While some states, like Texas (specifically Austin, which many regard as the birthplace of BBQ), get a lot of credit for their smoked and seasoned meats and sides, the reality is there are good barbecue joints on both sides of the Mississippi and as far north as Canada. From Toronto to Santa Fe, Washington, D.C. to Austin, here are our picks for unique barbecue in North America. Prepare to get your hands dirty.See More
Why do we love curry? Let us count the ways: It's a sweet-heat blend of many spices, including turmeric (which gives curry its characteristic yellow tint), cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, cumin, nutmeg, chiles, and coriander; it adds depth to chicken dishes, vegetable soups, and even snack mixes; and its heat is a subtle, slow burn that lets food shine. Read on for some of our favorite recipes with curry powder. Kitchen tip: Curry powder loses its pungency quickly and should be stored no longer than 2 months.View Slideshow
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Spinach adds powerful antioxidants to this fresh twist on the classic BLT sandwich.
Filling, nutrient-rich eggplant, zucchini, and squash make this simple sandwich a healthy choice for lunch or dinner.
As abundant in heart-healthy omega-3s as it is in the bold flavors of southern France, this sandwich has just 210 calories per serving.
Fresh chopped veggies, tangy olives, and rich feta cheese make this hummus dip a hearty treat. Serve it with pita chips or multigrain tortilla chips.
A blend of curry powder, cayenne pepper, and grated gingerroot gives this creamy dip lots of zing. Serve it with your favorite fresh veggies.
This sausage and veggie toss gets its tangy flavor from a simple-to-make mixture of garlic and Italian dressing. Top with a sprinkling of green onion, oregano, and Parmesan cheese before serving.
Salmon on the grill is a summertime favorite, and this easy recipe makes it even better. Our fresh fruit salsa balances the spice of the barbecue sauce beautifully.
Don't be fooled -- this supper might look light but it's also filling. The refreshing dish makes the most of juicy watermelon, plump shrimp, and crisp cabbage. Feta cheese adds tanginess.
Chili powder adds a touch of heat to these grilled pork chops. Cabbage, onion, and sweet pepper tossed in a five-ingredient dressing and fresh pineapple slices complete the dish.
This bright sangria, sweetened with a summer-ripe blackberry syrup, will inspire guests to linger for one more glass. Sprigs of fresh basil make a beautiful garnish.
Fresh heirloom tomatoes and onions get dressed up with a sweet-sour vinegar dressing. Make this side dish ahead or while your guests sip sangria -- prep takes 25 minutes.
A one-pot wonder, this spicy main dish combines fresh seafood with earthy corn and potatoes; sausage adds a hint of smoke. Serve it with garlic mayo and cocktail sauce.
Update the classic garlic bread you grew up with by using fresh garlic, parsley, and kosher salt. Look for a plump baguette that's soft and easy to pull apart.
Raisins and chili peppers offer an interesting contrast between sweet and heat in this simple side dish. For best results, roast the eggplant whole -- it keeps it from getting too dry while bringing out its sweetness.
Toasted slices of cake are topped with a mixture of raspberries, caramel sauce, and mint jelly. Sprigs of fresh mint add a garden-fresh touch. Serve it with a scoop of lemon or vanilla sorbet.