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How to Make The Chickpea Snack Càlia e Simenza

It’s crunchy, not creamy—but equally delicious<p>Hummus is great, but popping a tub and tearing open a bag of pita chips isn’t exactly the most impressive of game day plans. Go with càlia e simenza on Super Bowl Sunday instead.<p>Originating in Sicily, càlia e simenza is a simple street food made of …

Recipes

Easy Crockpot Recipes That Are Perfect for Hot Weather

While crockpots might seem like something straight out of 1973, they might be even more practical today as we continue to get busier. Modern times …

Hands-On: Affinity Photo is the Photoshop Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

The most affordable package option for the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop costs $110 a year. If you are a photographer, you know …

Tutorials

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …

Fully Loaded Sweet Potato (Recipe)

The are many reasons why sweet potatoes are rock star tubers. They are versatile, vibrant in color, and pack a serious nutritional punch. Their …

The Key to Weight-Loss Success That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise

Your slim-down plan is basically doomed if you don't take care of this crucial element.<p>Looking back on my weight-loss journey, there's one really crucial lesson I learned that I wish I had known from the get-go. It has nothing to do with how much to eat or which workouts burn the most calories or …

The New Healthy 2015: Good-for-You Recipes

We're not joking—these good-for-you options are also crazy-tasty.<p><b>For as long as we can remember, the words "healthy" and "restaurant"</b> have conjured eye-roll-inducing images of health food spots serving fake meat and hippie vibes. All that's changed. Forget deprivation; these restaurant recipes are …

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

DIY Holiday Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Customize this breakfast favorite to surprise all your friends this holiday season.<p><b>To Package:</b> Place the granola in clear plastic gift bags and seal with a sticker. Pack the bag of granola in a box with honey or other favorite toppings if you like. We used handsome compostable wooden boxes lined …