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Red Miso Makes This Shrimp Bisque Taste Super Decadent—But It Has Less Than 300 Calories

This sophisticated bisque is worthy of a special occasion, but you could also make it on a weeknight and simply freeze half of it for a later meal. …

Food

5 Pilates Moves That Tone., Life and Shape Your Butt

In Pilates, there are many butt exercises that lift, tone, and sculpt your backside, but they do so much more. As with most Pilates exercises, these …

Workouts

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup with Herbed Bread Crumbs

Ingredients<p>Herbed Bread Crumbs:<p>2 teaspoons unsalted butter<br>• 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs<br>• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest<p>Wild …

11 Whole30 Vegetarian Dinners That Aren't Just Sweet Potatoes and Avocado

Getting through a month of clean eating is a feat in itself. As you probably know, hopping on the Whole30 train means cutting a whole lot of foods …

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Little Gem Wedge Salad with Tahini Ranch

4 servings<p>Philosophical question: Is it still a wedge if it isn’t smothered in blue cheese and bacon? It’s debatable, but we do know that this is a healthyish wedge salad recipe we’d happily make every day. It’s got the rich part—a creamy tahini dressing that’s so thick it anchors the greens. It’s …

Food

5 Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Maybe you don’t always want to sit down to a cooked meal — especially at breakfast time when you’re already rushing around and trying to get out the …

10 Montreal Restaurants Are on Yelp’s ‘Best of Canada’ Rankings

Consumer review site Yelp has done some number crunching and figured out the top-rated Canadian restaurants on its site, featuring ten Montreal establishments.<p>This is the third year that Yelp has dropped this kind of country-wide top 100 list (see 2017 here, and 2016 over here). Sure, some …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

If you are an orange sickle fan like I am, you are not going to want to miss these fabulous cupcakes! Plus – dark chocolate – just amazing! This is …

The Dutch Oven Makes the Juiciest Roast Chicken Ever

<b>Preheat the oven to 375°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven, remove the racks above it, and heat to 375°F.<p><b>Season the chicken with the</b> …

Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese

Osso buco is Italian comfort food at its best, but it is also elegant enough to serve at any gathering. A rich and creamy saffron risotto is the …

Italian Food

A New Easy-Breezy Genius Chocolate Mousse (Psst, Greek Yogurt is Involved)

Not only is this mousse quicker and more casual to make than the floofier traditional French version, but serious lovers of dark chocolate may find themselves liking it even more.<p>The recipe comes from Maria Speck, cookbook author and ancient grain guru, who riffed this version from one she spotted …

Dessert

Cheater’s White Wine Coq au Vin

1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until it’s …

Cooking

Buttermilk-and-Honey Chicken Kabobs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth; whisk in buttermilk, next 3 ingredients, and 2 tsp. salt until …

3-Ingredient Pork Cutlets: A Dinner Recipe You Can Actually Memorize

“Cheap protein, staple ingredients, can’t lose.” These are the words I imagine Coach Eric Taylor from <i>Friday Night Lights</i> might use when describing a winning game plan for dinner. If I’m right, then he would definitely approve of my grandmother’s easy pork cutlets: thin, lean cuts of pork loin, …

Caramel Walnut Chocolate Tart

It’s never too late, no matter if is spring or summer – with a nice caramel and nut dessert like this one! If you like creamy-chocolatey-caramel …

Dessert

This Parasite Wasp Uses Saw-Like Spikes to Cut Its Host Open From The Inside

The stuff of nightmares.<p>It's only the size of a sesame seed, but a newly discovered parasitoid wasp has enormous saw-like spines that could be used …

Zoology

Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That’s Good for Your Soul and Immune System

When I feel a little run down, I make my restorative Polish-style chicken soup called Rosół, which was taught to me by my great-grandmother to help …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Andrea Waters’s sweetcorn and red pepper pancakes with guacamole

A crispy, tasty, vegan and gluten-free version of the New Zealand brunch classic<p><b>I wanted to put sweetcorn pancakes on our menu because they remind me of the happy Sundays of my 1970s childhood in New Zealand.</b><p><b>As the decade of fondues and flares dawned, stuffy dinners at the table disappeared. We</b> …

Sweet Corn

12 Under-the-Radar Montreal Bars To Know

It probably won’t surprise you that a city like Montreal known for its subdued coolness is teeming with quote-unquote “hidden” bars that while not always secret, seem intendedto be overlooked — unless you have the inside scoop. And with restaurants and other businesses inheriting buildings with …

England

Make-Ahead Hors d'Oeuvres

Hosting a party is stressful, whether it's a small get-together or a holiday fête for a crowd. The key is making as much food ahead of time as …

The 9 Weight-Training Exercises Runners Need to Get Stronger, Faster, and More Efficient

​How strength training can improve your speed, efficiency, and prevent injuries.<p>Weight training can seem counterintuitive to runners. We get it: The more muscle you have, the heavier you are, and the more weight you have to carry around when running. True, but that doesn’t mean you should swear off …

Workouts

Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Miso Dressing Recipe - Health

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F with a rack in upper third of oven; line a large baking sheet with foil. Cut brussels sprouts in half …

Pork Belly Bahn Mi Bowl with Pickled Carrots

Rice noodles can replace the rice in this deconstructed version of the popular Vietnamese sandwich. Just cook 12 oz. (375 g) dried noodles in boiling water according to the package directions, drain, rinse with cold water and toss with a little sesame oil. <b>Pork Belly Bahn Mi Bowl with Pickled …

Carrots

What Is Greek Yogurt? And How Is It Different Than Regular Yogurt?

By Alex Delany<p>How does the thick, creamy yogurt we love to use in dips and dollop on grilled meats get to be the way it is?<p>A decade ago, before Greek yogurt had reached full ubiquity, there's a good chance that people bought it by mistake, thinking it was the plain old yogurt they were used to. …

Healthy Eating

These Main Dish Recipes Are All Under 350 Calories — and So Satisfying

From creamy mac ‘n’ cheese to cauliflower pizza, no comfort food is off limits

Roasted Chickpea Avocado Toast

<i>Roasted Chickpea Avocado Toast with a drizzle of lemon tahini dressing makes a great healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack!</i> If you are a regular reader …

Healthy Eating