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A-Z of unusual ingredients: buttermilk

In our new online series, Rachel Smith explores exotic ingredients that could spice up your storecupboard. This week: B is for buttermilk.<p>Most food-related portmanteaus are logical. 'Cheeseburger', 'frappuccino' and even the latest craze of the 'cronut' (half croissant, half doughnut).<p>'Buttermilk' …

Speedy weeknight suppers: pea and summer herb soup

This bright soup is full of summery flavour and turns the humble garden pea into a really satisfying supper.<p>This recipe is just as good served cold with a swirl of cream or straight from the pan with a sprinkling of chives and perhaps some crispy bacon.<p>Serves 4<p>2 large shallots<p>1 clove garlic<p>½ stick …

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is topped with a mix of heirloom-tomato varieties, as well as red onion and basil.

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Blueberry Cobbler with Easiest-Ever Biscuits

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>A basic blueberry cobbler recipe that's begging to be topped with some vanilla ice cream (or crème fraîche, if you're feeling fancy).<p>August 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Filling<p>5 cups fresh blueberries (from about 2 1/2 eleven-ounce containers)<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How to make the perfect tomato sauce

A good tomato sauce is one of the first things that any cook should learn to make – it is almost infinitely useful, keeps pretty well, and the ready-made version is outrageously overpriced. Indeed, Marcella Hazan writes in The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: "No other preparation is more …

Can we cook ourselves thin?

Preparing food from scratch makes us healthier, is good for the soul and gives us our humanity. So why has cooking become something we watch, rather than do? William Leith reports.<p><b>Jean-Michel Cohen</b>believes he has the cure for obesity. As I chatted to the French diet doctor recently in his large, …

3 Creative Recipes That Bring Quinoa to Breakfast

Protein-packed quinoa is versatile enough to eat in the morning<p>Protein-packed quinoa is versatile enough to eat in the morning<p><i>By Lizzie Fuhr for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Anyone who thinks that quinoa is just for lunch and dinner needs to use this ancient grain in their breakfast routine. Versatile, …

10 delicious kid-friendly foods of the world

Parents remain ever hopeful as we strive to introduce different foods into our children's diets. Whether your family is travelling the world, or just looking for a little variety in your home kitchen, international cuisine can be a source of inspiration and nutrition. Here are 10 foods from around …

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You Can Do It: Fairytale Crow

I believe in fairytales as much as I believe in reality because I experience magic every day of my life. I know what it feels like to fly because I do it every day on my yoga mat. I believe in miracles because I’ve seen someone walk into a yoga studio with tears in her eyes only to end up …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

10 Best Bikini Body Secrets

Our Twitter followers share their favorite get-fit tips<p>Buddy up<p>Try this partner workout together to push each other—all the way to the beach.<p>Mix up your routine<p>Keep your body guessing and challenge yourself with one of these new workouts.<p>Clean your plate<p>Clean up your own diet with these 16 …

How to Burn More Calories While You Sleep

Nope, no one's invented a treadmill bed. You can stoke your metabolism in one (much simpler) step<p>If only you could work off the calories from that froyo you had earlier while passed out on the couch. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it may not be that far off: Turning down the thermostat …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Is Sugar From Fruit Better For You Than White Sugar?

<i>By YouBeauty.com</i><p><b>We Asked:</b> Joy Dubost, R.D., is a nutritionist, food scientist and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.<p><b>The Answer:</b> Whether it's in a piece of fruit, your soda or a pastry, sugar is made up of the same two components: fructose and glucose. The molecular structure …

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Grill Vegetarian Tacos

Ivy Stark, runner and executive chef for Dos Caminos in New York City, loves this healthy, filling recipe.<p>Unless you're a no-meat athlete, your grill likely cooks hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breasts, or steaks almost every time you fire it up. Sure, you'll throw on some veggies as a side dish, …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …