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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Your 7-Minute Total-Body Workout

For this week's #WorkoutWednesday, we tapped Brynn Putnam, founder of Refine Method studio in New York City to create a quickie routine that's also …

25 Amazing Bum Exercises — No Equipment Required!

You don't need to be doing loads of weighted squats to get a round, firm bum. These effective bodyweight moves will make your backside burn — and …

Workouts

tall, fluffy buttermilk pancakes

Heat oven to 225 degrees F and place a large baking sheet inside.<p>Melt butter halfway in the bottom of a large bowl then whisk in sugar. This should …

24 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16

If your children think they've seen it all, they're wrong. From rollercoasters to adventure trails, performances to experiments, there are plenty of exciting attractions out there. Here is our pick of the best attractions that your family must visit before the children grow up.<p>1. The Natural …

Tahini Cookies Recipe

<i>Tahini cookies?! They’re not at all what you’d expect from a cookie and that’s what makes us love them all the more. The perfect collision of sweet</i> …

Homemade Bread Recipes, How-Tos & Equipment | Epicurious.com

How to Build Your Dough<p>Aside from sourcing a few ingredients, bread-baking is all about technique. Here's how to do it right.<p>The Best Ingredients for …

Make Ahead Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

Burritos make good plane food. I remember seeing a women twenty years ago on a flight with her husband and two children. They all had burritos. …

Healthy Eating

13 dessert recipes that use vegetables as a secret — or sometimes star — ingredient

Ever thought of satisfying your sweet tooth with vegetables? It's possible!<p>In her New York City vegetable-centric restaurant, Dirt Candy, chef Amanda …

Dessert

peanut butter swirled brownies

Heat oven: To 350°F (175°C).<p>Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment and coat the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray or butter.<p>Make …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

8 Bright Salads To Beat The Winter Blues

After the holidays, January can feel like a gray, gloomy month. But a delicious, colorful salad is sure to lift your spirits. These recipes are so good you won't even realize you're eating healthy.<p><b>1. Moroccan Carrot & Chickpea Salad</b><p>Fragrant spices, bright colors, sweet and savory flavors -- this …

These recipes will convince you that sprouts are for life, not just for Christmas

School dining halls, the walls streaming with condensation, the floors slippery with spilt gravy; discordant Christmases where dishes of them are passed round forlornly; the kitchens of institutional caterers... The Brussels sprout isn’t just hard to like – the smell it emits, especially if it’s …

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are the secret to hearty cold-weather meals.<p>Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything …

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p><b>1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup</b><p>When you …

Broad bean and pea toasts

Yes – broad beans and peas in January, but out of the depths of the freezer, not the garden. A little patience skinning the broad beans reveals summery green kernels to mash with petit pois and fresh ricotta for an invigorating supper. For a meat element, grill smoked streaky bacon until crisp and …

The anti-ageing workouts to take up now

When it comes to defying the signs of ageing most of us look to creams and serums to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. but if new studies are to be believed, hitting the gym could be a better option, or at least compliment our stringent skincare regimes.<p>Why spinning is good for your …

Red cabbage, sprout, celeriac and chestnut salad

SERVES<p>6-8 as a side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the salad</b><p>100g cooked chestnuts, cut into chunky pieces<br>• 25g caster sugar<br>• ½ red cabbage<br>• 100g baby sprouts, outer leaves removed and bases trimmed<br>• 150g celeriac<br>• Juice of ½ lemon<br>• 1 small bunch of dill, roughly chopped (leaves only)<br>• 25g hazelnuts, toasted and halved<p><b>For</b> …

Recipes

The £4 serum that is challenging the price of premium skincare

From hyaluronic acid to retinol, there is always a hero ingredient that the beauty industry is claiming will transform your skin. More often than not it will cost though and when it comes to skincare the general assumption is that the more you pay the more effective and potent the product will be. …

Raw cacao, avocado and raspberry cake recipe

The chef and nutritionist behind The Detox Kitchen have the perfect recipe for a gluten-free, creamy chocolate cake<p>Created by one of our very talented chefs, Virginia, this is everything a chocolate cake should be: rich, creamy and intensely chocolatey. There is no baking involved, and the sweet …

A Steak-Lover's Guide: Different Cuts, Plus 20 Of The Best

Summer is heating up, and so are the grills. Some of our favorite items to dig into include nice, juicy steak dishes. But with so many different types out there, how do you decide which one to eat? Get to know the most popular cuts (plus how best to enjoy them), so the next time you're at the …

12 ab toning exercises you can do in your bedroom (that actually work)

Ab toning exercises you can do without switching off Netflix. What's not to love?<p>Want to get your midriff in shape but can’t be bothered to venture …

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

Hiking

Sachertorte

SERVES<p>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the cake:</b><p>240g dark chocolate (55-60 per cent cocoa)<br>• 240g butter, softened<br>• 240g caster sugar<br>• 60g cornflour<br>• 60g plain flour<br>• 5 eggs, separated<br>• 2 tbsp apricot jam, heated a little with 2 tbsp water, for spreading<p><b>For the chocolate glaze:</b><p>320g sugar<br>• 298g dark chocolate (55 per cent cocoa)<p>…

The REAL secret to young-looking skin. (Clue: No Botox or expensive face creams required)

The good news is that you can pack as many vitamins and minerals into a topical skin cream as you like; the bad news is that it’s just that: topical. And that’s exactly why skin supplements have a place in the 2016 beauty regime. An oral supplement is far more effective at feeding the skin than a …

8 Unexpected Ways to Use Cauliflower

Those in the low carb and Paleo world have known this forever, but did you know how versatile cauliflower is? And did you know you can replace potatoes, rice and other starchy foods with cauliflower? Even pizza?<p>Just take a look at the nutrition data on rice and cauliflower.<p>Cauliflower 1 cup …

Hazelnut ganache pastry tarts

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the sweet pastry:</b><p>70g icing sugar<br>• 90g butter<br>• 1 egg<br>• 210g flour<p><b>For the hazelnut ganache:</b><p>175g dark chocolate (about 55 per cent cocoa), chopped<br>• 120g double cream<br>• 25g liquid glucose<br>• 50g hazelnut paste<br>• 20g butter<p>METHOD<p>Beat together the sugar and butter in a bowl. Mix in the egg, then the …

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

11 Salmon Recipes to Make Your New Go-Tos

Salmon might something that you already lean on heavily (thus removing some of its specialness). But since it's hearty and rich-tasting and fresh and quick to prepare, it's worth refreshing what recipes you already have in your salmon roster.<p>Now that salmon is coming back into season, pick a new …