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Rice Salad With Nuts and Sour Cherries From 'Plenty More'

This salad from Yotam Ottolenghi's newest cookbook, <i>Plenty More,</i> has a lot going on and everything going for it. The mix of grains—white basmati rice, wild rice, and quinoa—is beautiful and texturally interesting; per his cooking times and methods, they are left with just a bit of firmness and keep …

The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City

For the low, low price of $5, you can wander through the oblivion that is Valle, Arizona’s Bedrock City. And you should.<p><i>Photos by Megan Koester and Jamie Lee Curtis Taete</i><p>Let's say you went to the Grand Canyon and the weather fucking sucked. It was cold. It was damp. It was windy. You paid $25 for …

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10 Smart Tips for Becoming a Better Grocery Shopper

(Image credit: See linked posts for full image credits)<p>We are always looking for ways to make grocery shopping a quicker, more efficient and less …

Farmers Market

Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup) From 'The Heart of the Plate'

In her new cookbook, <i>The Heart of the Plate</i>, <b>Mollie Katzen</b> shares many recipes for vegetarian soups and stews. None are as beguilingly simple as her version of Tunisian lablabi, a straightforward chickpea soup. Mostly chickpeas and their cooking liquid, the soup is accented by a sautéed onion, a bit …

Taco Recipes | Slideshow

Who needs those spice packets? There's ample zing in these slightly citrusy tacos to be both sassy and sophisticated.<p>All the messy, smoky goodness of …

Cooking

French Baguette - How to Make Baguettes at Home - No-Knead French Bread Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

7 Classics Every Doctor Should Read

A reminder to think beyond textbooks and journals; to always be a student of the human condition<p>As the odds against future physicians learning everything about the human body have climbed toward absurdity, the need to concentrate on the essentials of medical education has intensified as never …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

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24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Stuffed squash is the most perfect autumn weekend meals imaginable. You don't really need a recipe — just a few basic steps and dinner practically makes itself. How To Make Stuffed Roast Squash - http://bit.ly/15hA2vt

Shutdown shows the Civil War never ended

The battle lines are still drawn<p>Stephan Richter<p>October 7, 2013 8:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …