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Journalism

This Instagrammer Is Dropping a Huge Truth Bomb About Why So Many Healthy Eaters Can’t Lose Weight

#TooReal<p>Calories don't count when you're eating Greek yogurt, right? <i>Ehhh</i> about that. Well, just see for yourself:<p>On the left-hand side, food and fitness blogger Amanda Meixner has made a bowl with:<p>1 cup 2% Greek yogurt<br>• 1 tsp honey<br>• 20g 85% dark chocolate<br>• 1 cup blueberries<br>• 1/2 cup strawberries<br>• 1/2 Tbsp …

This Creamy Miso Dressing Will Have You Licking Your Bowl in Front of All Your Coworkers

By Emily Schultz<p>With very little shame.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the miso dressing recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live without.</i><p>A couple of months ago my coworker, Alex …

Food

Japanese "forest medicine" is the science of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Immune System

50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching

12 Ways to Make Mushrooms Taste Like Meat

Whether you're a vegetarian, flexitarian, or just someone looking to eat a little less meat, you've probably noticed that mushrooms take center stage …

Cooking

Roast potato

Boiling the potatoes for longer, then smashing them, makes for more surface area, meaning golden brown beauties and extra crispy bits everyone will …

This Smoky, Spicy Pasta is as Close to Carbonara as Vegetarians Will Get

For the last few months, I've spent Thursdays and Fridays working in a pork-centric restaurant. I've been a vegetarian (albeit one who's dabbled in fish) for more than twenty years, but since I'm in the pastry kitchen, dealing with doughs, batters, and custards rather than cheeks, chops, and …

15 Vegetarian Recipes That Your Kids Will Definitely Love

No meat? No problem!<p>Your little ones won't miss the meat once they try these tasty vegetarian and kid-friendly recipes for pizza, macaroni, pasta, …

Leftover Brussels Sprouts Are the Star of This Pasta Dish

Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, toast the breadcrumbs.<p>Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick frying pan …

Recipes

You Have To Make One Of These Delicious Veggie Burgers ASAP

Plants = food!

5 Healthy And Delicious Vegan Burger Recipes To Try This BBQ Season

Meat, who?<p>Memorial Day Weekend has come to a close, and with that, we’ve celebrated National Burger Day and the official kickoff to barbecue season. While some of you may have enjoyed a juicy burger or two during this past weekend’s festivities, others may have been left craving a meatless version …

Mediterranean Veggie Burger

Add lentils to a sauce pot and cover with water. Boil and cook at a simmer for 20 minutes. Drain excess liquid and cool lentils completely.<p>Heat 2 …

You don’t need a large plot to grow a bounty of vegetables and herbs

There are windowsills all over the world filled with small edible plants, usually a few pots of fresh herbs. A city cook with a longer, wider sill might even sow a few flats of microgreens as well.<p>But let’s say there’s a sunny patch of yard, as little as 10 feet by 10 feet, where several …

Understanding Food Nutrition Labels

Walking into a grocery store can be overwhelming sometimes, with all the options available and clever marketing ploys to get you to buy one product …

Nutrition

Apple security updates

Shrimp and Gnocchi with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

<i>Light, airy gnocchi tossed with tender shrimp and the most amazing cream sauce you’ll want to drink!</i>Come on, guys. The post Shrimp and Gnocchi with …

Food

The Only Buttermilk Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a <i>must</i>. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to …

Breakfast

A Step-by-Step Guide on the Best Ways to Cook Tofu

Your diet could use more protein, but let's face it — it can do without added saturated fat and cholesterol. I have one word for you: tofu. Yes, this versatile vegetarian food is just the thing to fill you up and sustain your energy to help you defeat hunger and drop pounds.<p>Because I've been a …

Watch Leonard Cohen Read Surreal Poem in Animated Interview

Leonard Cohen reads his surreal poem “Two Went to Sleep” and recounts the profound origins of his 1967 classic “Sisters of Mercy” in a 1974 interview …

Literature

10 Clever Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like You've Been Baking

Nothing is better than the smell of fresh cookies (especially when you don't have to make them in the first place).<p>Take a shortcut to comfort with spices, pinecones, and other secret helpers.

The Definitive Genius Recipes Thanksgiving Menu

"We're going to need a genius turkey," my bosses Amanda & Merrill told me in 2011. We were planning recipes for the Food52 Holiday iPad app, just a few months after my Genius Recipes column had flapped out of the nest. What did I know about genius turkey?<p>So I set out on Google, fumbling around for …

Layers of Flavor: 8 Thanksgiving Onion, Leek, and Shallot Recipes

For as long as I can remember, one relative or another has brought a dish full of creamed pearl onions to Thanksgiving dinner. The sauce is always broken, the onions are always poorly cooked, and the dish is always left virtually untouched. At the risk of breaking with tradition, I think I'm going …

Get Your Thanksgiving Appetizers Done Now (Over 1 Week Ahead!)

Thanksgiving is just about 1 week away. We repeat: Thanksgiving is in practically 1 week! To help out with the most labor intensive, holiest of cooking holidays, we're giving you a Thanksgiving prep list. This week, we have the <b>appetizers you can make right now, put in the fridge (or freezer!), and</b> …

Apple pie and pumpkin tart, tweaked to perfection for Thanksgiving

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning desserts.</i><p>Really, what is Thanksgiving without pie? A loaded holiday table …

The 12 Best Holiday Slow-Cooker Desserts

Slow cookers and dessert: two things we can’t get enough of. That’s why, this holiday season, we’re combining the two to make these 10 delectable …

Cooking

15 Thanksgiving Salad Recipes to Brighten Up Your Meal

On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, it's easy for a salad to go ignored. It's especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought, something thrown together in a couple minutes right before people …

2 Easy Pie Crusts, the BraveTart and Food Lab Ways

You've probably noticed that we have two different pie crust recipes that we call upon with regularity here on Serious Eats. In one corner, from 2011, we have my Easy Pie Dough (which is, in turn, a variation on a recipe I developed for <i>Cook's Illustrated</i> way back in 2007). And in the other corner, …

These mashed potatoes are so good they’ll be the star of Thanksgiving dinner

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here are the winning mashed potatoes.</i><p>True to stereotype, my mother’s side of the family — …