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Anna Jones' grilled avocado with barley salad

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g pearl barley<br>• zest and juice of 1½ unwaxed lemons<br>• 50g almonds<br>• 50g sunflower or pumpkin seeds<br>• 2 ripe avocados<br>• large bunch fresh basil<br>• 200ml plain yogurt or coconut yogurt<br>• 100g feta cheese<br>• 200g spinach or greens<p>METHOD<p>Fill and boil a kettle.<p>Rinse the pearl barley well under cold water …

Grilling

The world's best hostels

From Beijing to Berlin and Miami to Madrid, a guide to the world's best hostels, including the top places to stay for rooftop bars, characterful dorms, private rooms, spectacular views and outdoor pools.<p><b>Where to stay in Amsterdam</b><p>Generator Hostel Amsterdam<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>8 Telegraph expert …

European Travel

Gubbio e Perugia. Scoprirle in un weekend

Dalla Piazza Grande con annessi Palazzo dei Consoli e Tavole Eugubine sino al duomo, un itinerario che si percorre in breve (anche se ripido). E poi, …

Eremi, abbazie e memorie rosselliniane. La Roma che non t'aspetti

Da un sito creato per il Giubileo, lo spunto per scoprire punti di vista inediti della Città Metropolitana che si estende attorno al cuore della …

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies - Kirbie's Cravings

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies<p>Author:<p>Prep time: 10 mins<p>Cook time: 20 mins<p>Total time: 30 mins<p>Ingredients<p>8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room …

Almond-Orange Shortbread

Keep the dough for this delicate, flavorful cookie in your freezer. Later, you can slice off just what you need from the frozen log of dough and bake.

Dessert

Dinosaur Dig Triple Chocolate Sheet Cake

I've had the idea for this cake since last summer when I was perusing a craft store and found sand molds shaped like dinosaur bones. I immediately …

Cake Decorating

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

Power Up: The Best Pre (and Post) Workout Fuel to Keep You Amped

Back away from the store-bought energy bar! These snacks, smoothies, and shakes are perfect pre- and post-workout fuel.<p><b>Back away from the packaged "goo."</b> These 15 recipes for smoothies, shakes, and snacks are all you need to power through a workout. Now drop and give us 20.

Breakfast

15 Satisfying Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Beyond Eggs

Eggs are great and all, but when it comes to low-carb breakfast choices a little variety is goes a long way. These 15 satisfying selections go beyond the usual scramble to infuse mornings with a little more excitement. You can enjoy knowing that these muffins, pancakes, breads and more won’t spike …

Pump up the Party With Cheesy Poutine Poppers

As far as I'm concerned, poutine—the Canadian master-creation of brown gravy- and cheese curd-topped fries—are unimpeachable. But I'll admit that it's not necessarily the best finger food for a party, unless you like the idea of dozens of gravy-coated fingers being wiped on the couch. To solve …

Apricot and almond polenta muffin recipe

Claire Ptak, owner of the Hackney-based Violet bakery, tells us how to make these delicious fruit and nut treats<p>The almond-polenta muffin started life as an upside-down cake. I wanted to make a rich, almondy cake that was both crumbly and moist. The polenta gives that crumbly crunch, while the …

Grilled salad of courgette, radicchio, basil and mozzarella recipe

Char-grilled vegetables done on the barbecue have such a scrumptious, robust flavour they replace the need for meat<p>You can do the courgettes either on a barbecue or in a griddle pan, and they taste great hot or cold. They’ll serve two as a side dish on their own.<p>If you can’t find za’atar, try …