Alice Louw

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Deliciously Ella's chocolate ganache cake

This may also be the simplest cake ever: just six ingredients whizzed together and then baked for 30 minutes.<p>MAKES<p>One cake<p>INGREDIENTS<p>For the cake<p>Coconut oil, for the tin<br>• 3 avocados<br>• 7 tbsp almond butter<br>• 8 tbsp raw cacao powder, plus more to dust (optional)<br>• 11 tbsp maple syrup<br>• 140g ground almonds<br>• 3 tbsp …

Recipes

Nine Healthier One-bowl Baking Recipes

One bowl baking is the best. Even better if you can hand mix the batter. Dragging a large mixer onto the counter and then washing and wiping it down, …

From pavlova to cheesecake: Yotam Ottolenghi’s 10 perfect dessert recipes

Chocolate puddings, millionaire’s shortbread and knickerbocker glory all get the Ottolenghi treatment in this exclusive extract from his new book, Sweet<p>My first job in a kitchen was whisking egg whites. It was the 1990s, and I was training by day and assisting the pastry chef in a fancy restaurant …

Island Inspiration: Where to Eat and Drink in Maui

Dive into berry-laced cocktails, bright sushi, pork-studded rice bowls, silky-soft mocha and more at these restaurants and bars across the …

Exploring Maui’s Haleakala National Park

Hawai'i's Haleakalā National Park on the island of Maui is one of those unique places where, in the same day, you can stand above the clouds and beside the sea while traveling through a variety of microclimates in between. "Haleakala" is the name of a giant shield volcano, where according to …

The 3 Most Awe-Inspiring Hikes in Maui

Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. The birthplace of surfing, home of shaved ice, ukuleles and the famous hula -- these are just some of the touchstones you'll experience in everyday life on the islands.<p>Maui in particular is well-known for its breathtaking beaches, luminous coral reefs and …

Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I’m a little late to the chia seed pudding bandwagon, I know. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be an enthusiast.The chia seed has been having a moment …

Breakfast

Dairy-free chocolate avocado mousse recipe

This healthy dessert is simple to make - with only avocado, a vanilla pod, dates and cacao powder to blend together, you'll be scoffing in no time<p><b>MAKES</b><p>one bowl (about four servings)<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 avocado<br>• ½ cup raw cacao powder<br>• 4 dates, pitted<br>• ½ vanilla pod or ¼ tsp vanilla powder (optional)<p><b>METHOD</b><p>Place …

Dessert

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Top 10 wine bars and tasting rooms in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s taste for wine is on the rise, as is its capital’s bar scene. Here, we pick 10 places to discover hundreds of quality labels from as little as £1.60 a glass<p>Argentinians are now into wine more than ever before, thanks to new top-quality vintages that go beyond the purple, juicy malbec. …

Stupid Touchpoints Are Worse Than No Touchpoints In Customer Service And Customer Experience

More isn’t always better in customer service and the customer experience. Yet I spend much of my time as a customer experience and customer service consultant reining in clients who don ‘t understand that adding new touchpoints to the customer service experience can diminish the experience rather …

Customer Experience

6 Blogs That Can Teach You More Than an MBA

An MBA is still valuable, but so are the lessons taught daily in these blogs.<p>There are many good reasons to go to business school. Personally, I loved my two years at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Yet at the same time, there are reasons to <i>not</i> go to business …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Happiness

The definitive list of what everyone likes on Facebook

Last week, Facebook made public a huge trove of data about its users’ interests as part of a new tool called Audience Optimization. For the first time it revealed not only the hundreds of thousands of categories into which Facebook divides its users, but also the number of people who belong to each …

Sarah Palin

The 12 disruptive tech trends you need to know

Energy storage<p>The book’s authors predict that the price of lithium-ion battery packs could fall by a third in the next 10 years, which will have a …

Internet of Things

The Future of the Internet of Things Is Amazing, If We Don't Muck It Up

As I write this, about 3.2 billion humans are connected to the Internet, communicating with each other and sharing information. But, we're hardly alone in cyberspace. Machines are also doing the same, communicating and sharing information with each other and with us, over essentially the same …

How People Are Actually Using the Internet of Things

In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity …

Essentials of Machine Learning Algorithms (with Python and R Codes)

<b>Note: This article was originally published on Aug 10, 2015 and updated on Sept 9th, 2017</b><p>Introduction<p>Google’s self-driving cars and robots get a lot …

Data Science

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Tasting note

Every two weeks, we post a real <i>Wine Spectator</i> tasting note. Read the description carefully, noting the color, tastes, aromas and other important …

BlackBerry
Recipes

Chile Spiced Shrimp Tacos

To make the Red Chile Paste: Cut the chiles into flat pieces, remove the seeds and veins. In a skillet over medium, heat for about 3 minutes, turning …

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Basil-Peach Sauce - Taste and Tell

So, I totally didn’t plan this. It’s kind of funny, because when I decided that I wanted to do Peach Week, I started writing down all sorts of ideas …