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11 Meat-Free Wraps You Should Meal Prep For Work

You don't have to be committed to a vegetarian life to enjoy a meat-free meal. If you're trying to eat more plant-based meals your packed lunches are …

How to Make Empanadas

01 of 07<p>It's Easy to Make Your Own Empanadas<p>Perhaps you've enjoyed an empanada—a sort of a hand-held enclosed pie where the dough is wrapped around …

5 Cold, Quick Noodle Salads for the Hungry, Hurried & Hot

If I could, I'd eat a bowl of cold noodle salad every noon and night till the fall winds cometh.<p>Noodles are <b>the softest, squiggliest landing pads for a variety of summer vegetables</b> (not to mention all sorts of cubed cheeses and salty fridge accessories, like capers, olives, and anchovies). Add a …

Spices

These 5-Ingredient Summer Sauces Are Basically Magic

A good sauce takes a dish from good to great. A great sauce combines transformative powers with simplicity and ease. After all, what else do you need …

Slow Cookers

12 flavors of instant ramen, ranked

There are endless combinations of things you can add to really bring it to the next level, but there's actually a more important part: The soup base of the ramen is what you build on.<p>This base that makes ramen better. There are so many flavors and brands that sometimes it can be extremely …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Baking

Canada by Rail: 5 Great Canadian Train Adventures

While a traditional road trip has its charms, a Canadian train adventure allows you to ride through the Rockies, explore the remote north and wind …

35 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Cooking

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Taste Beyond The Tongue

12 Best Top-Rated Vegetarian Recipes

The most popular vegetarian recipes, and the best vegetarian recipes right here on The Spruce, as rated and reviewed by you!

Chicken-Fried Cauliflower

Who needs meat? This unique twist on classic chicken-fried steak gives vegetarians an indulgent main course that will make even meat-eaters a little …

26 Recipes That Will Make You Love Vegetables

Your taste buds won’t know what hit ‘em​<p>If you were asked to choose between a giant steak or a head of broccoli, we have a feeling you’d go right for the juicy hunk of meat. We get it: Looking at a giant pan of raw vegetables isn’t exactly exciting (or always appetizing, for that matter).<p>Most …

Cauliflower Hash Browns Are The Low-Carb Breakfast Dream

Hash it out!<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>If there's a cauliflower, there's a way. There's no carby food too great that can't be reinvented into a cauliflower …

Breakfast

The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 89 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanished from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought.<p>It's probably too early to say which of …

William Shakespeare

22 tasty vegan recipes for people who aren't vegan

When I'm feeling a little dangerous, I'll sometimes abandon my carnivorous leanings and opt for some vegan fare. Deviant social behavior, I know. But …

Readers’ recipe swap: Tofu

It’s a shame, I feel, that for many people tofu is a flavourless meat substitute, to be overloaded with all the flavour it doesn’t naturally come with. Of course, if you only encounter it in long-life Tetra Paks, I understand why you’d want to amp up the aromatics. Tofu, traditionally, isn’t meant …

Food & Dining

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

2K<p>2K<p>7<p>Shares 4K<p>A few years ago, a favorite bakery in Paris near where I lived was offering brownies. The baker gave me one to taste and although I was …

Dessert

Christmas: Foodie gifts for under €100

Packed with crunch or crisp on the tongue, melt-in-the-middle or velvet smooth, a few sugar-sweet ideas to leave under the tree or stash for yourself …

The French government created an algorithm that ranks the world's best restaurants — here are the top 23

La Liste, which was released in December 2016, is run by former French foreign minister and current Deputy Chairman of the country's Tourism Promotion Board Philippe Faure. According to its website, it is "an algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and reviews, crafting the perfect ranking of the …

These food-themed museums around the world should all be on your bucket list

The benefits of traveling are immeasurable; there’s new perspectives, heightened cultural awareness, and the general happiness that visiting new …

The Absolute Best Vegetarian/Vegan Gravy

Introduction: The Absolute Best Vegetarian/Vegan Gravy<p>This is the best damn gravy I've ever had! It's vegan/vegetarian/gluten free too!<p>To make the …

Onions

12 Whole-Food Swaps Under $10 That Make Clean Eating Easier Than You'd Expect

Eating better isn’t about cutting out entire food groups, eating low-fat everything, or guzzling juices or shakes. Deprivation diets are no way to …

How to Pack Lighter When You Go Hiking and Camping

Don't carry stuff you don't need. Your back will thank you.<p>Finding ways to cut weight from your pack is an essential part of the pre-hike process. Lightening the load allows you to move faster in the backcountry and staves off fatigue as you carry your pack over longer distances. Still, it's hard …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

These are the 10 best everyday exercises for burning calories

What's the best way to burn the most calories?<p>There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen — meeting your body's needs, finding something you enjoy, and figuring out what will have enough impact to make a difference to your health.<p>If you're crunched for time, one of the ways to …

Fitness

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Halloween Candy

One of the best things about adulthood is that you can buy whatever candy you want, whenever you want it. And you can enjoy an adult beverage as you …

Nutrition

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies streaming on Netflix you have to watch …

Entertainment

Skip the crunches – here’s how to really work your core

So you want to strengthen your core – join the club. "The core" is part of every fitness class that we all love to hate, and we feel ripped off if we don't work it. Am I right? The endless crunches, the two-minute plank holds and the straight leg lowers are what we want because we think if we feel …

Yoga