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6 vegetarian Thanksgiving mains even carnivores crave

Thanksgiving, for all its stuffing and creamed corn, generally relegates vegetables to the side dishes.<p>After all, it's all about that turkey, right? …

Indian Egg Dishes to Know and Love (and Eat a Lot of)

Indian food isn't all Chicken Tikka! Try these scrambled, stewed, and deep-fried egg dishes—then never look back.<p>You might be familiar with Indian foods like Saag Paneer and Chicken Tikka from post-work Seamless orders eaten straight from the takeout container while catching up on John Oliver—and …

Breakfast

Go Around the World in Savory Pies

We all know how great dessert pies are, but what about their savory equivalent? They're an entire multi-course meal in one convenient place, and …

8 Amazing Travel Destinations for Vegetarian Foodies

If you’re living the veggie lifestyle, you know pretty much every dish has a vegetarian version that is <i>awesome</i>. Contrary to what some may believe, it’s not all about salads all the time — although those are definitely an important part of any nutritious diet. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a …

Kitchen Essentials: How to make the perfect tomato sauce

Perhaps one of the things I love most about a tomato sauce is how you can use it as a starting point for countless dishes. Spend a little bit of time …

7 Healthy Post Workout Dinners To Eat After A High Intensity Workout

After a particularly hard evening workout—whether that be a HIIT routine or a 60-minute indoor cycling class—eating a nutritious post workout dinner …

Literary Tights Display Classic Texts on Your Legs

The words of Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson are immortalized in their classic novels and poems, and now, book lovers can take them …

Copycat Starbucks Chili Mocha Thai Style

This is a recipe for a chili mocha drink using Thai chili powder rather than the traditional ones. It is super spicy if you want it to be so proceed …

Spicy Chipotle-Maple Butternut Squash Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<br>• 1 large white onion, diced<br>• 2 large garlic cloves, smashed<br>• 1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce, finely minced (use 2 for extra spicy soup)<br>• 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks<br>• 2 teaspoons sweet smoked Spanish paprika<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1 …

A soup so brilliant it will make you rethink your Thanksgiving traditions

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here’s the winning soup.</i><p>Make soup for Thanksgiving? Who does that?<p>No one I’ve ever shared the …

Food Preservation

Beginner Backpacking Blunders: 16 Myths Every Hiker Believed at Some Point (and Many Still Do!)

November 11, 2016<p>When you’re just starting out as a beginner backpacker, it can sometimes feel like there’s an endless set of guidelines to follow …

8 Things You Might Not Know About Vowels

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y is not all you need to know about vowels. There's more to these workhorse members of our linguistics inventory than you …

Language

Into the Storm: The True Story of a Harrowing Ocean Rescue | GQ

One terrible night in 2015, two giant ships sailed into a hurricane—a new breed of superstorm that, thanks to climate change, had defied all expectations and would soon cause the deadliest American maritime disaster in decades. The only hope for those aboard? A young Coast Guard helicopter squad …

Sailing

Tom Colicchio's Recipe for This Deliciously Crunchy and Gooey Fall Sandwich is Making Us VERY Hungry

We're betting you've never had an ingredient combo quite like this.<p>If you were to tell us that a certain ubiquitous fall ingredient would become our …

Surprising Food Facts That Will Seriously Impress You

We get used to daily things so much, that sometimes don’t even suspect how many mysteries ordinary objects might hide. Just take a look at these food …

Food

Paddleboard Through the Canyons of the Colorado River (No Permit Required)

The 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River in Arizona between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry serves up much of the same 1,000-foot sandstone canyon …

Repurpose a Busted Wii U Controller as a Classic Game Emulator with a Raspberry Pi

We’re all well aware that the Raspberry Pi makes a fantastic game emulation machine, but sudomod user banjokazooie steps it up a notch by using a Wii …

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

Books

30 Days of Recipes: A Quick-and-Easy Meal Planner for November

With the holiday season upon us, many of us would do well to conserve our time and energy, and nowhere is that more appropriate than in the kitchen. When it comes to party planning, you can definitely find some good lazy-girl holiday dinner options, and you can also save time with quick and easy …

Improve Your Creative Writing By Practicing the Art of the Dirty Joke

Creative writing is a unique beast among writers. You can get swept away writing out every detail of a room, or stuff your stories with characters …

D.C. couple create a foodie’s oasis — and a handful of jobs — in Western Maryland

Everyone reflects.<p>Mike Koch, 54, recalls the summers he spent at his paternal grandparents’ 88-acre farm in Waverly, Iowa. The stern Swiss-German couple raised cows, pigs and chickens. What they didn’t eat they sold for some cash.<p>Koch looks back through the haze of 54 years and remembers making …

Washington D.C.

Use a Raspberry Pi to Power a LED-Based Record Finding System

Have a bunch of records (or books, games, or any other media on a shelf)? Then you’ll want to check out Hackaday user Mike Smith’s organization …

Raspberry Pi

6 Scary Archaeological Finds (That Should've Stayed Hidden)

We're not saying that digging around certain sites will stir up ancient curses. But, we're not saying it won't, either.<p>What we do know is that …

The tragedy that Boston forgot

The faint glow of dusk had given way to the deep black of night by the time the streetcar clattered up Summer Street at 5:25, its sole headlight and …

7 Real-Life Events That Were More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie

There’s a reason why so many horror movies claim to be based on actual events. Reality can be scary as hell, and it’s often weirder and more …

Mormon and gay: Church says you can be both

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ricardo Rosas was the closeted father of six before he came out to his wife -- and, on Tuesday, to the rest of the world.<p>A third-generation Mormon from Mexico City, Rosas went to church, served a mission and "did everything that was expected" of him.<p>Still, Rosas, 47, said he felt conflicted …

LGBTQI

The Best Mountain Bike Trail in Each US State for Beginners - Page 5 of 6

South Dakota: Kiwanis<p>The 4-mile Kiwanis trails in Mitchell, South Dakota are flow trails beginners and intermediate riders alike will enjoy. This …

South Dakota

5 Creepy-As-Hell Stories Of Real People With No Identity

Today, it's impossible to interact with someone without leaving some sort of record. Whether it's a call record, a Facebook photo tag, or a leaked …

Secret Nazi Base Just Found All The Way In The Arctic

The Nazis used it as a weather station.<p>History tells us that the Nazis sought to rule the world — and recent discoveries show that the “world” in …