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“Real Deal” Coconut Shrimp

<i>In Ben Mim’s single ingredient-focused book,</i> Coconut, <i>he cracks open tips and tricks for cooking this tropical fruit into both savory and sweet dishes.</i><p>…

Recipes

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

100 Beautiful Bedrooms And Their Dreamy Interior Decors

Beauty is indefinable. It depends on too many aspects to be able to establish a set of specific rules or features which could be applied in …

Interior Design

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

These 30 Vegan Meal-Prep Ideas Make Healthy Eating Look So Frickin' Good

You made a promise to yourself to eat healthier, and here are two things you can do to make that happen: prep your meals in advance and eat more veggies. You're in luck, because here's some inspiration for delicious, satisfying, plant-based meal-prep ideas. From soup to curry to protein balls, …

Vegan

This One-Pot, No-Roux Macaroni and Cheese Is Crazy Creamy

I am an equal opportunity macaroni eater. I like it baked. I like it made with a roux. I even like it out of the blue box. You may think the …

Recipes

18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners

Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together this useful little video that goes over her favorite Lightroom shortcuts. There are 18 …

Make This Lentil Potato Soup and Eat It All Week

At the start of the new year I take inventory of my pantry. I check to see what I'm running low on and what staples I need to stock up on or, …

Our 10 Most Popular Side Dishes of 2017

I take the same approach to side dishes as I do for the mains that fill my meal plan. I lean on simple, no-fuss sides that are a breeze to pull …

14 Creamy Vegan Casseroles for Cold Winter Nights

Cooking

Whole30 Breakfast Treats You Will Be Excited to Wake Up For

Figuring out what to eat first thing in the morning when you're not quite awake can be so hard. And doing that on a diet, especially one as restrictive as the Whole30, can be even worse.<p>However, there are so many great things you can eat for breakfast on the Whole30 that will definitely make you …

Healthy Eating

Recipe: Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Blue Cheese

Orzo with Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Blue Cheese<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash (1/4-inch cubes) <br>3 tablespoons olive oil <br>1/4 …

Recipes

Gifts to Help Kids Burn Energy When They're Stuck Indoors

I once embraced the joy of living a mostly sedentary life in the winter months. Hygge was my jam. ‘Tis the season for wearing fleece everything and …

33 Vegetarian Recipes That Won't Leave You Rummaging Through the Snack Pantry

If you're vegetarian (or like to go meatless every once in a while), you know finding filling meals that don't leave your stomach growling five minutes after finishing your meal is key. While salads are fresh and hit the spot when you need a quick meal, it's those meatless options that are filled …

Healthy Eating

How to Clean Hardwood Floors And The Mistakes You Should Avoid

Hardwood floors make every home looking classy, warm and welcoming. They’re the most durable kind of floors, if they are treated properly. However, …

Here’s How to Find the “Sweet Spot" of Any Lens for Optimum Sharpness, Depth & Color (VIDEO)

If you’re like most <i>Shutterbug</i> readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, …

Cameras

These Healthy Fish Recipes Are Packed With Omega-3 Benefits

Raise your hand if you're tired of your go-to weeknight dinner. <i>Raises hand.</i> We get it—your failproof healthy post-work meals can start to get …

25 Healthy Christmas Recipes to Please Every Guest

The holidays usually mean potatoes loaded with cream, cookies covered in icing, meats laden with rich sauces, and all the sugary cocktails you can imagine — but they don't have to. When you want to keep your belt from needing a few extra notches come midnight, try one of these vegan, Paleo, …

Sweet Potato Vegetable Bake

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 large head of broccoli, with stem (about 1 ¾ pounds)<br>1 large or two medium zucchini, (about 1 pound total)<br>1 medium sweet potato (about …

Recipes

18 Mouthwatering Meatless Meals

Meat-free, but flavor-packed<p>Looking for a way to save money? Meatless meals are less expensive, and plant-based diets may reduce your risk of …

21 Hearty Nourishing Bowls With No Meat Or Dairy

One bowl wonders.

Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

Tutorials

6 Best Road Trips

It is the quintessential American family vacation - pile the kids in the car and hit the open road for a week of nature walks, buffalo sightings, and …

South Dakota

These Protein-Rich Bean Soups Are Just Begging to Be Your Dinner

As far as we're concerned, legumes are powerhouse health foods: they're fibrous so they fill you up for longer, they're full of protein so they fuel …

How to deep clean your dryer duct in 5 steps

Your dryer duct is a fire hazard; here's how to clean it.<p>Dirty dryer ducts aren't just disgusting, they're a serious fire hazard. In fact, one major cause of house fires is dusty, lint-filled dryer ductwork. Even if a grimy dryer duct doesn't immediately do damage to your home, it'll waste your …

15 small bathrooms that you MUST see before renovating yours!

A small bathroom need not always translate into dark, shabby & cramped space. It is an intimate space where we refresh ourselves & get ready for the …

Interior Design

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Why you should roast a head of garlic virtually every time you turn on the oven

Does everyone know about the glorious versatility of roasted garlic? I hope so. But just in case you don’t, the next time you’ve got your oven going for at least the better part of an hour, roast some and you’ll see. Just take a whole head of garlic, cut it in half horizontally, so you get through …

Recipes

How (And Why) To Bake Your Own Artisanal Bread - Chowhound

Shutterstock<p>The days of pre-sliced supermarket sandwich bread are long gone—now, crusty artisan loaves from local millers and bakers reign supreme. …

Baking

How Much Will I Get From Social Security if I Make $100,000?

If you have a six-figure salary, what Social Security retirement benefit should you expect?<p>Social Security benefits are or will be a major part of …