Alicia Ho

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Prepare meals in advance! Curtis Stone’s 7 tips to make cooking a breeze

"I'm a big believer in making meals ahead," says Curtis Stone. That's why the chef's recipes — including his hearty fall pork chops, steak with Brussels sprouts, and orecchiette with brown butter and broccoli — always include steps that can be done in advance. "It's a smart practice and good use of …

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10 Picky Eater-Approved Recipes (That You'll Love Too)

The recipes that I get most excited to share are the ones that appeal to my kids as much as they appeal to me -- and let's face it, that's not frequently the case! Here are 10 favorite dinner recipes that have all gotten the thumbs-up from my picky eaters.<p><b>1. Parmesan Crusted Chicken</b><p>This is a great …

Cooking

Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Spread (sugar-free!)

Coconut coconut coconut coconut PUMPKINNNNNNNNNNNN coconut coconut coconut…<p>That’s how I would describe my food cravings over time. In case you …

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

Mushroom Lentil Tacos + Old Fashioned

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Pair the high with the low.</i><p>Nothing says "I'm a learned and sophisticated person well-versed in irony" like pairing the high with the …

How To Use Yogurt as a Condiment

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i> <i>This post was brought to you by our friends at Real California Milk.</i><p><i>Today: Yogurt makes its</i> …

Green Peanut Butter Smoothie

Makes 2 Servings<p>“A vegan green smoothie with some depth: I love the subtle savory quality the kale adds to the classic PB–banana combo.” —Dawn Perry, senior food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 banana<p>1 cup nut milk<p>1 cup torn kale<p>2 tablespoons peanut butter<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>Recipe …

Breakfast

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

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54 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "Gossip Girl"

"Hey Upper East Siders..."<p>1. Long before they played star-crossed lovers Dan and Serena, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively were home \schooled together as children.<p>2. Lively and Penn also dated in real life from 2007 to 2010.<p>3. Penn Badgley was named after the tennis ball company Penn.<p>4. At age 12, …

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55 Creative Rice Recipes For Our Favorite Pantry Staple

These 55 dinner recipes with rice are nutritious and easy to make.<p><b>When it comes to versatile, healthy ingredients</b>, rice tops our list. It's a people-pleasing pantry staple worth having around, whether you prefer the short-grain brown variety, black rice, or classic jasmine (we like to keep all …

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The Urban Legend of Free Social Marketing

When I give advice to CMOs about new social marketing strategies, I often hear the same initial response: <i>But nobody wants to come to my website</i>. …

Marketing

Access for Everyone: A Model for Free Online Learning, with Duolingo's Luis von Ahn

The Unichef Cookbook Will Help Kids All Over the World

Unichef is an upcoming powerhouse cookbook that boasts recipes and stories from 40 incredible chefs.<p><i>Unichef</i> is an upcoming powerhouse cookbook that …

Swap Beef for This Awesome Burger Meat | Men's Health

Wait, salmon burgers?<p>Like beef burgers, you can cook salmon to a delicious medium-rare and the meat has enough oomph to stand up to stronger flavors, such as umami-packed soy sauce and wasabi mayonnaise. Follow this recipe, expand your burger horizons.<p><b>Salmon Burgers with Wasabi Mayo</b><i><br>Recipe by</i> …

Eat This Protein-Loaded Salad for Breakfast! | Men's Health

And hold the parsley sprig.<p><b>Big Brunch Salad</b><i><br>Recipe by Adam Starowicz, chef of North River in New York City</i><p>What you’ll need:<br>Juice from 5 tomatoes<br>2 shallots, minced<br>1 Tbsp Dijon mustard<br>1 Tbsp sugar<br>2 Tbsp salt<br>1/3 cup red wine vinegar<br>½ cup mayonnaise<br>1 cup sour cream<br>Freshly ground black pepper<br>1 cup extra …

99 Inspirational Quotes That Are Guaranteed To Change Your Life

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6 Blogging Mistakes You Need to Fix to Get The Results You Want

Is your blog generating the results you want?<p>Results as in <b>subscriptions</b>, <b>leads</b> or <b>sales</b>, not just traffic, social shares and mentions on the web.<p>Let me …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Rice

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come..</i><p><i>Today: A guide to the perfect pot of rice.</i><p>Rice is a fickle ingredient. Some days, it's overcooked and mushy, and other days, it's hard and stuck to the …

Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon

8 Things New Grads Don't Yet Know About Saving Money

Ignoring these personal finance tips can have costly consequences.<p>If experience is indeed the best teacher, then 2014’s new grads are learning a lot …

Personal Finance

The Pill-Free Way to Reduce Migraine Pain

So why mindfulness meditation? The study authors describe it as “non-judgmental moment-to-moment awareness." It's about repeatedly focusing attention on breathing rhythms, even while engaged in other activities. The MSBR group practiced mindful meditation for 30-45 minutes a day, met for eight …

10 Signs You Need to Switch Up Your Workout Routine

Sign #1: You just stopped mid-lunge to read this<p>Your workout regimen—like a balanced diet and a killer wardrobe—requires a healthy dose of variety. But we know it’s easy to get stuck in a fitness rut, so we came up with a few telltale signs that your workout is in desperate need of an upgrade. If …

10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

2. <b>The IAB released a new set of "Anti-Fraud Principles" aimed at stopping fraudulent traffic.</b><p>3. <b>Twitter's Tailored Audiences now has the ability to target "lookalike audiences."</b> This should help advertisers find potential Twitter followers with similar interests to their current followers.<p>4. <b>TV</b> …

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The Top 9 Tips Nutritionists Give Their Clients

Free must-know healthy-eating tips<p>Every wonder what an R.D. would say if you made an appointment? While we can't say for sure which specific recommendations he or she would give you, we can give you a pretty good sense for at least some of the advice you'd probably get. How? We tapped nine top …

How to Eat a Lot of Apples, On the Cheap

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: How to handle cooking enormous amounts of apples, from</i> …

How to Store Nuts and Seeds

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Don't be the victim of a stale seed (or nut). Here's how to keep them fresh.</i><p>Nuts and seeds are pantry darlings. Our kitchen is stocked with them: to …

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land yourself in …

Creativity

This Man Made His Smartphone 'Distraction-Free' -- And It Changed His Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jake Knapp, a blogger and design partner at Google Ventures, knew he had a problem. His smartphone, he said, made him “twitchy” with anxiety -- to the point where he could not put it down. Without enough willpower to resist an avalanche …

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