Jyotika Wadhwa

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11 Reasons Email Is the Worst

Email is one of those things that's just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to …

Why I Don't Drink Alcohol & How To Cut Back On Booze Without Being A Hermit

Do you find at the end of a stressful day the first thing that you want to do is reach for a cold beer in the fridge or pop open that bottle of wine …

Alcohol

How to Make Turkish Delight

<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: Turkish delight doesn't have to be chalky and neon-colored. Sophia Real from Real Simple Food makes candy that tastes like it came straight from</i> …

How to Make Fluffy Quinoa

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: No one likes soggy quinoa. Here's how to fluff up your favorite starchy seeds.</i><p>Quinoa is the indisputable wunderkind of the grainy food world, so much so …

Go Raw with Marinated Tofu—and Bean Sprouts for Good Measure

Soy, ginger, mint, and jalapeño make this vegetarian meal super flavorful.<p>This dish is packed with bold flavors (soy sauce! fresh ginger! jalapeño!), but it's still surprisingly light. Marinated tofu, fresh mint leaves, and crunchy bean sprouts make it a meal that you're going to want to make again …

Photo Tip: Do This to Get Way Better Portraits When You Ask a Stranger to Take Your Picture

Asking a stranger on the street to take your picture often leaves you shaking your head afterwards. That’s because, for some reason, most people seem …

Back to the Basics: ISO and Noise Explained

As photography technology continues to improve year in and year out, the ISO ranges we’re capable of pulling quality images from are getting truly …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

11 Healthy Alternatives To Potato Chips

Fact: Potato chips are delicious (even more so if you put them on a sandwich). Less awesome fact: potato chips are not great for you. Fortunately, …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

How to Make All-Natural Barbecue Sauce, from Scratch

<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:</i> <i>Fire up the smoker -- Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe is sharing a wholesome barbecue sauce for ribs, chicken, and everything in between.</i><p>My friend …

Grandma Esther’s Oil Cake with Apricots & Pecans

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Cara Eisenpress of Big Girls Small Kitchen shares a cake recipe that doesn't need an ounce of butter.</i><p><i></i><p>The oil cake is a Jewish-American institution. I never thought I’d …

Recipes

11 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us To Be Better Women

"I'm a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."<p>Maya Angelou, the beloved author, poet and activist who passed away on Wednesday May 28, was even more "phenomenal" than the words of one of her most famous poems can express.<p>During her 86 years, she wrote seven autobiographies, was active in …

10 Rules Of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich

At the height of his power, he was approached by a young journalist named Napoleon Hill who was interested in telling the stories of successful people.<p>Carnegie saw a special drive in Hill and in 1908 decided that Hill would document all of the strategies that made him a legendary businessman and …

Success

The Best Recipes for Binge-Watching Netflix (or Hulu or Whatever)

These snacks and cooking projects are perfect for binge watching your way through that entire Netflix queue.<p>We don't condone binge eating (although sometimes, desperate times call). Binge <i>watching</i>, on the other hand? Now we're talking. It's going to take endurance to get through every episode and …

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend, we hope you took truly advantage of your day off. (We also hope you had a day off.) We hope you popped open some beers, invited over a few too many friends, and grilled anything and everything in sight -- and then feasted on popsicles for dessert. Extra points if you had …

Best of the Broke Kitchen

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite frugal tips.</i><p>We're coming up on a year of My …

5 Links to Read Before Making Pesto

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Make pesto. Put it on everything. Repeat.</i><p>Pesto is one of those handy sauces that instantly upgrades a meal. The combination of bright herbs, fresh …

15 Recipes that Are Getting Us Stoked for Summer

There are just some things that you can't fathom making out of season. Stew in the springtime? No, thanks. Pumpkin pie in May? Not happening. But no seasonal food gets us more pumped up than summer's fare. Here are 15 things we CANNOT WAIT to make in the next three months.

Features

Spring Tartines + A Cashew Cheese Primer

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Whip up a batch of cashew cheese -- and then spread it on your</i> …

Juices and Smoothies

Sometimes we like to eat fruits and vegetable in their whole, pure glory. Other times we just can't fight the appeal of brightly colored juices and smoothies. As the weather gets warmer, there's no better way to mix and match our favorite produce -- strawberries and beets, anyone? -- than to blend …

Shopping for dried herbs and spices? Don't go to the grocery

Need to buy some dried herbs or spices? The last place you should go is your neighborhood grocery store.<p>After comparing the prices for some commonly used ingredients at a half-dozen Southern California shops, it turns out supermarkets consistently charge prices that are three to 20 times as high as …

Southern California

How to Use Edible Flowers in Salads, Cocktails, and More

Farmers' markets are glowing with all kinds of edible blossoms, and ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger is here to explain how you can eat them at home<p>Normally, this is where we'd write something clever about April showers bringing May flowers, but honestly, we're so entranced by the incredible array of …

Baked Fish + Creamed Spinach

This is the kind of weeknight dinner that's elegant and simple, the flavors of the dish doing their job so well that your task becomes easy: a quick chop of some parsley, a quick sauté of spinach, a 12-minute stint in the oven, and voilà -- dinner is served. Try to get your hands on the freshest …