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19 No-Bake Vegan Treats You Can Eat Raw

When I think of raw desserts, my mind immediately goes to all the spoonfuls of unbaked cookie dough and brownie batter I’ve ingested in my 25 years. I just love licking the spatula (and bowl), though I know every bite flirts with salmonella.<p>Turns out there are safer sweets I can enjoy raw. No-bake …

Vegan

The best coffeeshop in all 50 states

Starbucks’ green mermaid may reside in all 50 states, but part of what makes this country so special is the distinctness of each state in the union. …

Coffee

Chocolate Granola That's Totally Breakfast Appropriate

<i>Granola gone chocolate! We partnered with Califia Farms to share Gena Hamshaw's new go-to when it comes to a not-too-sweet, not-too-savory breakfast.</i><p>For the most part, I’m a big fan of the idea of no-recipe recipes, those formulas so reliable that you can make them without consulting so much as a …

Breakfast

How and Where to Fika in Stockholm

The city is the capital of the coffee break.<p><i>Fika,</i> or the act of taking a break over coffee and a snack, is a Swedish tradition that, at its roots, encourages people to pause and reset. Contrary to grabbing a cup of joe to go, in Sweden, <i>fika</i> is a time where you're obliged to forget everything, at …

Coffee

No-Churn Yogurt Pops—Like Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast!

Let’s get one thing out of the way. This frozen yogurt is not the soft, swirled, birthday cake-flavored frozen yogurt that you mound with mochi, leaving a mochi trail on your walk to the register.<p><b>This is yogurt, frozen—unchurned, unfazed, ready to exceed all your expectations</b>.<p>A couple of summers …

Dessert

For Spunkier Ice Cream Sandwiches, Say “See Ya!” Cookies

<i>Ice cream sandwiches needn't be limited to cookies and vanilla, so we partnered with Wolf Gourmet to show you a few ways to play around with "bread" and ice cream options (including actual bread, with any flavor of ice cream you like).</i><p>One summer, my first in Brooklyn, I lived on what seemed to be a …

Dessert

Drinking Coffee Might Actually Make You Live Longer

Maybe we can have nice things.<p>Is it because coffee is so good that we assume it is going to kill us? It's not, at least according to two new studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>. In fact, it might actually make us live longer.<p>The first study from the World Health Organization and the …

Coffee

5 Ideas to Get You Out of Your Breakfast Rut

Feeling meh about your usual a.m. meal? We get it. Mornings can be crazy hectic, and it's a lot easier to hit repeat and grab that same-old cereal …

Today's Paleo Diet Looks Nothing Like What Cavemen Used to Eat

Followers of the paleo philosophy claim to draw their nutritional guidelines from Neanderthals. But stark differences in geography and agriculture, thousands of years of evolution, and a contemporary food industry stand in the way. Mounting evidence, including a recent study that analyzed dental …

Paleo Diet

8 Vegan Brunches That Prove the Meal Isn't All About Eggs

Brunch may be synonymous with eggs, bacon, and buttery hollandaise sauce, but sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a brunch<p>entrée that doesn’t make you want to lie down afterward. These vegan brunch options are lighter twists on classic brunch dishes, but still make your Saturday meal feel pretty indulgent.<p>…

Vegan

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Genius Granola Trick You Haven't Heard of Yet

In 2012, I made the claim that if you can stir, you can make granola. And while that is still true—and a number one selling point of homemade granola, in addition to taste, customizability, and economics—five years later, I’ve learned <i>you don’t even have to stir</i>.<p>Because, while most granola recipes …

Breakfast

8 Simple Tips to Live Longer and Healthier

Over the past few years, there has been an ever-increasing obsession with biohacking and life extension: FDA-approved studies to see if metformin, a drug historically used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can slow aging. A supplement called Basis, which purports to extend life and is backed by multiple …

Longevity

Behold: The Love Child of a Rice Krispie Treat and a Nestle Crunch Bar

"This is the best dessert you've made in months," my fiancé mumbles through a mouthful of chocolate. This is no small statement, considering that I bake at least four days a week, constantly make him test all manner of recipes from cakes to cookies. He rarely gives feedback, as he'll eat pretty …

