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30+ Best Gin Cocktails To Try Out Tonight

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.<p>Spice up your weekend gin routine with one of these mouthwatering (and beautiful!) cocktails.

Alternative Italy, pt 3: Like Florence? Try Bologna.

In this five-part series taken from <i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i> (Aug 2010 issue) we show you just where to step off the tourist trail and start exploring the real Italy - from the hills harbouring the country's finest wines to a coastline to rival the Amalfi.<p>Like Florence? Try Bologna.<p>Climb the 498 steps …

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The Cinque Terre Train: A How-To Guide

Yes… you can reach beautiful Vernazza on the train!<p>You’ve bought your flights, booked your hotels, and made the excruciating choice between the …

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

More Wine Basics<p><i>All About French Wine »<br>How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws »<br>Cheese & Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet »<br>How to Stock Your Wine Fridge »<br>All About Port »<br>Wine Books: Sommelier Picks »</i><p>During my semester studying abroad in Florence, my favorite restaurant was a tiny place tucked away just around the …

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

Guide to Garbage: How to Give New Life to Your Kitchen Scraps and Trash

Cut down on your kitchen waste by cooking smarter—here are our favorite ways to utilize scraps and otherwise compostable items.<p>Hey, you. You with the veggies. Are you gonna eat that onion skin? Because if not, we will. Seriously.<p>We work with food all day long, and test many, many recipes here at …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Spring—in the form of fresh vegetables, at least—has arrived. Celebrate with savory dishes that highlight the season's finest ingredients, like …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

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Vegan flour tortillas

There is nothing better than adding your favorite fillings into a homemade tortilla, especially if it is vegan!<p>PinWe love wrapping our favorite …

Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Soup with Caramelized Onions

I found this recipe on <b>She Wears Many Hats</b>, and knew it was right up my alley. I love mushrooms and it also has white beans, so I was hooked. I wasn’t …

6 Flat-Belly Vegan Meals

Eat up to slim down with tasty dishes made from healthy, filling, metabolism-boosting ingredients<p>If you are looking to maintain a svelte frame, what …

5 Tips for Going Vegan

I have been vegan for almost three years. For some, that means I am a meatless wizard filled with omnivorous wisdom and willpower while for others I'm just a rookie. Amateur or not, I have been asked multiple times how I do it. I admit going from full-blown meat eater to strict vegan was not easy. …

What Do I Do with Quinoa?

5<p>SHARES<p>I can still remember the day I learned that quinoa is actually pronounced “KEEN-wah” and not, as I’d been calling it for an embarrassingly …

Eatsy: Vegan Banana and Coconut Ice Cream

A few months before summer started, I finally — after years of lamenting — bought an ice cream maker. I have to say it was one of my best (and most used) purchases this year. So far I’ve made nearly thirty flavors, and I’ve experimented with custard bases, non-custard bases, dairy-free and sorbets. …

Savory Beet and Vegan Feta Scones

These savory scones are really tasty. They are great for a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch or could even be for a holiday breakfast.<p><b>Serving Size:</b> …

Parsnip, Leek and Apple Soup

As the weather begins to cool, we enjoy more soups. This parsnip, leek and apple combination really tasted good today and we will enjoy it more often …

Chickpea Walnut Patties

These chickpea walnut patties are a great example of how to turn simple ingredients into impressive snacks in just a few easy steps. They are not …

20 Simple and Delicious Quick Vegan Snack Ideas

<b>293</b> Flares <b>293</b> Flares ×<p>Having quick, healthy and vegan-friendly snacks on-hand doesn’t have to be difficult by any means. In fact, it can be quite …

Longevity, Anyone? Top 20 Reasons to Go Vegan During World Vegan Month

Lunch prepared by Chef Linda, director of Compassionate Cuisine,<p>a vegan culinary program at Catskill Animal Sanctuary<p>A planet that desperately needs all of us to go vegan, the torture and suffering of animals who want their lives as much as we want ours, and contests with prizes such as your weight …

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Genoa is an Italian port city with palaces

<b>Why Genoa?</b><p>If Rome is the heart of Italy, Genoa is its head, and one that is firmly screwed on. There is a pragmatism and commercial sense that goes …

Never tried cappuccino with focaccia? In Genoa is the typical breakfast

The second day in Genoa starts with a typical breakfast: <b>cappuccino and focaccia</b>. What could seem a “indecent proposal” is actually a pleasant …

Capturing Genoa

A photo blog of the coastal city of Genoa in north west Italy. The Photographs were taken during a two day event Blog Tour #Q4T 2012 organised by the …

Genoa, "Superb" Liguria's capital and largest medieval town

After my 3-day stroll in Liguria to visit the Cinque Terre, and on my way back I stopped in the region’s capital, Genoa, for a day. I got so swept …

Piazza della Cisterna (Tank Square), San Gimignano, Toscana (Tuscany), Italy

Piazza della Cisterna (Tank Square), San Gimignano, Toscana (Tuscany), Italy<p>The square is so named because of the underlying water tank dated 1287.

“Italian Hand Gestures RAP

“Italian Hand Gestures RAP<p>Learn to talk with your hands like a real Italian. Here are the 16 gestures: I am hungry, You are crazy, This is perfect, Time to go, There is nothing, I don’t care, Full of people, Are you scared?, Have some water, Drink some wine, Get a coffee, Take your time, This and that, So and so, What do you want?, You must go!”

Cinque Terre's Floodlore And Casualties

In Italy, "the land of a thousand bell towers," rustic towns love the sound of their own church bells. They each have their own dialect, favorite saints, and folklore. The folklore of Vernazza and Monterosso will be enlivened with tales of the flood of 2011.<p>In Monterosso, beloved statues in the …

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