Laura Slowinski

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Vegan Apricot Upside-Down Cake

This flavorful vegan cake is the perfect way to use up your summer fruit bounty.<p>For most of us, an upside-down cake is not what comes to mind when we think about classic summer desserts. I would venture to guess that it’s not because you need to turn on the oven to bake it, as we more than …

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Coconut Milk

If the closest you've come to a can of coconut milk is a takeout container of Thai chicken curry, you're missing out—it's responsible for a wealth of flavorful dishes that range from sweet, rich ice creams to spicy dips and soothing soups.<p>But what exactly is it? Not to be confused with coconut …

Bakery Bolsters a Long-Neglected Corner of New Orleans

Can food evoke both tradition and bestow an identity upon a new New Orleans neighborhood, rising not from ashes but from asphalt parking lots?<p>That’s a lot of pressure to put on buttermilk honey biscuits, but Willa Jean, a bakery and café opened just a few steamy weeks ago (August 6) in the northern …

Tara Stiles 9-Minute Flexibility Yoga Routine

Not everyone wants to be able to wrap their leg around their neck (and why would you want to, really?) but being able to stretch is important for a …

Gardening Around Tree Roots: How To Plant Flowers In Soil With Tree Roots

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist<p>Planting under and around trees is a dicey bit of business. This is because of the shallow feeder …

8 Frozen Cocktail Recipes Around the World, Because You've Had A Hot Day

All you really need to cope with the incessant heat of late summer is a good booze collection, ice and a blender. It's the blessed trinity of refreshment.<p>Here are our favorite selections from around the world -- from Peru's delicious pisco sour to France's sidecar (turned into a milkshake, …

Ice Cream

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<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: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Baking

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. On Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.<p>Classic zucchini bread has always been a favorite of mine. Growing up I remember going in to the …

Dessert

Sweet Potato Chana Masala + Bananas in Coconut Milk

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: These two dishes that might not be the most authentic recipes you've ever made, but that doesn't make them any less …

Curries

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

Easter Chocolate Egg, Ice Cream and Berry Dessert

Recipe: Roasted Banana Paletas

Frozen bananas are always a great option for a sweet warm-weather treat, but if you’d like to add a little extra flavor to your frosty delights, then check out this Mexican-inspired recipe for Roasted Banana Paletas on Food52.

Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

5 Yoga Poses To Put You In A Good Mood

Feeling sad? Try doing a moon salutation -- seriously.<p>Anecdotally, we all know yoga enthusiasts who swear that the meditative practice elevates their mood and keeps them sane amid otherwise hectic lifestyles. While the science isn't quite airtight, some studies suggest yoga can actually turn on and …

5 Yoga Poses To Get You Through Your Midday Slump At Work

We know we're not the first ones to tell you this, but: Your desk job might be hurting your health.<p><i>Shocking</i>, no? Well, not really. Over the past few years, headlines have touted studies suggesting that sitting for hours on end can increase the risk of everything from certain types of cancers to …

5 Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of parents and 34 percent of children reported difficulty sleeping in 2014. Part of the problem? Jam-packed evenings.<p>For all people -- not just parents or children -- it's important to properly wind down at night to ensure you clock your …

These Yoga Poses Will Take You Through The Perfect Day

The evidence in support of yoga is mounting: Studies have suggested that it might suppress the body's stress response, improve mood and maybe even boost immunity. So, non-yogis, what are you waiting for?<p>We've crafted the perfect day of yoga, three two- to five-minute series that you can do …

How + Why Meditation Works

Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivate more peace and happiness in life. It is literally the first thing I recommend to all my …

Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles

Home Sweet Home

Inside Flipboard / June 16, 2014<p>For those of us who can’t even keep succulents alive in our homes, magazines like ELLE DECOR induce us into a state …

Grow

Grow: The Microgreens Mad Scientist<p>posted by<p><i>I’m so excited to share with you Scott’s latest hobby – actually my FAVORITE hobby of his (the other</i> …

Aquaponics

Beekeeping for Beginners: How to Set Up a Hive | Organic Gardening Videos

LEDs in greenhouses deliver same yield as grow lights, using just 25% of the energy

Even with our growing emphasis on and awareness of the benefits to the environment when eating locally and seasonally, there hasn't seemed to have …

Urban gardening: how to go green in the city

Even the smallest of urban nooks and crannies can become a productive green patch<p>Gardening urbanites are greening our pleasant land. Tucked away in apartments, ecologically ambitious city gardeners are making the most of any space they have, even if it’s just a windowsill, balcony or piece of wall, …

DIY: Rose Water Hydrosol

Winter in New York means a lot of time indoors and, we hope, a lot of time for projects. I have a penchant for all things floral, so it’s only …