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This One Trick Will Make Your Pasta So Much Better

There are few dishes as satisfying as a steaming plate of pasta, especially when it’s enjoyed at the end of a long day. But in addition to the …

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What's the point?: ELEPHANTS IN KERALA

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The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know | Fast Company | Business + Innovation<p>Updated Feb 23, 2016

Letter from Zimbabwe: How We Saved Pretty Boy

Changing Planet<p>Pretty Boy was number three on our list of wild elephants to assess and possibly treat in the Zambezi Valley that weekend. He had been reported on Facebook with a suppurating shoulder wound, and the Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust had been instrumental in getting permission for us …

Mammali Marakkar – Regent of the seas (Regedor do Mar)

<b>And his connections to the Maldives</b><b></b><br>The balanced trade networks between the Red Sea and the Far East had Malabar and Gujerat as the fulcrums with the …

The Venganad Nambitis of Kollengode

<b>The Kollengode Rajas</b><br>Today there is not much left of that small dynasty but for a lovely palace built purportedly for a recalcitrant princess, an …

The Peirce Leslie Saga

Many scholars and sociologists have concluded that Kerala stands out among the other states in India and mention about the peculiar statistics …

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Tacos with Manchego and Caramelized Shallot Salsa

Brussels Sprouts Tacos with Caramelized Shallot Salsa.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 6, 2014 89<p>Okay. Can we really call these tacos?<p>I’m bringing my disturbance …

Quick Pickled Chilies and Garlic Recipe

Quick-pickled garlic and chilies are a great condiment for punching up the flavor of Asian soups, noodles, stir-fries, and salads.<p>Ingredients1/2 cup distilled white vinegar24 medium cloves garlic, sliced thin4 to 6 small red Thai chilies, roughly chopped2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Combine …

The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A side dish to convert the weeknight side dish skeptics.</i><p>I have long documented in this space my antipathy for side dishes, and my family has learned to accept a constant …

Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe

My family celebrated Thanksgiving two days late this year. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my parents arrived early in the day to watch their …

Roasted, Spiced, Almond-y Cauliflower

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to cauliflower, just toss in spices, add some almonds, and roast. Then let the children have some, too.</i><p>Cauliflower is the sort of …

Cauliflower Steak Recipe | Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger-Soy Sauce {GIVEAWAY}<p>Today we are having a party to celebrate Jaden Hair’s new book, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

The taste of love and butter

The Burj Views in Downtown GF01 is probably not the place to stick arguably one of the best brekkie places in Dubai. Then again, we're just glad …

Can a French Friar End the 21st-Century Slave Trade?

It’s 2015, and more than 20 million people are still held in some form of slavery all over the world. Traveling deep into the Amazon, William Langewiesche discovers why an unspeakable degradation is proving so hard to combat—and finds a man of God who has dedicated his life to the fight.<p><b>I. Captivity</b><p>…

K V Krishna Ayyar – The doyen of Malabar history

I will always remember this historian with a bit of fondness, for not only did he kindle my interest in history, but also had a hand in some of our …

Kitchen Classics: Welcome to Spooksville

<b>The recipes are as follows</b><p><b>Pumpkin soup with coconut</b><p>Place the pumpkin on a baking tray, season with salt and sprinkle with olive oil.<p>Bake it in an …

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photo by @africansforelephants on Instagram

9 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

Beer bath is a thing, and now you know what to ask for Christmas. 🍺<p>Quench your thirst for knowledge with these impressive boozy facts.<p>1. The White House brews its own beer.<p>President Obama is the first president to ever brew beer on White House grounds, according to the official White House blog. …

The Creepiest, Scariest Dessert Recipes Your Halloween Needs

Eyeballs and brains and so much more.<p>Halloween is just around the corner, and you all know what that means: so much sugar. Candy bars will start appearing on every counter top and it will be glorious. But don't fill up on those bite-sized chocolates, because you have to make sure to save room for …

How To Make Mac And Cheese In A Slow Cooker, Because You Can

Yes, yes and yes.<p>When slow cooker season hits, there's little desire to use any other appliance to make a meal. Luckily for all of us, there's also little reason to. Not only can we whip up meals that call for fewer than five ingredients and no more than 10 minutes of prep, thanks to this blessed …

How to Make Authentic Shakshuka at Home

<i>Photo by Ashley Manning</i><p>Everyone loves breakfast food disguised as lunch or dinner. But fried eggs can get old fast, despite racking up insane amounts of likes on Instagram. That's why there's shakshuka--a spicy, Middle Eastern take on "throw everything in your fridge into a pan and voila."<p>It's …

How To Get Lots Of Protein As A Vegan

And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu.<p>Fully loaded vegan burritos. (Photo: James Ransom)<p>At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. It doesn't tend to be a popular question …

19 Photos Of Vegetables That Are Too Beautiful To Eat

Taking a knife to these beauties would just hurt too much.<p>It's been said you should always eat your vegetables, but for these fine specimens we will make an exception.<p>The United Kingdom's Royal Horticultural Society put on its annual Harvest Festival show in London, England, on Tuesday. The growers …

Where My 5-Year-Old Fell in Love With Artichoke Soup: Edinburgh, Scotland

"I love this soup," exclaimed my five-year-old, as she greedily shoved another spoonful in her mouth. The scene of my girls' newfound favorite food was the Galvin Brasserie de Luxe. Located in the grand Caledonian Hotel, a member of the Waldorf Astoria family, in the West End of Edinburgh, Scotland …

8 Cauliflower Casseroles (And 6 More Recipes For Lovers Of The World's Greatest Veggie)

Stock up at the grocery store. This veggie is about to rule your kitchen.<p><b>8 Ways To Make Casserole Even More Delicious</b><p>When it comes to casseroles, cauliflower reigns supreme. Our favorite veggie always makes comfort food more cozy. Here are 8 creative ways to make it.<p><b>General Tso's Cauliflower</b><p>Sweet …

Perfect Wines for Fall

It's getting chilly out, sweater on the patio weather, and the afternoons and evenings are tailor made for wine and cheese out of doors. But as the weather is changing so is your taste for wine -- something more crisp, with hints of pears and apples and ruby colored reds that warm you as the leaves …