Marieke Smidt

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Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Spices

15 Chicken Thigh Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

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

Get Energized Fast With This Invigorating 18-Minute Yoga Flow

RETOX's Lauren Imparato leads this 18-minute routine that hits every muscle group.<p>Nothing wakes up the body like a little bit of movement. Luckily …

Yoga

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

The 10 Crock-Pot Recipes I Rely on as a Busy Mom

As a busy single mother to three active kids, it can be a struggle to get healthy, home-cooked food on the table. But it can be done — especially …

Cooking

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Productivity

These Photos Of Aussie Firefighters With Cute Animals Are The Definition Of Hot

And it's all for a good cause (not just your thirst).

Fire Fighting

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

U.S. Dept. of Education

20 overlooked Netflix documentaries that you need to watch

From documentaries that blur the line between reality and fiction to crowd-pleasing character studies, there's so many options for documentaries on Netflix it can be hard to pick which title to stream.<p>Major docs like "The Look of Silence," "Man on Wire," and "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" are obvious …

North Dakota

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Although chicken tikka is traditionally cooked in a tandoor, here we have adapted it for the slow cooker with excellent results. Because you put together the spice mixture and marinate the chicken the night before, you have little work the next day except for turning on the slow cooker. (If you …

Slow Cookers

The Top 15 Hearty Crockpot Soup Recipes You Need for Fall

Last winter, I became a bit of a slow cooker maniac—I was always on the go and didn’t want to spend hours cooking, plus my New York City apartment …

Cooking

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Fewer

The slow cooker's charm is that it delivers meals without much effort on your part. Toss a bunch of ingredients inside and let it do its thing while …

Cooking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A No-Fuss, Spicy Cucumber & Fennel Salad To Help You Escape Food Comas

There are times—usually after beach vacations, holidays, or dessert cookbook photoshoots—when my body feels like a slow-moving mass. I recoil at the sight of chewy cookies, frosty milkshakes, or crispy fries. A sort of primal urge drives me to the produce section of my grocery store in search of …

The Single Most Genius Thing You Can Do to a Ripe Tomato

There are heaps of inarguably perfect ways to eat a ripe tomato—on plain-jane sandwich bread with a cushy swipe of mayo, blistered hot and fast in a skillet till the skins peel back and the oil swirls with juice, cherry babies squished behind your sealed lips.<p>But the one way to make a tomato taste …

Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

Breakfast

28 After-School Snacks to Eat By the Handful

New teachers, new subjects, new backpacks, and new classmates. The beginning of the school year is filled with chaos and emotional rollercoasters. Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or a victory lap of college, juggling new routines and challenges can be a handful. Sometimes it barely feels …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle--the way a good chocolate chip cookie should be.<p>Makes about 12<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 1 hour 30 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>4 1/4 cups|685 grams all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups|340 grams unsalted butter, softened, …

Dessert

Best Ever Healthy Extra Moist Chocolate Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).<p>2<p>Done<p>In a food processor, pulse chocolate, cocoa powder and baking soda until texture of coarse sand.<p>3<p>Done<p>…

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …

Cooking

The 18 One-Skillet Dinner Recipes Our Readers Love

When time is tight and energy levels are low, but you've got a bunch of hungry mouths to feed at the end of a long day, skillet dinners are one of …

Cooking

14 Fall-Flavored Muffins to Get You Excited About Cold Weather

Coping with the end of summer isn’t easy. There’s always one more BBQ, one more pool party, or one more icy cocktail we’d love to squeeze into the season. However, if there’s a reason to get excited about cold weather, it’s the excuse to bake. This year, we’re pumped to start those cool mornings …

Breakfast

Boy Bait To Banana Bread: 8 To-Die-For Breakfast Cakes

Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! From blueberry coffee cake (aka boy bait) to marbled chocolate banana bread, these recipes will motivate you to jump out of bed and start your day.<p>1. Blueberry Coffee Cake (aka Boy Bait)<p>The recipe for this old-fashioned blueberry coffee cake traces back to a 1954 …

Dessert

13 High-Protein Dinners You Can Keep in Your Freezer

I've gone on-record on this site admitting that while I love a healthy, delicious homemade meal, I usually want it to be as easy as possible during …

Cooking

10 (5-Ingredient) Chicken Dinners for the Week Ahead

Guys, great news! Getting a wholesome, satisfying meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen is totally possible. The key is choosing …

Cooking

Fitness gurus to work out with for free on YouTube

Instead of neglecting our workout (and the mood-boosting benefits that come from it), we schedule ourselves a little one-on-one workout time with YouTube. The workouts are time-flexible, accessible and expert-led. In other words, it’s basically a treasure trove of fitness.<p>A quick search unearths …

Workouts

Kesha, The War On Drugs, and more music to expect in August

Kesha

7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

Healthy Eating

Apricot Banana Bundt Cake

First puree the apricots if you haven’t done so yet: rinse them, half them and remove the stones. Puree in a food processor until smooth.<p>In a large …

Baked Nectarines With Port Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>Baked nectarines with port. Quite possibly the easiest—and booziest—dessert you'll make all summer long.</i><p>Adapted from Molly Gilbert …