Karen Lee DC

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8 Crazy-Smart Kitchen Tips from the Team Behind Modernist Cuisine

Nathan Myhrvold and his Modernist Cuisine team share some super clever cooking tips from their incredibly popular books, Modernist Cuisine and …

6 Ways to Dress Your Kale Salad

Bitter kale is great with pungent, umami-rich and creamy dressings.<p>Bitter kale is great with pungent, umami-rich and creamy dressings. Here are six …

Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Cauliflower becomes centerpiece, and a stunning vegetarian main is born.</i><p>As you already know, cauliflower takes well to roasting. All those clammy, starchy …

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Butter And Herb Roast Turkey Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday -- I slow-bake an 18-20 pound turkey at 325°F in my huge granite ware pan. The turkey is cooked with the steam that builds up in the pan, and then basted and finished on high heat to crisp and brown the skin. The meat is tender and juicy and very …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

The Food Lab: How to Poach Eggs for a Party

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back a friend of mine asked me on Facebook how to poach a large number of eggs for a brunch party.<p>I used to be afraid of poached eggs. Back when I was a working cook in Boston, I'd have to head into the …

How To Make Homemade Tofu, Because Yes, You Can

Tofu is one of those foods that seems daunting to make at home, but is actually easier than you might expect and well worth the effort. People have been making tofu for thousands of years. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The fact that soy bean curd, of all appealing-sounding …

How to Make Duck Confit

Each week, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.<p>Today: We're conquering confiting -- a French technique for tenderizing even the …

What Is Sorghum? And Why Is The South So Obsessed With It?

Unless you were raised in the South, sorghum isn't an ingredient you've encountered often -- if at all. A couple of generations ago, sorghum was a staple sweetener in the South. It was cheap, plentiful and often went by the name of sorghum molasses. The thick golden syrup was used in place of …

How to Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p>Perhaps you bought tons of candy for all of those trick-or-treaters that will definitely hike up the five flights of stairs to your apartment door (five bags …

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat

Proof that four kinds of meat are better than one<p>Sorry, Mom. These are the best meatballs I’ve ever had.<p>Sure, all balls of meat are delicious by definition. But these meatballs contain <i>four</i> different kinds of meat. And <i>homemade</i> breadcrumbs. And a kind of preserved Italian chile that I’d never heard …

4 Smart Ways to Recycle Food Scraps

NYC restaurants may be starting a composting revolution, but San Francisco chef Robin Song of Hog & Rocks is keeping his scraps and using them in …

16 Shades of Sweet: A Sweet Potato Guide

Know your spuds before you turn them into delicious sweet potato recipes<p>Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, but before you can use them in all …

How to Crack Eggs Like a Badass

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I once had the honor of spending an afternoon cooking omelets with the legendary chef André Soltner. It's a task that seems simple but of course isn't, and for that reason making an omelet was what chefs would ask prospective …

Scared of Baking? These Apple Squares Are Impossible to Mess Up

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>The idea of baking can sometimes make even the most experienced cooks skeptical. Memories of fallen soufflés, burnt cookies or dry cake can stop you from even attempting.<p>But we have a recipe that is as easy as, well, pie! Dorie …

Meat Has Seasons, Just Like Produce. And Here's How Factory Farming Has Messed With That.

By now most of us are in tune with the idea of eating seasonal produce. Tomatoes are best late in the summer, apples are tastiest in the fall. Even if you don't practice it, most people have at least heard of the principle. But what about meat? A trip to the supermarket tells us that beef, pork, …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Fitness Truths: how many reps should we do?

Confused about how much you should be lifting in the gym and how many times? So were we, until our fitness blogger Jean-Claude Vacassin set the repetition record straight<p>BY <b>Jean-Claude Vacassin</b> | 29 October 2014<p>Most of us would agree that resistance training is an integral part of any fitness …

Study Finds The Traditional Ab Crunch Is Effective

In a new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, researchers found that the traditional crunch is actually more effective at …

Celebrity Chefs Share Their Fitness Tips

Culinary stars Giada de Laurentiis, Ellie Krieger, and Alex Guarnaschelli make sure to squeeze in exercise into their busy schedules<p>Take a hectic, …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What To Wear Today<p>What to wear today and every day this month, whether you're headed to the office or a beach wedding.<p>31 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Dads<p>…

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Does Exercise Really Fight Depression?

We break down the science behind how sweat can make you happier<p>The prescription for a case of the blues might be a pair of running shoes and advice to get moving. A new study from the U.K. adds to the growing evidence that exercise really can fight depression—and make you less likely to develop it …

6 Reasons Anterior Core Stability Exercises Are Essential

Written on October 30, 2014 at 7:46 am, by Eric Cressey<p>This time of year, I'm doing a lot of assessments on college baseball players who are just …

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Older brains benefit from all types of exercise

Many studies have told us exercise is good for the brain. But does it depend on the type of exercise? New research suggests not - at least for …

11 Ways Running Is Great for Your Health

Seriously, what can't running do?<p>"I really should run more." We've all said it at one time or another, but it's truer that most people realize. Case in point: these 11 awesome, life-changing benefits of putting one foot in front of the other.<p><b>It Slashes Your Risk of Heart Disease</b>Running could cut …

The Most Effective Cardio Workout for Your Body

Use this technique to get the workout it needs<p>What if your workout gave your body exactly what it needed? And what if you could clearly measure the results, and even get instant feedback?<p>Well, you’d probably get better, faster.<p>You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart …