This delicious vegan version of creamy alfredo sauce uses white beans in place of heavy cream. Swapping out heavy cream with white beans in this plant-based alfredo sauce cuts down on saturated fat and cholesterol, and also gives this pasta a tasty protein boost! Chef Toni Sakaguchi at The Culinary Institute of America serves the sauce on pasta with peas and rosemary walnuts.

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With red beans and quinoa, this vegetarian version of tortilla soup is just as flavorful, hearty, and protein-packed as its traditional chicken counterpart. Red beans are the hearty powerhouses in this vegetarian soup. Chef Toni Sakaguchi at The Culinary Institute of America garnishes the soup with chips, avocados, cilantro, and lime wedges. You will love the bold smoky flavors of this protein-packed soup!

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Watch Chef Toni Sakaguchi at The Culinary Institute of America show you how to make this mouthwatering Blue Cheese, Onion Ring, BBQ Kidney Bean Blended Burger. She blends kidney beans into the burgers to give them a perfectly juicy texture! Swapping some of the beef with beans also reduces the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol, and the beans add fiber, and protein. This is one of the best burgers you’ll ever have. Enjoy!

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Wings are a winning item on a menu, and the trick is to make them stand out. These Smoky Honey Citrus Chicken Wings have a delicious smoky-sweet flavor that shines with a subtle citrus tang. Einav Gefen, corporate executive chef at Unilever Food Solutions adds Knorr® Professional Intense Flavor Citrus Fresh and Knorr® Professional Intense Flavor Charred Chili Heat. These Knorr Professional Intense Flavors are easy to use and add great flavor. Enjoy!

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Freshen up your BBQ menu with this recipe for grilled peach and napa cabbage slaw, dressed with a subtly spiced Aleppo pepper, almond and peach vinaigrette. The Smoked Peach Vinaigrette is made from real peach puree and has a delicious full flavor. Delicious!

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These sweet and smoky medjool dates stuffed with goat cheese, pistachios, garlic and citrus are sure to be a winner with your guests. This delicious plant-forward recipe can be served as an appetizer, a shared small plate, or as a passed hors’d'oeuvre. The Knorr® Professional Intense Flavours Citrus Fresh adds a delicious, bright citrus element to the dish. Enjoyment guaranteed!

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This dish offers a twist on traditional corn-on-the-cob. This quick and easy-to-make recipe captures the sweet and smoky flavors of flame-grilled corn-on-the-cob, known in Mexico as “Elotes”. Einav Gefen, corporate executive chef at Unilever Food Solutions combines Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, cilantro, green onions, garlic, New Mexican Chili Powder, Pimenton, cumin, Knorr Professional Intense Flavor Citrus Fresh and Knorr Professional Intense Flavor Charred Chili Heat in a bowl. The Knorr Professional Intense Flavor Citrus Fresh adds a refreshing citrus flavor and the Charred Chile Heat adds the perfect level of spice.

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Looking for plant-based BBQ recipes? Here’s a bold, flavor-packed recipe for fire-roasted kohlrabi served with a salad of tomatoes and feta cheese and drizzled with a tangy lemon za’atar dressing. Einav Gefen, corporate executive chef at Unilever Food Solutions drizzles Hellmann’s Lemon Za’atar Dressing over the kohlrabi and tomatoes to add a citrusy, Middle Eastern flavor profile.

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Chef Einav Gefen shares her experiences from the barbecue stops in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas.

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Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee Tuffy Stone teaches us about the science of smoke and how he prepares his championship-winning barbecue ribs. Tuffy Stone is a Six-time World Barbecue Champion pitmaster, a Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee, an author (Cool Smoke -The Art of Great Barbecue), a former Marine, a French-trained chef, and an occasional reality television star. Dubbed “The Professor,” Tuffy’s legendary precision and obsession with the science of smoke have made him one of the most influential people in barbecue.

