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10 Outdoor Plants That Won’t Wilt

You don't need a green thumb to keep these plants happy and alive

  • 1. Verbena

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    This new flowering hybrid resists fungus (which can weaken the plant and cause the leaves to shrivel). And, happily, it’s self-cleaning.

  • 2. New Guinea Impatiens

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    This variety of impatiens, with its showy flowers, is uniquely versatile. It can handle some sun, unlike the more commonly found species, which like only shade. Also self-cleaning.

  • 3. Geranium

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    It’s a mainstay of window boxes everywhere, and here’s why: This flower comes in dozens of colors and flourishes in many climates. Pelargonium zonale is particularly vigorous. To care for it, simply deadhead and pinch back as needed.

  • 4. Euphorbia

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    With masses of tiny flowers, Euphorbia hypericifolia is pretty and self-cleaning. And deer will steer clear of it (they don’t like the taste).

  • 5. Purple Fountain Grass

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    A gracefully arching ornamental grass with fuzzy, rose-colored seed heads, ‘Rebrum’ can withstand just about anything, including high humidity and wind. It’s pest- and disease-free, too.

  • 6. Coleus

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    Prized for its bold, variegated foliage, this two-tone stunner is easy to grow and thrives in summer. It comes in a slew of gorgeous colors. To care for it, deadhead and pinch back as needed.

  • 7. Calibrachoa

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    This cascading beauty, covered in small flowers, makes a great hanging plant. It’s self-cleaning and resistant to disease.

  • 8. Sweet-potato Vine

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    This ornamental plant grows extremely quickly. It won’t climb walls or trellises, but it will trail beautifully over pots. Lush, dramatic colors include deep purple, bronze, and lime green.

  • 9. Begonia

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    Unlike other begonias, which need to be in the shade, Begonia boliviensis fares well in full sun or partial shade. And it rewards you with a profuse shower of tubular, orange red flowers. It benefits from an occasional pinching back.

  • 10. Lantana

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    This self-cleaning plant has flower petals with multiple colors (like confetti). The strong fragrance of the leaves deters deer, and hot days stimulate it to produce more blossoms, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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The Surprising Trait That Gets Better With Age

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You’re no longer just getting older and wiser

A new study from researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Buffalo shows that people aren’t getting older and crankier—they’re getting older and more trusting.

And this increased sense of trust is linked with higher well being, says study co-author ClaudiaHaase, who also serves as director of Northwestern’s Life-Span Development Lab. While the elderly tend to have a reputation for being cranky and crotchety, this new research shows that they are actually “more likely to look at the bright side of things,” Haase said in a statement.

To explore this correlation, researchers conducted two studies. They first looked at the association between age and trust in almost 200,000 participants from 83 countries, using data from the World Values Survey between 1981 and 2007. Researchers found notable increases in trust with age—while 23 percent of 20-year-olds agreed that “most people can be trusted,” 35 percent of 80-year-olds agreed with the same statement.

The second, smaller study analyzed four years’ worth of data from the General Social Survey, and looked at 1,230 US adults aged 18 to 89 to identify a link between trust and age. The research concluded that trust not only increased with age, but was also correlated with higher well being in older adults.

This evidence might seem contradictory, since the elderly could be at risk for fraud or identity theft. But researchers hypothesized two reasons that age leads to trust: first, the elderly are motivated to give back to others, so they naturally look for the good in people. They also develop tightly knit, loving friend groups.

“On the structural side, we know that as people age, they prune their social networks such that as we get older we interact less with people we find less emotionally rewarding,” co-author Michael Poulin, associate professor of psychology at University of Buffalo, said in a statement.

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5 Health Benefits of Play

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Playing can improve your health, happiness, and productivity

If you think the benefits of playtime ended shortly after you learned how to tie your shoes, it may be time to channel your inner kindergartner. Playing can improve your health, happiness, and productivity. Here’s why:

Laughter can bust stress.

A good chuckle can lower stress levels, science suggests. In one study, some participants watched funny videos, while others sat quietly. Those who watched the videos had better recall (hello, improved memory!) and showed lower levels of cortisol, the hormone connected with stress. Stress can damage your body by causing all kinds of problems including headaches, anxiety, and sleep problems. In other words, the physical and mental benefits of laughter are no joke.

Play can help your brain grow.

Even well into adulthood, easy memory games may help stimulate brain growth. Learning new names for colors was linked to increased gray matter in the brain, according to one recent study. Researchers gave participants colored cards with nonsensical names and asked the participants to memorize the new monikers over a span of three days. After the experiment, participants’ brains, scanned via MRI, showed the growth of new gray brain matter, an important part of our brain that helps us make decisions and process thoughts.

