground spices and I decided to go for a recipe that really takes advantage of the fragrant flavors of fresh grinding: […]

Saag Paneer

I love Indian food, but sometimes restaurant Indian is too heavy for a weeknight meal. Here’s a much healthier take on an Indian classic, saag paneer. (Fun note: saag actually just means “greens” in punjabi, whereas palaak means “spinach,” so technically this is both saag paneer and palaak paneer.) Usually creamy spinach with cheese, I substitute super-pressed tofu for the cheese to give protein and virtually the same flavor with a lighter touch.   The Magic Bullet really shines in […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

I love Indian food, really and truly, but sometimes, restaurant Indian food can be a little heavy; basically, a literal downer. It’s a problem. Then there’s another problem, namely that cooking Indian food is outside most Americans’ comfort zone. The solution would seem to be just to eat less Indian food, but what kind of solution is that? Well, here’s a real solution: make this chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker, using Greek yogurt and cornstarch to provide richness […]

The World’s 10 Best Spicy Foods

Can you handle a little heat in the kitchen? If so, then try your hand at these hot and spicy dishes from around the world! The spices also have some neat health benefits, so your body can reap rewards as your taste buds do, as well.

Rubs Ya’ the Right Way

The weather in the northeast hasn’t been what I would call consistent, but baby, grilling season is upon us. And what a GREAT season it is. Lauren DeMaio here, your Magic Bullet Blender Kitchen Magician and as a product of the DeMaio family, I’m a grilling aficionado, of sorts. Below is a quick recipe for a rub that I use for everything from steaks on the grill to chicken in the oven – versatile, forgiving, yours, and easy with the […]