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How to Substitute for Fish Sauce in a Pinch

While our Cookbook Club’s April book is “simple” in name, Leela Punyaratabandhu’s Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen doesn’t shy away from authenticity.<p>In the book, she shares a selection of her family’s most-beloved Thai recipes, many of which don’t require anything more …

Thai Food

Meera Sodha’s recipe for katsu curry with panko aubergines and pickled radishes

Katsu curry is an unlikely looking heart thief, but this mysterious brown concoction is one of Japan’s favourite dishes. In my take on it, the curry sauce is made using plenty of naturally sweet vegetables, such as carrots and onions, plus a couple of storecupboard essentials. These modest …

Curries

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

5 Korean Ingredients That Could Change Your Life in the Kitchen — Ingredient Intelligence

While many Korean ingredients can only be found in large Asian grocery stores, their popularity is making them increasingly easier to find in the …

Ice Cream

A Classic Utah Dish That’s the Ultimate Comfort Food

When someone is hurting—from loss or tragedy—we want to provide comfort, sustenance. It’s a gut reaction. As shock turns into ravenous grief, stuffed containers and pots and pans help fill the void.<p>In Mormon culture, comfort comes in the form of potatoes mixed with cheese, a cream-based soup, and …

First plastic-free aisle is an example for other supermarkets to follow

There is no logic in wrapping perishable food in indestructible plastic, say campaigners hailing today’s launch in Amsterdam<p>Today the world’s first plastic-free aisle was launched in Amsterdam by environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet and Dutch supermarket Ekoplaza. The aisle enables …

Sustainability

I cleared my gut and cured my infertility

Infertile. A grand canyon of a word evoking, in my story at least, four years of loss, devastation, hormone treatment, counselling and pain.<p>Being …

Pink noise is the latest trend to help you sleep better

If unlike Kim K you're NOT doing 'amazing, sweetie' chances are you're probably not getting those 8 hours of sleep every night - but hey, who has …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Inside the Arctic Circle's first energy-positive Northern Lights hotel

Just when you thought Northern Lights hotels couldn't get any quirkier than tree houses, ice hotels and glass igloos – along comes a spaceship on stilts.<p>Svart sits at the foot of the Svartisen glacier by the Almlifjellet mountain and has a distinctive shape that emulates an extra-terrestrial …

11 amazing places to visit in the Czech Republic

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Czech Republic is a destination straight out of fairy tales.<p>With an array of picturesque historic cities, world-class architecture, romantic castles and charming natural wonders, this Central European country should definitely be on every travel list.<p>Covering an area of just 78,866 …

European Travel

The 10 Most-Saved Whole30 Recipes of January

After following the Whole30 last year I learned two things: This style of eating requires a fair amount of cooking, and it's extremely helpful to …

Healthy Eating

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Trattorie in Rome: readers’ travel tips

A family-run trattoria with few tourists and amazing local dishes makes for a memorable holiday meal. Readers pick their favourite small restaurants in Rome<p>• To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 Hotels.com voucher, go to GuardianWitness<p>Winning tip: Da Lucia, …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

12 Grilled Salad Recipes Featuring Corn, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and More

Grill, meet veg. Veg, meet grill. We think you guys are gonna get along<p><b>Why should meat and fish get all the live-fire love?</b> See what a touch of smoke can do to electric summer produce like sweet peppers, squeaky-fresh leeks, and just-picked corn. Welcome to grilled salad season.

Cooking

17 Easy Ways to Top Your Salad, from Savory Granola to Shrimp

Gussy up your salad with these crunchy, creamy, toppings, from savory granola to avocado salsa.<p><b>We've had it with boring salads.</b> There's something so disheartening about cracking open a homemade lunch only to find limp lettuce, a few spears of cucumber and some hard tomato—so we're getting a little …

Cooking

The Mountain Rental: A Holiday House in the Italian Alps

Located in the Dolomite mountain village of Mareo, in South Tyrol, Italy, La Pedevilla was inspired by the traditional farmhouses (known as <i>viles</i>) of …

The high price of being a good girl

By raising our daughters to be obedient and polite, are we failing to teach them the skills they need to succeed? A former good girl investigates<p>My eight-year-old niece and her friend are playing <b>table tennis</b>, and the air is filled with their apologies. They’re not playing as a doubles team; the …

Q&A: Africa's Last Wetland Wilderness Named 1,000th World Heritage Site

National Geographic Explorer Steve Boyes explains the Okavango Delta.<p>This week UNESCO officially recognized the Okavango Delta in Botswana as its 1,000th World Heritage Site, putting it alongside iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, and the …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Android News

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

South America

The end of the hipster: how flat caps and beards stopped being so cool

Now that cocktails in jam jars have made it to EastEnders, what's next for those who would be 'alternative'?<p>• Have you spotted any hipsters in the wild?<p>Meet Josh. Josh is a 30-year-old artist/chef who lives in a converted warehouse in Hackney, east London. Josh has a beard, glasses and cares about …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

Dessert