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Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

3 Next-Level Grains to Try

While quinoa and farro are firmly in the mainstream, chef Aimee Oxley believes that the future belongs to kamut, spelt and amaranth.<p><i>We asked chefs to</i> …

Food

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Dig In: Cozy Vegetarian Winter Soups

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Almonds at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Prepare to grab fistfuls of these chocolate-dusted salty-sweet almonds by Laura Wright from The First Mess.</i><p>Since I live in Canada, I don’t have …

Slow-cooker magic: Make Christmas morning special with this deluxe overnight oatmeal

If you still haven't tried making oatmeal in your slow cooker, you're in for a real treat. This make-ahead oatmeal serves a whole houseful of relatives and couldn't be easier to prepare the night before, so it's perfect for Christmas morning. With just a stir and a push of a button, you can throw …

Breakfast

Tom’s Cheezy Sauce

1 small head of cauliflower (steamed till soft, almost falling apart when picked up with spoon)<br>1/4 cup cashews<br>1 roasted red pepper (or one 4 oz jar …

Easy Cannellini Bean Soup

I originally made this soup trying to recreate the side of white beans at Zoe’s Kitchen, which is too high in oil to my liking. I skipped the oil and …

How <i>Not</i> To Prepare for the LSAT

So, you want to be a lawyer. That means you’ve got an LSAT to take. Maybe not this month, maybe not this year, but at some point in your future, …

Sunday Sweets: Pixar Pretties!

Love Pixar movies?<br>Love <i>cake?</i> <br>Then do *I* have the Sweets for YOU.<p><i>The Incredibles:</i><p>Talk about living up to its name! That glass globe used for Violet's …

Sunday Sweets: Gothic Elegance

Who says dark has to be dreary? These gorgeous Gothic cakes will have you cheering:<p>Sweet Lake seems to specialize in Gothic designs, and I couldn't …

Sweet Boondi - Indian Dessert Recipe by Manjula

Spicy Corn Chowder

Related Recipes<p>This savory chowder is inspired by pastel de choclo, a Chilean corn and meat pie. Feel free to add leftover vegetables to the soup, or …

How to Have a Veg-Friendly Oktoberfest Feast

Didn't make it to the world's first vegan Oktoberfest in Santa Monica last weekend? No worries. It's easy to throw together your own German-inspired …

LEMONGRASS + COCONUT SUMMER ROLLS

LEMONGRASS + COCONUT SUMMER ROLLS // Makes about 8<p>Recipe adapted from Green Kitchen Travels<p>Maybe it is the California girl in me but I would add …

The Easiest-Ever Way to Roast Vegetables

Around this time of year, I love roasting veggies—it makes them so much sweeter, and I end up eating loads of them—but I hate cleaning up. The …

Kuttu ki Puri - Buckwheat Flatbread - Gluten Free Recipe by Manjula

Sweet Summer Oatmeal Squares Recipe

Curried Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.<p>2. Pierce squash in several places with knife. Microwave 3 minutes on high power to soften. Slice off ends, and stand squash …

Smoky Black Bean and Butternut Ragoût

56<p>SHARES<p>Combine squash, adobo sauce, black beans, and a touch of maple and lime, and pow—you’ve got a satisfying vegetarian …

Latin America

Nimki - Salted Fried Crackers Recipe by Manjula

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad

I'm not much of a menu collector, although I have a small stack of gems in one of my desk drawers. A good number of them are menus from past meals at …

San Francisco

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

9 Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The key ingredients you need just might be hiding in your pantry.<p>These mix-it-yourself cleaners use environmentally friendly ingredients — like baking soda and vinegar — and are quite inexpensive. If you've run out of your favorite cleaning solution, don't run to the store; try one of these …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

Cooking

Peanut Noodles

Orange Chicken

I made this Orange Chicken on my Food Network show a few weeks ago, and I just realized yesterday that I’d never shared the recipe here on my totes …

How to Build a Veggie Grain Bowl

It's back-to-school season! Looking for meals you can toss together with your eyes closed? I hear you. Even though I don't have any little mouths to …

Lemon Cookies Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com