Gretchen Collins

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Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond AlmondsI’ve got the warm weather buzz right now.And you’d better believe that I am living up every sunny, …

Breakfast

Chocolate Nut Butter made with – Just two ingredients. (And no added Sugar)

To make this extraordinarily brilliant chocolate nut butter, you just need nuts and chocolate (and a small pinch of salt.) That’s it.<p>Horrifyingly, in …

Lemon Coconut Lentil Soup

Lemon Coconut Lentil Soup<p>Author: BeginWithinNutrition<p>Recipe type: Main<p>Cuisine: Vegan<p>Prep time: 10 mins<p>Cook time: 45 mins<p>Total time: 55 mins<p>Serves: …

How to Build a Potato Tower or Other Easy Spud Planter

You might think that growing potatoes is the kind of thing you need a lot of time, attention, and garden space to undertake. But the opposite is actually true. All you really need is a container of some sort, a few seed potatoes, some compost and fertilizer, and regular watering. I’ve seen people …

Gardening

This is the only recipe you’ll need to nail your next beef-and-beer stew

A beef stew is a beef stew is a beef stew — unless you live in France, where stews have particular names depending on the cut of the meat in them, the booze they float in (there’s almost always something alcoholic) or the part of the country they come from.<p>A daube traditionally is made with cubes …

Recipes

Healthy Quinoa Pancakes to Start Your Morning Right

We know everyone has tried their fair share of quinoa recipes, but this one takes the cake. Or pancake, that is.<p>These sweet quinoa pancakes are …

Blueberry & Banana Breakfast Hotcakes

<b>For the blueberry and banana hot-cakes:</b><p>2 bananas<br>• 1/2 cup blueberries<br>• 1 cup oats<br>• 1 cup dairy-free milk<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla essence<br>• 2 tablespoons coconut …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Travel

A wholemeal apple cake recipe that's wintry to the core

When you’ve had your fill of zingy winter pinks, the humble apple is the seasonal bakers’ best friend. Grate your favourite variety into this generous cake, or stew them down and serve with lashings of boozy custard<p>Trying to stay true to seasonal baking can sometimes test your resolve. It is …

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Chickpea Patties with Sriracha-Yogurt Dip

For the patties:<p>Place the garbanzo beans in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until all the garbanzo beans are smashed and not whole …

Recipes

Recipe: Spinach and Lemon Soup with Orzo

This soup is a riff on the Greek avgolemono: a delicious concoction of beaten eggs and lemon juice, whisked into broth and cooked just enough to …

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

Breakfast

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium high. Add the chopped onions and sauté until the onions are translucent. Set aside.<p>Add the potatoes and …

Cooking

Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

5 stars based on 106 votes<p>Made with carrots, sweet potatoes, apples and honey, this savory soup with a hint of sweetness and spice is the essence of …

Recipes

16 cool STEM toys and gifts for kids

We love toys for kids that are educational too, which is why we’re so happy to share of these some favorite cool STEM toys and gifts for kids as the …

DIY Homemade Honey Lavender Lip Balm

I’m really excited to share this easy homemade Honey Lavender lip balm and hand salve recipe! I used beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils to …

Alternative Medicine

12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests

The eyes don't have it. Asking guests to stick their hands into a bowl of peeled grapes, in hopes that they will imagine them as fake peepers, …

Stop Throwing Out the Best Part of the Watermelon—the Rind

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52</i>.<p>The stiff, white outer wall of the watermelon—for good reason—has always seemed like nature’s cue to stop. …

Recipes

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Place oats, currants, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor and process until smooth and sticking together. Drizzle in 2 to 3 …

Chicken Tacos

5 stars based on 37 votes<p>Last month, I told you about <i>The Family Dinner Cookbook</i> and how it inspired me to create new traditions to make dinnertime …

13 Easy No-Knead Bread Recipes Anyone Can Make

Fresh bread is our favorite, especially when it’s warm and smothered with our favorite jam. The only thing we don’t love? The exhaustive bread-making process. All the waiting and the kneading and using YEAST? Yikes. Thankfully, not every recipe requires super skills and tons of time. We combed the …

Breakfast

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.

Dessert

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

Curried Chickpeas with Spinach and Tomatoes

Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons olive oil, divided<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1 red jalapeño or Fresno chile, coarsely chopped<p>1 tablespoon chopped ginger<p>1 pound fresh flat-leaf spinach, tough stems trimmed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 onion, finely chopped<p>1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder<p>1 teaspoon …

Recipes

17 Pies You Can Make Without An Oven

Because life's too short to wait for the oven to preheat.