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How to Paint a Room

Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your place. But this project can quickly turn into a nightmare if you're not careful. Follow these six tips the next time you paint and you'll get great-looking walls while keeping your sanity.<p>Interior painting is by far the most popular …

Home Improvement

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard enough without these common mistakes.<p>You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler …

Happiness

Smoky, Spicy Vegetarian Pasta with Eggs and Mushrooms Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Of all the pork dishes I imagine my vegetarian self eating in some alternative …

Italian Food

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

Hiking

Eggplant Rollups Recipe

Eggplant Rollups Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle eggplant slices on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and place in …

Recipes

A Weeknight Meal That Needs No Introduction

In a hurry for dinner? Last-minute guests, perhaps, or just no time to dither? You’ve worked all day, and you want something simple and relatively quick to prepare. You’re not above ordering in, but, given the cost of takeout and the inevitable soggy-steamy contents of the delivered goods, you …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Beat the Heat with This Healthy Soba Noodle Salad

Recipe: Vegetarian Soba Noodle Salad with Miso Lime Dressing<p>Summer days have met their culinary match.<p>By · 7/7/2017, 11:35 a.m.<p>Soba noodle salad …

A Fast, Fresh, Take-Anywhere Salad For All Your Summertime Needs

The month of July makes me question my love of cooking. Because as much as I gawk and guffaw over the produce at the market (I mean, have you <i>seen</i> it?), I don't want to cook it, per se. Never is the bounty so great; never is my desire so meek.<p>Feed me pasta with slow-cooked tomatoes and garlic confit …

Recipes

Light and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

This creamy macaroni and cheese recipe is made with Cheddar cheese sauce, cooked macaroni, and seasonings.<p>Less cheese makes this macaroni and cheese …

Banishing Cellulite: The Foam Roller Detox

Integrative structural specialist and frequent <i>goop</i> contributor Lauren Roxburgh is a bit of a magician. By manipulating the fascia—i.e., the saran …

Chickpea and Spinach Burger [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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Curries

Ginger Mushrooms and Spinach [Vegan]

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49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

14 Quick + Easy Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Make As Your Summer Snack

Between finding the best circuit workout and choosing the perfect summer swimsuit, spending time cooking a delicious and healthy meal may not be super realistic. But don’t worry, we have the perfect answer to your timing problem: avocados. If you didn’t think avocados could get any better, you are …

Healthy Eating

12 Quotes that Will Bring Peace When You Deal with Difficult People

Are there people who constantly discourage you, tell you that you’re not good enough, and generally make you feel terrible about yourself?These are …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Never Overcook Salmon (or Other Fishes) Again

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i> <i><br>Today: The most foolproof way to cook any fish—and a petition for a new cooking term.</i><p>The most unfair implication of slow-roasting is the <i>slowness</i> part. Sure, there are plenty of …

Recipes

37 Energy Bites Recipes for On-the-Go Snacking

Whether it's first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. Coffee is one solution; a sugary …

7 Ways to Overcome Fear and Live Your Dreams

Anais Nin once wrote, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage".<p>If you're longing to expand your life by going after your dreams, here are seven ways to overcome fear which may be keeping you stuck.<p><b>1. Shine the light on your fear.</b><p>Pinpoint the fear that's plaguing you the most -- …

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

10 Signs of a Toxic Friend that You've Probably Never Realised

Health

Tiger Salad

This cooling and refreshing salad—with cilantro standing in for the lettuce—is great alongside spicy foods, like our Sambal Chicken Skewers (click for recipe).<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar<p>2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil<p>1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper …

Kosher

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

LISTEN

LATEST ECONTALK EPISODE<p>James Heckman on Facts, Evidence, and the State of Econometrics<p>JANUARY 25, 2016<p>Nobel Laureate James Heckman of the University …

Three-Bean Salad

You've got plenty of options for this salad: butter beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, or navy beans. Just be sure to use green beans for some color.<p>Ingredients<p>1 shallot, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 15-ounce can butter beans or lima beans, rinsed<p>1 …

Healthy Eating

Smashed Potato Salad

This recipe was created by reader Kim Smithers in our Chef Watson potato salad challenge.<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds baby red potatoes<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 tablespoons canola oil<p>1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>¼ cup mayonnaise<p>1½ teaspoons dark brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons chopped …

Ginger

Female shortlist for Desmond Elliott debut novel prize

<b>A woman who wrote her first novel in her 40s has been shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for new fiction.</b><p>Claire Fuller's Our Endless Numbered Days is up against Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey and A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray.<p>This year's all-female line-up was chosen from a …

Books

Sesame Crusted Tofu

• 1 (16oz) package extra-firm tofu<br>• 1 egg<br>• 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs<br>• 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds<br>• 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds<br>• canola oil for …

Tofu's Never Tasted This Good (Seriously)

Photo: Courtesy of Mark Weinberg/Food52.<p>Everything you want to eat right now — all in one bowl. This gluten-free and vegan salad is stock full of …

Tofu Scramble

There's cooking magic at work here: The turmeric turns the tofu yolk-yellow, and the garnishes lend the whole dish a huevos rancheros vibe.<p>Ingredients<p>2 14-ounce blocks extra-firm tofu<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 small onion, chopped<p>1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped<p>1 small red bell pepper, …

Recipes