Carol Benjamin

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Coconut Milk Rice Pilaf with Cilantro Sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup basmati rice, preferably imported<br>• 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil<br>• 3 whole cloves<br>• 3 green or white cardamom pods<br>• 1 bay leaf<br>• 1 cinnamon …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

The Oldest Person In the World Attributes Her Long Life to Eating Eggs and Being Single

Ask the oldest living person in the world — a tiny, 116-year-old Italian woman — what the key to her longevity is and her response might surprise …

Your Next Brunch Needs These Cinnamon French Toast Fingers

Soft, fluffy brioche French toast rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in fresh raspberry and mascarpone dip. Are you salivating as much as we are right now? This easy recipe makes the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast. Or even better, just make yourself a large plate and take it back to bed with an …

Breakfast

The US Bucket List: 30 things to do in America before you die

USA Travel Special<p>1. Hike into the Grand Canyon<p>There are countless ways to see the Grand Canyon (pictured above) - you can fly into it on a …

There’s a long tradition of women being silenced in fairy tales. The Queen of the Night uses it to dazzling effect.

One of the most highly anticipated literary novels released so far this year, <i>The</i> <i>Queen of the Night</i> is the story of a woman who is trying to take control of her own voice and her own destiny. And to tell that story, it pulls from a long tradition of silenced women in fairy tales.<p><i>The Queen of the</i> …

3-Ingredient Sweet and Savory Short Ribs

In Epi's 3-Ingredient Recipes series, we show you how to make great food with just three ingredients (plus staples like oil, salt, and pepper).<p>Tangy …

7 Surprising Signs You're Not Getting Enough Protein

Protein is essential for living organisms. It gives us energy, helps our bodies recover, and keeps our tummies satisfied. Protein is composed of …

St. Patrick's Day recipe: Irish barmbrack (fruit and tea loaf)

I picked up a recipe card in a grocery store in London for a fruit and tea loaf. It sounded good, so I was looking for the ingredients. A lovely lady …

Baking

Julia Child's House in Provence Is Now a Cooking School and Yoga Retreat

There is no American culinary luminary more important than Julia Child. Now you can learn to cook in the very same kitchen Julia built for herself, while enjoying a daily dose of yoga.<p>The legend and her husband built a home in France’s Provence in 1963, with a kitchen personally designed by Child – …

The Best Breakfast Spots According to New Orleans Chefs

Fresh for Breakfast Week, Eater NOLA has asked over a dozen New Orleans chefs to share where they like to eat the most important meal of the day. See how your breakfast game stacks up against the pros.<p><b>Q. What's your favorite breakfast spot in New Orleans, and what do you order?</b><p>Gracious Bakery<p>"My …

7 Ways That Anyone Can Travel for Free

As a full-time travel blogger and a full-time traveler, people often say to me, "I want to travel, but I don't have enough money." But with online …

Frugal Living

VICE Guide to Miami: Where to Eat

Here's a helpful guide to all the best spots to eat in Miami.<p><i>Miami's dining scene is a constantly evolving mishmash of cultures, with an unsurprisingly heavy dose of Caribbean and Latin American influence. That means great little mom and pop restaurants on almost every block serving thick, strong</i> …

The VICE Guide to Miami

Miami + VICE. Need we say more?<p>Miami is not red, white, and blue through and through. Miami has more colors—and not just the aqua waves or pink- and green-painted buildings silhouetted against purple and orange sunsets. Though it has all of that too.<p>Miami's skin has more shades. Hispanic residents …

One-Pot Chicken Soup with Seasonal Vegetables

• 6 skin-on, bone-in chicken drumsticks or other pieces of your choice, about 1 1/2 lb (750 g)<br>• 2 yellow onions, cut into chunks<br>• 1 large Garnet yam, …

The 12 Best Things Brett Anderson Ate in New Orleans This Year

<i>The Times-Pic</i> critic Brett Anderson has just named the top 12 dishes he ate in New Orleans this year, and while the world might be expecting a heavy dose of rich Creole cooking, this list is actually a pretty good indication that New Orleans 'remarkable' dining scene is continuing to change.<p>Middle …

An Actually Useful Guide to Miami, Florida

Heading to Miami? Let Victoria Gonzalez-Bredy be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to</i> …

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Countless studies link kindness and generosity to greater life satisfaction.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here.</i><p>One of the …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

What I Learned About Beauty From Frida Kahlo

Two weeks ago I was vacationing in Mexico City (new restaurants, cool bars, amazing food—go!) and had the opportunity to tour Frida Kahlo's house. The Casa Azul, as it's called, has been open to the public for years, displaying the artist's paints, portraits, and prized possessions. But only in …

Cinnamon Chocolate Tart with a Pecan Crust

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>We created a nut crust, made with Diamond of California® pecans, that will work for just about any pie. This is an easy, make-ahead chocolate tart with a bit of cinnamon zip, and it'll please a crowd or be the perfect afternoon snack for every day of the week. Lightly adapted from …

Recipes

The Dessert You Need Right Now: Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

It’s here: spring! Which means two things: 1. Our farmers' markets are finally filled with gorgeous fruits and vegetables, and 2. It’s not yet too hot to turn on our ovens. So, the time to bake is now! To prove it, Senior Food Editor Alison Roman headed to the test kitchen to make one of her …

Recipes

Couture Comic Books : Girl in Dior

'Girl In Dior' is a couture comic book by Annie Goetzinger. The graphic novel celebrates the luxury brand's rich history and is centered around …

Comic Books

Trout With Tahini-Lemon Yogurt and Baby Arugula - The Washington Post

Here, tahini brings complexity to a lemon-yogurt sauce for crispy fish fillets. This is quick-fix weeknight fare, casual and gloriously messy.<p>You might have leftover sauce, which can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days; it will thicken when chilled, so you may wish to stir in …

Recipes

Raisin-Poppy Seed Flatbreads With Cardamom-Honey Butter - The Washington Post

For the cardamom-honey butter: Whisk together the butter, honey, cardamom and salt in a small bowl until smooth. Cover and let it sit at room temperature.<p>For the dough: Place the raisins in a small bowl; cover with just-boiled water. Let sit until needed.<p>Meanwhile, pour the 1/4 cup of warm water …

Bread

Cooking with Sophia Loren

<i>Next Tuesday (April 21st) TCM is celebrating the illustrious career of Sophia Loren with a tribute that includes three important TCM premieres</i> …