Lauren Malcolm

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Jamaican Black Castor Oil Saved My Hair After Years of Relaxing It

I was 11 when I started relaxing my hair. My family had just moved to Houston and knowing that the humidity levels would be outrageous, my mom thought it'd make my hair easier to style. Like most black girls, I <i>hated</i> perm days. I sat there patiently, lying to the beautician when she'd ask if my …

Hair Care

Add These 11 Hunger-Satiating Ingredients to Your Oatmeal to Stay Full Until Lunch

If weight loss is your goal, oatmeal is one of the best breakfast choices. Not only is it quick and easy, but eating whole grains like rolled oats or steel-cut oats keeps you feeling full longer. Sometimes oats aren't enough, though, so add a few of these ingredients to your bowl to sate your …

Breakfast

Chicken And Broccoli Alfredo

Your next family dinner made easy!<p><b>Servings: 1-2</b><p>Salt, to taste<p>8 ounces penne pasta<p>2 cups broccoli florets<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed<p>Pepper, to taste<p>¼ cup butter<p>3 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon black pepper<p>⅛ teaspoon nutmeg<p>1½ cup …

Parmesan Cheese

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

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Perk up your porridge: the best oat recipes for a healthy breakfast

Gone are the days of gruel. Porridge is not just a sachet of Quaker Oats any more, nor a half-filled pot of watery oaty soup, but instead, a chance to get inventive and experimental.<p>And oats aren't just delicious, but even better for us than previously thought. A large bowl of porridge each day may …

11 Summer Recipes You Can Make in a Slow-Cooker

When I think of slow-cookers, I automatically think of warm winter soups and stews. In fact, I associate slow-cooker recipes so heavily with winter …

Cooking

Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe<p>Light, fluffy and healthy oatmeal pancakes. Rich in fiber content and are ideal for sugar free morning …

Chilli Garlic Noodles

Chilli Garlic Noodles is a famous Chinese recipe.<p><b>Time:</b> 40 minutes<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>1 cup fresh noodles<br>• 1/2 cup grated carrot<br>• 1 tablespoon crushed to paste …

Onions

14 Sunday Dinner Recipes to Make Grandma Proud

Sitting down to enjoy dinner as a family on a regular basis can be tough today. Between work, extracurricular activities, and shuttling the kids around, our main concern with dinner is that it’s fast and at least <i>somewhat</i> nutritious. There are countless recipes out there that cater to a busy …

Cooking

These 26 Recipes Are Delicious and Perfect For Lenten Fridays

Have you been picturing yourself enjoying a tasty and fresh fish dish while sitting out on your patio for the past few chilly months — maybe with a cold beer sitting nearby? We have, too. And though the weather outside is not quite right yet, seafood-lovers can't wait until Summer to enjoy …

Ready for the Super Bowl? Score big with these 20 recipes

Super wings, grilled shrimp cocktail, double-chocolate brownies, stuffed peppers, beer nuts and more. The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that's all about the …

23 Whole30 Recipes for Two Since You Guys Are in This Together

So you’ve decided to attempt the Whole30—good for you, we’re total believers. We also highly recommend getting your boo or bestie on board, because …

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Vegan dinner recipes from Smith & Daughters, Melbourne

Awesome vegan salads from Smith & Daughters (click here)<p>Sopa Seca (Peruvian pasta bake)<p>This amazing Peruvian pasta dish has been the most …

Cooking (Australia)

We’ve Got Great Stews! 32 Warming Vegan Stew Recipes

By Lora O’Brien We all know the routine – as the evenings get colder, our food gets hotter. There’s nothing more comforting than a hearty meal to …

Recipes

A Breakfast Smoothie the Kids Won't Even Know Is Healthy(!)

Our food director's trick for getting her kids to down fruit smoothies: give 'em a fancy name.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If I offered you …

Breakfast

10 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Meditation is a wonderful tool for decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety, and increasing feelings of peacefulness, contentedness and connectedness. It helps you stay present in the moment so that you can experience your life as it happens, rather than always being caught up in the past or the …

Meditation

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>shutterstock<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use …

From Granola Bars to Scones: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Oats

<b>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars</b><p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my kids, and my kids' hungry friends, I can't seem to keep enough of them in the house. So I figured it was time to try and make them from scratch, and maybe even sneak in some health food. After …

Baked Chicken Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

There's nothing that sounds less appetizing than baked chicken, right? Those two words paired together conjure up images of dry, bland, dense chicken breast you could break a tooth on. And sometimes, that's exactly what baked chicken is -- but not always.<p>Baked chicken can be tender, moist -- yes, …

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