Play makes you more productive.

Office meetings filled with humor actually result in better communication between coworkers, according to new research from VU University Amsterdam and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The study found that when someone told a joke, it sparked others to chime in, breaking down barriers to communication. Taking small breaks from hard work can result in greater productivity, not to mention stronger problem-solving skills, according to other research.

Play is good for your heart.

Physical play is a great way to trick yourself into becoming more active—a habit your heart will thank you for. Walking the dog burns 230 calories per hour, dancing burns 320, and a leisurely bike ride zaps over 420. Even a quick game of soccer with your kids in the backyard can burn 500 an hour. Bonus points for taking your play outside, which offers many added benefits, The New York Times reports.

Play is good for your relationship.

Playing around can literally help your ticker, but it’s also good for your heart in a less literal sense. Couples who play together stay together, research suggests. One study looked at couples who regularly reminisced over funny experiences in their past. Thinking back on those times led to greater relationship satisfaction, the results suggest.

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7 Smart Organizing Tricks You Should Try

Make a habit of writing down your short- and long-term goals

  • Expose everything in your dresser drawers

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    David Prince

    Stacking clothes up pancake-style means you inevitably only end up wearing (and re-wearing) the few garments that land on top of the piles. The solution: Fold clothes small and tight, and store them in drawers “standing up rather than laid flat,” says Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Storing clothes upright lets you see everything in a glance, “just as you can see the spines of books on your bookshelves,” she says. And with all those newly discovered pieces you already own, you’ll dress more creatively, too.

  • Store like with like

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    David Prince

    When you keep clothes and household items in multiple locations—closets, baskets, precariously-stacked storage bins—it’s easy to forget what you already own and over-shop, according to Kondo. But consolidating stationery, say, in a single desk drawer—and faithfully returning stamps and envelopes to this one logical location after using them—reduces redundant shopping and encourages routine weeding. When your stationery is consolidated, it will be obvious that seven sets of thank you notes is overkill.

  • Be mindful of the pleasure your possessions give you

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    “I recommend tidying in the morning,” says Kondo, when “our senses are sharp enough to judge if our goods spark joy, or do not.” Taking time to acknowledge the sentimental attachment and appreciation we feel toward favorite possessions also makes it easier to say goodbye, she says, to other things that don’t move us anymore. Understand when it’s time to “let them go, with gratitude” for their service. “Try to appreciate and value more the items you do use and enjoy,” she says. “This will make it easier to eliminate the goods which don’t have use in your life.”

  • Keep your workspace clean and clutter-free

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    Jonny Valiant

    Though one Psychological Science study suggested that messy desks might spark creativity, performance coach Paul Silverman firmly rejects the idea that disorder catalyzes long-term success: Because family photos and other mementos draw down our finite attention every time we glance at them, Silverman recommends routine desk-sweeps to all his clients. “Rooms that lack distractions, like a hotel, are ideal for focus and concentration,” he says.

  • Streamline your files

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    To keep your desk clear of papers and documents you’re not currently using (both energy-sapping eyesores), Silverman recommends a simple, three-tiered filing system: one file drawer close at hand for current projects, another for research material you may need in a month or two, and a third for documents relating to finished projects you should hang on to for legal reasons.

  • Create effective to-do lists

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    According to efficiency expert David Allen, author of the bestseller Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, feeling vaguely uncertain about what we’re supposed to do next—or, worse, worrying that we’re forgetting something crucial we should have done yesterday—creates a terrible feeling of struggling, hopelessly, to keep these thoughts at bay. Here’s one way to cope: Make a habit of writing down your short- and long-term goals. Then create additional to-do lists, separated by task. Listing out the steps you need to work toward your goals will help you reclaim the kind of crisp, results-oriented mindset that builds and sustains momentum.

  • Make “mise-en-place” a way of life

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    For many professional chefs and avid home cooks, mise-en-place is a time- and life-saving system. The French phrase translates literally to “put in place,” and it refers to the practice of gathering all the ingredients and utensils needed before cooking a meal, then systematically cleaning your utensils and workstation as you go. Mise-en-place is critical to food safety, because it greatly reduces the risk of bacteria from one ingredient contaminating another. But it also beautifully focuses the mind, and, best of all, dramatically cuts down on kitchen chaos, according to Sam Sifton, cofounder of The New York Times’ Cooking recipe site: “If I had to boil it down, the three things we can take from restaurant cooks are more butter, more salt, and prepare your materials before you start cooking.”

