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Here’s how to make P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps at home

Popular Asian eatery P.F. Chang’s has been celebrating its 25th birthday.<p>The lettuce wraps are arguably one of the most popular and best-loved dishes …

Food

This $16 dent puller will save you a $200 trip to the auto body shop

It used to be that if you got a little dent in your car door, you had two choices: either spend $200-$300 at an auto body shop to fix it, or live …

Repairs

This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac

Did you ever copy some text from a Word document, or from the web, and paste it into an email, only to have the pasted text keep its stupid 24-point Comic Sans formatting? Maybe you had to select everything, then start futzing with the Mac’s font panel to get the new text to match.<p>The way to fix …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Allbirds releases flip-flops that use new sugarcane-based material for their soles

Within three short years, direct-to-consumer shoe brand Allbirds, has gained a cultlike following for its footwear made of natural materials like wool and eucalyptus, and now sugarcane can be added to that list.<p>On Aug. 1, the San Francisco-based company announced it had developed a new technology …

Shoes

The Top 50 Nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants 2018

From a natural wine–fueled French restaurant in New York to a temple to all things masa in Austin, these are the contenders for this year’s Hot 10.<p>Each year I kiss my loving family goodbye (both the one at home and the one at the office) and hit the road for weeks at a time, crisscrossing the …

Los Angeles

Thinking of installing an IKEA kitchen? Here's what you need to know first

IKEA cabinets can save you a bundle — but there are some sticking points to be aware of before installing them.<p>Say you're redoing your kitchen and you don't have lottery winnings to give you an unlimited budget. Cabinets tend to be the costliest item in a renovation, but you'd like to have a little …

Kitchens

Philips unveils new ‘completely weatherproof’ outdoor Hue LightStrip with HomeKit

Philips announced a new outdoor lineup of Hue lights this past spring that consists of spot lights, bollard lights, and luminaries. Now the company is expanding its offerings, unveiling an outdoor version of its popular LED LightStrip.<p>The outdoor LightStrip has shown up as a new product on Philips’ …

Home Automation

3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist

Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address.<p>Thirty years later, …

Selling

Amazon iPhone app adds AR ‘part finder’ for identifying and buying small hardware like screws

Amazon has made a handy new addition to its camera features on its iOS app. The new “part finder” users augmented reality to help users identify and buy small hardware like screws, nuts, bolts, and more.<p>As reported by <i>The Verge,</i> the new feature comes after Amazon acquired the visual recognition …

iOS Apps

6 inflammation-causing foods no one talks about

There’s a five-alarm fire sounding these days about inflammation, and with good reason. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and acne are just some of …

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

How to Buy, Prep and Cook Scallops

For many home cooks, scallops are a seafood reserved for fancy meals out; however, preparing scallops at home is far easier than you might think. …

10 Cuban Recipes Straight From Abuelita’s Cookbook

Recently in my small NYC apartment, I've started feeling very nostalgic for the sun-filled, lively Miami days I had growing up. My family is crazy, hilarious, functional in the most dysfunctional of ways, and, most of all, loving – which is all to say, we are Cuban-American. Led by grandparents who …

Here’s exactly how to make ginger oil, the magical pain-relieving elixir

When it comes to relieving joint pain, one of the best solutions for combating those annoying aches might already be in your kitchen. …

Reborn Las Vegas Resort Offers You Ultra-Luxury Suites, Lavish Rooms, Awesome Steakhouse And More

When the Palms opened in 2001 it was a game changer for the Vegas resort landscape, off the Strip but still packed with A-list Hollywood, pro athlete and celebrity appeal. The casino hotel was invention of the Maloof family, who have owned two NBA teams, the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings, …

High Gear: Test-driving Otto, the joint-rolling robot

<i>An occasional look at the ever-growing collection of tools and accouterments catering to the cannabis consumer in Southern California.</i><p>Meet your newest party guest.<p>Otto is a new gadget — and the first from Culver City-based Banana Bros. — that promises to make a perfectly rolled joint as easy as …

