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21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

Healthy Eating

How to Roast a Chicken with Fruit - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Maxwell Ryan is the founder of Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, a daily web magazine all about home cooking and kitchen design. Visit PEOPLE.com</i> …

Weekend Baking Project: Honey Ginger Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin butter is one of my favorite fall indulgences, whether I'm slathering it on my morning toast, spooning it into my yogurt, or even eating it straight from the jar. It can be hard to find great supermarket versions, though, so usually a farmer's market is your best bet.<p>Unless you're feeling …

Not for the Faint-Hearted: The Blood Dripping Chopping Board

Here is a slightly unusual kitchen instrument to spice up your day! The creative team at Mustard came up with the Splash Red Chopping Board, a …

Tracy Reese's New York Living Room

"In my personal spaces I try to layer the things I love: strong color, bold pattern, rich texture, and a bit of romance," says Tracy Reese<p>The living room of her Manhattan apartment is a case in point. An eggplant mohair sofa was her first acquisition, followed by hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper …

Easy Brownie-Ice Cream Cake Anyone Can Make

Everything in life should include a layer of brownie pieces.<p>The first thing you might be tempted to buy to save time are the ice creams, but that Ghirardelli brownie mix is pretty darn good, so don't discount it. If you only make one thing from scratch, let it be the chocolate sauce — this Magic …

Dessert

The Best Way to Quickly & Safely Thaw Frozen Meat

I do my best to plan ahead and let meat thaw slowly in the fridge, but sometimes the mood for a certain dish strikes or company drops by and I just …

Chicken Breast

Patchwork Lounge, A Colorful & Comfy Lounge Chair by SOBU

Friends of mine here in Alameda, California, Laleh and Alessandro Latini of “subversive styling” company SOBU, have designed the colorful and comfy …

19 Copycat Recipes That Taste Better Than The Store-Bought Originals

We've all fallen victim to culinary laziness after a long, hard day. It takes close to no effort to pop open a sack of chips, rip open a wrapped Hostess cupcake or make a quick stop for a greasy bagged burger at the drive-thru.<p>But convenience need not trump taste. Food can be so much more enjoyable …

Best church sign ever: “Some people are gay. Get over it”

The Anglican Parish of Gosford, Australia, uses its marquee to reflect a “modern” spirit, says its head priest<p>Father Rod Bower is an Anglican priest, outspoken supporter of gay rights and the creative force behind his church's marquee sign.<p>His latest message to parishioners and passersby, "Dear …

A Freudian analysis of sexting

Sexting isn’t a poor imitation of sex — it’s a whole different form of it<p>What is a fantasy, exactly?<p>As we might expect, the question shows up frequently in the work of Sigmund Freud. In their 1968 essay “Fantasy and the Origin of Sexuality,” Jean Laplanche and J.B. Pontalis note that “From its …

Israeli Chickpea and Kale Salad Recipe

This easy-to-make vegetarian recipe works well as a side dish or a light main course. No cooking required for this recipe -- perfect for a hot summer day!<p><b>Israeli Chickpea and Kale Salad Recipe</b><p>1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained<br>• 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved length-wise<br>• 8 scallions, thinly sliced<br>• 1 …

31 Amazing Things To Cook In August

Summer is winding down. GET COOKING.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>SO MANY DELICIOUS THINGS! Obviously, last-chance summer berries are the perfect excuse to eat dessert twice a day. Also, to drink sangria on the regular.<p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live):<p>- Apricots<p>- Basil<p>- …

Cooking