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The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

You'll be seriously disturbed by the secret ingredients lurking in your pantry.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry …

How to Make Hummus Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: All you need to turn a can of chickpeas into the most versatile dip around is a food processor and a little</i> …

Recipes

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

How to Prep a Whole Pumpkin

<i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking pumpkin and winter squash.</i><i><br>Today: Forget the jack-o-lantern -- we're showing you how to hack into a pumpkin, safely, for cooking.</i><p>'Tis …

Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Quesadillas

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals that anyone can make -- whether you're in your first apartment or feeding a hangry family.</i><p><i>Today: Grilled vegetable quesadillas, for those of us</i> …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

7 Ways to Use a Whole Watermelon

It’s National Watermelon Day! So go out, buy a whole watermelon and make a few of these juicy, refreshing watermelon recipes.<p>It’s National Watermelon …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

9 New Grilling Recipes to Make Right Now

These 9 grilling recipes, from clams and chorizo to a pisco punch with grilled lemons, were developed for BonAppetit.com's 30 Days of Grilling campaign.<p><b>We've been really excited about a lot of things</b> during our 30 Days of Grilling extravaganza. But if we had to choose one favorite category from the …

Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Superfood Smoothie

Prep Time: 5m<p>Total Time: 5m<p>Gluten free<p>Vegetarian<p><i>My favorite all time Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Superfood Smoothie, whew that’s a mouth full.</i><p>I …

Avocado Green Smoothie

Combine all ingredients except ice, in a blender and puree until well blended and smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Serve.<p>*I used original …

15 Small Changes That Leave A Big Impact In Your Life

By HC Green,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1qcJVn5<p><b>1. Stop scowling so much.</b> Try smiling more instead. Compliments and smiles improve your mood and …

Finding the Perfect Protein Powder

Protein shakes make the perfect plan for fast, lasting fat loss. They're quick and convenient. Blend a protein shake with unsweetened coconut milk, frozen raspberries, avocado, kale, and freshly ground flax seeds, and it becomes incredibly nutrient-rich and, well, I'm not going to say tastes like a …

Nutrition

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The Plank Circuit That'll Sculpt the Body You've Always Dreamed Of

If you think standard planks are hard, just wait until you try celebrity trainer David Kirsch's circuit!<p>Oh, the plank. It can make you quiver (literally). It's also probably one of the most important exercises you have in your workout arsenal. Why? Because it strengthens your core, which is …

Blackberry Thyme Galette Recipe

Galettes are simply free-form tarts, but there is something about their ease of preparation and rustic look that makes them perfect for summer. This version replaces the traditional <i>pâte sucrée</i> dough with a tender cream cheese-based dough that's flavored with fresh thyme. The galette is filled with …

Tuna, Kale, and Egg Salad

Sometimes I spend so much time painting my own nails, that by the time they’re complete, I’m entirely disenchanted with the finished product. …

Coffee, Banana, and Hazelnut Morning Shake Recipe

When the weather's warm, a cold blender drink makes the perfect breakfast. This quick smoothie brings it all together with sweet banana, nutty hazelnuts, and a jolt of chilled coffee.<p><b>Note:</b> When your bananas are starting to get too ripe, peel them and stash them in the freezer for this drink, and …

Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups With Feta and Mint Recipe

Whoever first thought of cracking an egg into the center of a halved avocado and baking it is a genius in my book. In this easy 20-minute meal, avocado is filled with an egg and baked on top of naan to create a decadent avocado toast that's enhanced with feta, mint, and crunchy pepitas.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Socca Pizza with Summer Squash and Feta

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 1 hour 5 mins<br>• Cook Time: 20 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes<br>• Yield: 2<br>• Category: Main<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 11 reviews<p>A simple …

Lobster BLTs

Lobster BLTs.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 16, 2014 106<p>I.have.no.words.<p>Well. That is untrue. And untrue statement. Since when don’t I have words? I always have …

How to Make a Flag Cake for the Fourth of July

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Our</i> <i>Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell's flag cake was such a hit at our summer barbecues last Fourth of July, we had to share it again.</i><p>For a …

Black Bean Burger with Salsa Fresca and Avocado Crema

Make the burgers: Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the …