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How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Self-improvement

This Creamy White Bean Soup Is So Satisfying — Delicious Links

Looking for something healthful, comforting, and extremely satisfying? It's really hard to beat a good bean and vegetable soup. Yes, it is the middle …

Food Preservation

15 Chicken Thigh Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Everything I want in my perfect weeknight dinner can be found in a pack of chicken thighs. No matter how I cook it (the options are endless), I know …

Cooking

5 High-Protein, Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Not all smoothies are created equal. Many of the ones you can buy at stores contain added sugar and fat – the exact opposite of what you want in a …

Nutrition

A Pasta—With Canned Tuna!—That's Better Than George Clooney

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we're making the effort to revisit some gold recipes and pick the brains that invented them. Today, it's not just a recipe, but a dreamscape of a travel essay on one very dishy spaghetti.</i><p>A long time ago, Food52 contributor Cynthia …

Italy

United Airlines CEO is Accused of Taking This Bizarre Thing From a Beach

And he's not the only high-powered CEO who was allegedly caught.<p>You know that saying about how you shouldn't bring sand to the beach? Apparently Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines, might never have heard of it.<p>That's because Munoz, who reportedly made $18.7 million last year, is being accused …

United Airlines

When Our President Put His Doctor in Charge of Everything

Nicolae Ceausescu named his personal physician the minister of health. It didn’t go well—President Trump should take heed.<p>No one knows more about leaders’ bodies than their personal physicians. Notoriously, Joseph Stalin mistrusted the Kremlin doctors, whom he suspected of trying to poison him and …

Donald Trump

How to Save Money on Healthcare in Retirement

Seniors with limited income need to find ways to lower their medical costs. Here are some options for keeping those healthcare bills in check.<p>Of the …

Health Care

Sweet ’n’ Tangy Brussels Sprouts

Apple cider vinegar and toasted walnuts add a touch of decadence to this simple side dish, which is easy to make and even easier to eat! Not to …

You'll Be Seeing Brussels Sprouts in a Whole New Light After Trying These 12 Recipes

Brussels sprouts might be a festive season staple, but there's no reason why they shouldn't be on your plate all year-round. These filling vegetables …

Cooking

Easy Cod Recipes

This lean, sweet fish is versatile and simple to prepare. Try it in one of these swimmingly good recipes.<p>Baked Cod and Chorizo<p>Saffron and spicy …

This Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup Will Cure What Ails You

Whenever I’m craving comfort food, I make a big pot of vegan kale soup. Growing up, it was a cure-all remedy in our house. Winter wind just a little too cold? Make the soup. Schoolyard bullying got you down? Mom made the soup. It was also our food of celebration. When my grandma came into town …

Food Preservation

Cabbage Roll Bowls Are Your New Weeknight Comfort Food

For the cabbage:<p>Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 325°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or oil; set aside.<p>Quarter …

Cabbage

10 Popular Mushroom Recipes to Make Right Now

Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in …

Cooking

Moroccan lamb, tomato and sweet potato soup

Ingredients<p><b>Cooking oil spray</b>• <b><br>400g lean boneless lamb, cut into 2–3cm pieces</b>• <b><br>1 onion, finely chopped</b>• <b><br>3 garlic cloves, finely chopped</b>• <b><br>2tsp harissa paste</b> …

The Best Vegetarian Dishes to Cook in Your Dutch Oven

While my days of being a vegetarian are long gone, I still find myself cooking meatless meals more often than not. So my beloved Dutch oven actually …

Cooking

How to Spend 24 Hours in Naples, According to a Local

That boat to Capri can wait.<p>“Naples is surprising because you see an extraordinary amount of beautiful things in a mile, but unlike in Rome, they don’t hit you in the face,” says the Turin-born designer Allegra Hicks of the city she’s lived in part-time for the past five years. Naples is gradually …

Italy

If You Want to Diminish Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 32 Delicious Dinners

If you're one of those people who tend to carry weight in their belly, you can do something about it! While hundreds of crunches aren't exactly the answer, what you put in your mouth is. Certain foods are proven to diminish belly fat, like whole grains, MUFAs like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive …

Healthy Eating

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

Cooking

The 30 Most Romantic Adventures

Turns out, dates can get a lot more adventurous than, say, dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower. And we mean a lot more adventurous. So if you're looking to impress your better half (and satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie) then why not zip line across the Grand Canyon (yes, really), hike a …

Northern Lights

Here's an Easy Lunch with Turmeric Chickpeas and Brown Rice

Until I was 30-something, I am ashamed to say that I didn't "get" chickpeas outside of their use as hummus. I had tried roasting them as snacks, but …

Chickpeas

Roman Roads

The long straight roads built by the Romans wherever they conquered have, in many cases, become just as famous names in history as their greatest …

Ancient History

Road Trip: 4 Days on Italy's Backroads, from Rome to Naples

A food writer takes the backroads of Lazio and Campania, turning a one-hour trip into a four-day food crawl.<p>The high-speed train flies between Rome and Naples in just over an hour, but I prefer to vagabond it between these two cities. I travel to eat, and I’ve learned in my 15 years of living in …

Italy

Preparing Your Chicken This Way Is So Much Healthier

Next time you find yourself in weekday cooking rut and feel like being healthy, you can count on this meal formula to solve your kitchen woes: …

Cooking

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Country Lifestyle

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Rice Coconut Curry (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

​An easy, rich, healthy, and delicious curry filled with cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, onions, coconut, ginger root, cilantro …

Sweet Potatoes

21 Recipes That Will Make You Want to Cook Lentils

For as long as I can remember, I've been a big fan of beans. As a kid, I distinctly remember demanding "more pinto beans!" on more than one occasion, …

Healthy Eating

27 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, they …

Healthy Eating

Rao's Famous Lemon Chicken (Pollo al Limone)

To attain maximum heat, preheat broiler for at least 15 minutes before using.<p>Broil chicken halves, turning once, for about 30 minutes or until skin …