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A Soup Diet Can Jump-Start Your Weight Loss — If You Do It Right

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps some folks lose nine pounds in a single week — and that’s not even the best part. We’ve …

Nutrition

The U.K.'s Vibrant Caribbean Food Culture is Getting the Book it Deserves

Riaz Phillips wants you to taste beef patties, coconut flake pastries, curry goat—the food he grew up eating. At the very least, he wants you to read about it: to understand the people who cooked it, the places it comes from. So is the ethos of <i>Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK</i>, Phillips’s book. …

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

42 Ways to Save by Cutting Out Food Waste

Start by embracing your freezer.<p>In a recent episode of <i>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver</i>, the comedian-host addressed America’s relationship with …

Kitchens

17 F*cking Brilliant Food Hacks That Will Save You A Lot Of Money

Save your money for more important things...like more food.

20 Refreshing Drinks for Your Independence Day Party

If you're going to celebrate Independence Day by a grill or on the beach, then you're going to need ice cold refreshments. Once you've stocked your cooler with beer and wine, it's time to get just a little bit fancy. Pull out your blender to prep a pitcher or two of frozen cocktails made with sweet …

Food Preservation

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

Breakfast

25 totally immense BBQ recipes you need in your life

<b>QUICK! Summer’s finally here… get the barbie out!</b><p>Hallelujah praise the Lord, summer has finally arrived on the British Isles.<p>As we don’t know how …

Cooking

5 Strength-Training Moves That Double as Cardio

It doesn't have to be one or the other.<p>If I could only do one workout for the rest of my life, it would be strength training—for sure. Apart from making you feel like a badass and sculpting a sexy bod, hundreds of studies have shown that strength training boosts your metabolism and has a positive …

Dulce de Leche No-Bake Cheesecake

I tend to gravitate toward fruit desserts in warmer weather. That is most assuredly due to the presence of fresh local berries seemingly everywhere I …

Get hands-on with this Keralan thali recipe for six | Feasting

Eating with your mitts is a primal pleasure, but it’s even better when done with friends. Try this Keralan thali recipe and serve with a tomato and lentil sambar, a vegetable avial and a beetroot thoranfor a finger-licking feast – and don’t forget to use the Countdown to make it all easier<p>I’m a …

Recipes

How to Make the Best Grilled Cheese (It Involves an Actual Grill and No Bread)

The perfect summer side dish is a combination of grilled Halloumi cheese, juicy watermelon, and charred cherry tomatoes. Make it happen.<p>There may be nothing better than a giant grilled burger, but some things come dangerously close. Like this backyard barbecue-ready side of grilled Halloumi. Gooey, …

Recipes

Blueberry Pecan Shortbread Bars

When it comes to berry desserts, my thoughts usually first turn to cobblers, crisps, and the like. While those are always welcome, it's nice to do …

M&M Cookie Bars - Joyful Momma's Kitchen

In the last month, I have made these 3 times. I think I have mastered and memorized the recipe. These are so so good and really make a great dessert …

My Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe.

<i>Simple and moist two-layer carrot cake with pecans and cream cheese frosting.</i>Apple pie is my favorite dessert. This you already know. Coming in a …

The Only Brownie Recipe You Will Ever Need

There is one dish that no one can resist: chewy, chocolatey brownies. Add ice cream and caramel sauce and you have an insanely delicious treat made …

A 15-Minute Plyometrics Workout For Cardio And Power

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>A good workout doesn't require tons of equipment, or even tons of time. Plyometric movements, which focus on speed, agility and explosive power, can give you major bang for you buck when you've only got a few minutes to spare. The secret? Targeting your whole body …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Strawberry Shortcakes: Your New Show-Stopping Spring Dessert

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An impressive, four-layer cake to make the most of strawberry season.</i><p>Spring is birthday season at my house, and I am always …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

How to Make Homemade Curry Paste

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: To make your Thai food fresher, spicier, and more vibrant, start with a batch of Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen's homemade curry paste.</i><p>When I …

40 Spinach Recipes to Make You Stronger than Popeye

40 spinach recipes that we love, from a sauté to green juice<p><b>Run through a juicer, folded into party dip</b>, or served in an updated salad, the original “leafy green” shows us its muscles (and its versatility). Here are 40 great spinach recipes.

Cooking

Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

8 Servings<p>We love the combination of gently cooked and raw strawberries in this not-too-sweet version of the classic dessert.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>shortcakes<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) chilled …

California Barley Bowl Recipe

I mentioned in a recent favorites list that I've been cooking from Megan Gordon's new cookbook, Whole Grain Mornings. I met Megan a few years ago …

Breakfast

A Simple Homey, Coconut-y Red Lentil Dal

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you</i> <i>Nicholas Day -- o</i><i>n cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Nicholas resolves to feed his children too much dal.</i><p>Last year I resolved to feed my children too many eggs.<p>Dear Reader: I did not fail. And not …

Nelson Mandela dies aged 95: 10 of his most inspiring quotes

and<p><b>Nelson Mandela dies aged 95</b><p>Former South African president, anti-apartheid leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the father of modern South Africa …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking