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Foods that heal: What to eat, what to avoid for a healthy diet

The body is brilliant – a symbiotic system that seeks continual harmony with its internal and external environments. Biologically, humans have not …

Wellness

Beef Brisket Slow Cooker Recipe

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Let's talk about falling back in love with a classic dish. When is the last time you made a classic beef brisket? You …

Cooking

How To Make Pita Bread at Home: The Video

<b>Form the Pita Dough:</b> Mix the water and yeast together, and let sit for about five minutes until the yeast is dissolved. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour …

Baking

The Restaurant-Quality Veggie Salad You Can Make at Home

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Place the cauliflower and chickpeas on …

Feta Cheese

The new cryptocurrency gold rush: digital tokens that raise millions in minutes

New York City<p>About a dozen rain-soaked people were crammed between the revolving doors and security barriers in the lobby of New York University’s Stern School of Business as torrents pelted down outside. All desperately wanted in to the hottest ticket in town, one that promised to make some of …

Cryptocurrency

Italian Limoncello Cheesecake Bars (20-Minute Recipe)

These Italian Limoncello cheesecake bars are so rich, creamy, and refreshing! They are one of the best spring-summer desserts that I have ever tried. …

These Frozen Yogurt Pops Have Cheerios Granola in Them

Yogurt with fruit and granola is a pretty common breakfast dish, but sometimes all it takes is one clever tweak to transform the everyday combination …

Breakfast

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>(Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this …

Fried Chicken

This Is the Best Chicken Soup I've Ever Made

Avgolemono [the sauce] is used to flavor meat, fish, and vegetables, but there's also s<i>oup avgolemono</i>, either with chicken or a soup with meatballs …

Food Preservation

Limoncello

How many drinks are this mouthwatering yet powerful, fresh-tasting yet long-lived? Or, indeed, packed with tangy acidity, yet syrupy and thick – and are sipped after dinner as a digestif ?<p>At least, that’s how they drink limoncello in southern Italy, especially along the Amalfi coast and in Sicily. …

Homemade

Spaghetti with spiced sausage and fennel sauce

Easy, quick and a crowd pleaser. My kids love it and they’re pretty picky. Leave out the fennel seeds if you don’t have any. You can use pasta shapes instead of spaghetti.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g spicy Italian sausages<br>• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 bulb fennel<br>• 1 large onion, finely chopped<br>• ½ tsp dried chilli …

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

Say goodbye to the avocado: why aubergines are the next big superfood

Kale has wilted. The avocado is over-cado. Cauliflower has become uncool-iflower. Yes, adjust your salads and alert your #eatclean hashtags. They have all been replaced as the hottest ingredient in the kitchen by an unlikely, hitherto unsung hero: the humble aubergine. The eggplant, as our American …

Sicilian baked sausage with potato, tomato and herbs

Known as <i>salsiccia con papate e pomodori al forno</i>. If you’re pushed for time, it’s OK to skip the browning stage.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 fat spicy Italian sausages<br>• 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes (more if your sausages aren’t that spicy)<br>• ¼ tsp fennel seeds, toasted and bashed a bit<br>• 2 …

Preserved lemons: Discover these golden orbs from the Middle East - and make them yourself

Sometimes it isn’t the taste of a food you fall in love with, but the idea of it.<p>I’d never had a preserved lemon, despite owning <b>Claudia Roden</b>’s <b>Book Of Middle Eastern Food</b> for many years, until, in my 20s, I read a passage describing an Egyptian breakfast in <b>Palace Walk</b> by Naguib Mahfouz. Beans and …

The foodie traveller on … why Porto’s francesinha sandwich is a gut buster

Don’t be thrown by the dainty name and French origins, the ‘little Frenchie’ is a Porto institution – a doorstep layered with pork, smoked sausage, bacon, beefsteak and topped with a fried egg and cheese<p>Porto’s iconic, belly-buster sandwich is the <i>francesinha</i>. The clue is in the name, literally …

Breakfast

Hit by the hummus crisis? Here's how to make it at home

Some of Britain's supermarkets have recalled hummus from their stores following 'production issues'. Today Sainsburys, M&S and Tesco stores have empty shelves following complaints of a 'fizzy' 'plastic' and 'metallic' taste from consumers.<p>The ubiquitous dip's absence from the supermarket shelf has …

