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Whole-Wheat Noodles With Greens and Ginger Dressing

If we could, we'd write a love letter to pasta. It's always there for us—in good times and bad, in red sauce and pesto. This time, we're adding a …

11 Awesome Green Monster Smoothies - One Green Planet

Here at One Green Plant, we love smoothies. They are a convenient way to obtain a bunch of nutrition in one glass. They can be made quickly and …

Smoothies

This Is What Foodies Make When They Don't Have Time to Cook

You’ve spent hours toiling at your desk, ticked a torrent of tasks off your to-do list, and finally arrived home. But before you can relax on the …

If you loved strawberry milk as a kid, this grown-up recipe will blow your mind

Flavored milk was one of those special after-school treats that many lucky kids looked forward to. There was chocolate milk and that was pretty …

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Cancer

50+ Lunch Recipes That Help With Weight Loss (and Are Under 500 Calories!)

You're trying to lose weight, so you pack a salad for lunch. But by 2 p.m., you're famished! In order for a lunch to be filling and help you lose …

18 coastal California breweries worth the trip

Let's start off with a grand, but true statement: California is home to the best beers in the U.S. Our state plays host to ingenious brewers who are willing collaborators with curious palates, and to our benefit, those sorts of people just serve the west coast well (sometimes literally).<p>In the Bay …

What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

Last week, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and other cutting-edge companies, took a surprising question at the Code Conference, a technology event in California. What, a man in the audience asked, did Musk make of the idea that we are living not in the real world, but in …

A California club bans DJs who use laptops … but why?

When DJs started to use CDs, purists were up in arms – and now an even more recent piece of kit has been declared verboten. Yet, like dance music itself, technology moves on – so why not embrace it?<p>Outrage among dance music fans on the internet this week – I know, newsflash! – as a club in …

Mushroom Butter Masala [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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Recipes

10 best glamping spots in Northern California

Forget pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground.<p>We've tracked down 10 places in Northern California where you can have that wonderful "great outdoors" experience and sleep comfortably.<p>From pretty log cabins in Mount Lassen National Park to yurts perched over the Pacific in Big Sur, these …

Hiking

The Core-Strengthening Moves That Will Make You A Better Athlete

If you’re a runner and your pre-workout routine includes simply lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door, hold up. The high-impact, …

Yoga

The Easiest, Cheesiest Pasta of All Time

This quick riff on cacio e pepe is a weeknight savior.<p>The best pasta you'll ever make doesn't require hours of preparation or a shopping list worth of ingredients. As long as you've got some Parmesan cheese and garlic in your kitchen, you're good to go. The rest is all about technique—one that you …

Cooking

Mother's Day Brunch: 15 Recipes That Will Wow Mom

If you really want to show Mom how much you love her, skip the crowded restaurants and make her a homemade brunch instead. From Blueberry Pancakes to Sausage Bread Pudding, all of these recipes are perfect for pampering the special moms in your life.<p><b>1. Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Blueberry …

This May Be the Healthiest Thing to Eat After Your Morning Workout

Carbs are probably the last thing you'd expect to eat after a workout, but according to nutrition coach Joe Wicks, they're essential for …

Breakfast

13 Mediterranean-Inspired Dinners to Spice Up Your Weeknight Routine

The Mediterranean diet has been in the spotlight for years thanks to its cancer-fighting and heart-healthy benefits. One recent study found it could …

How to make a Dutch baby pancake

Call them what you will — Dutch babies, German pancakes, Dutch puffs — these pancakes are all about the size. Combine a handful of ingredients: flour, salt, eggs, milk and butter, and in minutes, the batter begins to souffle in the pan. You can keep the recipe simple, topping these babies with …

Breakfast

Christmas Dinner: 14 Easy, Elegant Recipes

The holidays are all about spending time with your friends and family -- not slaving away in the kitchen all day. That's why you'll love these recipes. From appetizers to dessert, they're all special enough to impress your guests, yet easy to check off your holiday to-do list.<p><b>1. Smoked Salmon Dip</b><p>If …

Here's How Jamie Oliver Turns A Healthy Smoothie Into Pancakes

The world's most charming chef cooking the world's most charming breakfast.<p>"The idea is to take something that already has so much goodness (a smoothie) but isn't exactly balanced, add what's missing, and all of a sudden it's a perfect breakfast," Oliver says.<p>Makes 4 servings<p><i>Recipe by Jamie Oliver,</i> …

These Are The Healthy Recipes That Won 2015

Here's what our editors and readers loved this year.

12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>From my Carrot & Sweet Potato …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Where to Get Your International Street Food Fix in San Francisco & Berkeley

Experienced international travelers will tell you that eating street food is always a gamble. Delicious yet not without risks, street food will …

Chaat

31 Quick and Easy Recipes For Fall

You'll want to bookmark these easy weeknight recipes that embrace the cooler weather.<p><b>17 Simple Fall Weeknight Meals</b><p>Simple dinners that will soon become staple favorites. <b>See the recipes</b>.<p><b>Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken</b><p>Just the recipe to transition from summer to fall. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Veggie-Filled …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more

Cooking

14 Simple Soup Recipes for Fall

While it pains us to bid farewell to summer backyard bashes and cocktails, fall is already upon us. It’s time for our favorite fall festivities: football, wardrobe changes and autumn eats. And as the weather starts to cool down, we’re definitely starting to develop a hankering for those fall …

Cooking

11 Spaghetti Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Spaghetti can be dressed elegantly in butter-braised onions, stand up to a subtantial bolognese or meatball sauce, and get down with nothing but a slick of Pecorino and pepper. It's the little black dress of dinner choices. What are you waiting for?<p><b>Make one or all 11 of these spaghetti recipes and</b> …

How To Make Your Own 'Instant' Mac And Cheese In A Mug

So cheesy, and so easy.<p>It's always a good time for mac and cheese. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that mac and cheese is ready-made whenever to mood should strike. While the blue-boxed option will always do in a pinch -- especially since they're taking the artificial ingredients out of it -- homemade …