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The Philippines' best beaches and islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the Philippines best assets is its 7,000 islands, edged by white sand buffering turquoise waters filled with some of the world's most diverse marine life. And most of them are relatively unexplored.<p>Of course, not everyone will agree on which destination is best, but this is a good …

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The Instant, Genius Way to Make Any Fish Dinner More Delicious

I'm about to give you a magic wand to make any mild-mannered fish delicious (and it doesn’t involve beer-battering and dousing in malt vinegar).<p>Because, with a few all-star pantry staples and virtually no time at all, you can take any fish dinner and make a brothy-delicious sauce or stew for it. …

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Chiles and Coconut Pack a Punch in this Addictive Sri Lankan Condiment

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. Today, longtime Food52er QueenSashy brings us an addictive condiment that you'll want to build meals around.</i><p>If you think that the spiciest cuisine in the world is in Mexico, you are …

Build Your Menu With These Vegan Holiday Recipes Everyone Will Love

What are the holidays without copious amounts of homemade food on a table dressed in beautiful adornments? And with the many holiday parties you’ll …

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A berry tart in under an hour, using a olive-oil cake base

During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make …

4 Easy Weeknight Dinners for People Who Work Too Hard

Scallops in 10 minutes, and more awesome recipes that our food director makes time and time again.<p>Being the food director of <i>Bon Appetit</i> is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I get to eat delicious dishes all day that are in the works for the magazine and website. On the other hand, by …

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Beet and Radish Pickles

Makes about 3 cups<p>These pickles are extra salty and crunchy. They’re best paired with fatty cuts of meat but also good to munch on by themselves. This recipe is from Gunpowder, an Indian restaurant in London.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 small red beets, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut into …

Salmon With Crispy Cabbage and Kale Is a 1-Pan Wonder

Fresh, crisp, and lemony bright . . . no, we're not talking about a green salad, but rather a ridiculously fast and easy one-pan meal of salmon, kale, and cabbage.<p>A brief trip to a screaming hot oven wilts the greens like a sauté while adding a crisp texture to the edges that's not unlike a kale …

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Smoky White Bean Potato Stew with Broiled Poblano Peppers

2 cups dry white beans, soaked overnight (388 g)<p>6 cups low sodium vegetable broth<p>1 heaping cup chopped onion (160 g, about half of a large onion)<p>4 …

13 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …

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The new vegan: potato, chard and coconut curry recipe

Once upon a time, vegans were a relatively small bunch, at least in the UK, but no longer: the meat-free way of life is as alive and kicking as the animals it cherishes, on supermarket shelves, in restaurants and in the kitchens of hundreds of thousands around the country.<p>Vegetables are the …

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Kinfolk’s hipster haven in Brooklyn oozes an off-grid, hippie aesthetic

Pacific Northwest hipster vibes meets Buckminster Fuller in clothing company Kinfolk’s beautiful multi-use events space in Williamsburg. Carved out …

A modern open concept home with stunning exteriors

For those who have long nurtured the dream of owning a ranch style of property, this modern home is where the fulfillment of your rural dreams lies! …

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Shopping in Colombo: recommended malls and retail complexes

For a more commercial take on Sri Lankan culture, try shopping in Colombo. Explore the multi-storey House of Fashions, considered to be the biggest …

Modpool Shipping Container Pools

Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. …

Sri Lankas Most Popular Beach - Unawatuna

Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and is the most “famous” beach in the country. It is a lovely banana-shaped beach …

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The best beaches in Sri Lanka

Surrounded on all sides by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has plenty of beautiful beaches for you to retreat to when the tropical temperatures get a bit …

An Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine

"Is it like Indian food?" That's the first question most people ask about Sri Lankan cuisine—if they know where the tiny island nation is, which is rare. (It's just southeast of the southern tip of India).<p>My stock answer? "Sort of."<p>There are some common elements, to be sure. But the "rice and …

Sri Lankan Food: 40 of the Island's Best Dishes

Though Sri Lankan food has parallels to South Indian food, yet it remains distinctly its own form of cuisine.<p>Throughout years of colonization and …

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Shopping | About Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan craftsmanship has a long and vibrant history, and a visit to any museum will turn up objects testifying to the skill of the island’s …

8 Days in Sri Lanka: a city-to-sea itinerary

Here's how we'd fit floating walkways, golden Buddhas tea trails and sloth bears into a Sri Lanka getaway.

Hop On Lanka - the best way to explore Sri Lanka - Trading Places

Hop On Lanka – the best way to explore Sri Lanka<p>Sri Lanka is often described as the pearl of the Indian Ocean and we could not agree more. We’ve …

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How to Travel to Sri Lanka

First Steps to Your Sri Lankan Adventures<p>Sri Lanka is still unknown to many travelers. For those looking to plan a trip to this beautiful country, …

Why is Sri Lanka becoming the most fashionable place to travel?

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>After years of civil war, Sri Lanka is now open to the world again and has become somewhat of a cultural magnet for weathered …

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Kabalana, Beach Break

Kabalana Beach Break<p>The Kabalana beach break is great for beginners where you can froth about in the white water and a few local surf schools to look …

Relish Tray with D.I.Y. Eggs

8 Servings<p>Smoked almonds and black olives are our suggestions for this appetizer, but use any nut or olive that you like.<p>November 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ bunch dill, large stems removed, divided<p>6 teaspoons coriander seeds, divided<p>6 teaspoons fennel seeds, nigella seeds, or mustard seeds, divided<p>2 …

Kombu Celery

4 Servings<p>The crunchy, salty, sesame-drenched celery sticks at Bar Goto in New York are so good, you’ll forget they’re made from vegetables.<p>October 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 celery stalks, strings removed, cut into 3x½-inch sticks<p>1 tablespoon furikake<p>1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil<p>1 teaspoon soy …