Samantha Solomon

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Refreshing Summer Morning Meals To Beat The Heat

Holy heat wave! When you're awoken by humidity rather than the buzz of your alarm, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or the stove to whip up some breakfast.<p>Sure, you could grab a breakfast bar and call yourself set (and prepare to crash: the amount of sugar in those babies is …

Date-Night Idea: 8 Challenges Inspired by One Adorable Couple

1. If the subway isn't your cup of (smelly) tea, or you don't have public transportation where you live, do a road trip by car or a walking tour where you take a photo according to a different set of criteria. Perhaps every street sign in your neighborhood, or in front of the "Welcome" signs to a …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

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Plant-Based Meals: 3 Super Salads for Any Occasion!

These beautiful and nutritious salads are crowd pleasers and could be used to supplement any occasion! The first and second recipes are from my <i>Life In Balance</i> cookbook. The third is from my mother-in-law, Alice Wolff. Enjoy!<p><b>CONFETTI CARROT SALAD</b><p>4 large carrots, grated<p>3 ribs of celery, sliced …

Food

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

Becca's "Just Enough Space to Dabble" Oakland Kitchen

"I feel like I’m on a boat." These are the words I found escaping my mouth while spending time with Becca Piastrelli in her narrow Oakland, CA …

Kitchens

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

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Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Mousse at Foreign & Domestic, Austin

Mousse — whether it's buttery chicken liver or sweet dark chocolate — seems made to be eaten out of jarred vessels. Really, it's rare that food served in jars is <i>not</i> delicious, and Foreign & Domestic's Chocolate Mousse is no exception.<p>Jodi Elliot, Foreign & Domestic's in-house sweets specialist, and …

Best Summer Side Dish Recipes

What would any picnic, barbecue, or al fresco meal be without an endless array of tasty, flavorful side dishes? Read up on the recipes for these these 10 easy, made-for-summer sides, courtesy of Delish<p>What would any picnic, barbecue, or al fresco meal be without an endless array of tasty, flavorful …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

10 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes

There's nothing quite like a tall glass of cool lemonade to hit the spot on a super-warm day. Drink up these 10 simple, summer cocktail recipes courtesy of Delish and enjoy the balmy weather R<p>There's nothing quite like a tall glass of cool lemonade to hit the spot on a super-warm day. Why settle …

60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

Wedding Hair How-To: The Rose-Shaped Bun (Nicole Kidman Wore This One in Cannes)

The rose-shaped bun is my favorite wedding hair idea of the moment, and my love for the look only continues to grow each time I see it. Did you catch the blossomy braid bun Nicole Kidman wore in Cannes over the weekend, for example?<p>If you love this wedding hair idea like I do, check out this …

4 Healthy Summer Snack Ideas to Stay in Bikini-Ready Shape

1. Toast a slice of cinnamon raisin bread and top it with a smear of almond butter, sliced cherries, and a drizzle of honey.<p>2. Wrap a few pretzel rods with organic sliced turkey such as Applegate Farms and top with almond butter.<p>3. Top gluten-free rice crackers such as Crunchmaster White Cheddar …

Culture & Lifestyle

"No, we are together and we do work together and things are pretty good."<p>"I only love my bed and my momma, I'm sorry."<p>Author Katie Nicholl reveals all in a new Prince Harry biography.<p>The 'Black Panther' star is so ready for this.<p>And Season 1 hasn't even finished yet!<p>A nomadic lifestyle awaits …

30 Amazing Father's Day Gifts That Aren't Socks and a Tie

Guaranteed to please even the fussiest of dads.<p>Dads tend to be the most neglected in the family when it comes to gift-giving holidays. They're strong supporters of "not needing anything new," which explains why they usually get the most snooze-worthy presents (see: socks and ties). Since we *know* …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

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Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

Grab a Slice of Our Lemon Lavender Champagne Cake

Have you planned what you’re making for Easter yet? Well, we’ve got a show stopping cake for you. Not only is it pretty, but it’s made using champagne and boxed cake mix! Two of the best ingredients, in one.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p><b>Cake</b><p>– 2 boxes lemon cake mix<p>– 6 eggs<p>– 2 1/2 cups champagne<p><b>Frosting</b><p>– 1 1/2 cups …

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FitCycle Puts Cycling Classes On Your Phone, Kills Exercise Boredom

Android: We've discussed how training on an exercise bike is one of the most efficient workout methods, but it's no fun to just sit on a bike and …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

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F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF

Endgames Improv<p>EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair <i>(in that release of tension, funny</i> …

4 Healthy Detox Salads—That Are Actually Yummy

"Healthy detox salad" and "yummy" may not <i>sound</i> like they should go together—but I promise it's totally possible.<p>These salads are filled with cruciferous vegetables—vitamin-rich ingredients that are thought to help detox your body because they lend support to your immune, inflammatory, hormonal, and …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

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