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The best vegan restaurants in New York City

New York City may be known for its cheesy pizza pies, dirty water dogs and namesake cut of steak, but eating vegan in the Big Apple is no …

Why fermented foods — sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurt — are good for your gut

By now you’ve probably heard that a little bacteria in your food isn’t always a bad thing. Beneficial live bacteria and yeasts, called probiotics, which are found in some foods, have been associated with many benefits: weight loss and improved digestion and immunity, among others. Some evidence …

10 Essential Vegan Recipes to Add to Your Cooking Roster

Colorful veggie-based dishes that don't taste like you're missing out on anything<p>Animal lovers rejoice! Not one of these recipes relies on protein …

15 Reasons You Aren’t Losing the Last 10 Pounds

17 of the Most Delicious Vegan Recipes We Know

If you've been a lifelong omnivore, going vegan is no easy feat. But if you find yourself deciding that a vegan way of eating is for you, you're …

5 Ways to Eat Vegan, Even If You're a Newbie

Ever since Beyoncé launched her 22-day vegan meal plan with chef Marc Borges, vegan eating has been gaining popularity (it’s about time!). Which is …

Vegan

Healthy Quinoa Pancakes to Start Your Morning Right

We know everyone has tried their fair share of quinoa recipes, but this one takes the cake. Or pancake, that is.<p>These sweet quinoa pancakes are …

Breakfast

6 Simple Ways To Support Local Food And Farmers

Whether you are new to the local food scene, or you’ve been buying from your neighborhood farmers market for years, you’re making a big difference in …

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake [Vegan]

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Food

The 12 Best Natural Beauty Products from the Drugstore

1/12<p><b>Acure Organics Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes</b><p>These 100-percent biodegradable wipes gently remove everything from the day’s makeup to …

Skin Care

Chocolate Avocado Spread

Add a boost of healthy fat the next time you're craving chocolate.<p>This recipe is from our cookbook, <i>Meals on the Run</i> and the spread is as tasty and healthy as it is versatile. Use it as a dip for fresh strawberries or spread it on your favorite muffin, scone, or quick bread. Avocados lend the dip a …

Recipes

This All-Natural, DIY Air Freshener Has a Surprising Secret Ingredient

Ah, the smell of home. There’s nothing like it. But what is that smell to you? Short ribs braising in the Le Creuset? Freshly laundered linens? Salty sea air wafting up from the shore? A pot of basil growing on the windowsill? Freshly brewed coffee?<p>If, like three out of four Americans, you …

The Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Easy vegetable side dish recipes so good, they might just steal your dinner show.<p><b>Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>20-Minute Mashed Potatoes. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Coconut Creamed Spinach. Get the</b> …

21 Kale Salad Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

We'll always love a good kale salad—here are some really great ones.<p><b>We know, we know: kale salad is like, so last year.</b> But we just can't seem to quit it. And why should we? A kale salad is healthy, easy to make, and gosh darn it, it's delicious. Browse these recipes and remind yourself why kale …

Food

Hone Your Knife Know-How–Avoid These Sharpening and Use Common Mistakes

Take care of your kitchen's most important tools, and they'll serve you well. Now's the time to brush up on knife care and safety, by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>You know that choosing a quality knife and taking good care of it are two of the most important (and efficient!) ways to become a …

Quickie Chocolate-Pecan Baked Apple

As fall arrives, so do the scents and flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin and vanilla, and it seems everyone gets into baking mode. The problem is, if you like to eat pretty healthy and don't like to use flour, sugar or gluten, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with delicious recipes that won't …

9 Healthy Desserts for Brown Bag Lunches

Brown bag lunches don’t have to be boring. (Just check out @desklunches on Instagram for inspiration!) And they should always end on a sweet note. …

These 3-Ingredient Pancakes Will Change The Way You Do Breakfast

It's time to step up your breakfast game for back to school. Getting the kids ready in the morning can be a chore in itself, and thinking about feeding them a proper meal is an added stressor. Heck, even getting yourself ready for class or work can be a challenge! Fear not, today we've got an easy, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>His personal life is in shambles, Robert Mueller looms large, and it's never been trickier to be the president's son.<p>By Julia Ioffe2 days …

NBA Draft

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Timehack: 5 Delicious Dishes, Less Than 20 Minutes of Your Day

We're all slammed. Family, job, Little League, errands, car trouble, furiously typing 140 characters on social media - and the neverending desire to spend a few minutes in the park with your toes in the grass. Who has time to cook? You do! It's totally possible to eat a fun and varied diet with …

15 Recipes to Achieve the Ultimate #dadbod

How to achieve your perfect #dadbod.<p><b>The #dadbod</b>. If you've been avoiding the Internet for the past few days, here's a Cliffs Notes version: Some articles are claiming that the not-totally-in-shape male body is actually attractive. Others disagree. This has sparked a high volume of debate. Whatever …

Crispy Kale Chips

September 7, 2016 by meggan 5 comments »<p><i>Crispy Kale Chips are crunchy and salty and the tastiest possible way to eat more greens! 2 ingredients and</i> …

Easy, Skinny Balsamic Rosemary Chicken

This is a quick and easy recipe that never fails to please even picky eaters. Making a simple reduction sauce using balsamic vinegar, garlic and fresh rosemary creates a flavorful marinade for the chicken. It smells wonderful when baking and tastes even better when ready! <b>Each serving has 169</b> …

8 Non-Dairy Alternatives You Can Drink Instead Of Almond Milk

Almond milk is America's favorite plant-based milk. It's a $738 million business, far outselling soy as a non-dairy milk alternative. But it requires 23 gallons of water to produce just a single ounce of the tiny nuts, a concern that's been raised as California, where much of the almonds in the …

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Pie Crust

<i>We've partnered with our friends at Diamond of California® to create a nut crust that will work for just about any pie.</i><p><i>Today: Go nuts for nut crusts—and send your next pie into the oven in one.</i><p>A lackluster crust can spoil even the most flavorful filling. Crusts are a difficult part of the pie: …

11 Beet Recipes That Don't Taste Like Dirt

Beets are one of those foods that most people either love or hate. They can have a distinctive taste (<i>ehem, my hubby thinks they taste like dirt</i>), but you can minimize this by doing a few simple things: 1) make sure you peel the beets completely and 2) roast them with a dollop of coconut oil. The …