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26 Genius Ways To Use Avocado

There's a whole world beyond guacamole and avocado toast, people.

300-Calorie Dinners

Maintaining a healthy weight or trying to lose a few pounds ultimately revolves around the science of counting calories. It's a tedious task to …

Quick tomato soup

The chilli sauce is optional, but often popular with even small children.<p>SERVES<p>Makes four little cupfuls or two bowlfuls<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 tbsp butter<br>• 1 clove garlic<br>• 400g tin of tomatoes<br>• 1 tbsp tomato purée<br>• A shake of sweet chilli sauce (optional)<br>• Nutmeg (optional)<p>METHOD<p>Melt the butter in a small pan and …

5 Super-Refreshing Summer Vodka Cocktails to Make Now

<i>August is Vodkaaaah month. You know you want it.</i><p>Summer's end is practically around the corner.<p>That means it's time to squeeze every last drop of sunshine from the season. Where to start? How about with vodka cocktails that showcase summer's fleeting flavors? Fuzzy peaches, pineapple syrup and …

6 beauty hacks that will step up your look, save money

Everbody wants to look their best. But the dent that beauty routines can make in your wallet we can do without.<p>To help you be more frugal, <i>Allure</i> …

Lemon-Chile Green Bean Pickles

Makes 2 quarts<p>Brine is what seasons and preserves; without it, your veg will never graduate to pickle status.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds green beans, trimmed<p>1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed<p>4 chiles de árbol (optional)<p>4 garlic cloves, smashed<p>1 cup distilled white vinegar<p>2 tablespoons …

5 Tips for a Better Tasting Tomato Sauce

When it comes to making tomato sauce everyone has their own favorite method. It can vary between fresh tomatoes and canned, a sauce that simmers for …

You're Going to Need More Tomatoes

<i>Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella shares 5 ways from her instagram feed to cook with tomatoes, stat. Take her ideas, then go play in your own kitchen.</i><p><i>Coat sliced or torn stale bread with olive oil, salt, and Aleppo pepper, and toast it in a 300° F oven until crisp and lightly browned. While it cools,</i> …

11 Pasta Sauces That Hold the Tomatoes

<i>Header image: Basic Garlicky Spaghetti from CHOW</i>Dear marinara,We promise there's nothing wrong with you. You're there for us when we need you most: …

Paper Project by Tom McCarten

Paper illustrations and animations in the stop motion style have become very popular in the past couple of years. It's great to see the amazing …

Stop Motion

Post Ratio Landing Page

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Generative Illustrations of the Human Form by Janusz Jurek | Colossal

<p>Over the last year, Polish designer and illustrator Janusz Jurek has been exploring different forms of generative illustration as it relates to the …

Roads

Chris Rivera – Conceptual Photographer

Conceptual Photography by Chris Rivera.<p>Chris Rivera is a Los Angeles, California based photographer focusing on conceptual image creation. His …

Incredibly Beautiful Wood and Nail "Paintings"

We were really intrigued by Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee's rock sculptures last month and find ourselves drawn to his nature-inspired works yet again. This time, instead of multi-sized stones, Lee works with wood and nails. Rather than traditionally hammering a nail on its head to embed it into a …

These female photogs take better selfies than you

There are a good proportion of people today who would argue that anybody who posts a ‘shameless selfie’ on Instgram is basically a self-portrait photographer. In past decades the process, the meaning and the value of the self-portrait has evolved hugely, especially for female artists. Early …

3 Cold Soups That Can Help You Cool Off With a Health Kick

Growing up in South America, all the soups that I have ever known were always served warm or piping hot. Walking around in the different areas of Peru, you would see soups being served straight from the pot right on to the bowl. The idea of allowing a soup to become cold was just unheard of. About …

Recipe: Yotam Ottolenghi's Legume (Noodle) Soup

Drain and rinse the chickpeas and lima beans and place them in 2 separate saucepans with plenty of water. Place over medium heat, bring to a simmer, …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Simple salads to make every day

When a graphic designer’s lunchtime creativity set workmates clamouring for his salads, he obliged with a blog and a book – and so began a new career<p>Two years ago David Bez left his comfortable full-time job as a graphic designer for the Discovery Channel, and went freelance. When he packed up his …

How to Make Your Oatmeal Taste Like Your Favorite Cake

I read somewhere that <i>the</i> Ina Garten eats a plain bowl of oatmeal every morning, and if it’s her birthday – and only on her birthday – she adds a …

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The Awesomest Bon Appétit Recipes, According to Our Readers

The best of the best, according to our readers.<p><b>There are some recipes you just keep coming back to</b>, time and time again. Here are our readers' favorite Bon Appétit dishes, from cheesy scrambled eggs to pan-roasted chicken thighs. Click through to see our greatest hits—and maybe even find a new …

Cooking

21 Spring-Inspired Rooms That Will Make You Want to Redecorate

These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.<p>These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.

Interior Design

'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 …

Breakfast

Intro Lecture

A History of Design Systems<p>Graphic design is a relatively young way of expression, primarily a response to the needs of the industrial …

Graphic Design

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

50 Grilled Cheese

Make a sandwich from Food Network Magazine for any meal of the day—even dessert!<p>Andrew Purcell<p>Classic (No. 1)<p><b>How to make grilled cheese:</b><p><b>1. Heat 1</b> …

How to Make the Modern, the Last Undiscovered Cocktail

From the greatest bar.<p><i>Published in the January/February 2015 issue</i><p><b>Before the current revival of the classic bar,</b> very few of the fine old cocktail recipes were in general circulation. This meant that something as simple as a sidecar—cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice served up in a sugar-rimmed …

What Exactly Are Bitters, Anyway?

We spend a lot of time pretending to know what we're talking about when we're ordering cocktails. We feel comfortable saying this out loud, because we know you do it, too. No shame necessary. Cocktails are confusing and mixologists (not bartenders -- there's a difference) can be pretentious and …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…