Jevgeni Ardassov

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The 5 Easy Recipes I Make to Get Back into Meal Planning

Despite my best intentions and my love of meal planning, I do occasionally fall off the meal planning wagon. Even though I share my weekly meal plan …

Healthy Eating

Tom Kerridge's warming winter soups

If you’ve overindulged during the past week, or you find yourself craving some comfort from the kitchen, I can think of nothing more soothing than a bowl of good soup.<p>At this time of year root vegetables provide the perfect base, with their balance of earthiness and sweetness, and tempting palette …

Food Preservation

This Cinnamon-Sugar Pancake Casserole Is Made for Sharing

Cinnamon Sugar Dutch Baby Casserole<p>Serves 6 to 8<p>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>1 cup whole or 2% milk <br>4 large eggs <br>1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated …

Breakfast

Meera Sodha’s recipe for vegan pineapple love cake

When I was growing up, our oven was used as an extra cupboard to keep outsized frying pans and exiled chopping boards. This was largely because my Indian parents were of a place and time (1950s Uganda) where no one had ovens at home: all breads were stove-baked flatbreads and all cakes were bought …

Dessert

21 Genius Breakfast Recipes for Brighter Mornings

Breakfasts have always been among the more enduring and life-improving Genius Recipes—the olive oil & maple granola loved fervently by all, the oatmeal ratio you should memorize, the 15-second shortcut to custardy scrambled eggs. Here are 21 ways to start your day with your kitchen giving you a …

Breakfast

4 Recipes for Making Your Takeout Favorites at Home

Making restaurant- or takeout-inspired meals at home usually starts with a craving for a certain flavor — maybe the sticky, sweet heat of General …

Cooking

9 Most Breathtaking Europe Train Journeys

It’s a heady experience to take on a Europe train journey – you travel through spectacular landscapes and glorious architecture in luxury and style. …

15 Soups to Make in the Slow Cooker and Eat All Week Long

After a steamy summer of living without soup (besides the occasional gazpacho), the cooler days of September immediately bring a serious craving for …

Cooking

Smartphone prices are about to get insane

For about the last decade, if you walked into any phone store, you could reasonably expect to pay about $200 for a brand new iPhone — but those days …

These Slip-Ons Are Like Crocs for People Who Would Never Wear Crocs

The longer I’m alive, the more I want to be comfortable all the time. In summer, I almost exclusively drape myself in one old romper that keeps me decent while barely touching my sweaty flesh. My winter look involves wrapping all 5 foot 2 of me in what is definitely a queen-size duvet loosely …

Sauna with a view: Best hot rooms for lazing and gazing

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's nothing quite as restorative or relaxing as kicking back in a nice, hot sauna -- except, perhaps, one that comes with a beautiful view.<p>From glittering city skylines to tranquil alpine landscapes, here are eight saunas that also feature stunning views:<p><b>1. Aro Hā</b> (Glenorchy, New …

New Zealand

3-Ingredient Dijon Roasted Potatoes That Go with Everything

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F.<p>Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Transfer the potatoes to a …

Potatoes

Fresh Mint Cheesecake

Step 1<p>Candy The Mint<p>Brush the mint leaves with a very thin layer of egg white, then coat in the sugar (if the sugar dissolves there is too much egg …

Dessert

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year have been announced. And, as always, the photographs are spectacular.<p>Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico was awarded the prestigious grand prize for his awe-inspiring image of the moment an erupting volcano was hit by a …

Nature Photography

Make These Spicy Honey-Garlic Chicken Thighs Tonight

There are seemingly endless ways to cook chicken, but this one in particular should be at the top of your must-make list. With a Sriracha-honey …

Cooking

10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Weeknights

The best weeknight dinners are the ones that require the least amount of cleanup. At the end of a busy day, no one really wants to be standing over …

Cooking

Make-Ahead Magic: No-Bake Banana Pudding Bars

Banana Pudding Bars<p>Serves 12<p><i>For the crust:</i><p>30 vanilla wafer cookies <br>2 tablespoons granulated sugar <br>1/8 teaspoon fine salt <br>4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) …

Dessert

Budget European city breaks: Cut-price alternatives to Paris, London, Amsterdam and more

The majority of Europe’s most popular city break destinations are also the most expensive. Yet, there are ways to get a similar weekend away at a …

European Travel

Rich Christmas pudding with pumpkin and dark chocolate

A rich and sticky pudding, all the better for the addition of sweet pumpkin and a touch of very dark chocolate, an idea passed on by my friend Phil Vickery.<p>SERVES<p>at least 8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>115g raisins<br>• 115g sultanas<br>• 115g dried figs, chopped<br>• 115g pitted prunes, chopped<br>• 115g Medjool dates, chopped<br>• 115g pumpkin …

Dessert

Gooey Butter Cake Is Missouri's Mind-Blowing Dessert That You've Got To Try

St. Louis created something magical.<p>A quick trip to the nearest respectable bakery usually cures our dessert cravings. But sometimes we discover a local treat <i>so</i> stellar, it’s worth any amount of travel to try a bite.<p>Behold: St. Louis gooey butter cake from St. Louis, Missouri. The mind-blowing …

Dessert

Here Are 15 Funny Grocery Store Signs That Will Hopefully Amuse You

Why can't every errand be this hilarious?<p>Next time you run off to the grocery store, check more than just the prices. These cheeky signs prove that even produce can be funny.<p>[h/t <i>Bored Panda</i>

Grocery Stores

Amazing toilets around the world – in pictures

From eco-thrones in the wilds to lofty loos with mountain views, Lonely Planet has compiled a book of more than 100 of the most striking lavs around the world

Loneliness

Chocolate and pistachio torte

This classic, flourless dark chocolate torte has enough depth and richness to satisfy any chocolate lover while being light enough to justify a second helping. That’s win-win in my book. Pistachio nuts are prized in Iran and their natural sweetness works wonders with dark chocolate. Here, they are …

Dessert

The Best Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles Ready in 15 Minutes

When I was in Italy, I've always dreamed of having one of those food maker machines that you always see in television like the popcorn maker, the cotton candy maker and the waffle maker. In Milan, in fact, is not a common thing to have in your house these products like here in the States where …

Readers' travel photography competition – February winners

Drama and mood are to the fore in your best February shots. Scroll to see the winner, judged by Mick Ryan of fotovue.com. Each monthly winner gets their shot displayed at the year-end exhibition at the Guardian’s London HQ and stands a chance of winning a fantastic Secret Fjords’ self-drive holiday …

Photography

Hunters Stew

Step 1<p>Slice And Fry The Onions<p>Peel and slice the onions, then begin to soften in a large saucepan with the butter, oil and a pinch of salt and pepper …

How to make the perfect blood orange sorbet

As someone who eats ice-cream with their Christmas pudding, I’ve never understood the peculiar British insistence on saving it for summer. The same goes for sorbet, which, thanks to its water base, is probably the ice that tastes the most intensely of its raw ingredients. Without any fat to soften …

Ice Cream

10 of the best Russia holiday destinations – beyond Moscow and St Petersburg

Majestic lakes, mountains, history and even ecotourism resorts, opt for Russia’s lesser-known cities and nature parks and there’s enough to keep you exploring for weeks. Share your Russia tips in the comments below<p>Ruskeala, Karelia<p><b>Why go?</b><br>Karelia, a republic in north-west Russia, is known as one the …

European Travel

44 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Crazy-Busy Weeknights

Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.<p>Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.

Seafood