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Grilled Avocado with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I'm an avocado fiend, always on the lookout for more ways to incorporate them into …

10 Best Fitness Foods For Women | Women's Health

<b>Berries</b><br>USDA researchers recently placed fresh berries on their list of the 20 foods richest in antioxidants. Just a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries is an excellent source of these potent nutrients, which protect muscles from free radical damage that might be caused by exercise. …

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The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma</i> …

Recipe: Chewy Almond Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan!)

Chewy Almond Spice Cookies<p>Makes about 32 cookies<p>2 tablespoons finely ground chia seeds <br>1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water <br>2 1/2 cups finely ground …

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Hawaiian-Style Sloppy Joes

<b>Hawaiian Sloppy Joes</b> <i><br>Recipe by Our Best Bites</i><p>Ingredients:<p>1 pound extra-lean ground turkey or beef (93% lean)<br>6 ounces center-cut bacon (about 1/2 …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

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23 Super Satisfying Low-Carb Dinners

Low-carb doesn't have to be boring. It's amazing what you can do with a food processor, a head of cauliflower, and some cheese.

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9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Cake recipe by Kimberly Killbrew

<b>Almonds and pureed quinoa replace the flour in this decadent cake. We promise you won’t miss the flour one bit.</b><br>By Kimberly Killebrew<p>Gluten-Free …

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17 Reasons Avocados Are The Best Food In The Entire World

Avocados. Are. The. Best. Fruit. In. The. Whole. World. Fruit, you say? Why yes... it may be hard to believe, but that tasty green thing is not a vegetable, but a fruit -- a berry, to be exact.<p>Honestly, there might be something slightly wrong with you if you don't like avocado. We could happily eat …

Coconut Quinoa

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>This recipe, with its double dose of coconut, is a quinoa game-changer.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil<p>1½ cups quinoa, rinsed well<p>1 13.5-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat oil in a …

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Morning Muffins with Quinoa and Flax

1. Combine quinoa, buttermilk, and flaxseed meal in medium bowl. Let stand 30 minutes.<p>2. Place raisins in heat-proof bowl, and cover with boiling …

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing

31 dip recipes, from guacamole to salsa to hummus, that are good for serving at football parties.<p>Dips are the best thing to serve at a football party (other than wings). Here's why:<p>They require one hand. (This is important: This means a beer can remain in your other hand at all times.)<p>You can …

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Banana Walnut Bread Recipe by Ann Low

<b>You’ll be surprised that it still stays very soft and fresh even when it’s chilled. Definitely a keeper recipe.</b><br>By Ann Low<p>Banana Walnut Bread<p>Print<p>Prep …

Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata | Williams-Sonoma Taste

A frittata is the perfect choice for brunch entertaining — and leftovers make an easy dinner the next day. Serve with a salad of mixed greens, fresh sliced fruit and toasted nuts, along with crusty bread.<p><b>Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata</b><p>1 1/4 lb. (625 g.) spinach<p>4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml.) olive …

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Kale Quinoa Salad Recipe

<b>Google's Quinoa and Kale Salad</b> <i><br>Serves 4</i><p>1 bunch kale, washed and de-stemmed<br>1 cup cooked quinoa<br>2 avocados, diced<br>Juice of 2 lemons<br>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>Salt, to taste<p>1. Chiffonade the kale by stacking the leaves, rolling them tightly, and then slicing them perpendicularly to the roll to create long, …

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Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>10 jumbo sea scallops<br>• 3 slices bacon<br>• 10 ounces baby spinach<br>• 4 ounces mushrooms (I used a mix …

Lofthouse-Style Soft Peanut Butter Chip Sugar Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>I’ve been wanting to make these cookies for years. I just couldn’t quite nail them until now.<p>I finally got the loosely …

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>I wanted to make a cake that was a cross between a pumpkin cake with just a bit of the buttery qualities of a yellow …

The New Way to Lose Weight

So why did this “maintain, don’t gain” method work? One reason could be that it’s simply easier to stick with healthy habits that control your current weight rather than those that are actively designed to drop pounds, says study author Gary Bennett, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, global …

Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta

A couple months ago, I posted a really simple recipe for <b>Pizza Pasta</b>. It’s one of our favorite go-to meals for busy weeknights, and it’s a great …

Crockpot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo (can also be made on the stove top)

Happy Saturday! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Ours are filled with soccer games, buying our Ski season passes (I’m not ready for snow yet!!!) …

The Ultimate Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese Recipe

<b>Crock-Pot Mac 'n' Cheese</b> from HighHeelsandGrills.com<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1-1/2 cups milk<br>• 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk<br>• 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and …

Taking Espresso Off the Grid with the ROK Espresso Maker

If a fully off-the-grid home espresso maker that comes in its own trash can is what you've been waiting for your whole life, the recently rebranded <b>ROK espresso maker</b> is just the thing for you.<p>Despite an abundance of evidence espoused by the contemporary cafe community that the best espresso …

Bonavita's Porcelain Immersion Coffee Dripper: The Best of All Worlds?

There are a great many coffee lovers who've embraced the idea of a full-immersion brew combined with a cone filter. And there are many people who hate the idea of plastic making contact with their hot water or their coffee. Until now, these people have not had a lot of options. Times have …