Krista Banks

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19 Aquafaba Recipes That Prove Chickpea Water Is Not As Gross As It Sounds

Aquafaba: It sounds like some kind of luxury skin lotion, a new water sport, or a couture swimsuit brand.<p>Actually, it’s a bit less fancy—but so much …

Vegan

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

17 Meatless Recipes That Are Perfect for Grilling Season

Anyone who's ever been to a barbecue knows they're not always the most vegetarian-friendly gatherings. If you're lucky, your host will have a few …

Cooking

11 No-Fuss Party Platters That Will Make Guests Think You Got It Catered

Who doesn’t love a good party? Party prep, on the other hand… can be less of a blast. From cooking countless dishes to mixing pitchers of cocktails …

Food

30 Summer Salads You Need to Try

Between stopping for salty street food, noshing on fried carnival fare, and one-too-many ice cream truck rendezvous, sometimes all you need is a …

Vegan Breakfast Cookies - Cook Vegan Recipes

Let’s get something out of the way immediately. I love cookies. Always have, always will. I prefer cookies rather than candy or any other sweets …

Dessert

16 Vegan Desserts You'll Want to Make Even If You Aren't Vegan

Vegan or not, these are GOOD.<p>If you don’t fully subscribe to the vegan lifestyle, but rather occasionally dip your toes in the plant-based pool of virtue, you may have discovered that doing things the vegan way can be a bit of a crapshoot for the uninitiated. Baking, in particular, becomes a bit of …

Dessert

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking is a form of altruism. What better excuse to make some cookies?<p>Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy …

Dessert

Easy Vegan Brownies - No eggs, no milk, no butter

If I told you that you could make brownies with a recipe that doesn’t use<p><b>Eggs</b> <b><br>Milk</b> <b><br>Butter</b><p>would you believe me? Well, you better, because these easy …

Dessert

The Surprising Ingredient Swap To Make Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Just because her diet is plant-based, that doesn’t mean <i>hot for food</i> blog’s Lauren Toyota eschews comfort food. In fact, she couldn’t live without …

10 Easy Vegan Backpacking Breakfasts

Are you planning a backpacking trip and looking for some vegan breakfast ideas?<p>There are lots of options that aren’t super expensive or difficult to …

Avocado-Miso-Mushroom Bowl

I wrote this recipe as I was thinking about those fall and winter months when all I want is a quick, leftover grain-based meal to whip up and …

18 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

Sunday's meal prep sesh just got way easier.<p>If you're a vegan, you might not think that a slow cooker is your thing. After all, so many slow cooker recipes are meat-focused (pot roast, BBQ pulled chicken, short ribs, pork ragu, etc etc).<p>But if you're all plants all day, you can still get a lot of …

7 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You Haven't Tried Before

We do everything and anything to make mornings tolerable. From coffee pots that brew on their own to alarm clocks that simulate a sunrise, we take …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Breakfast

10 Breads from Around The World to Try Other Than a French Baguette

8 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in America : Travel

Ruckel Ridge Loop (9.6 miles)<p>Columbia River Gorge, ORThough it’s one of the most challenging hikes in this gorge full of taxing trails, the Ruckel …

20 vegan wedding food ideas your guests with dietary restrictions will greatly appreciate

Wedding season is almost upon us! Those of you in the planning stages are most likely tweaking some last-minute details like flower arrangements, …

The Carter Moriah (Long Way) Loop

• Overview GeoPDF Map (Download) [1:75,000]<br>• GPX File (Download) – Trails only (after downloading this file, rename it so it has a “.gpx” file …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Stranger Things

Walk on Water in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

A jaunt down a stream is a less in what water can accomplish.<p>153<p>SHARES<p>“Don’t tell anyone about this place.” This is my hiking partner’s entreaty …

28 Meatless, Dairy-Free Recipes For Every Night In February

No meat, no dairy, all of the flavor.

Land of Lakes Road Trip

Mt. Shasta<p>Most road-trippers zip past <b>Mt. Shasta</b> on their way to the Oregon Coast. Here’s what they’re missing: stair-step basalt cliffs, moss-lined …

Hiking

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

55 Special Dishes to Cook Your Vegan Partner For Valentine's Day

Few things say "I love you" better than a home-cooked meal, and this is perhaps especially true for vegans. So if your partner prefers a plant-based diet, then you might want to consider preparing some special vegan dishes for Valentine's Day. Whether you want to surprise your vegan valentine with …

29 Tasty Dairy-Free Soups That'll Soothe Your Soul

Whether you're dairy-free, lactose intolerant, or just looking to try something new.

Vegan

Everything you know about the Gospel of Paul is likely wrong

This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of …

Theology