Julia Tobin

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How To Make Your Own Almond Milk, Because It's Ridiculously Easy

The list of ingredients on a carton of almond milk is long. Too long. It includes things like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum and sometimes even carrageenan. Though those are all commonly found in many foods you buy at the grocery store and <i>most</i> aren't thought to be harmful to your …

Food

8 Great Clean Eating Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking meals at home in a Crock-Pot or slow cooker can save time, money, and tremendous effort. However, many of the slow cooking recipes you'll …

Cooking

Towering dust devil on Mars

Dust devils on Mars can be some 10 times larger than any tornado on Earth. They’re a Martian version of extreme weather.<p>This image ran as an …

Restaurant Jezebel

After he lost the first Austin outpost of Restaurant Jezebel to an electrical fire in 2010, it took chef Parind Vora nearly two nears to reopen. When he finally did, Vora raised a few eyebrows by opening a space with a brand-new concept previously unfamiliar to many Austin diners: The new …

Restaurants

Use Your Slow Cooker to Turn Roasted Mushrooms Into a Lazy Day Soup

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a mound of roasted mushrooms. Whether scarfed down hot or at room temperature, using a fork or a spoon, I can plow through them like nobody's business. The question is, how do you take those same mushrooms, with their intense, savory roasted flavor, …

15 Clean-Eating No-Bake Snacks

Why is it that we hear the word "snack" and immediately think of things we totally <i>shouldn't</i> be snacking on? I'm talking greasy tater chips, salty pretzels, and loaded chocolate chip cookies. News alert -- it doesn't have to be crunchy, greasy, salty, or sickly sweet to be deemed an acceptable snack!<p>…

Dessert

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

It seemed like 2014 was all about Cronuts and other crazy hybrid foods. But when you look at the recipes people searched for the most, it was …

Cooking

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

Recipes

The 7 Fruits You Should Eat More of This Month

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: In the dead of winter, when your market bags are laden with dark leafy greens and root vegetables, don't forget about fruit. Just tell yourself you're preventing scurvy and load</i> …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Resolutions To Help You Grow Your Microbusiness This Year

I know what you’re thinking: <i>oh, jeez, not another resolutions post. I’m so over resolutions.</i><p>Hear me out. I’m actually a huge fan of resolutions because I consistently accomplish mine. What’s my secret? Making them:<p>Specific<br>• Measurable<br>• Actionable<br>• Realistic<br>• Timely<p>You might have heard of this SMART method …

Small Business

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …