Food

Off the Beaten Plate: Coconut soup at India Palace
April 22, 2015
For those of us who can’t get enough coconut, India Palace’s creamy but refreshing coconut soup is the perfect appetizer or even dessert.
Cooking from Scratch: Lemon posset a polite dessert
April 21, 2015
Often made with just three ingredients — heavy cream, sugar and citrus juice — a posset is lighter than pudding or custard but no less delicious.
KU dining halls work to be sustainable, reduce food waste
April 19, 2015
Dozens of Kansas University students line up in dining halls to have their plates piled with the foods of their choice. For some, this is the second or third plate. When they are done eating, the plates go on a conveyor belt and are whisked off to be cleaned, often with food still covering the plate. Few students ever think about what happens to the leftover pizza crust, uneaten vegetables or used napkins from there, but this waste is a big concern to those in charge of dining services. By McKenna Harford
Garden Variety: Now’s the time to plant asparagus
April 18, 2015
The modern conveniences of grocery stores and worldwide shipping make it easy to get almost any kind of produce any time of year, but some fruits and veggies, including asparagus, just taste better when picked up fresh and local.
Bite Sighs: Satisfy a sweet tooth with buttery almond sugar cookies
April 15, 2015
When my sweet tooth talks, I pay attention. A few days ago, the tooth in question asked for sugar cookies with almonds, and I was happy to comply.
Off the Beaten Plate: Duck carnitas at Merchants Pub and Plate
April 14, 2015
Carnitas, a mainstay of Mexican eateries pretty much everywhere, usually involves braising or simmering pork in oil or sometimes lard until the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Off the Beaten Plate: Love Burrito at Mi Ranchito
April 8, 2015
There’s a lot to love about Mi Ranchito’s “love burrito.” The chicken-stuffed bundle started out as a special at one of the restaurant’s Kansas City-area locations, but customers loved it so much that it eventually earned a permanent slot on the menu.
Delicious/Nutritious: Making room for mushrooms
April 8, 2015
Portobello mushrooms are the satisfying vegetable that can make even the meatiest of meat lovers happy. They’re big, juicy and filling. Plus, they add great texture to anything and can absorb flavors well, making them as versatile as they are delicious.
Cooking from Scratch: Spicy pork pasta a ghost of menus past
April 8, 2015
One fun thing about living in Lawrence? The restaurants are always changing. One not-so-fun thing about living in Lawrence? The restaurants are always changing.
Where to munch on Easter brunch
April 1, 2015
For those looking to have an Easter feast but don’t want to make one, some Lawrence restaurants are hosting special Easter brunches for the occasion this Sunday.
Lawrence Libations: Italian Margarita at Paisano’s Ristorante
03:49 p.m., April 1, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
If you’re craving Italian food but hankering for a refreshing Mexican cocktail on a warm spring day, Paisano’s has your solution: the Italian margarita.
Off the Beaten Plate: Polenta fries at The Burger Stand
March 26, 2015
If The Burger Stand is known for one thing — aside from its burgers — it’s probably the fries.
Cooking from Scratch: Artichokes make for a hearty appetizer
March 25, 2015
You have to wonder about the first person who decided to eat an artichoke. I suppose it could have been starvation that led some ancient human to attempt to ingest this Mediterranean thistle, but I rather suspect it was a dare between two men.
Bite Sighs: Adapt this brownie recipe for the changing seasons
March 19, 2015
At least I know that I can heat things up in the kitchen. Nothing says “cozy” like a pan of warm, fudgy brownies, no matter what kind of foolishness the weather wants to get up to outside!
Off the Beaten Plate: Jja Jang Myeon at O Café
March 18, 2015
At first glance, O Café’s jja jang myeon — a Chinese-derived, Korean-adopted noodle dish — looks a bit spooky.

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