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10 Recipes You Loved in May

From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.<p><b>From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella</b> to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

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What Your Ice Cream Really Needs Is (More) Chocolate

Want to take your crunchy ice cream mix-ins to the next level? We talked to the pros to get the, um, scoop.<p>If you've ever made ice cream at home, you know how challenging it can be to find the perfect mix-in. Streaks and swirls are easy, but most crunchy ingredients won't stay crunchy for long. …

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5 Healthy BBQ Tips For Your Best Holiday Grilling Yet

Time to dust off that backyard grill -- it's officially barbecue season!<p>With that sweet summer weather in tow, there's nothing better than gathering your favorite group of friends outdoors and indulging in some seriously savory eats. All of those smoky plates can come with a high caloric price tag, …

Pace Yourself: An Hour-by-Hour Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Outdoor Party

Outdoor parties can be marathon events that go from noon till 8 pm. Here's how you pace everything so that your guests are fed and happy all day (and night) long.<p>Hosting an outdoor party is an art. As in, it requires serious skill to nail the food and the ambiance. But the hardest part is …

Why Protein Shakes are a Healthy Breakfast

June 20, 2012<p>Shares 83<p>Almost every morning I drink a protein shake for breakfast, with whatever fruit is in season.<p>Right now, every morning, we head …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

9 Ways to Get More Pulled Pork onto Your Plate

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Pulled Pork. You know you love it. It’s savory, it’s sweet, and it’s easy to make for a crowd or just 2 lovebirds. Plus, it’s just …

The $5 Tool That Will Forever Change the Way You Grill

A basic but brilliant wire rack is the shortcut to perfect grilled vegetables all season long.<p>I had two goals while on vacation in Maine last summer: Disconnect from all electronics, and employ the grill for every meal. Technological sobriety proved to be a pipe dream, but my grilling bender was a …

10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE</b> …

The Best Vanilla Ice Cream In The Supermarket May Surprise You

As you head into the holiday weekend, you're going to want to make sure you're stocked up on the essentials: Beer, obviously. Plenty of hot dogs. Burgers and fixin's. Produce for some killer summer salads. And of course: Ice cream. You're going to need a lot of ice cream.<p>If you're buying vanilla …

How To Grill Fish Like A Boss, In 5 Easy Steps

Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Grilling is the most basic of cooking methods -- open fire, al fresco -- but that doesn't mean it's the simplest. Some meals cook up easily on the grill, such as sausages and chicken, but others require a little more thought, consideration and careful handling. We're …

Low-Calorie Muffins That Won't Make You Fat

Muffins are convenient treats to enjoy for a breakfast on the go or on slow Saturday mornings, but the baked good can be a calorie bomb if you’re not …

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10 Of The Happiest Places On Earth

Even if you don't live in one of these allegedly jubilant locales, you can and should visit them. Here, the top ten, plus the one place in each country you've just got to see.<p><b>1: Switzerland. View Panoramic & Read More.</b><p><b>2: Iceland. View Panoramic & Read More.</b><p><b>3: Denmark. View Panoramic & Read More.</b><p><b>4:</b> …

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21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

6 Mediterranean Diet-Inspired Meals To Try Tonight

The Mediterranean diet has been getting a lot of press over the last decade, and for good reason. Not only does the plan allow you to enjoy grains, …

Healthy Eating

Scrambled-Egg Recipes

The key to fluffy scrambled eggs is to beat the eggs briskly for at least 15 seconds before cooking, incorporating air to produce large, puffy curds. Try it with any of our seven recipes for scrambled eggs, including a dill-feta scramble, southwest scramble, and more.

Nicole Scherzinger shares her healthy chicken recipe: 'It makes me salivate!'

Singer Nicole Scherzinger unabashedly loves food, and with a background that includes Hawaiian, Filipino, and Russian lineage, Southern roots and German family, she grew up eating a variety of cuisines.<p>"I absolutely love to eat everything —Japanese, Hawaiian, Italian, and to really wind down, …

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Cook-It-Faster Hacks So Good, You'll Need Your Track Shoes

Who doesn't want to cook faster? We could all use a little more time in the kitchen—these hacks make quick work of dinner.<p>If there's one thing that we could all use more of, it's time. Okay, time, and chocolate birthday cake. Although we love rolling up our sleeves and embarking on an ambitious …

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Losing Weight Is About The Food You Eat

Losing weight is something many people strive to do, yet most never manage to maintain any weight loss for too long! But why is this? Simply because …