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5 Cocktails From the Mad Men Era

Say farewell to Don and company in style

  • Old Fashioned

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Saturate a sugar cube with 4 dashes of Angostura bitters. Place the cube in an old-fashioned glass, add 1 tablespoon water and muddle the sugar until it dissolves. Fill the glass with ice, pour in 1¾ ounces rye whiskey and stir. Garnish with a slice of orange. Makes 1 drink.

  • Manhattan

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Combine 2½ ounces bourbon or rye whiskey, 1 ounce sweet vermouth and a dash of orange bitters in an ice-filled bar glass. Stir until very cold. Serve up, strained into a cocktail glass, or on the rocks, in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Makes 1 drink.

  • Gimlet

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Combine 2½ ounces gin and ¾ ounce Rose’s lime juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Makes 1 drink.

  • Martini

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Combine 3 ounces of vodka or gin and ¾ ounce dry vermouth in an ice-filled bar glass. Stir until very cold. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an olive. Makes 1 drink.

  • Sidecar

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Combine ½ ounce fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce triple sec, and 1½ ounces brandy in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Makes 1 drink.

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6 Sweet Easter Basket Upgrades

Because jelly beans are old school

Move over jellybeans. Take your Easter basket to the next level with these extra special (and oh-so-pretty) treats.

  • Simon Coll Chocolate Easter Umbrellas

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    Bring on the April showers! Cheerful chickens and handsome bunnies adorn the retro pastel wrappers of these delightful umbrella-shaped milk chocolate morsels crafted by a renowned Spanish chocolatier.

    To buy: $5.97 for a set of 3, worldmarket.com.

  • Epicerie Boulud Peeps

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    Everyone’s favorite drugstore candies get a chic makeover in the hands of chef Daniel Boulud’s talented pastry team. Choose from sunny yellow chicks lightly scented with lemon or playful sheep flecked with coconut.

    To buy: $9 for a box of 4, epicerieboulud.com.

  • Vosges The Goose’s Golden Eggs Organic Peanut Butter Eggs

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    Chocolate and peanut butter may be a childhood classic, but these artfully embossed and gilt-wrapped eggs from Chicago-based confectioner Vogses manage to make the combo feel ultra luxe and all-grown-up.

    To buy: $13.50 for a set of 3, vosgeschocolate.com.

  • Sugarfina Confetti Dolce

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    Teeny-tiny and oh-so-tempting, these darling Italian candies come in an array of springtime hues and exotic flavors—peach, vanilla, violet, banana, anisette, and rose water—that are sure to delight your senses.

    To buy: $10 for 2.95 ounces, sugarfina.com.

  • Springenheide Truffle Egg

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    Forget the goose that laid the golden egg—if you want to add some magic to your Easter basket, try these fanciful candies with real eggshell exteriors that crack open to reveal solid hazelnut truffle centers.

    To buy: $9.98 for a set of 2, worldmarket.com.

  • Quin Gummy Egg Candy

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    These brightly colored and irresistibly juicy gummy eggs from small batch Portland candy maker Quin taste great for good reason: They’re made by hand with Oregon strawberries, cherries, and real lemon zest.

    To buy: $24 for 3 bags, food52.com.

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5 Manischewitz Cocktails for Your Passover Dinner

For a memorable Passover dinner

Manischewitz margarita, anyone? We gave the sweet Passover staple a shot in our bar and discovered it’s good for much more than just punchlines.

  • Manischewitz Martini

    In this elegant pink potion, dry gin and a citrus edge from lemon juice and orange bitters offsets Manischewitz’s notorious sweetness.

    Makes 1 drink

    In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 2 ounces gin, 1 ounce Manischewitz, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, and 2 dashes orange bitters. Shake vigorously, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.

  • Manischewitz Spritz

    An update of a classic Italian aperitif, this bubbly, thirst-quenching tipple is easy on the alcohol and very festive.

    Makes 1 drink

    Pour 2 ounces Manischewitz, 1 ounce Aperol, and 3 ounces sparkling wine into a large goblet filled with ice. Top glass off with soda water and garnish with a slice of orange.

  • Manischewitz Manhattan

    Because they share similar flavor profiles, swapping in Manischewitz for sweet vermouth is a quick and clever way to make a classic Manhattan Seder-friendly.

    Makes 1 drink

    Add 2 ounces rye, 1 1/2 ounces Manischewitz, and 3 dashes Angostura bitters to an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a cherry.

  • Manischewitz Margarita

    When married with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, Manischewitz’s fruity flavors take on a tropical edge.