Dessert

How to Build the Ultimate Trail Mix

Trail mix is perhaps the ideal outdoor snack. But the packaged stuff tends to be loaded with unhealthy added ingredients like sugar, salt, and oil.<p>To keep the fuel nutrient-dense, skip the stuff wrapped in plastic and make your own instead. It’s an easy way to avoid junk calories and unnecessary …

Eating

The Best Overnight Oats Recipes

Do it now, thank yourself tomorrow.<p>If you’ve been looking for a way to make your mornings feel a little less chaotic, you’ve stumbled upon the right place. We have overnight oats recipes for you, which are just the simple meal you need to make mornings go more smoothly.<p>You see, making breakfast …

Breakfast

The Most Instagrammable Breakfasts in Australia

Get ready for some serious food envy.<p>The best breakfasts we've eaten, hands down, have been in Australia. Sure, the great weather and proximity to the ocean help, but for Aussies, perfecting that first meal of the day has become something of an art form. Whether it's buttery ricotta hotcakes at one …

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and supporting energy levels throughout a busy day start with breakfast. Sugary cereals, processed energy bars, or even a bagel spike your blood sugar levels and leave you crashing before lunch. These quick and easy breakfast recipes will help you maintain energy …

Breakfast

The World's Most Unhealthy Health Foods

Once upon a time, the rules of clean eating were pretty straightforward: eat lots of plants, get your protein from lean sources, don’t stuff yourself. But thanks to a ballooning packaged-foods industry and a never-ending desire to make healthy eating even more convenient, it’s actually harder than …

Nutrition

Precision Farming: Harnessing Technology to Feed the World

As the population continues to grow without a comparable increase in farmable land, the world has once again reached a crossroads in its long-term food supply problem. Goldman Sachs Research’s Jerry Revich predicts the next leg of productivity will come from greater precision in agriculture, …

Agriculture

The 1-Pot, 1-Blender, 1-Hour Vegan Comfort Food We've Made All Winter

When we first wrote about Heidi Swanson's green curry porridge, we were knee-deep in Thanksgiving casseroles, searching far and wide for something not-so-cheesy to call dinner.<p>Thanksgiving might feel like <i>ages</i> ago (do you even remember what you made for dessert?), but we haven't forgotten this …

Vegan

6 Foods a Nutritionist Eats Every Single Day

From energy healers to thyroid doctors, we're surrounded by a wealth of experts who provide relevant information that can improve our health and …

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away screaming (and hungry). But never fear—when we say detox, we’re talking about refocusing the mind, body, and palate on healthy, tasty, and nutritious …

Healthy Recipes

Make this oatmeal pancake recipe for breakfast or dinner

For breakfast fans, sometimes a meal doesn’t get any better than a stack of pancakes. Fresh off the griddle and served under a pat of melting butter, pancakes are magical, a perfect start — and sometimes end — to the day. These oatmeal pancakes don’t disappoint, the fluffy cakes flavored with a …

Recipes

17 Take-to-Work Breakfasts Infinitely Better Than Anything From the Vending Machine

Ah, yes, the perils of work breakfast: Will it be the sad, spotty, forlorn banana in the staff kitchen? Or the vending machine's packaged granola bar that's just way a bit too sweet/crunchy/actually falling apart?<p>Nope, neither of these—not today! Sorry spotty banana and sad granola bar: These 17 …

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

12 Quotes That Will Help You From Quitting the Gym This January

Print this out and stick it on your treadmill.<p>"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." <b>–</b> <b>Michael Jordan, star of Space Jam</b><p>"Fitness is like marriage. You can't cheat on it and expect it to work." <b>–</b> <b>Bonnie Pfiester</b><b>, fitness expert</b><p>"The last three or four reps is what makes the …

The Easiest, Best Dishes to Lose Weight at Every Meal

The best dishes to lose weight should be both healthy and delicious. Who says you can't have both? When it comes to taking care of your body and …