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20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Breakfast

29 Unconventional Thanksgiving Sides That Should Be the New Normal

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the side dishes (am I right?), but the same old menu year after year can get pretty …

Healthy Eating

Pressure Cooker Red Sauce: All-Day Flavor on a Weeknight Schedule

We generally associate the Maillard reaction with extra-high temperatures: smoking-hot pans or grills to brown our steaks, or hot ovens to give us dark bread crusts. But the reaction can actually take place at much lower temperatures; it just happens to occur at a slightly slower pace.<p>I take …

Hungry Girl: My Healthy Bread Pudding Is Basically Happiness in a Mug

<i>Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also</i> …

Pokémon

Try This 21-Day Better Breakfast Challenge

Eating a balanced plate first thing gives you an energy surge to kick off your day and helps keep your hunger in check. “What you eat for breakfast …

Breakfast

The greatest Olympic opening ceremonies of all time, ranked

From hundreds of riders on horseback dramatically galloping into the stadium to the thunderous beats performed meticulously by 2,008 tightly ranked drummers, host cities pull out all the stops to set the right tone for the Olympic Games.<p>The opening ceremony provides host cities the opportunity to …

Drums

11 Pre-Workout Snacks R.D.s and Nutritionists Love

Nailing a workout requires a lot of energy — energy that you can easily get from a delicious pre-workout snack. When it comes to choosing the right kind of grub, you need to know which nutrients will most efficiently help you get through your sweat sesh. Look for something with complex …

Nutrition

Best places to stop for food on the drive to Tahoe

Let's face it. Bay Area residents rarely zip up to Tahoe. Most of the time, we inch and crawl through traffic that moves at the rate of molasses.<p>Food stops are a must on most weekend trips between the Bay Area and Tahoe (unless your boss lets you get off work at noon so you can be on the highway by …

Tahoe

President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg offer up ways to help small businesses

President Barack Obama joined Mark Zuckerberg and other entrepreneurs from around the world for a panel presentation on Friday at the Global …

25 Best & Worst Boxed Mac and Cheese

Whether you're young or old, mac and cheese is a timeless classic that makes even the most diligent low-carb dieters weak at the knees. And with the …

The Food Lab: The Best Way to Make Carnitas (Without a Bucket of Lard!)

<b>Carnitas.</b> The undisputed king of the taco cart. The Mexican answer to American pulled pork, at their best they should be moist, juicy, and ultra-porky with the rich, tender texture of a French confit, and riddled with plenty of well-browned crisp edges. The most famous version of the dish comes …

5 hidden sites that can save you big bucks

Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

Frozen vegetables are a staple in many diets, so a huge recall of them has us peering at the packages in our freezers.<p>On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of the deadly<i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> bacteria — and frozen vegetables and fruits are …

Environmental Health

HTC 10 is the First Android Smartphone to Support Apple AirPlay Out of the Box

Earlier this morning, HTC announced its new smartphone, the HTC 10, revealing that the Android device will have the ability to wirelessly play audio through devices and speakers that support streaming via Apple's AirPlay feature (via <i>SlashGear</i>). In addition to AirPlay support, the basic specs of the …

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

Cooking

Horchata Latte Recipe with Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee

Our version of this traditional beverage is cool, creamy, and easy to make.<p>A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features …

Coffee

Make Your Own Sports Drink! How to Make "Greaterade" - Homemade Sports Drink Recipe

Everything You Need to Know About Lentils

<b>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</b><p>They’re the world’s oldest cultivated legume, so it’s no surprise that lentils have become a staple across …

Nutrition

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Condé Nast

12 tricks to save money on groceries, from a woman who wiped out almost $24,000 in debt

In 2009 Anna Newell Jones of And Then We Saved was over $23,000 in debt.<p>Instead of just cutting back her spending, she decided to stop spending as much as possible on things she didn't truly need, a pattern that she turned into her trademarked Spending Fast.<p>The trickiest areas to cut back, she …

Personal Finance

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

Charred Salsa Verde: The One Salsa to Rule Them All

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>This is my favorite salsa, hands down, and that's coming from someone who <i>loves</i> salsa. Smoky, spicy, sweet, bright, and complex, this is the one salsa to rule them all. If there were a Mexican restaurant on my desert …

Cooking

The Egg Dish That's Had Japanese People Lining Up for 250 Years

Tamahide Restaurant in Tokyo is a restaurant so popular people line up for hours to taste the chef's most famous dish.<p>There aren't many restaurants that have been around for 250 years. But Tamahide in Tokyo has—and customers are still lining up for hours to get a taste of chef <b>Yamada Kosuke's</b></i> …

Here's How To Actually Detox After Eating All The Things

You don't need to juice a thing.<p>Social image via Bravo. Thumbnail via Instagram.

Easy cleanse: Cut out these 4 food groups for a healthier you - TODAY.com

Dieting can seem overwhelming, and the term "cleanse" can have so many different meanings. Before you read further, forget whatever you've read about doing a cleanse. This time around, you're going to focus on only four things.<p>I say “only” four things to show you just how do-able this is, but don’t …

Nutrition

The Most Addictive Bread You'll Ever Eat

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>"Dickinson? Denison? Dawson?"<br>"No, Davidson."<p>This is how the conversation normally starts when I …

Easy Thanksgiving Side Recipes That Can Be Made In 15 Minutes Or Less

Thanksgiving is a glorious holiday, no doubt, but if you’re hosting it’s a ton of work. Between the appetizers, sides, turkey and pies, there is hardly any time to enjoy the friends and family who are spending this day with you. We have a suggestion for this year: take it a little easier on …

Cooking