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The Feel-Good Salad You'll Be Making On Repeat All Season

<i>We've partnered with California Avocados to share recipes that embrace the California approach to cooking fresh and local. For the Los Angeles-based food blogger behind A Cozy Kitchen, that means letting farmer's market produce shine in bright, seasonal dishes. The following is an interview with</i> …

Seasonal Food

A Jammy Two-Bite Pie That Transports You to Italy

<i>Bocconotti</i> are little pies that harbor sweet fillings of seasonal fruit jam, pastry cream, ricotta, or chocolate, depending on where you are in the south of Italy. They are small enough to finish in a couple of mouthfuls, hence their name, which comes from the Italian word for “mouthful” …

Lemon Olive Oil Crinkle Cookies

Directions<p>1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.<p>2In a medium bowl, …

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies – 3 Ways!

<i>Gluten-free, naturally sweetened pumpkin breakfast cookies are a lovely way to start the day, and also make for a healthful snack. With three options</i> …

How to Make French Canelés (It's Simple)

When I set out to write my book, I was looking for recipes that made baking more approachable. Depending on the type of baked good in question, this could mean multiple things. For some baked goods, it meant simplifying a confusing process, or showing multiple ways to do it. For others, it meant …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

Paleo Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl, whisk the egg with the coconut oil, vanilla, and …

Walnut

<b>Author Notes:</b> Let's break down this walnut-lentil gyro (which, since it gladly forgoes the spit-roasted meat, is more gyro-inspired than gyro-compliant):<p>- Walnut-lentil crumble: toasty walnuts are complemented by cooked lentils that have been sautéed at high heat so that they pop and crisp (a …

This Walnut Dressing Makes You Actually Crave Salad

You can’t get anything like this in a bottle.<p>Salads are a chore. At least that’s how I was raised to see them, as an obligatory side dish next to the better stuff (spaghetti). Back then, it was romaine stacked with shredded cheddar and ranch dressing. Now: Kale massaged with olive oil and lemon …

Burn Fat and Build Muscle With This Full-Body Cardio Workout

This 30-minute workout offers the best of both worlds, mixing fat-burning cardio with muscle-building strength training. And isn't that really what we want out of a sweat sesh to get leaner and stronger? Best of all, you don't need any equipment for the workout. So what are you waiting for? Press …

3 Exercises for a Stronger Pelvic Floor (and Lower Abs)

Building and maintaining a strong pelvic floor is crucial for women of all ages. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom of your pelvis …

Yoga

How to bake the perfect salted caramel brownies

Some have reservations, but there are few things that aren’t improved by a dollop of salted caramel – and adding it to a squidgy, dark brownie is a no brainer<p>Some of you, I know, have had your fill of salted caramel. You’re sick of finding it in everything from green tea to cider, still unconvinced …

Dessert

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

Goat Cheese Souffle recipe

106<p>9<p>I was teaching recently in Texas at Central Market, and I’d have to say after spending a week there, it’s the best supermarket in the world. I …

1 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, 4 Flours to Choose From, 0 Gluten

What happens when your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe gets a new flour base?<p>I conducted just that experiment using the (quite delicious!) chocolate chip cookie recipe from my new book <i>Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains and Flours</i>, testing and comparing oat, teff, …

Dessert

Meet the Love Child of an Almond Croissant & a Chocolate Chip Cookie

It's hard to beat a very good classic chocolate chip cookie. In its simplest form, it's a dessert that pleases pretty much everyone. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't riff on the basic formula. Variety is the spice of life, and the more excellent dessert recipes one has, the better.<p>We've shown …

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a salad that eats more like a gratin, without the cheese hangover. As Food52er Ameliorator put it, "It's vegan, but warm and filling and never leaves you thinking it would have been improved with bacon." Adapted slightly from <b>Casa Moro</b> by Sam and Sam Clark (Edbury Press, 2005). …

Roasted Red Peppers with Anchovies, Garlic, and Goat Cheese Recipe on Food52

• 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and cut lengthwise into eighths<br>• 16 anchovy fillets, packed in oil<br>• 1 tablespoon unsalted butter<br>• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced lengthwise as thinly as possible<br>• 4 ounces creamy fresh goat cheese, chilled<br>• A handful baby arugula, …

Brussels Sprouts Salad a la M. Wells Recipe on Food52

Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Despite its appearance and ingredients list, this zucchini bread, adapted from the Seven Spoons cookbook, is surprisingly not too sweet.<p>It gets its rich flavor from a generous amount of bittersweet dark chocolate, chunked into the batter. The chunks melt into the base of the bread so …

Bavarian Banana Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I grew up four blocks—a short walk—from Kienow's Bohemian Bakery in Portland, Oregon. Whenever my family needed a last-minute dessert, we’d pick up one of their Bavarian Banana Cakes and our guests would fuss over it with a big smile. I even bought my wedding cake from them. But, by …

The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor

If you’ve never had your pelvic floor released, consider hunting down an integrative structural specialist: It’s a weird sensation, for sure, and …

Tofu and Kale Salad With Avocado, Grapefruit, and Miso-Tahini Dressing Recipe

I've been making versions of this salad with crispy tofu, avocado, and grapefruit, flavored with za'atar and topped with a miso and tahini dressing, on and off for the last couple of months, each time tweaking the ingredients a bit, substituting different greens, altering the ratio of dressing …

The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Za'atar is one of my favorite spice blends; It’s full of flavor, and goes perfectly with mint and lemon. This recipe blends crunchy vegetables with garbanzo beans that have been roasted with za'atar. It’s very easy and quick to make, and can be eaten both warm and cold. If desired, …

The Best Pastry of All: How to Make Chocolate-Almond Croissants

<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: Mei Chin,</i> <i>intern at Food52 and pastry chef, creates the croissant of our dreams—and feeds the entire office.</i><p>I can thank two people for teaching me …

Zabaglione al Caffé Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> When I was little, my mom would make us “caffé col’uovo sbatutto” (coffee with beaten egg). It may sound gross, but it’s really delicious. In a coffee mug, she’d use a funky springy whisk to beat an egg yolk with a few teaspoons of sugar until very foamy, then pour in good strong …

Cardamom Crumb Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe comes from Baking: From My Home to Yours. —Dorie Greenspan<p><b>Makes: 8 servings</b><p><b>For the crumbs:</b><p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts<br>• 1/3 cup sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon grated orange zest<br>• 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom<br>• 1/2 stick (4 …

Pierre Hermé & Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 1 1/4 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour (see note)<br>• 1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (see note)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons (150 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 2/3 cup (120 grams) packed light brown sugar<br>• 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon fleur …