Crystal Harris

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Lose Up To 10 Pounds in 7 Days With The Cabbage Soup Diet Plan

The cabbage soup diet plan is a weight loss schedule that utilizes a recipe extremely low in fat and calorific content to help those using it to lose …

13 Healthy Mason Jar Meals (Don't Leave Home Without Them)

Mason jar meals are easy, portable and on-trend. And since we "eat" with our eyes first, Mason jars are a gorgeous way to show off all the textures, …

Healthy Eating

The BEST Smoothies For Weight Loss

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with smoothies. But not …

Eggplant Meatballs From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Hearty and versatile eggplant has got to be one of the best vegetable substitutes for meat. <b>Mark Bittman</b> uses the nightshade as the base for meat-less meatballs in his new <i>VB6 Cookbook</i>. They're not much harder to throw together than …

Knife Skills: How to Slice Scallions

The first step to great food is great knife skills. Check out more Knife Skills this way!<p>When used as a base ingredient in a stir-fry or salsa, a fine rough chop will do you just fine. But the beauty of scallions is that they're as pretty as they are flavorful—provided you know how to cut them.<p>Here …

Gadgets: Get Your Garnish on With the Mastrad Spiral Veggie Slicer

If you're itching to make fancy zucchini fettuccine, but you don't want to commit to a spiral slicing machine, the Mastrad Spiral Veggie Slicer ($14.99) may just be your new best friend. Yes, okay, I'm sure Chef Morimoto could carve zucchini into ribbons with a chef's knife, but normal mortals …

Lime Prices Soaring; Korea's Youth Abandoning Kimchi

· Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze on Restaurants, Food Lovers [NPR]<br>· Crisis in Korea as Younger Generation Abandons Kimchi [The Guardian]<br>· Alfred Portale Offers Advice for the New NYC Restaurateur [The New Potato]<br>· Food Meets Movies at NYC's Most Ambitious Dine-In Theater [Slate]<br>· OpenTable Plans …

5 Must-Try South American Sauces

March is National Sauce Month, and to celebrate, we're launching a series on the world's best barbecue sauces.<p>Up first, South America. If you think all South American barbecue sauces are hot -- or even alike -- guess again. Our southern neighbor offers an astonishing range of sauces -- some mild, …

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Black Radishes and How to Eat Them Raw or Roasted

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Welcome to the dark side. Meet a coal-colored radish with a serious bite.</i><p>Radishes belong to the mustard or cabbage family (along with brassicas like horseradish, broccoli rabe, …

Food

Pea Pancakes

4 Servings<p>Topping these fresh blini-like pancakes with smoked salmon would make an ideal appetizer for a party.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup shelled fresh peas (from about 1 pound pods) or frozen peas, thawed<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>3 large eggs<p>1 cup low-fat cottage cheese<p>1/4 cup …

Recipes

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cassini's Crescent and Cassiopeia's Soul

Mars carves new channels and amateurs catch a falling star in this week's best space pictures.<p>Happy birthday, Hubble. Astronomers snapped this image of the Monkey Head Nebula—released on March 17—in honor of the famous space telescope's 24 years in orbit.<p>The nebula, formally known as NGC 2174, …

World Celebration Foods

What’s a party without food? Check out this gallery of celebratory cuisine from around the world. Haggis, anyone?

Chinese New Year

Living History in Athens

“The best part of being in Athens is the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American poet, animator, and longtime resident of the capital of Greece. “Walking around Athens is a living history lesson. Modern is juxtaposed with ancient, and art is featured throughout the …

The Maine of Spain

You’ve never heard of my favorite place in Spain. It’s not stylish Barcelona, foodie San Sebastian, or picturesque Mallorca. But <b>La Coruña</b> is just as unique.<p>I’ve been returning to the small capital city of Galicia — the northwestern corner of Spain that sits atop Portugal like a cap — for 12 years …

Irish Eden: The Magic of Ballyfin

Can you go back to the 1820s? In Ireland, you can. (Don’t worry, there is still great Wi-Fi.)<p>I’ve been lucky enough to visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, where I imagined myself (Lady Annie) sitting on a bench under a parasol dreaming up the witty remarks I’d use to flirt with my third …

The Best of South Africa: Family Style

South Africa has received its fair share of ink in recent years due to Nelson Mandela’s health, the Oscar Pistorius murder case, and the 2010 World Cup. It’s also grabbed the attention of more and more travelers, making what’s happening there that much more newsworthy.<p>As a result of the increase in …

Iconic Greece: Thessaloniki

Icons are, for the uninitiated (that means most of us), an encounter with the unknown: religious paintings on wooden panels of great antiquity. For others, they take on great spiritual significance. And there’s no better place to see them than Thessaloniki in northern Greece.<p>This often neglected …

Top 10 Ancient Highways

Travel to the Past Down These Countries’ Ancient Roads<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Old North Trail, North America</b> <br>The Blackfeet Indians traveled along the Old North Trail, which originally stretched nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) from Canada to Mexico, running …

Hong Kong

Total Gem: The Emerald Coast of Brazil

“You’ve landed in heaven, but right now it’s hell,” the driver said as he loaded my luggage into the car. I had just flown from Buenos Aires to Florianópolis and was breathing in warm, beachy evening air mixed with car exhaust and jet fuel. He responded to my obvious, but cautious response — “Why …

Happiness Hot Spots

See photos of happiness hot spots, including Denmark, Singapore, Mexico, and California, from the new book Thrive by Dan Buettner, from National Geographic.

Happiness

Colcannon: Awesome Irish Potato and Cabbage Hash

<i>Chef Huw Thornton has English and Irish roots, childhood memories of San Jose, California, and a cool Welsh name. In San Francisco, he cooked Italian</i> …

15 Books To Spark Your Feminist Awakening

We asked women on BuzzFeed's editorial staff what book gave them their "a-ha!" feminist moment. A starter guide to your feminist reading collection, below.

26 Light, Fresh Seafood Recipes for Spring

Delicate, green, springy flavors pair particularly well with seafood, so check out these 26 light recipes for ocean-dwellers like shrimp, clams, salmon, halibut, and more.<p>It's only the second week of March, but we're already looking toward spring produce—and those delicate, green flavors pair …

Seafood

Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Saffron

8 Servings<p>Blind-baking the crust in this lemon buttermilk pie recipe is essential: It keeps it from getting soggy when the custardy filling is added.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>buttermilk pie dough<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted …

Baking

21 Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes We Love

Cooking

25 Recipes Starring Beer, So You Can Consume More Beer

You'll need two brewskis for these recipes: One for the pot, and one to quench your thirst.<p><b>Who doesn't like a good brew?</b> We love the stuff so much, we found 25 great ways to put it in our food—from beer-battered onion rings to chocolate truffles.

Cooking

How to Make the Perfect Beef Tartare

A step-by-step guide for mixing, slicing, and presenting beef tartare.<p>When making tartare, keep everything chilled as you go, including the mixing bowl and plates. Presentation matters, too: The meat should be fridge-cold when served and cut as precisely and neatly as possible. Here's how.<p>Freeze …

Recipes

The Meal That's Even Worse Than Fast Food

Researchers writing in the <i>Journal of Nutrition Education</i> analyzed more than 2,516 menu items at 21 national sit-down chains, such as Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday, and IHOP. The crazy-scary findings: Not only did calorie and fat levels often go way beyond what's considered healthy for a single meal …