Melanie Takahashi

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40+ Protein Ball Recipes That Prove Healthy Snack Dreams Can Come True

For any flavor fix, these energy balls are the tastiest way to give your body a boost.<p>1 of 44<p>No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls<p>These easy oatmeal …

Our Most Popular Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes of 2017

There really is nothing the slow cooker can't do. This year it became my go-to for working even more meatless recipes into my meal plan. It's a …

Spaghetti Squash “Pizza” Bowls

It’s about time. I teased this recipe in my post on how to cook spaghetti squash (the best way), and I’ve been holding it hostage the past few days. …

Instant Pot Congee with Brown Rice and Turmeric

For the latest installment in my Instant Pot recipe adventures, we're going to explore Instant Pot congee. And, spoiler alert, making congee in your …

Instant Pot

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

<i>You're going to fall in love with this Mediterranean quinoa stuffed eggplant recipe! It's full of flavor, packed with veggies, and takes just 30</i> …

A Luxurious Cream of Mushroom Soup—Without the Cream!

Are you a soup person? I am, without a doubt. Whatever the weather, I find great comfort in soups of all persuasions: a rich chowder to ward off biting winds, a perfectly chilled gazpacho to celebrate summer's tomato bounty, a seafood-studded bouillabaisse for whenever I can get my hands on it. …

Get your greens fix outside of the salad bowl with this vegetarian kale soup

When Alana Chernila was in her late twenties, she worked at her local farmers’ market on Saturdays to help pay for her CSA share. Customers kept …

Taco Rice タコライス

<i>Tex-Mex and Japanese – a surprisingly delicious fusion of cuisines. It’s best represented by Okinawan Taco Rice, a simple mashup of taco fillings and</i> …

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.<p>When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and …

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

White Bean and Kale Salad

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>1/2cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained<br>• 2teaspoons olive oil<br>• 1pinch curry powder (Optional)<br>• 1pinch paprika …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

8 Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Don't write off that muffin tin as being a unitasker only good for baking muffins and cupcakes. There are plenty of recipes, even full meals, that …

Spice up your salmon dinner with a Persian touch: Recipe for spiced salmon with lemons

If the idea of an ultra-easy salmon dinner with a lively spiced flavour appeals to you, this recipe is tailor-made. It comes from the experienced …

Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup

Fresh vegetables, lemon and rosemary become an amazingly hearty soup with minimal effort. Carrots, onion, yellow bell pepper and red lentils are …

Stirring the Pot: Our Most Ravishing Risotto Recipes

How does risotto differ from a plain bowl of rice? Let us count the ways. We begin with a special variety of rice (Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone Nano) with a starchy outer layer that is especially adept at absorbing sauces. The rice also releases some of its starch into the cooking liquid, giving …

Cooking

Dhal | Ricardo

• In a saucepan, brown the onion in the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic, ginger, and spices and cook for 1 minute, stirring …

Blueberry Crisp

This crisp has a loose and juicy filling. If you would prefer a thicker filling, add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch.

Thai Green Curry with Spring Vegetables

Show of hands: who drank too much Guinness last night? Not me. I took it easy with Cookie and ate some green curry for dinner. Maybe I was sampling …

Zucchini Noodle Recipes That'll Make You Forget All About Pasta

It's time to get out the spiralizer.<p>Move over spaghetti squash, there’s a whole new pasta-shaped veggie on the market. Actually, there’s an array of new options thanks to a small, affordable kitchen appliance called the spiralizer.<p>The spiralizer can take just about any vegetable ― our favorite …

How To Make Three Salad Dressings In Less Than A Minute

Salad dressing is great. It makes what could potentially taste bland and (dare we say it) like rabbit food, resemble something of a heavenly …

Recipes

15-Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

As an ardent fan of absolutely anything having to do with noodles and hot soup, I consider myself to be somewhat of an authority on the subject. …

Thai Red Curry Soup

posted by Chungah @ Damn Delicious on June 16, 2013 21 Comments »<p><i>This quick and easy soup is the perfect kind of comfort food on a cold winter …

Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup

I know it’s getting warmer outside and you likely aren’t craving soup as often. But I love soup year-round, so can we just pretend it’s a little …

Pema Chödrön: Do You Secretly Feel Like a Failure?

There is a lot of emphasis on succeeding. And whether we buy the hype or not, we all want to succeed, especially if you consider success to mean, "it …

Vegetarian Recipes: A farm-to-table quinoa bowl with roasted veggies

Preheat the oven to 425F.<p>Place the quinoa in a saucepan with two cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until …

Healthier homemade fried rice with a flavorful Thai curry twist

Jazz up that boring rice by adding vegetables, green curry paste and creamy coconut milk for a tasty vegetarian meal or as a side dish next to …

Recipes

Sweet Potato Chips!

Sweet Potato Chips!<br>Next to sweet potato fries, these are the best things in the world.<p>Here's the secret.<p>Sea salt!<p>**I got this USimplySeason Salt …