DebHarkness

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s lentil recipes

A day after Black Friday and with just a month to go until Christmas, now is a time I turn to lentils. Lentils are, for me, the culinary equivalent of the calm before the storm, a simple, clear and perfect moment before the party kicks off.<p>For better and for worse, the next four weeks are a …

Recipes

Shredded Brussels Sprout & Cranberry Salad

I just woke up to a snowy white Saturday morning, which means that it’s the perfect day for… salad! Ok, maybe I’m the weird one that just loves salad …

Recipes

hummus heaped with tomatoes and cucumbers

Like clockwork every summer, I decide that the only thing I want to eat, maybe forever because when it’s warm out I completely forget winter is …

How to Mentor a Perfectionist

It never ceases to amaze us. Bring up the topic of perfectionism in a room full of corporate CEOs, college presidents, or U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, and you’ll see the same knowing smiles and nods of the head. Moreover, you’ll hear thinly veiled bravado about who among them is the most-perfect …

The 24 Best Cookbooks of 2016 | Epicurious.com

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling<p><b>By Meathead Goldwyn with Greg Blonder, Ph.D.</b> Along with the history and lore of barbecue comes …

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

Perfect. Cooking time resulted in completely cooked & slightly crispy cauliflower. I used a large microplane for the parm & it was more like 3/4 cup. …

Recipes

Stop Being Chronically Late by Changing Your "Gotta Keep Busy" Mindset

There are a lot of reasons people are chronically late, but one of the most prominent might be your desire to constantly be productive or occupied. …

Time Management

corn and black bean weeknight nachos

Assembly<p>2 ears corn, husked<p>1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed<p>1 large poblano<p>Nonstick spray or 2 teaspoons oil<p>2 generous cups (about 8 …

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Too soon? I was originally planning to post this recipe in October, but we finished it early and I just couldn’t wait. Fall or not, these cookies are …

Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.”<p><i>“Be a good steward of your gifts,”</i> the poet Jane Kenyon urged in what remains the finest advice on writing I’ve encountered. And yet for …

Creative Writing

Facing the Blank Page: Celebrated Writers on How to Overcome Creative Block

Wisdom on artistic paralysis from Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis, and others.<p><i>“To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing,”</i> Picasso proclaimed in contemplating how creativity works and where ideas come from. He is, of course, Picasso — it may be …

Artists Evolve: The Dangers of Creatively Typecasting Yourself

You may have sat through art history class looking at slides of artists like Pablo Picasso or Claude Monet and thought, “It’s fascinating how their …

6 Questions to Weigh When at a Career Crossroads

This crossroad looks unfamiliar—for the first time in your career, you have <i>options</i>. You now have experiences under your belt, connections in the …

Ideacide: The Perils of Self-Censoring (And How You Can Stop It)

It’s one thing to reject the ideas of others…we do that almost automatically. But when we reject, deny, stifle, squelch, strike, silence and …

A Science-Backed Guide to Taking Truly Restful Breaks

When deadlines are looming, the phone keeps ringing, and your inbox is overflowing, the idea of taking a break seems faintly ludicrous. The only …

Work/Life Separation Is Impossible. Here’s How to Deal with It.

The ideal of compartmentalizing our work and home lives sounds appealing in a self-help book or advice-based TV show, but reality is much messier …

Christoph Niemann: How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces

About this presentationIn this 99U talk, illustrator Christoph Niemann shares his three biggest fears: the fear of not being good enough, the fear …

Almond Coconut Granola Bars

You guys. I didn’t work at all from Friday through Monday, and it was glorious. I brought my work with me to Memphis, but I opted for sleeping in, …

MUSHROOM + BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO BLENDER SAUCE

I had a rough time the first two years of college. It was up and down and there were certainly parts I really liked, but I remember crying in my car …

Summer Vegetable Frittata

There is no secret regarding my love of frittatas. That’s because this easy egg dish comes together quickly, can serve as a base for endless …

Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad - healthy cucumber salad with Asian spices. So refreshing and easy. A perfect appetizer for any meals.The post Asian Cucumber …

Thai Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing

This post is brought to you by Adobe Spark Post.Summer came on with a bang. Our weather went from pleasantly warm to blazingly hot. Every year, I …

Greek Wedge Salad

I sure hope you all enjoy salads as much as I do. I wasn’t kidding when I said they’re all I want to eat this time of year. Since they’re all I want …

Chickpea Dumplings in Curried Sweet Corn Soup

Of all the summer produce, sweet corn is my favorite vegetable for soup (which is saying a lot since tomatoes are also in season). Sweet corn has the …

Chocolate Pudding Mug Cake

Remember it? Fluffy chocolate cake atop a saucy pudding layer that magically appears on the bottom. Last time I looked, there were four variations in …

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CHEWIES

I came across this quote on my friend Stacey's blog this week and I just love it.In <i>How to Be Here</i>, Rob Bell writes this:You and I were raised in a …

CANTALOUPE AND MINT YOGURT POPS

It may be beach season but our past few weekends have been spent working on the yard. I am hosting one of my best friends' baby shower here next …