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Chickpea, red butterhead lettuce and feta jar salad

Simple to make and easy to transport, jar salads are both pretty and practical – just perfect for weekday lunches.<p>In this video, we share a recipe for a delicious and filling chickpea, red butterhead lettuce and feta jar salad with zingy lemon dressing.

Homemade Dumplings With Peanut Chili Sauce [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Chickpeas Help You Lose Weight -- And We've Got 4 Delicious Recipes

For anyone trying to cut down on meat and add more healthy pulse protein to their diet, chickpeas are a terrific answer. They are packed with protein, fiber, anti-oxidants and a host of vitamins and nutrients. What's more, studies have shown that when people added chickpeas to their diets they ate …

Chickpeas

Shark Week Host Eli Roth on Why He’s Afraid for the Great Whites

The horror director felt no fear when face-to-face with a seven-foot shark.<p>I’ve always been shark obsessed, even as a kid. While others in Massachusetts would fear the summertime beach trips, I ran there hoping to catch a glimpse of a great white attack. (It never happened; mainly we saw overweight …

Shark Week

Egyptians lambast 'ugly' new Nefertiti statue

<b>The unveiling of an ugly copy of a famously beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti caused Egyptians to mock the authorities as well as the current state of art in the country.</b><p>Queen Nefertiti ruled Egypt alongside her husband in the 14th century BCE, and her beauty is legendary - her name in fact …

Ancient History

#BBCtrending: 'You look disgusting!' - Beauty blogger shames bullies

A video featuring a beauty blogger with adult acne has been watched almost seven million times.<p>The video, titled "You Look Disgusting", shows some of the comments that Em Ford received online after posting images of her face with and without make-up.<p>Ford - who runs the My Pale Skin blog - told BBC …

Social Media

Video tip: Homemade harissa (and a recipe)

Do you love your food with a little -- or a lot -- of kick to it? If you've never tried harissa, you don't know what you're missing. Harissa is a fiery red hot sauce from North Africa. While the ingredients may vary from region to region, basic recipes typically include dried chiles, a few spices, …

5 Spices and Blends You Should Be Cooking With

Your spice cabinet may be filled with everything you thought you’d ever need, but perhaps it’s time to cook with more than the spices you always …

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

At first glance, I thought The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook might be too gimmicky to take seriously – recipes by top mystery authors, …

James Patterson

UN thwarts Russia over gay staff rights

<b>The United Nations has voted to extend staff benefits to same-sex couples working for the UN, defeating Russian-led opposition to the measure.</b><p>The UN Budget Committee recognised gay spouses, regardless of whether or not gay marriage is legal in their country of origin.<p>Previously, the UN followed …

LGBTQI

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Internet 'Threat-sharing' bill introduced in U.S. House. Promise: security. Reality: surveillance.

The U.S. Capitol, with a gazing tourist. Image: Reuters.<p>Today in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence …

Surveillance

Interview: 2015 TED Fellow eL Seed

Born and raised in Paris to Tunisian parents, graffiti artist eL Seed has left his mark all over the world (from the Jara Mosque to canyons to Louis Vuitton scarves), by spray-painting universal messages that funnily enough, the majority of viewers will not be able to decipher without a little …

TED Talks

Dairy and gluten-free cauliflower ‘pizza’ with cashew cheese recipe

A delicious and healthy version of pizza, with a crisp cauliflower base, cashew-nut 'cheese' and a simple tomato and onion topping<p>Serves<p>2<p>Ingredients<p>For the base:<p>½ medium-large cauliflower, cut into florets<br>• 3 tbsp ground flaxseed<br>• ½ cup ground almonds<br>• ¼ tsp Himalayan or sea salt<br>• ¼ tsp garlic powder<br>• ½ tsp …

Rio De Janeiro

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Board Games

What's all the fuss about Wagyu beef?

The world’s priciest beef comes from the East. As the import ban on Japanese wagyu lapses, Xanthe Clay finds out where to get the best<p>Wagyu is back in town. After years of import bans, last summer saw the first deliveries of this Japanese super-beef, the champagne, the caviar, the Château Petrus of …

Brownies

How to cook the perfect crepes

The crepe says a lot about the difference between France and the UK – in the popular imagination, at least. Though a close relative of the ordinary British pancake, with the same ancient roots, it has evolved into a slimmer, more elegant, more luxurious dish altogether – rich in cream and alcohol, …

Breakfast

Dulce De Leche Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Need For Milk Caramel

There are many lovely levels of caramel. There's the basic caramel that we generally want to pour all over our ice cream. Then, there's salted caramel (which perfectly pairs savory with sweet), which we also want to pour all over our ice cream. And then, there's dulce de leche -- a milk caramel …

Dessert

Fiery Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I make many versions of this soup with whatever is available in my fridge that …

Tumblr cleans up its interface in an attempt to entice longform writers

The blogging platform ups its interactive features<p>Tumblr has begun rolling out new features to make its editor more appealing to longform writers. Over the past two days, the company has announced a new lineup of tools meant to make its interface both simpler to use and nicer to look at.<p>Most …

Apps

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

Spices
Onions

How Avocados Can Easily Replace Dairy in All Your Favorite Creamy Dishes - One Green Planet

Most everyone loves avocados these days and with studies showing they help assist with keeping your heart healthy, satiating your appetite, and even …

Healthy Two-Bean and Corn Chipotle Turkey Chili

Are you watching the Big Game this weekend?<p>Answers:<p>A) Yes, duh.<p>B) No I don’t care about football, but there will be food so I’ll be there.<p>MY OTHER …