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Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee Tuffy Stone show us how he prepares his championship-winning barbecue spare ribs.. Tuffy Stone is a Six-time World Barbecue Champion pitmaster, a Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee, an author (Cool Smoke -The Art of Great Barbecue), a former Marine, a French-trained chef, and an occasional reality television star. Dubbed “The Professor,” Tuffy’s legendary precision and obsession with the science of smoke have made him one of the most influential people in barbecue.

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Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee Tuffy Stone show us how to create his championship-winning BBQ rubs.

Tuffy Stone is a Six-time World Barbecue Champion pitmaster, a Barbecue Hall of Fame inductee, an author (Cool Smoke -The Art of Great Barbecue), a former Marine, a French-trained chef, and an occasional reality television star. Dubbed “The Professor,” Tuffy’s legendary precision and obsession with the science of smoke have made him one of the most influential people in barbecue.

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Nashville's Peg Leg Porker offers diners a wide selection of traditional West-Tennessee barbecue. Carey Bringle, the restaurant's owner and pitmaster, is a Nashville native who started his craft by watching his grandfather cook whole hogs for family barbecues. Years later, Bringle is an annual competitor at Memphis in May BBQ championship, the “Super Bowl of Swine”, taking second place honors three times.

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Payne's Bar-B-Q is a family-run business that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue in Memphis since 1972. Inside an unremarkable cinderblock building, you’ll find Flora Payne, Ronald Payne and Candace Payne-Parker serving up their remarkable home-style Memphis BBQ. Unusual menu items like their slow-smoked pulled pork sandwich topped with mustard sauce and coleslaw and the smoked bologna sandwich attract barbecue aficionados near and far.

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Sam Jones is a James Beard Award winning BBQ pitmaster who is proud to continue in the 200 year old family tradition of "no-frills" North Carolina barbecue. Sam shows us around the smokehouse and introduces us his signature pulled pork sandwich.

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The Jones family has been in the North Carolina barbecue business for over 200 years. At the Skylight Inn in Ayden, North Carolina, current owner and James Beard Award-winning pitmaster Sam Jones smokes whole hogs over North Carolina oak using the same way his great, great grandfather did. Sam give us a tour of Skylight’s operations, showing us the barbecue pits and their signature menu items like the chopped pork sandwich and topped with coleslaw with cornbread.

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Located in an old farmhouse in Holly Hill, South Carolina, Sweatman's Bar-Be-Que is a favorite stop of the Carolina BBQ trail. Famous for its whole hog barbecue and homestyle buffet; co-owner Chris Neue take us on a tour. Sweatman's whole Carolina hogs are gently cooked over hot coals of aged oak, hickory, and pecan while they are continuously basted with Sweatman’s secret mustard-based sauce.

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Pat Martin began his education on whole hog barbecue 25 years ago in the tiny town of Henderson, Tennessee. Barbecue became a “consuming passion” for Pat and led to his opening of the first Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in October of 2006 in Nolensville, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. In his Nashville smokehouse, Pat explains the importance of time and temperature in the cooking of whole hog barbecue.

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Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous is the birthplace of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs. The Rendezvous has been serving Charlie’s high-heat, charcoal-grilled pork ribs since 1948. Since then the Rendezvous has risen to must-visit status among BBQ professionals, thousands of customers, multiple US presidents, and musicians such as the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.

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Kerry Bexley is the owner of Snow’s BBQ located in the tiny town of Lexington, Texas. Since Texas Monthly magazine rated Snow’s BBQ the “#1 BBQ in Texas”, BBQ aficionados drive for miles to line up before dawn for a taste of Snow’s juicy pork spare-ribs, succulent smoked sausages and legendary oak-smoked brisket. 86 year-old BBQ Hall of Fame pitmaster, Tootsie Tomanetz, starts the fire in Snow’s pits at 2 AM to prepare for the swarm of customers who start lining up before dawn at this Saturday-only BBQ stop.

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