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Dining review: Concord’s Canasta Kitchen shines with traditional Mexican fare

CONCORD — Mexican food is everywhere. Good Mexican food, bad Mexican food, and Mexican food that’s just … fine. It takes something special to stand …

Mexican Food

Meet E.A.K. Ramen, the Japanese Chain Trying to Make Waves in the U.S.

New York’s crowded ramen market will have a new player to try starting next week as <b>E</b><b>.A.K.</b> <b>Ramen</b> — an American outpost of a prolific Japanese chain — makes its debut in the former Kin Shop space in Greenwich Village. It’s part of a larger plan to convince Americans that the restaurant’s style of …

Healthy Shopping Strategies for Vegans

About 3.7 million Americans follow a vegan diet, which is stricter than a vegetarian diet in that it eliminates all animal products—not just meat, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Thai Sesame Noodles

Sesame noodles are one of many dishes brought to Thailand by Chinese immigrants more than a century ago. These noodles are simple to make and very …

Grilled Chicken Recipes

• Memorial Day• <b><br>Grilled Chicken Recipes</b><p>From a rotisserie-style whole bird to wings galore, we've got the right chicken recipe for you.<p>Grilled Chicken Grilled Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Tomato Kebabs With Basil ChimichurriChicken in a powerful marinade, ready to eat in record time.<p>Chicken Thai-Style …

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes That Satisfy Your Cravings

Have at it.<p>There’s no denying the allure of peanut butter and jelly, or even peanut butter and chocolate. Unfortunately, those two classic PB combos aren’t necessarily the healthiest.<p>But, fellow peanut butter lovers, we have good news for you: we’ve found 15 recipes that sneak peanut butter into …

Healthy Eating

50 Grilling Recipes That'll Cover All Of Your Summertime Needs

Fire up those grills!<p>Grilling season is here again, and that means one thing: all of your meals are about to get a whole lot tastier. There’s something about a little char with your veggies and a smoky flavor to your meat that makes dinnertime so much more satisfying ― especially when that meal is …

Cooking

Our Essential South and Central American Recipes

Central and South American cuisines fuse a rich tradition of using native ingredients along with influences from Europe, Africa, and Asia. From the …

London's Best Vegan Street Food

A decade ago, rooting out decent vegan food in the Big Smoke took the foraging spirit of Bear Grylls. And look at London now, a city so full of …

These Main Dish Recipes Are All Under 350 Calories — and So Satisfying

THREE-PEPPER CHICKEN BASIL BOWL<p>Laila Ali suggests making her filling one-skillet dinner—which already packs in red, yellow and orange peppers, …

Healthy Eating

What Team USA fuels up on (hint: They’re not on the Michael Phelps 12,000 calorie plan)

When Michael Phelps revealed his “Olympic-diet” back in 2008, the world was shocked (and slightly horrified).<p>Not only did he eat a whopping <i>12,000</i> …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Mindesk: a revolution in the design process

Think of a revolution in the design process of a home or a design product.<p>Now, think even further.<p>This is what an Italian engineer has done. Gabriele …

Applying BIM to Design of Sites and Structures

The term BIM, which comes from “Building Information Modeling,” can be a little misleading. It’s not just about buildings; BIM is the process that …

Engineering

Jewels of Salzburg / Hariri & Hariri Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Inspired by the defining natural elements of the City of Salzburg, this proposal takes form. The master …

Architecture

An Old Design Trick That All 20-Somethings Should Try

Photo courtesy of Andrew Boyd For Dream Decor.<p>Feng Shui -- a traditional Chinese home decor philosophy -- may not be the sexiest topic. (Which is unfair, really, considering that when practiced correctly, it leads to better sex. Let's see you compete with that, mid-century modern.) But we're …

One-Skillet Korean Nachos Will Shake Up Your Party Menu

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Gaze into my crystal ball and I will reveal your Super Bowl menu. I see...Buffalo chicken wings, a veggie tray with ranch dip, guacamole, nachos, and chili. What do you know, I'm practically the new Miss Cleo.<p>There's nothing wrong with those …

Matt Damon and The Great Wall: the latest targets of whitewashing on film

The Jason Bourne star battles monsters in the trailer for China’s most expensive film, causing online commentators to ask why a white man is playing the lead<p>Earlier this year, the Hollywood remake of classic Japanese anime Ghost in Shell caused controversy by casting Scarlett Johansson in the lead …

Movies

We’re All Paying Top-Dollar for Fake Food

CULINARY COUNTERFEITS

Colourful quinoa salad: Good for you can also taste good

Print<p>Related<p>Round off a grilled dinner menu with this healthy salad from the new cookbook Nourish (Whitecap, 2016), 100 easy recipes that makes …

Food

The pizza that became a lasagna

Following Fontegro, we are writing with <b>Paolo Marchi</b>. When I read “At Shoti they told us that was not a white pizza, but a traditional Georgian …

Italy

Lobster Rolls with Crispy Ginger & Scallions

Happy summer, everyone! One of the things I love about summer is visiting the shore. Walking along the beach, fishing, and swimming are all at the …

Time I

Summer Special: Num Pang's Lobster Roll

<i>Move over, bánh mì — there’s a new Asian sandwich in town. (We’re kidding, there’s ample room for both.) Num pang is the name of both this delicious</i> …

Is the Lobster Roll a Waste of Good Lobster?

Lobsters are one of those serious “luxury” foods, something that you order at a fine dining restaurant when money is no object, and it’s brought to …

New England

A Foodie’s Guide to Lobster Rolls

With hundreds of lobster shacks lining its 3,500-mile coastline, Maine is lobster roll mecca during the summer season. However, all along the East …

Artichoke 'Lobster' Roll [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Green Living

12 Ways To Make A Lobster Roll

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Food & Dining

I'm Dumping All Sorts of Supplements Into My Smoothies

This article first appeared on xoVain. For more stories like this, visit to xovain.com now.<p>I’ve had some weird health issues in the past year, and …