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Food and Drink - Recipes, Inspiration | HuffPost

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Spicy Rice Noodle Salad With Cabbage and Tofu Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This recipe calls for fish sauce, and is therefore appropriate for pescatarians. If you do not eat fish, try Golden Mountain Seasoning Sauce as a substitute for the fish sauce.<p><b>Read more: Vegetarian: Spicy Rice Noodle Salad with Cabbage and Tofu</b><p>Ingredients4 ounces thin rice noodles (rice …

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado, and Pomegranate Seeds

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: A New Year's kale salad that's hearty, filling, and bright with</i> …

How to Make Kale Salad Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Kale is in every kitchen and on every menu these days. But don't pass it off as just another trend --</i> …

Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

It's hard to find fault with a caprese salad. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, tomatoes aren't at their best for much of the year. To make up for that inferior flavor, I like to give them a toss in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and them in the oven. They emerge sweetened, flavorful, …

50+ Easy-To-Steal Ideas From A Fantastical Show House

Decor details that left a lasting impression.<p>This year, at New York City's 42nd annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House, top talents in interior design brought out their bags of tricks to transform a mansion on Madison Avenue. Click through and zoom in on the decor details that left a lasting …

Interior Design

Organizing Hacks! 22 New Ways to Store Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 22 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

Designing a Modern, Dramatic House

Architect Gray Davis of Meyer Davis Studio explains how he gave his modern house in upstate New York some warmth.<p><b>Christine Pittel: The drama starts at the front door. How tall is it?</b><p><b>Gray Davis:</b> Ten feet. I wanted that almost intimidating scale. It's recessed into this narrow void, so at first you …

10 Furniture Makeovers From Our Readers

We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.<p>In honor of #MAYkeover month we asked YOU to send us your furniture rehabs. We loved seeing your transformations. Here, we pick our top ten.

How To Be The Ultimate Hostess

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout

We asked some of our favorite fitness experts (and aficionados) how to get the most out of our workouts. From snacks to strengthening tips, we learned what makes these fitness fanatics tick. Here are some highlights from #gymjabber, our most recent Twitter chat:

Q&A: You're Doing Core Exercises Like Crazy—So Why Don't You See Muscle Definition?

The REAL secret to a taut, toned stomach<p><b>The question:</b> "No matter how many core moves I do, my stomach still has no definition. What am I doing wrong?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Craig Ballantyne, certified trainer and author of <i>Turbulence Training</i><p><b>The answer:</b> Core moves can tighten and tone muscles…but on their own, …

Exercise

Powerhouse Fruits And Vegetables Ranked In Order Of Nutrition

Scientists say that certain "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables can help stave off chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. But what exactly is a powerhouse food, and are some fruits and vegetables better than others when it comes to nutrients?<p>Dietary researcher Jennifer Di …