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4 Super-Simple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Protein bars are a convenient source of muscle-building nutrients, but they often come packed with unwanted ingredients. Some mass-market companies load their bars with chemicals to optimize shelf life and taste, says <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition …

The pullup-pushup workout routine

PeopleImages / Getty<p>PeopleImages / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 15-30<p><b>Exercises</b> 2<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Army bases, city parks, church gyms, and state prisons are full of guys …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

Think of this as Cooking 101.<p><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: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret To Delicious Coleslaw

It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy this creamy, crunchy salad<p>In this season of large cuts of roasted meats, hearty root vegetables, and heavy dark beers, it’s nice to take a vacation every once and a while—not by hopping on a plane, but by hitting up the supermarket. Taste has a powerful ability …

How to Make Gluten-Free Fresh Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Recently, I had one of those days when just about everything annoyed me. When I'm in a mood like that, the thing I crave, more than anything, is a bowl of homemade pasta—it's just what I need to feel centered and calm. But being gluten-free, that's …

29 Gluten-Free Ways To Satisfy A Carb Craving

Who needs gluten when you can have Nutella bread?


29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About

What have I been doing with my life that I haven't had a blueberry breakfast quesadilla. What has been the point.


'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …


8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

From croissants to creme brᅢᄏlᅢᄅe, these recipes are just the thing to help you build up your culinary arsenal. See, wasn't that easy?<p>Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously …


A 10-Minute Lunch That Still Feels Fancy: Cauliflower Rice

<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: When you want a light lunch that feels a little fancy, try</i> …


22 Easy One-Pot Meals With No Meat

Because doing dishes SUCKS.


31 Delicious New Ways To Cook Butternut Squash

If you're thinking that a squash with "butter" in its name is probably a cool squash, you're right.


5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …


29 Delicious Vegan Breakfasts

No eggs, no bacon, no problem.


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5 Links to Read Before Making Stir-Fry

<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: Grab your wok -- we're stir-frying tonight.</i><p>When you get home from a long day of work, you're probably more likely to reach for your phone than your …


17 Marijuana Snacks To Eat During The Stoner Bowl

AKA the Bud Bowl, aka Super Bowl XLVIII.<p>If this strikes you as an opportunity to do something clever to celebrate then you're not alone.<p>Not to be left out of the fun, BuzzFeed Food editors asked some of our favorite cannabis cooking experts to share their Super Bowl recipes for this post.<p>IMPORTANT …


Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

This is a perfect winter soup: warmly spiced, nicely herbed, and thickened by pureed red lentils.<p>This is a perfect winter soup: warmly spiced, nicely herbed, and thickened by pureed red lentils so that it's hearty and filling without getting heavy. Extra bonus: no need for a broth base. I add …


This recipe takes just a few minutes to throw into the oven and it emerges toasty around the edges and garlicky and a little spicy, if you like. RECIPE: Garlicky Roasted Broccoli -

It's Winter, So It's Time to Cook with Carrots—Here's How

Why you should stock up on carrots at the farmers' market, and 22 recipes for using them<p>Right now, your local farmers' market might be looking a little...thin. All you can find are carrots and potatoes. But that's not a bad thing! Carrots are an incredibly flexible staple, lending sweetness to …


Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Cook Time: 30 mins<br>• Total Time: 40 minutes<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Main<br>• Cuisine: Indian<p>★★★★★<p>4.9 from 66 reviews<p>Quinoa …

Post-Piglet Cauliflower Soup

<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 soup for friends, a soup for you, a soup for good times and troubled times.</i><p>If love tastes of chocolate and bourbon, friendship comes forth in soup.<p>When life unravels …


Kim Boyce's Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners over the next three weeks. First up: Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: The</i> …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What To Do With Leftover Juicer Pulp (VIDEO)

Hint: don't throw it away!<p>Do you have a juicer at home? Does it make you sad to throw out all that leftover vegetable pulp? We have great news: you should stop throwing out all that leftover vegetable pulp. Aside from being wasteful and making you sad, that kind of behavior is making you miss out …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.


Yoga: a beginner's guide to the different styles

The myriad benefits of yoga – including lower blood pressure, increased strength and bone density and reduced anxiety – should be enough to get anyone on the mat. However, as a yoga teacher I meet many people who hesitate to embrace this ancient form of fitness due to some pervasive myths. Yoga is …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …