Ashley Braquet

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Spicy Chocolate Cake with Avocado Buttercream

We love Hartwood's spicy chocolate cake, topped with an earthy chocolate-avocado buttercream. About that avocado, make sure it's very ripe, bordering …

Making chocolate truffles is actually pretty easy—here's how it's done

Chocolate!<p>I feel like I could end my post there and just give you the recipe and it would be OK, because I love chocolate so much. Why expend energy …

Why Doesn't New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?

Meet David Waggonner: the urban and environmental architect who wants New Orleans to come to terms with the fact it is a delta city.<p>When Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge flooded southeast Louisiana, living with water was a nightmare for New Orleanians. For the past decade, one architect has …

Urbanism

Cucumber Satay Crunch Salad- A Modern Way to Eat

Over the past month and a half, I have mastered the art of eating one handed. I joked with M that when I broke my wrist snowboarding last winter, it …

Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 Complete Menu

All the Food Lover's Cleanse recipes, in one place<p>This cleanse serves 4 for dinner and 1 for both breakfast and lunch. Our dinner recipes will provide leftovers for use in lunch the next day, depending on how much your family eats. In case you do not have leftovers, we have suggested alternative …

Healthy Eating

22 Things To Know Before You Decide To Stop Eating Meat

Whether you're thinking of going vegetarian or vegan or just trying to eat way less meat, these tips can help you do it in a healthy and sustainable way.

31 Of The Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Eggs

Eggcellent ideas, you guys.

DIY Salad Dressing

“What do you put on your salads?” is one of my most frequently asked questions. It seems everyone is out to find the magic salad dressing they’ll use …

Here's why one of Hillary Clinton's big ideas is a smart move for 2016

And new poll released by Public Policy Polling on Friday shows that her focus on the issue may prove politically popular in 2016 among more than just Democrats.<p>Automatic voter registration, something Clinton proposed earlier this month, enjoys relatively strong support, with 48% approving and 38% …

The Silkiest Carbonara

4 to 6 Servings<p>At Pirelli's restaurant in Rome, chef Barbara Lynch ate what was, for her, the perfect carbonara: The sauce was bright yellow from fresh eggs, and each rigatoni hid cubes of fatty guanciale. In Boston, where Lynch has five restaurants, she set out to master the dish. Her yolk-heavy …

Cacio e Pepe

Servings<p>Literally "cheese and pepper", this minimalist cacio e pepe recipe is like a stripped-down mac and cheese.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)<p>3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided<p>1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper<p>3/4 cup finely …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

If you've ever looked around your apartment kitchen and wished for a more homey feel, then consider planting yourself a verdant herb garden—right on your countertop. "They provide you a sense of responsibility," says Dimitri Gatanas, owner of the Urban Garden Center in Manhattan. "It's like you …

My Mother's Moist Chocolate Cake With Vanilla Icing

From my mother, I learned how to serve an army. She was constantly having to grab a cake out of the freezer when my father unexpectedly brought business guests home for dinner.<p>This recipe was a regular at those dinners, pulled from the freezer in a square tinfoil disposable pan, already iced with …

11 you-need-these-right-now brownie recipes

For brownie lovers (everyone with a soul), the mere sight of a pan of brownies can cause hysteria. Don't even think about letting it cool for more than a couple of minutes. It's important to get just the right piece, and then grab five more.<p>And those corners? The ones you bite into to find they are …

Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama Discuss Gender Equality: "We're Still Not There Yet"

"How do we make it so our equality is not so threatening?"<p><b>Meryl Streep</b> and <b>Michelle Obama</b> had an inspiring and candid conversation about motherhood, …

Michelle Obama

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

How to Make Barista Quality Cold-Brew Coffee at Home

The delicious-looking iced coffee you see on everyone’s Instagram isn’t made from cooled leftover coffee. Ordinary brewing with hot water releases …

Coffee

Chocolate chip cookies with vanilla and sea salt

These cookies with sea salt chocolate and vanilla make the perfect mid-afternoon snack<p>MAKES<p>9<p>INGREDIENTS<p>425g sea salt chocolate, chopped<br>• 225g unsalted butter (at room temperature)<br>• 170g sugar<br>• 170g dark brown sugar<br>• 1 vanilla pod, scraped<br>• 2 eggs (at room temperature)<br>• 280g plain flour<br>• 5g baking soda<br>• 5g sea …

Healthy Vegan, Vegetarian Carrot Hummus Recipe

<b>Nutrition expert and certified health coach Arielle Haspel created some delicious healthy snacks for our Treat Yourself video series, and now she's back. Follow her here on the Vitamin G blog, where she'll share her favorite healthy shortcuts and guilt-free recipes, just in time for bikini …

Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds

Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Heart</i> found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate.<p>So, what is it about …

Brewing Coffee With No Filter | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Suyog Mody.</i><p>I have a confession. My day doesn’t begin until I’ve had my first cup of coffee. Until that …

Coffee

8 Things Only Coffee Lovers Would Understand

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Productivity

DIY $20 Dollar Beginner Wooden Bench