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17 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

No crash diets allowed.<p>Sustainable weight loss doesn't happen overnight (and if it does, it's probably self-destructive). But if you're anxious to lose weight for a legit reason, follow these painless tips to improve your diet, streamline your workouts, and shed weight *the healthy way*.<p><b>1. Pregame</b> …

Nutrition

24 incredible underground attractions to visit in your lifetime

While some are man-made constructions, others are fascinating natural wonders that have been formed over the course of thousands of years.<p>We've put together a list of 24 subterranean attractions to visit in your lifetime, from a 10,000-year-old cave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to a town that built …

Riviera Maya

The 20 best British recipes: part 1

Fergus Henderson, Richard Turner, Jeremy Lee, Elizabeth David, Tom Kerridge

Great Britain

20 Ways To Get In On The Cauliflower Trend

It's time to get with cauliflower.<p>As soon as the world figured out that cauliflower can make a fairly adequate replacement for gluten-laden pizza dough, all hell broke loose. Cauliflower is enjoying a renaissance these days.<p>And pizza isn't the only thing cauliflower can stand in for. Rice, tater …

Healthy Eating

Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …

How to Make Thai Fried Chive Cakes

One of my favorite local Thai restaurants, which recently closed, had an appetizer simply labeled "vegetable dumpling" on the menu. The name sounded boring to me, so it took years until I actually got around to ordering them. When I finally did, the "dumplings" were nothing like what I expected. …

Food & Dining

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

Coconut Crunch Chicken Strips with Creamy Honey-Mango Dipping Sauce

What would you say motivates and colors, or guides, your endeavors, big or small, in life?<p>Have you ever really thought about it?<p>It’s often not until …

75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

Cooking

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

15 Recipes to Kick-Start Your Paleo Diet

<i>Pictured: Sockeye Salmon Tartare recipe from CHOW</i>Paleo is all the rage these days. From your friend who does CrossFit to celebrities in the tabloids, …

Food

How to make sushi: tips and recipes from Sake's Shaun Presland

• Sashimi 101: tips and a recipe<p>What is it about making sushi at home that scares us? Is it working with raw seafood? The art of making sushi rice that …

10 Techniques Every Home Cook Should Know

Your chopping skills are on point. You can fillet a fish like a pro. You can even tell the doneness of a steak by feel. But there’s always another …

Everything Bagel Sushi Rolls

Our chopped challenge this week was smoked salmon. We couldn't let go of how much we love it on bagels, so we took those flavors and ran with it. …

Thai Salad with Chicken and Lime Peanut Dressing

The other day, I had a mega-craving for Thai food. But, alas, I didn’t have any Thai basil on hand, or rice noodles (because of course, like the …

8 Paleo Meals That Actually Taste Good

24 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Cooking

7 Super Seeds that Will Change Your Health

Anna Hunt, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Sometimes, the best things come in small packages.<p>Nutrient-dense seeds are finally starting to get the attention …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

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12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Free Up Your Time

When it comes to healthy eating, preparation is the key to success. (Those Boy Scouts are onto something.) In fact, one study published in the</i> …

Healthy Eating

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

Infusing alcohol like vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and brandy is a great way to add your own special touch to a homemade cocktail, and it also makes a …

Flavors

If you sow it, they will come: Fall harvests around the world

Farmers, prepare to rejoice.<p>The fall harvest is drawing to a close as November approaches, but plenty of fruits and vegetables are still ripe for the …

Salted Dark Chocolate Count Chocula Candy Bars

I always get nostalgic when I see Halloween cereals hitting the shelves. I remember the ads for Count Chocola, Booberry and Frankenberry from my …

How to Cut and Grill Carrots for Deep, Sweet Flavor

There's something about sweet orange vegetables that are just so comforting in the fall. To be honest, carrots are probably my third choice in this category behind sweet potatoes and butternut squash, but over a long roast they develop such a nice sweetness and tender flesh that I can't help but …

10 Fall Vegetables You Should Put on the Grill

Fall is no time to put your grill in storage. The cooler season not only makes it more comfortable to stand by a sweltering fire, but it also provides a host of seasonal goodies to put over the flames. To give you plenty of ideas, here are ten fall vegetables that are great when grilled, along with …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …