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A Tiny Show-Stopping Cabin Two Architects Built for $15,000

When a father/son architect team got together to design a tiny, sustainable shelter in the Wisconsin woods, the design they came up with wasn't just …

Lake Superior

MUJI to sell eagerly awaited $27k minimalist tiny homes this fall

If you’ve ever walked into a MUJI store and wished you could spend the night, here’s the next best thing. The minimalist Japanese home goods store …

This Side-table Can Drop Some Bass!

Imagine this. You’re at home with the TV on, watching an intense movie. You’ve got a tub of popcorn resting on the table beside you. That table also …

CES

Jianbing Is a Delightful Savory Crepe Filled with Flavor

All the crunchy, saucy wraps, please.<p>Keep an eye out for <i>jianbing</i> (pronounced gin-bing), the savory Chinese crepe popping up more and more stateside. The soft mung bean wrapper, typically layered with eggs, cilantro, scallions, tangy bean paste, and a crispy wonton cracker, is a popular breakfast in …

The rustic French dessert that one-ups a pancake — and it’s healthful

Like some French-country dishes, a clafoutis (klah-foo-TEE) sounds like something fancy and complicated, but it’s actually homey and easy to make. The fruit-laden dessert pancake is elegant in its simplicity — glorious, golden brown and sugar dusted. And nearly all it entails is making a basic …

This amazing light-filled tiny house packs big style for just $35k

You don’t have to sacrifice style to live a minimal lifestyle. Case in point: this Tiny home may be ultra-compact at just 176-square-feet, but the …

Eating Meat Is Bad For The Planet: But What About Just Eating Less Meat?

The new book The Reducetarian Solution makes the case that easing our carnivorous tendencies will curb climate change and probably make us all healthier—and is a better solution than trying to make a vegetarian world.<p>Around seven years ago, Brian Kateman was eating a hamburger on a plane as he flew …

11 Cooking Tips Pro Chefs Swear By (and You Should Too)

Add seasoning as you cook. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Resist the urge to slice into cooked meat before it rests. If you're as obsessed with the Food …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Magic happens when you combine soy sauce and butter

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>These last few weeks I’ve …

Recipes

The Protein-Packed, Meatless Recipe You Can Eat for Every Meal

While it's difficult to trace the origin story of avocado toast, it's undoubtedly become a brunch staple on menus everywhere. Not only is it …

Old Silo Relocated to Become a Cozy and Modern Home

Living in a silo is unusual, if not a bit crazy by some people’s standards. For some, however, this can be the perfect home. Architect Christoph …

The Truth About Caramelizing Onions

"It might be the most valuable journalistic work I’ve ever done."<p>That's reporter Tom Scocca, who has covered presidential elections and the Supreme Court nominations, reflecting on a piece he wrote five years ago for Slate in which he snuffed out <b>recipe writers' biggest, baddest fib</b>: the time it …

The Eco-Friendly Hacks for People Who Don't Want to Give Up Everything

<b>Next up: three Netflix documentaries that will make you want to be more eco-friendly.</b>

1 Bowl White Chocolate Brownies

We’ve mastered the chocolate brownie world. Time and time again. The recipe (either basic way) is perfected, untouchable, and cherished. But we …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

World’s Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>Learn how to make the world’s best carrot cake! This recipe is so simple but has the absolute best flavor and perfectly moist texture, piled high</i> …

Dessert

Glass-roofed heaven in Sweden can be yours for $1.3M

Own a piece of heaven and live among the stars<p>We’ve seen our fair share of gorgeous glass-walled houses for sale, but a home with a glass roof doesn’t come around these parts that often. Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, “Villa Heaven” features a simple gabled construction and a glazed covering that …

Why I Shoot Street Photography Hungry

Dear friend,<p>A practical photography tip for you: don’t shoot on a full stomach.<p>1. Does a lion eat a granola bar before hunting?<p>We are always told to …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

What's Tzatziki?

You may have heard of this classic Greek sauce as tzatziki or tadziki. Maybe you know it simply as yogurt-cucumber sauce, Greek dill sauce, or even …

Food

Cute zen tiny house is a steal at $49K

The prolific tiny house designers at Escape Traveler are well-known for their impressively compact homes, but their latest model, simply called, <i>One</i>, …

Why Do We Eat Eggs for Breakfast, Anyway?

A short and fascinating history.<p>It’s difficult to answer this question without also asking, Why do we eat breakfast? The Ancient Romans ate breakfast, which they called <i>ientaculum</i>, and included eggs, if available. When the Romans were pushed out of Europe, breakfast left with them, and throughout …

The Modern Caravan: A Vintage Airstream Transformed

Three years ago, Ellen Prasse, an art teacher, and her partner, artist and writer Kate Oliver, who were living in a small Southern town, found …

Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

Shipping container residences can be elaborate and complex, but sometimes bringing it back to basics is the key to good living. At the request of …

The one ingredient your guac is missing

If you’re an avocado enthusiast, guac is the entry-level recipe (mastered before you move on to smoothies or, for those highly skilled individuals, …

This tiny house boasts luxury features and eclectic decor choices

It’ll run you $74,000<p>Advertised as an “Earth and Sky Palace,” this luxurious tiny home packs a punch in just under 200 square feet. The tiny abode, listed for $74,000, offers a master bedroom, dining room, kitchen, and bath—all wrapped in a cedar facade with a “weathered, blue stain custom …

Eco-friendly converted van home is full of hidden features

Streamlined and efficient<p>Think living in a tiny mobile home means giving up storage and large items that you could only have if you had lots of space? Think again.<p>Wanting to explore his interest in alternative housing, Ross Lukeman ofAlternative Homes Today converted his cargo van into his own …

How to Make Stress-Free Poached Eggs

Splitting open a poached egg is one of the great joys in life.<p>The ideal poached egg is as beautiful and fleeting as a shooting star—a warm bundle of fluid yolk encased by a barely-set-yet-tenacious white. It feels kind of tragic to have to spear it and set all that yellow sauciness coursing out, …

How Gwyneth Paltrow Has Changed Her Diet Since Turning 40

The actress says her relationship with food shifted significantly once she hit the milestone.<p>It's safe to say Gwyneth Paltrow is nothing short of a …