Rhiannon McAuley

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Spring Feast: How to Make Tender Braised Lamb Shanks

As a half-Jew, half-Protestant, I might claim to be uniquely qualified to offer a spring lamb recipe—after all, it's a significant meat for both Easter and Passover. But who am I kidding? I'm as secular as they come. Being a good cook will have to suffice as my authority here.<p>In deciding which cut …

Foodily Blog

Garlic Scallion Noodles

Garlic Scallion Noodles from Steamy Kitchen• 7 oz skinny dry egg noodles, half the package<br>• 1/4 cup chopped scallions<br>• 3 x garlic cloves, finely minced<br>• 2 …

Recipes

Israeli Breakfast Of Champions: Shakshuka

3 tablespoons canola oil<p>2 medium yellow onions, chopped<p>1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped<p>1 large jalapeno chile, cored, seeded and …

13 Comfort Foods for a Long Winter

The idea that we look to a groundhog for meteorological predictions is endearingly naïve -- as is the fact that, at the tip-top of February, we would expect anything less than 6 more dark, chilly weeks. One of the great mistakes of the Western world: vesting a rodent with such power, never once …

Cooking

A Superfoods Lunch

<i>Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.</i><p>The morning after Sunday's football game, lunch was Super Foods. Over the weekend I roasted sockeye salmon and with the leftovers, I folded the …

Superfoods

One-Pot Wonders: Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs

I often get made fun of by friends—or receive comments from readers—that I tend to stick to favorite ingredients: tomatoes, kale, and feta. Well, I'm just going to say that this is because they are delicious and two of them are regularly touted health foods. And feta is amazing on just about …

46 Kale Recipes We Love

Gallery46 Kale Recipes We Love<p>We love our winter greens, and according to our stats, you do, too! We've pulled together 46 of our favorite kale recipes, from sautés to pastas to freshly blended juices. See them all in the slideshow or jump straight to one of the recipes below.<p>Salads<p>Kale, Apple, and …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

Writing

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Goat Cheese + Raw Kale Salad

<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: A dinner inspired by the principle that a little bit of everything is better than a lot of one thing.</i><p>You've probably had this …

Recipes

Whip Up A Perfect Bowl of Pasta

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Shane Solomon's Spaghetti with Butter and Parm</b> <i><br>Pizzeria Stella, Philadelphia</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><b>This dish is not about coating spaghetti with sauce</b>. It's about incorporating the two — letting the starch from the pasta enrich the sauce and the sauce soak into the …

Recipes

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen

Recipes

30 Minute Caramelized Shallot, Spinach and Goat Cheese Garlic Butter Pasta

Caramelized Shallot, Spinach and Goat Cheese Garlic Butter Pasta.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 9, 2013 99<p>This is my give-me-a-break-from-candy-canes …

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Healthy Eating

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

Anthropology

National Geographic Travel

'Menstrual Man' Had An Idea To Help Indian Women

Arunachalam Muruganantham had his light bulb moment when he was 29 years old, and holding a sanitary napkin for the first time.<p>Examining the cotton pads he was buying as a gift for his new wife, the Indian entrepreneur realized that the multinational company that produced them was probably spending …

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The 10 best sandwich recipes

Pulled pork with refried beans, a pungent three-cheese melt, bacon, blue cheese and chocolate – here's a hamper of ideas to make you more adventurous between your bread slices<p>Bill Oglethorpe's Borough Market three-cheese toastie<p>The aim with this exceptional toasted cheese sandwich is to let the …

Please Nurse in Public

It was 99 degrees out when we visited Disneyland last week.<p>Have you ever tried to nurse a 4-month-old baby in 99 degree heat? It feels like your face is melting off. My chubby, sweet boy slid across my chest as his cheeks burned a brighter red than mine. His thin onesie soaked through with sweat, …

Babies

Dear NICU Nurse

Dear NICU Nurse,<p>To be honest, I never knew you existed. Back when our birth plan included a fat baby, balloons and a two-day celebratory hospital stay, I had never seen you. I had never seen a NICU. Most of the world hasn't. There may have been a brief, "This is the Neonatal floor" whilst drudging …

Babies

20 Fun Baby Shower Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

Delicious cocktails or mocktails are a great addition to any baby shower menu. Celebrate mom-to-be with fun drinks to accompany her shower theme.<p>Keep on-theme with these pretty, and pretty delicious, milky white drinks.

Babies

'Babies Waking Up To Music' Is Sure To Brighten Your Day

These little ones got the rhythm, and they can't be stopped! Next time you want to wake up your sleeping angel, maybe try playing that funky music.<p><b>Sometimes, the way they fall asleep is pretty great too ...</b>

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

Skin Care

17 Issues Sober People Have To Deal With

The world might judge you for not drinking, but you know you're awesome!

6 Things I Learned As A Girl Who Has Basically Everything

I’m privileged.<p>When I was 14, I went to Paris for the first time. My parents paid for my entire undergraduate education at an expensive private …

32 Things That Are Worth Caring About

1. Keeping in touch with friends when one or both of you move away, even if that means reserving time to talk to them even when it isn’t …