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Everyone Should Use Creatine

The Hidden Health Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate<p>Creatine > Multivitamins<p>Despite little evidence to support their use, untold millions take …

Nutrition

30 Fitness Instagram Accounts That Will Motivate the Hell Out Of You

Follow these accounts for instant workout inspiration.<p>Even if you're stuck at home, school, or work, you can always have an open portal to the gym if you have a smartphone and an Instagram account.<p>The social media platform has become the go-to space for anyone and everyone interested in health and …

The 6 Sneaker Styles Every Man Should Own

The best men's sneakers for every scenario, from the all-white tennis sneaker to the functional running shoe, you won't go wrong with these 6 …

Shoes

This Guy Lost 92 Pounds After He Couldn't Keep Up With His Kids on a Hike

How Jeremiah Peterson transformed his body in just 5 months.<p>Jeremiah Peterson was 40 years old and 100 pounds overweight when he realized he needed to make a change.<br>• The dad went on to lose 92 pounds by adopting the ketogenic diet and working out in the great outdoors<br>• His inspiring Instagram account, …

Easy Grilled Octopus Recipe

Think grilling octopus is too difficult? Don't worry, it's easier than you think.<p>The secret to cooking octopus is that there is no secret: no cork, no massage, no ride in the laundry machine to tenderize it. Cook it well, slice it thin, win friends.<p>What you'll need:<p>Octopus1 Bay leaf2 Tbsp of olive …

the red and black

<b>Make simple syrup:</b> Combine sugar, water, and 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sugar …

Sous Vide Glazed Carrots Recipe

Why It Works<p>at 183°F, carrots will soften but not turn mushy.<br>• Cooking carrots sous-vide cooks them in their own juices, packing them with intense carrot flavor.<br>• Tossing the carrots in the skillet for a couple minutes after cooking glazes them in their reduced juices, enhancing their flavor and …

15 Sous Vide Recipes to Up Your Weeknight Dinner Game

When it comes to making weeknight dinners more exciting, there are times when no amount of Pinterest scrolling can get your creative juices flowing. When the slow cooker regained crazy popularity, everyone rejoiced at the fact that there were thousands of new recipes to play with (even slow cooker …

Ready to Start the Mediterranean Diet? Here's Your Meal Plan

When five Harvard Medical studies declare the Mediterranean diet the best choice for weight loss, you <i>know</i> they're onto something. And even if you …

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

Food

key lime cheesecake

I can’t believe I haven’t told you yet about this Key Lime Cheesecake; I have some nerve, don’t I? And I suppose I could get into its texture …

Six of the best pickles and ferments

<b>Celeriac, apple and mustard seed kraut</b><p>One of our favourite ferments at Little Duck: the combination of ingredients make it a brilliantly unusual alternative to typical cabbage kraut – but it’s just as simple.<p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Ferment <b>Up to 2 weeks</b><br>Makes <b>About 500g</b><p><b>1 celeriac,</b> sliced on a mandolin<b><br>1 apple,</b> …

Food Preservation

The Ingenious Technique That Makes Vanilla Extract in 1 Hour

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Here's something that's going to change your home cooking life: You can make better vanilla extract at home in about an …

Instant Pot

easiest fridge dill pickles

Every summer, I make a note on my Oh My God Good Vegetables Are Finally Here! cooking to-do list (what, you don’t keep one?) to post about how to …

everyday chocolate cake

Heat your oven to 325°F. Butter and lightly flour a standard loaf pan (shown in a 9″x5″, but not so full in it that you couldn’t use an 8″x4″ or …

almond biscotti

This biscotti is what I like to think of as a Hole in One Recipe. And I know what you’re thinking, “Deb, golf? You never seemed the type.” And you’d …

cannoli pound cake

Why did I make this cake? Was it a birthday, a dinner party, or a pot-luck brunch? Was I testing recipes for a new cookbook or auditioning one that I …

whole wheat goldfish crackers

My kid doesn’t like cheese. While this is in some ways a relief — I was dreading what seems to be the inevitable toddler mac-and-cheese habit, mostly …

Mexican Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>Instead of vanilla extract for this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, try almond extract if you’ve got it handy, which adds even more depth of flavor.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups whole milk<p>3 tablespoons crushed cinnamon sticks (preferably Ceylon)<p>6 ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably …

BBQ 101: Cooking on Salt Blocks

<b>Tips for Cooking on Salt Blocks</b><p>Make sure your blocks are completely dry prior to applying any heat for around 24 hours.<br>• Although salt blocks have a …

Pickle-Brined Dipped Chicken

North Carolina’s answer to Nashville hot chicken<p>It came from Piedmont North Carolina, where Benjamin Franklin Cureton, of Frankie’s Chicken Shack in Salisbury, had the brainstorm to plunge fried chicken into the vinegar-based, tomato-tinged barbecue sauce native to nearby Lexington. <b>Dipped …

crispy tortellini with peas and prosciutto

Several years ago, a harebrained idea to make a wedding cake for friends led to me sharing a picture of the cake layers stacked up in my freezer, …

The Cure For Man Boobs

Gynecomastia is incredibly embarrassing and shockingly common. But it’s treatable. Your flat-chest plan is here<p>With his shaved head, lean torso, and broad shoulders, Kevin Larrabee, C.S.C.S., looks like a lot of fitness professionals. At his job at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Boston, the …

32 Weight Plate Exercises

Introducing your new favorite way to build total-body strength and muscle<p>Weight plates are made for barbells—or so you thought.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demos 32 ways to use plates sans bar. He shows you how to build total-body muscle and strength by chopping, …

winter squash soup with gruyere croutons

High on my list of things I’ve always wanted to do but finances, scheduling or partner interest always got in the way was going to some small town …

Cookies and Cream Brownies

April 11, 2017<p><i>by</i> Sweet Basil — 29 Comments »<p>These <b>cookies and cream brownies</b> are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some …

Dessert

toasted marshmallow milkshake

Almost exactly 5 years ago, in celebration us both signing contracts to write cookbooks, I met a friend* for lunch at a burger joint called The Stand …

Scallops & Sous Vide Pork Belly, Vanilla Butter, Acorn Squash, Cinnamon Apple Chips

Sous vide pork belly – I’d say that’s almost cheating. It’s an affordable cut that should always be delicious and it’s hard to mess up (especially if …

Sous Vide Rosemary Mustard Lamb Chops

These are some flavor packed lamb chops and are super easy to make. It’s one of the few recipes where I don’t use weights for the measurements. The …

Sous Vide Meatloaf with Hazelnut Crust

This recipe puts an upscale and modern twist on an old favorite. Don’t expect bread crumbs and ketchup, this roulade style loaf is held together by a …

Cooking