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Recipe: Cauliflower soup

Cut cauliflower into florets of an even size.<p>Heat oil in a soup pot over medium. Add onions and curry paste and cook for 3 minutes or until the onions begin to soften. Add the celeriac and cauliflower, and stir until coated with oil. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Telescopes

Bitter chocolate tart recipe

A deliciously rich dark-chocolate, coffee and caramel tart, in a home-made pastry case<p>The inspiration for this comes from the American food writer David Lebovitz. Make sure you take the caramel far enough – it has to be bittersweet (but not burnt, of course).<p>SERVES<p>10 (possibly more – it's best in …

Baking

A Potato Salad That Gets (& Deserves) Your Attention

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought—and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually want to eat.</i><p><i>Today: The recipe you need to transform potato salad from obligatory barbecue guest into</i> …

Potatoes

15 Fired-Up Foods that Burn Away Pounds

And that's if you're doing nothing. Imagine if you were to stop listening to your stomach serenading you and actually begin exercising, too? The blubber-busting possibilities are endless. So grab a fork; it's time to add fuel to the fire.<p>And for more great ways to and lose weight and stay slim for …

8 Ways to Eat Your Vegetables -- in Cake Form

Gone are the days your mom had to zest zucchini down to a molecular level for your brownies to make sure you got fiber in your diet: The vegetables in these cake recipes aren't here to hide. They're here to put some spice into a layer cake, add depth to a chocolate bundt, and just shine all by …

Dessert

Can you ever have 'healthy' fried chicken?

London has more than 8,000 fried chicken shops. According to the market researchers Mintel, young people are the heaviest (I use the term advisedly) users of these restaurants in the UK. One in three 11-year-olds in the capital is overweight.<p>The surprise is not that someone is finally trying to …

Food

The Poor Man's Parmesan

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Catherine Lamb shows us how to make the most of a tight budget—without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: No, breadcrumbs are not the same as Parmesan, but they'll still</i> …

Cheese

Can we ever end the tyranny of the Easter ham?

The Easter Ham parked on your holiday buffet – big and fleshy, fat scored, glistening, sticky-sweet and speared with rings of pineapple – may seem lowbrow to you, but it’s a dish with pedigree. Martha Washington made a version of it at Mount Vernon for George. In the midst of World War II, Wallis …

Siblings

Give it a Swirl: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: This choose-your-own-adventure cheesecake can be elegant or messy, but is delicious either way.</i><p>Earlier this week, while loitering in …

Dessert

Yogurt: it leaves a sour taste

Telegraph View: Yogurt has been cast onto the culinary scrap heap. We must return to its off-putting origins<p>Yogurt sales have been falling. It is as though some great wheel of fortune had turned unseen, so that the food which once rode high, buoyed by moral superiority, is now dragged in the dust, …

Food

Pope Is Off Pasta: Some Experts Say You Should Do It for Weight Loss

Pope Francis has reportedly been asked by Italian docs to lay off the spaghetti and ravioli in order to combat weight gain (the health experts are also suggesting he exercise more often).<p>Now. There's nothing wrong with eating a plate of pasta now and then—like most foods, it's all about …

I Ended My Abusive Relationship and Lost Almost Half of My Body Weight

During that time of my life, I found myself in a physically and verbally abusive relationship. I'd never felt so low before. And like a lot of people, I compulsively ate to cope with my emotions. When I was sad, stressed, or tired from sleepless nights, I would eat. It was a vicious cycle. By 2010, …

Baked Macaroni and Cheese – 5 Points +

This baked macaroni and cheese recipe is easy to prepare as well as low fat. I have many variations for this traditional baked macaroni and cheese …

Food

National Grilled Cheese Month

April means more than just great weather (FINALLY). It’s also National Grilled Cheese Month, which is a pretty big deal. Because a Grilled Cheese has …

Cooking

Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Spice Frosting

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line 12 cupcake wells with paper liners.<p>In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set …

Dessert

The Best Night (and, Okay, Day) Cheese, According to BA Staffers

Sure, we like fancy cheese. But every now and then, we get a little down and dirty with some good, old-fashioned supermarket cheese. Here are our favorite brands.<p></head>We are nondiscriminatory in our love for cheese. From fancy blue cheeses to humble bricks of cheddar, it's all gouda so far as …

Taco Bell

Child labour and palm oil lend chocolate Easter eggs a bitter taste

Further, ethical products are expected to account for just a tiny fraction of the record $282.3 million forecast to be spent on seasonal chocolates, …

New Menu to Debut at Studio Catering Company at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios will want to “take five” at Studio Catering Company to check out the tasty new menu.<p>The first new entrée is a …

Cooking

Creating Curls in Yarn for DIY Doll Hair

I am so jealous of this head of hair! Okay I know it’s just yarn, but wow what a do! This super curly doll’s wig is made entirely from a skein of yarn. Doesn’t she reminds you of certain wild red headed Disney character? This awesome yarn manipulation technique will definitely step up your doll …

Hair

The Science Behind 'Genetically Modified Humans'

From Babylon to Brooklyn: The History of Rooftop Gardens

<i>Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm by Brooklyn Grange, installed in 2012 in Brooklyn, NY</i><p>As soon as it’s warm enough to wander outside on the streets of New York, I like to look up and see if I can spot trees -- the city’s tell-tale sign of a roof garden. In nearly every city across the country, you can find …

New York City

Chill-out China: tropical island adventures on Hainan

The view from the knockabout beach bar is a classic: the afternoon sun glares off sugary sand as the ocean steams and rolls on top of it. A group of after-school teenagers run out in their wetsuits, planting board to belly as they plop into the surf. One of them is wearing a tell-tale straw hat …

The secret of Comic Relief’s enduring success

Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day is as much part of the calendar as Christmas and Easter. It has a strong track record: the original Red Nose Day in 1988 raised £15m, while Red Nose Day 2013 raised more than £100m. The first Sport Relief, Comic Relief’s sister event, generated over £14m in 2002, and …

Domestic Violence

Funny Drawing Series of a Character Battling His Maker

Imagine getting your head punched or getting smooshed to the corner of a page. That's what this character is going through, thanks to artist Alex Solis. For this new series, Alex shows a character going one-on-one with the artist. Watch as the boy fights back as he clamps his teeth down onto the …

InterAct

Is Microsoft turning into Apple?

Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 seems to borrow more than a few elements from Apple's OS X and iOS 8, finds Rhiannon Williams<p>"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste." So said the famously candid former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs in an interview in 1995. …