Tutorials

Easiest-Ever Grilled Veggie Burgers

8 servings<p>It sounded like an impossible assignment: a recipe for a from-scratch veggie burger that can go right from the mixing bowl onto the grill without falling apart? Lo and behold, we found a way.<p>June 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing<p>1 14-oz. block …

This new avocado lasts twice as long as regular ones

Avocados are notorious for spoiling almost immediately after you buy them, and there’s nothing more disappointing than cutting into one just to find a shell full of mush. Thankfully it’s 2018 and, while we still don’t have flying cars, scientists in California have gifted us with avocados that stay …

The Best Price Point for Wine, According to Someone Who Buys Wine for a Living

If you're looking for a good value, stick to this price range.<p>How much should you spend on wine to get a good bottle at a reasonable price point? How …

Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger

Sweet roasted butternut squash tempers the heat of fresh ginger in this vegan soup. Coconut milk is swirled in for creaminess, while toasted squash seeds add a pleasing crunch.

How To Make the Easiest BBQ Chicken in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sticky-sweet BBQ chicken is the quintessential summer dinner that shouldn't be limited to the lucky folks with backyard grills. The oven has the …

Recipes

Vegetarian Meatballs with Soy-Honey Glaze

Makes 20 balls<p>This vegetarian dinner features a spicy soy-honey glaze that caramelizes on the chickpea-mushroom balls as they cook.<p>April 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lb. shiitake mushrooms, stemmed<p>3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, plus more for greasing<p>1 15.5-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed<p>1 small red chile, thinly sliced …

Recipes

The Best New Trader Joe's Products of 2018 — So Far

I try to be grateful for the little things in life, like the fact that Trader Joe's is a 10-minute walk from my apartment. Aside from allowing you to stock up on all your essentials for a fraction of the price of other grocery stores, Trader Joe's also releases new, creative products on a regular …

Food

Baking soda might stave off inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases, research finds

Though baking soda is often solely thought of as an important ingredient for making the perfect banana loaf, it has recently become a buzzy wellness …

17 Easy Stir-Fry Recipes That'll Be on the Dinner Table in No Time

Put down that packet of premade stir-fry sauce, and prepare to give the classic quick-and-easy dinner a healthy and tasty update. Stir-fries are the perfect quick-fix meal: adaptable, easy, and full of fresh ingredients, you only need a few minutes and a wok to get this meal on the table for …

Recipes

This Crispy-Skin Salmon Method Never Fails and Makes Me Feel Fancy AF

By Alex Delany<p>The best part? It works on pretty much any fish.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the crispy-skin salmon recipe that associate web editor Alex Delany just couldn't live without.</i><p>I rarely mistake my …

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Soup Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

Everyone knows that a healthy diet is the most important part of losing weight. Once you’ve developed a good diet and healthy eating habits, you’re …

Chicken Soup with Caramelized Ginger

4 servings<p>A ginger-forward chicken tonic soup that will provide some much-needed relief when you’re not feeling too hot.<p>March 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ bunch cilantro, divided<p>2 Tbsp. sugar<p>1 6" piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced into rounds<p>3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>4 scallions, pale-green and white …

For your next fresh soba noodle fix, head to Mimimyunga in Koreatown

<b>Name of restaurant:</b> Mimimyunga, the Korean pronunciation of four Chinese characters that translate to "house of noodles with beautiful taste." (Linguistically, it is more or less equivalent to San Gabriel's Tasty Noodle House.)<p><b>The concept:</b> A Japanese-style <i>kakesoba</i> restaurant specializing in fresh …

The Garlic Broth Recipe That Brought Me Back to Health

This soup has just three other ingredients, but garlic is the one that matters.<p><i>This story is part of the Healthyish Guide to Feeling Better Already, a collection of recipes, remedies, and distractions to get you back on your feet.</i><p>Before there was this garlic broth, my sick-day cooking was pretty …

Recipes