    Makes 1 drink

    Rub the rim of an old fashioned glass with a lime slice and dip in salt to coat. Fill with ice and set aside. Combine 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila, 2 ounces Manischewitz, 1/2 ounce triple sec, and 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice in a bar glass filled with ice. Stir well, then strain into prepared glass.

  • Manischewitz Sangria

    Consider this: Manischewitz is sweet wine. And sangria is wine that’s been sweetened. The conclusion: the two were made for one other.

    Makes 6 drinks

    Combine 3 cups Manischewitz, 1/2 cup triple sec, 1/3 cup brandy and 5 dashes orange bitters in a large pitcher. Add 375 milliliters (one half bottle) sparkling wine, then stir in a sliced orange and a sliced apple. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow flavors to mellow. To serve, pour into ice-filled wineglasses.

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These Are the Best Desserts for Passover

These flourless treats will satisfy your sweet tooth during the holiday

Chances are, your family has a favorite flourless, dairy-free Passover dessert that has been passed down through the generations. But once in a while it’s nice to try something different, especially since the rest of the seder menu, with its gefilte fish and brisket, remains much the same every year. These simple holiday treats are a few of our new standbys—and are sure to please whether you’re in the mood for something light and refreshing or rich and sweet.

  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Jelly

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    Bright, tart grapefruit juice turns this childhood staple into a grown-up treat that’s festive without being overly sweet. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to make, which is a major advantage when you have a multi-course Passover meal to prepare.

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  • Coconut Milk Chocolate Pudding

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    Josh Wand

    Chocolate desserts are always crowd pleasers—but because it can be challenging to find festive recipes that don’t contain flour or dairy, many families turn to the same flourless chocolate cake for seder year after year. This pudding works around those restrictions by using coconut milk instead of dairy, which not only keeps the meal kosher but also complements the flavor of the chocolate.

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  • Rhubarb Almond Crumble

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    Josh Wand

    According to the Torah, Passover must be celebrated during the spring—yet, surprisingly, seasonal spring ingredients rarely play a role in the seder menu. That’s why we love this bright, sweet-tart dessert starring one of one of our favorite spring “fruits.” Rather than a traditional crumble topping, try using a simple combination of almond flour and slivered almonds, which adds a nice crunch.

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  • Strawberry-Basil Granita

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    Josh Wand

    This classic Italian frozen dessert is a refreshing way to end a heavy meal. Our version is infused with the flavor of basil, which pairs wonderfully with the strawberries.

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  • Red Berry and Chocolate Pavlova

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    Josh Wand

    This chocolate chip-studded pavlova is like an oversized version of the meringue cookies many families serve at Passover. While it may seem fussy, heating the oven to 300° F before lowering it to 250° F helps ensure that the pavlova develops a crunchy exterior and a delightfully chewy interior. This dish is traditionally topped with whipped cream, but when you’re trying to stay dairy-free, a heap of fresh berries and a generous drizzle of melted chocolate are a wonderful alternative.

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  • Chocolate Bark With Dried Fruit and Spices

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    Josh Wand

    This rich chocolate bark studded with dried fruit and dusted with spices is inspired by a recipe for chocolate-dipped figs in the new cookbook Modern Jewish Cooking by Leah Koenig. Adding a bit of shortening to the melted chocolate keeps it shiny and smooth once it cools and saves the work of tempering.

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  • Lemon Semifreddo

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    José Picayo

    With its bright lemon tang, this cool and creamy concoction is a dessert and palate cleanser in one.

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  • Flourless Chocolate Cake

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    José Picayo

    You can never go wrong with this decadent, fudgy classic.

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  • Frozen Lemon Mousse

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    Quentin Bacon

    Fold whipped cream into the chilled lemon custard base to create a light and airy dessert.

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  • Cinnamon-Poached Pears With Caramel

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    Marcus Nilsson

    A rich homemade caramel sauce dresses up tender cinnamon-spiced pears.

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  • Chocolate Espresso Mousse

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    Mitchell Feinberg

    The light, fluffy texture masks deep chocolate and coffee notes; garnish with shaved chocolate before serving.

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  • Pineapple Flan

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    Jonny Valiant

    Pineapple juice gives traditional caramel flan a tropical spin.

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  • Raspberry Sorbet With Whipped Cream and Meringues

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    Marcus Nilsson

    Turn raspberry sorbet into a full-fledged dessert with freshly whipped cream and meringue crumbles.

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  • Caramel-Almond Ice Cream Torte

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    David Prince

    This gorgeous ice cream cake looks impressive, but it only requires 3 ingredients and is incredibly easy to make.

