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The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Vietnamese-Style Baked Chicken Recipe

In this easy weeknight-dinner recipe, we marinate chicken thighs in a mixture of Vietnamese fish sauce, sugar, herbs, and spices, then bake them for a dish that's infused with flavor and perfectly browned.<p>Why It Works<p>Lime, ginger, and fish sauce add bold, bright, and deep Vietnamese flavors.<br>• A short …

Recipes

Vegan No-Bake Protein Bars For When Hangry Isn't An Option

If you're a clean eater, you know how hard it is to find a good healthy protein bar these days. Most contain some type of added junk your body just …

Nutrition

Your Bullet Journal Supply Kit: Get Started for $50

So you've decided to start bullet journaling. Welcome to the BuJo club! To get you started, we put together a little starter kit for you with all the …

A Renter-Friendly Backsplash to Make from a Vintage Cookbook

The next time you see a vintage cookbook in a thrift shop, flip to the intro and index for a snapshot of a society frozen in time. From a 1975 edition of <i>Joy of Cooking</i> by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker:<p>When you are entertaining, try not to feel that something unusual is expected of you …

Woodworking

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …

Swiss comfort food for the grater good

<b>By Joe Yonan,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i>Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington PostRosti With MushroomsAsk a dozen people what their ultimate comfort food is, …

Cheddar Crackers...

<b>Cheddar Crackers...Reminiscent of Goldfish Crakers(or Cheez-it)</b> Did you know that you can make Goldfish Crackers at home? Well, I came across this …

Writing the epic story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Indonesia

<b>I am currently working to finish a book: Indonesia Returns from Exile: The Buru Quartet Story</b>Pramoedya Ananta Toer is the author of four books known …

How a Singapore writer survived a year of imprisonment

12 Indonesian books you should add to your reading list

To celebrate National Book Day, which falls on May 17, here’s our picks of Indonesian books (also available in English) that you should add to your …

Books

How to Make Pan-Fried Vegetable Dumplings

I grew up eating one type of dumpling—the ones my mom made. They were juicy, with the perfect combination of lean and fatty pork, and just the right amount of napa cabbage and shiitake mushrooms. I had no desire to try any other types of dumplings because these were <i>it</i>. Why try to seek perfection …

Eleanor Friedberger's New View is a small album for small pleasures

The pop-rock veteran's third LP is loose, conversational, and content<p>Eleanor Friedberger writes specific, experiential songs that stick to you like burrs hooked onto a denim jacket. Spend a little time with her music, and you’ll inevitably carry some of them into your own life. Her debut solo …

Recipe from Rome: Authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara

<b>Alex Schaumburg (@Alex60173):</b> Peppered bacon, aged asiago, cream, eggs, home made tagliatelli, parsley, garlic, and orange zest.<p>Bring about 6 quarts …

Spinach Gomaae Recipe (Sesame Sauce) ほうれん草の胡麻和え

Spinach or green beans are often dressed in sesame sauce in Japanese cuisine. We call this dish “<b>Goma-ae</b> (胡麻和え)”. Sweet and savory sesame sauce made …

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both …

Having Faith in the Fate of Indonesian Literature

Here is GIV interview with Goenawan Mohamad, one of Indonesia’s finest wordsmith. He now contributes actively in promoting the growth of Indonesia’s …

Quick Weeknight-Friendly Vietnamese Beef Noodle Pho

Vietnamese beef noodle pho is an easy soup to fall in love with. Those chewy noodles, that savory broth, the tender slices of beef — all those …

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p>Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.

These Chicken Nuggets Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Pretzels + chicken nuggets = YAS<p>View this post on Facebook<p>2 cups salted pretzels<p>1/2 cup parmesan cheese<p>1/2 cup flour<p>1/4 tsp pepper (optional)<p>2 eggs<p>1 lb boneless chicken breasts<p>Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch pieces.<p>Mix pretzels and cheese in food processor.<p>Add pepper to flour and mix in a separate …

The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Dive in.<p>Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in …

Chvrches' Every Open Eye is strong, sharp, and self-reliant

You might not hear a better pop record this year<p>There’s a point in almost every album where the quality of each new song starts to fade. If you spend enough time listening to music, you start unconsciously steeling yourself for this moment: you’ve blown through all of the album’s singles, you’ve …

Kerala-Style Fried Chicken with Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 serrano chiles, stemmed<p>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>1/3 cup fresh mint leaves<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled ginger<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>12 skin-on, bone-in chicken pieces (about 6 lb.)<p>Vegetable oil …

Recipes

New Jersey man wants to track immigrants like FedEx tracks packages

Chris Christie: innovation in nightmares<p>From Donald Trump's outrageous fantasies about Mexican criminality, to Jeb Bush's casual use of the term "anchor babies," it seems like Republican presidential candidates are competing to find new ways to offend a substantial portion of the US electorate. The …

How To Make Homemade Tomato Sauce

<i>Homemade tomato sauce</i> <i></i>offers you good economic value as well as good nutrition. This tomato paste expectedly costs less per meal serving than a …

Mather Cycles Adventure Tourer

Back in 2014, Robin Mather designed and built Nick Hand of the Letterpress Collective a cargo-style bike that could carry an Adana printing press. Together, they rode with it from Bristol to Mainz in Germany, where Johannes Gutenberg invented printing with moveable type in the 15th century.<p>While …

Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 awesome sandwich<p>After rigorous scientific testing for this best-ever grilled cheese, we’ve determined that sandwiches sliced in half on a diagonal actually taste better.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ½”-thick Pullman or other white bread<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon unsalted …

Recipes

Chinese Soy Sauce Noodles

Today, I wanted to share with you guys one chinese noodles recipe that I often have when I am in a hurry or simply too lazy to cook anything else. I …

Keeping Singapore's family food recipes alive

SINGAPORE: Madam Markamah Abdullah is 79 years old. It has been 47 years since her husband, Haji Bakar Abdullah, started navigating the kampungs of …

Sweet Potatoes