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Quinoa Tabbouleh

6 Servings<p>The classic Middle Eastern salad gets an of-the-moment upgrade with the "it" grain, quinoa.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed well<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1 …

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

The Most Important Step Toward Creating the Life You Want

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Roasted Grape Crostini with Brie

I like to consider myself a spontaneous person, but when Ali texted me about riding roller coasters on Sunday afternoon, I balked. I hid from her …

Pasta alla Norma (Eggplant and Tomato Pasta)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A Sicilian pasta dish worthy of the highest praise.</i><p>I used to think that this dish was simply named after someone's nonna -- after all, <i>someone's …

Roast Beast: A Vegetarian Holiday Main Dish That'll Steal the Show

You never know what the weather will be like during the holidays in the South. One year we’ll be huddled up inside around our family dining table and …

Facebook Lists the World's Most Popular Books

First, it was the <i>New York Times</i> best-sellers list. Then the Amazon Kindle top 100 ranking. And now we have Facebook determining what our favorite books are—based not on sales or downloads, but on statuses. I can't decide if this is progress or if a little piece of me just died inside.<p>Facebook …

The Ultimate Guide To Your Everywhere Workout

The secret behind a good workout is simple. While fancy equipment and complicated exercises can be fun, when time and resources are tight, all you</i> …

Exercise

Low Calorie, Low Fat Vegetarian Zucchini Carpaccio Recipe

You're right! <i>Carpaccio</i> usually means meat that's been hammered until it's very thin, then served raw. But not in this case!<p>Just take a look at this light, delish, perfect-for-summer carpaccio recipe (that's <i>ridiculously</i> easy to make, by the way) from Pascal Lorange, executive chef of Fig + Olive. …

Summer Dessert Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Vegan Brownies With Almond Butter Glaze

Sticking to a paleo, gluten-free, or vegan diet doesn't have to mean baked goods are out of the picture. There are many alternatives to refined sugar, such as vanilla extract, almond butter, cacao powder, and maple syrup, that are much healthier and more nutritious than white sugar. Combine …

7 Salad Dressings That Aren't Basic Vinaigrette

Summer Dessert Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Blueberry Parfait

Looking for something healthy and delicious to start (or end) your day? This Chocolate Blueberry Parfait is just what you need. With crumbles of chocolate cookies, this parfait tastes just like dessert—with the added benefits of fiber and protein in the fresh blueberries, coconut milk yogurt, …

Sweet Corn, Zucchini and Fresh Mozzarella Pizza

Sweet Corn, Zucchini and Fresh Mozzarella Pizza.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 28, 2014 88<p>Now I’m going to tell you how you can take a real life bite of summer.<p>I …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Vegan French Toast You Won't Believe

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Your New Summer Pasta: Orecchiette with Zucchini, Tomato, and Ricotta

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A fresh, summery dish from Puglia that's ready in the time it takes to boil pasta.</i><p>Typical of Puglia and its neighbor, Basilicata, orecchiette and …

grilled peach splits + news!

The problem, if there could be one, is that if a 30-something with a kid out of diapers ever says to a group of people, “I have news!” certain …

Grilled Halloumi Pita Sandwiches Recipe

Salty halloumi cheese browns beautifully on the grill and is perfect for making filling pita sandwiches with tomato, red onion, lettuce, and tzatziki.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Halloumi cheese has a high melting point, which means it will brown on the grill without melting away.<br>• Tangy and salty halloumi …

Roasted Stuffed Figs Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I had the pleasure of dining at Komi in Washington, DC when it had just opened. The amuse bouche was a stuffed fresh date. I have played with the flavors using figs (which I prefer to dates.) This is a lovely appetizer, elegant, simple and tasty. —MrsWheelbarrow<p><b>Serves: 6</b><p>12 ripe …

Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps

Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps with Crispy Tofu and Peanut Sauce<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 30 mins<br>• Cook Time: 30 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour<br>• Yield: 4 to …

Yogurt with Fresh Figs, Honey, and Pine Nuts

8 Servings<p>Warming the honey with rose water infuses it with flavor.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons pine nuts<p>¼ cup honey<p>½ teaspoon rose water or orange-flower water<p>3 cups plain Greek yogurt<p>16 fresh figs, halved<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Toast pine nuts in a dry small skillet over medium-low heat, …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Summer food is great for many reasons (ice cream! barbecues!), not the least of which is the abundance of color, vibrancy, and flavor. This weekend, …

The Petite Girl's Definitive Guide to Summer's Biggest Fashion Trends

Front-row style star Miroslava Duma <i>just</i> clears 5', Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon one-ups her—literally—at 5' 1", and fashion crush Rachel Bilson barely tops them both at a...

9 New Grilling Recipes to Make Right Now

These 9 grilling recipes, from clams and chorizo to a pisco punch with grilled lemons, were developed for BonAppetit.com's 30 Days of Grilling campaign.<p><b>We've been really excited about a lot of things</b> during our 30 Days of Grilling extravaganza. But if we had to choose one favorite category from the …

Alison's Sophisticated and Posh London Home

<b>Name:</b> Alison A. <b><br>Location:</b> Marylebone, London, United Kingdom <b><br>Size:</b> 1,400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Rented 1 year<p>After leaving Amsterdam where she …

21 Simple One-Pot Pastas

AKA WONDERPOTS, aka the thing to make on that night when you Just Can't.

Smart & Stylish Small Space Solutions

Every April we run our signature contest, Small Cool, featuring homes under 1000 square feet. Readers and editors alike look forward to this annual …

Saving the world, one room at a time

Lifestyle and interior design community sharing design lessons, DIY how-tos, shopping guides and expert advice for creating a happy, beautiful home.

Hannah Brown's Cozy Collection

(Image credit: Hannah Brown)<p><b>Name:</b> Hannah Brown of Hannah Brown Interiors <b><br>Location:</b> Bishopston, Bristol, United Kingdom <b><br>Size:</b> 1991 square feet <b><br>Years</b> …