Sameer Pandya

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Lake Taupo: Water wonderland at our heart

<b>A road trip around Lake Taupo is short enough to do in half a day but there are so many gems worth exploring, why not make it an overnighter, writes</b> …

New Zealand

This Is the Best Hotel in the World

It nabbed the top spot for the second year in a row<p>For the second year in a row, Indonesia’s Nihiwatu hotel takes title of No. 1 hotel in the world …

The 350+ islands set to disappear

Panama’s indigenous Guna tribe have called San Blas home for hundreds of years. But the entire idyllic archipelago is at risk of being underwater within a matter of decades.<p>Ever since I’d arrived in Panama, I’d been hearing about San Blas, an archipelago of more than 350 islands in the Caribbean …

Learning Toys and STEM Toys We Love

We don’t think there’s a right or wrong way for kids to play. For this kid-oriented gift guide, we focused on learning toys—open-ended games, kits, …

San Francisco

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p><b>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops</b><p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre</b> …

National Parks

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

Tandoori Masala Black Bean Cheeseburgers With Caramelized Onions and Chips [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

These Healthy Baked French Fries Are a Dream

<i>The following post was originally featured on Inspiralized and written by Alissandra Maffucci, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>Many of you have been requesting a simple recipe for potato fries made with your spiralizer. Today, I'm finally delivering!<p>And before you get to this recipe, check out …

French Fries

20 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Prove Dark Meat Is Superior

When it comes to chicken, everyone has a favorite part, but these thigh recipes may make you a dark-meat convert. With its caramelized, crisp skin and tender, moist interior, this meat and its awesome flavor can't be beat.

Recipes

Where to Stay in Bali: 5 Dream-Inducing Luxury Hideaways

“Bali’s changed beyond recognition,” many locals and expats will tell you. And it’s true. Since the 2010 release of feel-good feature film <i>Eat Pray Love</i> starring Julia Roberts, based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir in which she swaps her frantic Manhattan lifestyle for a journey across …

When (and When Not) to Use the Grill Lid

Mastery of your grill lid stands between you and perfectly grilled steaks.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Shelley confesses her grilling confusion to associate food editor Rick</i> …

BBQ

Chicken Noodle Bowl with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Make the dressing and prep the veggies the day before, and dinner will be on the table in minutes.

Recipes

All Up in Your Grill

Summer is the king of all cooking seasons. Markets are flooded with juicy fruits, new ice cream flavors are stashed in the freezer and, most …

Make One Batch Of This Chili, and Feast On It All Week

Our chili recipe delivers a huge protein payload. Cook it once, and eat for a week<p>Preparing all your meals for the upcoming week is smart: You eliminate stress, eat healthier stuff, and spend way less energy agonizing over what’s for dinner.<p>Plus, you lessen your chances of swerving into the …

Tossed & Stir Fried: 5 Asian Style Recipes You can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

That Moo Shu pork you want to order is totally tasty, but you can do better. Here are 5 delicious recipes you can whip up in 20 minutes or less.<p>Some days I don't feel like cooking. Of course it's easy to fire up the laptop, click around on Seamless and order dinner the modern way. Pour a glass of …

Recipes

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

20 easy food swaps to help you eat healthier

Think you eat well? The truth is, most of us could do a lot better. Some 87% of American adults fall short on the recommended intake of veggies, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 92% of us are missing the mark on whole grains. But you don't need radical meal …

6 Delicious Dinners You Can Make With Salmon Fillets

Whether grilled, pan-seared, or broiled, salmon fillets make an easy (and healthy) weeknight dinner. From Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs to Thai Chili-Glazed Salmon, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.<p><b>1. Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs</b><p>Cedar planked salmon …

Recipes

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Young Reader Book Review: 'Serafina and the Twisted Staff'

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Meet Serafina, a brave, unique, innocent, and kind heroine on a journey of discovery that turns into a supernatural thriller.</i> …

7 Healthy Eating Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Power bowls, mason jar salads, and a healthy breakfast recipe that's even sweet enough for dessert!

Healthy Eating

15 Make-Ahead Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch

Admit it. Your number one goal in life is to make your momma think you have it *all* together. The best way to do this on Mother’s Day is to plan an epic brunch (or Mother’s Day tea party), complete with a <i>ton</i> of dishes you made ahead of time. Remember when your mom beamed with pride when you made …

Afternoon Tea

18 Chickpea Recipes That Go WAY Beyond Hummus

When chickpeas first come to mind, you <i>might</i> think of your favorite food-truck falafel or vegan Moroccan curry, but most likely the first thing you crave is hummus. News flash… chickpeas are SO much more than hummus! By now you may have dabbled with a chickpea dessert or two, and even embraced …

Cooking

Egg Salad: The True Breakfast of Champions

Egg salad toast is the perfect vehicle for your leftover roasted veg.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>A few years ago, I worked at a general …

Breakfast

15 lifelong money lessons you're never taught in school

Less than half of states in the US require that students at public high schools take a personal finance class before they graduate.<p>At the end of the day, many of us are never taught money basics — we simply learn through trial and error upon entering the "real world."<p>Here are 15 essential money …

The Foolproof Steps to Making a Perfect French Omelette at Home

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I've been learning about omelettes for as long as I can remember. When I was four, my family went down to Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale or one of those chintzy Gold Coast places to visit my …

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

Healthy Eating