Eating the 5:2 way: healthy and delicious recipes for fasting days

More easy brunch, lunch and dinner dishes under 360 calories to pep up your fast days<p>5:2 is the most flexible approach to weight control and health you'll ever find.<p>On two days a week you cut your calorie consumption to around 25 per cent of what your body needs, and the rest of the time you eat …

Fresh ricotta with truffle honey, thyme and orange sourdough

You don’t have to make your own ricotta for this – though it’s very easy – but you do need fresh ricotta, not the UHT stuff you buy in tubs in the supermarket. Go to an Italian deli or a cheese shop.<p>Each element of this is very simple but it works brilliantly together. It’s served at Locanda Verde …

Is your fridge all wrong? The secrets of food organisation

Why you should banish tomatoes, onions and eggs from your fridge - and store champagne there instead<p>Did you know peaches, plums, and pears, emit a gas that makes vegetables go rotten? And that eggs can absorb odours?<p>If you're finding your grocery haul isn't stretching quite as far as it should, …

'Blood cashews': the toxic truth about your favourite nut

They are now the most popular nut in Europe and the USA but there's a catch to cashews, writes Bee Wilson<p>When it comes to what to eat for the best, good news is seldom undiluted. Take cashews. These sweet nuts, which are technically seeds of the cashew “apple”, are having a resurgence. They are now …

Bet You Didn't Notice This Clever Detail In the Opening Credits of the Game of Thrones Finale

It was the best part of the episode.<p><b>SPOILER ALERT for Game of Thrones Season Six, Episode Ten, "The Winds of Winter."</b><p>If you caught the Season Six finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i> this past weekend, you know it was pretty epic. Between all of the torture, murder, and setting things on fire, you'd be …

TV Series

12 cycling events you should tackle in your lifetime

Pickle maker Freddie Jansen on the popcorn that changed her life and her NutriBullet obsession

The pickle-maker opens up about her kimchi obsession, the popcorn that changed her life and going into NutriBullet overdrive<p><b>My kitchen is …</b> clean and serene, until you look in the cupboards. I recently moved into a converted warehouse in Hackney. It’s a huge open space – kitchen, living room and …

Dining Rooms

Fermented red cabbage and apple recipe

Make your own smart sauerkraut with red cabbage, juniper and coriander, to help heal your digestive system<p>MAKES<p>2 litres (3½ pints)<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 3kg (6lb 10oz) red cabbage, shredded<p>• 20 juniper berries, ground with a pestle and mortar<p>• 30 coriander seeds, ground with a pestle and mortar<p>• 300g (10½oz) …

How to cook the perfect stir fry

There are certain cooking techniques that don’t come as second nature if you haven’t grown up with them.<p>I didn’t even taste Chinese food until I was 20, so stir-frying is not in my blood. But when I ate a dish of stir-fried greens cooked by food writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge that was so delicious I …

Ken Hom's Chicken fried rice recipe

The best chicken fried rice I have ever had was from a street food stall in China. Instead of tough, over-cooked chicken, with the fried rice as an afterthought, the dish was cooked fresh from scratch. The cooking time was literally minutes and the result was delicious. I have created a version …

Fancy Goat Cheese and Fig Butter Chorizo Stuffed Egg Rolls

A fancy appetizer for your fancy bougie friends.<p>We all have them. Those people in our lives that take just a little extra effort to impress. That's okay though because as adults (or wannabe adults) we know what we like and what we don't and that should be respected... no matter how high or low the …

Breakfast

Do as the Romans do: the secrets behind Italian cooking

When Rachel Roddy moved from east London to Rome, her life changed for the better – and so did her diet. Here she shares tips and recipes from her first book, Five Quarters<p>The quarter of <b>Rome</b> that I call home, Testaccio, is shaped like a large wedge of cheese. Although it is in the heart of the …

Roman chicken stew with peppers

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 bell peppers (red or a mixture of red and yellow)<br>• 1 x 400g tin whole plum tomatoes<br>• 800g chicken (either 1 chicken jointed into pieces or all thighs)<br>• 2 tbsp sunflower oil<br>• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>• 1 tbsp capers<br>• 1 tsp dried oregano<br>• 100ml white wine<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to …

Curries