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5 Creative Ways to Cook With Soy Sauce

This kitchen workhorse is packed with savory and satisfying flavors

  • Breakfast Fried Rice

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Leftover rice is transformed into a hearty and surprising one-bowl breakfast when it’s combined with garlic, onions, and crumbled breakfast sausage then topped with a fried egg. Stirring in a sauce of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and sriracha lends the dish a nutty, spicy edge and a flurry of bright crunchy scallions finishes it off.

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  • Mushroom and Soba Stir Fry

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Soba noodles, a Japanese staple made from buckwheat flour, have a tender texture and earthy flavor that marries well with ginger and wild mushrooms. And because they cook more quickly than most dry pastas, you can have this meal on the table in minutes. Toss the mixture with a sauce made from creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, and a few other pantry staples, and you’re done.

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  • Soy and Coconut Kale Chips

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    This sweet and crispy nibble is totally addictive—and happily, also quite healthy. Just make sure you use unsweetened coconut flakes here; the sugary version is candy sweet and will throw off the snack’s nicely balanced flavors.

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  • Soy-Roasted Chickpeas

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    Who needs peanuts? Low in calories and high in protein, chickpeas turn into a craveable, savory snack when they’re seasoned with soy sauce and roasted until dark and crispy. Pass some around over drinks or make a double batch and serve as a side dish.

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  • Avocado “Bowl” with Spicy Soy Sauce

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    Sarah Karnasiewicz

    A simple mixture of soy sauce and sriracha upgrades a halved avocado into a mini-meal. If you want a slightly heftier snack, the sauce also tastes equally great drizzled over avocado toasts.

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6 Passover Sandwiches That Will Make You Forget Bread Ever Existed

These may not contain bread, but they’re full of the other qualities we love most in a sandwich

On the first days of Passover, it’s easy to stick to the rules prohibiting leavened foods like wheat, rye, oats, and barley. After all, when the dinner menu includes matzo ball soup, brisket, charoset, and farfel kugel, who’s going to miss a little bread? But if you’re planning to observe for the full seven days, eventually you’re going to start craving something for lunch that won’t require forks and knives. You’re going to miss sandwiches.

So what’s an observant sandwich-lover to do? We think these six recipes are the answer. They may not contain bread, but they’re full of the other qualities we love most in a sandwich: compactness, convenience, and, most importantly, deliciousness.

  • Brisket Banh Mi Lettuce Wrap

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    Josh Wand

    Because the crisp greens balance out the heaviness of the brisket, these lettuce wraps are a genius way to enjoy leftovers from the Seder meal. Modeled on Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, they include a lightly pickled cabbage and fresh cilantro, which also contrast nicely with richness of the meat.

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  • Portobello Breakfast Sandwich

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    Josh Wand

    Tender, oversized portobello mushrooms make the perfect stand in for English muffins in this breakfast sandwich filled with grilled tomato, smoked turkey, and a fried egg. It’s a wonderful combination that’s even hearty enough to make for lunch.

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  • Baked Brie Stuffed With Vegetables

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    Josh Wand

    This rich, flavorful, Mediterranean-inspired combination of brie and vegetables is like a grilled cheese minus the bread. (Instead of using a bread-substitute, we let the cheese’s firm rind act as its own crust.) Eat the whole thing warm, wrapped in aluminum foil, or let it cool until the cheese firms up enough to hold the vegetables in place.

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  • Cheddar and Chutney on Matzo

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    Josh Wand

    When using matzo as a substitute for bread, it’s best to choose a sandwich that’s improved by matzo’s cracker-like qualities. A British-style cheddar and chutney sandwich is ideal because the combination is reminiscent of childhood snacks of crackers and cheese, but the sweet-sour-spicy chutney elevates it for a grown-up palate.

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  • Iceberg Wedge Salad Sandwich

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    Josh Wand

    This simple, delicious combination is basically just our favorite salad in sandwich form. Firm, crisp iceberg lettuce holds its shape fantastically when sliced, and the tomato and blue cheese that usually dress the salad are turned into fillings. A drizzle of vinegar takes the place of a regular salad dressing.

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  • Chicken Salad Rice Paper Rolls

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    Josh Wand

    Passover traditions vary from community to community, and for those with a Sephardic background (whose ancestors came from Spain or the Middle East), rice is a welcome part of Passover meals. These Vietnamese-style rice paper rolls are filled with the same ingredients as a Waldorf salad and are an excellent way to use up leftover roast chicken. They’re also delicious made with lettuce leaves instead of rice paper.

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