People young and old look forward to the holidays, but once the festivities draw near, the things we eagerly anticipated can become major stressors. In fact, an estimated 80% of Americans expect to feel stressed during the holidays. There are holiday parties, out of state trips, inclement weather, gifts to buy, dinners with family or friends, and maybe a few traditions that you’d rather skip. All of these things can fray your nerves and turn joyous holiday festivities into taxing pressures.
This classic recipe is the perfect, minimal-effort side dish for your next dinner, holiday party, or potluck. Just toss the sprouts in a little oil, salt, and pepper, and roast until pleasantly crispy and aromatic; serve with toothpicks or appetizer forks. You can steam or even boil Brussels sprouts, but they may develop a bitter, sulfurous flavor if overcooked. Roast them only until they’re lightly toasted and some of the leaves have curled back and turned dark brown. This brings out the complex, savory flavors that make Brussels sprouts truly […]
Goldthread, also known as coptis or canker root, is a genus of perennial herbs that have been part of Asian and North American traditional medicine for hundreds of years. The roots of the plant look like a tangled mass of gold thread, hence its name. Herbal goldthread is actually the powdered rhizome, or underground stem, of the goldthread plant.
The traditional green bean casserole has become an uninspired, uneaten dish at many a holiday gathering. Mix things up with this fresh green bean salad from Brooklyn Supper. This is a great side dish to make ahead of time because it needs to marinate in the dressing. The basil, garlic, and balsamic vinaigrette make this a wonderfully aromatic salad that will keep for about 2 days.