Willisa Armstrong

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Hiking alone - things to keep in mind for a solo hiking adventure

When hiking alone, there is no room for external distractions. It’s just you and nature. It can be hard to find a hiking companion – someone who …

Blackened Salmon with Blue Cheese Sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.<p>In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, black pepper, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Season each piece of fish …

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber base of zero.<p>I decided literary agents …

Peter Thiel

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook at a low boil until very tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the cauliflower …

Peach BBQ Chicken

Serves 2YOU’LL NEED<br>2 skinless chicken breasts<br>½ cup white onion, chopped<br>1 tbsp chili powder<br>¼ cup ketchup<br>2 whole grilled peaches<br>¼ cup brown sugar<br>¼ cup …

A Marvelous Dessert That Doubles as an After-Dinner Drink

SAHAR SHOMALI makes a mean bourbon chocolate-chip cookie and a rich chocolate bourbon cake, but her bourbon cherry crisp is positively adults-only. It’s not lightly scented with a mere whiff of whiskey, but full-out boozy and bold. Taking a bite is a bit like taking a swig of your favorite bourbon, …

You Don't Need an Entree With This Caramelized Eggplant Appetizer

Earlier this week while flipping through magazines at my parents’ house, I came across a striking photo in the June <i>Bon Appétit</i>: a yogurt-smeared platter piled with vegetables. For its unlikely assembly of ingredients—fresh tomatoes with caramelized eggplant and crispy kale chips all atop a …

Recipes

Be Free From All Emotional Blocks and Fears

You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>So have I.<p>We all have.<p>Literally, you have designed every detail of your life to protect yourself from the fears and internal conflicts you aren't willing to face.<p>In …

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing Is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re miserable.<p>Breaking a habit, trying something new, taking a risk, making new connections, or putting yourself in a totally new situation won’t be easy, …

Yes, You Can Cook Cucumbers, And They Are Delicious

Trust us.<p>We eat a lot of cucumbers stateside, most often served raw and crunchy to impart a refreshing quality to a meal. Does “cool as a cucumber” ring a bell?<p>Hardly do we ever cook them ― but we can, and we should.<p>Cooked cucumbers are more common in Asian cuisines, where they work wonders in stir …

Cooking for Two: 33 Healthyish Meals for You and Your Boo

Cooking for two can be a tricky skill to master. While leftovers are practical, eating Crock-Pot chili five nights in a row can get pretty old, and …

Healthy Eating

Caramelized Onions

August 2017<p>Makes about ½ cup<p>Learning how to properly caramelize onions is key. Once you've mastered the basic technique, you’ll use them for everything from French onion soup to onion dip to topping burgers. Here, we break down the process step by step.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large yellow onions, peeled …

Onions

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

Vegan Pesto You'll Want to Put on Everything

If basil is bursting from your garden and you've always wanted to make homemade pesto, but don't love that it can be high in calories (one-quarter-cup serving is 276 calories), here's a lower-cal recipe that delivers all that fresh, sweet basil flavor, but with fewer calories and no …

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s summer courgette recipes

It’s time we gave courgettes the praise they deserve

7 Vegan Meals to Satisfy Everyone

The recently released investigative documentary <i>What the Health</i> tackles what "the nation's leading health organizations" don't want us to know about …

Vegan

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Fresh Herbs and Ginger

Food

Sweet and Sour Barbequed Picnic Drums

Generously sprinkle the chicken with some salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Combine 1/2 …

This Healthy Homemade Gazpacho Is The Perfect Way To Stay Cool This Summer

A soup you can eat all summer long.<p>2 pounds tomatoes (preferably beefsteak or roma)<p>1 red pepper, chopped<p>½ onion, chopped<p>⅓ cucumber, peeled and chopped<p>1 slice of bread (preferably stale), chopped<p>2-3 garlic cloves, minced<p>⅓ cup oil<p>1 tablespoon sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)<p>1 cup cold water<p>1 …

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Eggplant Parmigiana

I really think this is what I would eat for my last meal on Earth. It's so simple and, when done right, sublime. I cannot stop eating this!<p>For the …

Italian Food

Chris Bianco's Pizza Dough

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine the yeast and warm water in a large bowl. Give the yeast a stir to help dissolve it, and let it do its thing for 5 …

BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH TAHINI RANCH

This is one of those non-recipes that I make and casually share on Instagram (within the context of it being our dinner) that prompts comments like …

The Sweetest Way to Eat Sour Cherries for Breakfast

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Line a standard 12-well muffin pan with papers liners or coat the wells with cooking …

Recipes

Chicken Curry Stir-Fry Recipe

IMAGE Rico Jose<p>This quick chicken curry recipe can be a weekday go-to on nights when you need to put food on the table fast. The meal wouldn't be …

Upgrade Your Standard Quesadilla With This Spicy Alternative

Cheese, zucchini, and a tortilla are the only ingredients you’ll need<p>When you need a hot, cheesy snack in a pinch, this spicy quesadilla will do the trick. A healthier version of the standard cheese quesadilla, it incorporates zucchini slices and swaps out a white flour tortilla for a wheat one, so …

Pesto Pizza with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

In this savvy skillet recipe for pizza, you start the pie in a cold pan on the stove top, where the pan gets good and hot. Then the pizza is finished in the oven, where the toppings cook and the crust crisps and browns beautifully. <b>Pesto Pizza with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes</b> <b>Ingredients</b> • 1 lb. (500 …

How to make curried chicken and mango salad

<b>Curried chicken and mango salad</b><p>Serves 2<br>Preparation time: 20 minutes<br>Cooking time: 20 minutes<p><i>6 chicken mini fillets<br>1 can of mango slices<br>4 tbsp Greek</i> …

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