Sami Rafiq

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Are These Even Real?! Yes! 15 Decadent, Ultra-Fudgy, Vegan and Gluten-Free Brownie Recipes - One Green Planet

Did you know that February 10th is National Have a Brownie Day? Not that we needed an excuse to chow down on brownies but today, it’s encouraged! …

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for chocolate orange marble cake

My family is boring, although I suspect we’d prefer to think of our boringness as a kind of respect for routine. Just as my brothers have been happily watching the same Simpsons episodes on repeat for the past 20 years, my parents have a rotating cast of familiar meals that come back time and …


7 Things I’ve Learned From Making Pizza Every Sunday

I made all the mistakes so you don’t have to.<p><b>Fresh Dough Will Always Make a Better Crust Than Frozen</b><p>While nothing beats a homemade crust (we made it …

These Cauliflower Cake Recipes Will Blow Your Mind

And it's good cake, too.<p>There’s so much to love about cake. The fluffy, spongey layers. The smooth, sweet frosting. The sheer size some of them can take on. Even if you’re a pie lover, there’s no denying how special cake can be. There’s only one downside ― it’s just not that good for us. Until …


40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

From superhero shows and space operas to creepy anthology series, the greatest small-screen sci-fi of all time<p>It's odd to think that, once upon a …

Science Fiction

A Long Love Affair With the Scottish Isles, in Pictures

For photographer Jim Richardson the remote islands of northwest Scotland have become like home.<p>From the deck of the boat, the cloud-raked island of Boreray beckoned me, flanked by fanged stacks rising out of the sea. Odd, perhaps, that I should find this welcoming. But I do.<p>Boreray is part of the …


Iced Strawberry Almond Milk Cake - Dinner, then Dessert

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Spray baking spray in a springform pan.<p>In a stand mixer add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and …


10 Good Things for Cleverly Using Kitchen Leftovers

Rather than discard the wrapper after you've used a stick of butter, stash it in the freezer inside a resealable plastic bag. When you need to butter a baking dish, take out a wrapper, let it soften slightly, and use.


23 Of The World's Greatest Cookies

Every country bakes an incredible cookie.


Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos with Red and Green Salsas

4 to 6 Servings<p>You might have more of the salsas than you need; serve them on the side for dipping. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pico de Gallo<p>3 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped<p>½ red onion, finely chopped<p>1 jalapeño, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon …

Pico de Gallo

Indian-Style Nachos with Warm Spices and Tamarind Chutney

4 to 6 Servings<p>Indian grocers sell prepared tamarind chutney, which you can easily substitute for the homemade version here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spicy Chickpeas and Potatoes<p>1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed<p>1 russet potato, peeled, cut into ½” pieces<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 teaspoon garam masala<p>¼ teaspoon …


The best ever Great British Bake Off recipes

23 Three-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes That Will Make Your Mornings Way Better

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2015 National Translation Award Longlist in Poetry!

The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 12-title longlists for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and …


The beekeeper keeping Britain's honey industry abuzz

Manuka honey may be all the rage - but what about honey that tastes of the English countryside? Carolyn Hart travels to Salisbury Plain to find out<p>In much the same way that Sizewell beach in <b>Suffolk</b> owes its rich diversity of maritime plants and seabirds in part to restricted access around the …

16 Crazy-Awesome Examples Of Eyeshadow Art

Proof that makeup is artistry.

Eye Makeup

Easy Lemon Poke Cake Recipe

Better Than… Lemons Poke Cake<p><i>posted by</i> Ashton April 21, 2013<p><b>Better than… Lemons Poke Cake</b> is a fabulous <b>cool and creamy spring time and summer time</b> …


Lemon Recipes

I LOVE Lemon! So anytime I see new Lemon Recipes, I automatically want to give it a try! Summertime and Lemon just seem to go together in my book. In …

20 Lemon Recipes for Summer

Hey everyone!If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you may want to know {or already know} about my love and passion for all things …


Fresh Ricotta, Cherry, and Lemon Zest Crostini


Homemade Naan

<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: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial has mastered the art of making naan at home, and she wants to show us how.</i><p>Many aspects of Middle Eastern …

Indian Breads

This Grilled Naan Recipe Might Just Be Better Than Pizza

And the winner of our 2015 Readers' Choice Week contest is...<p>Remember last month when it was Readers' Choice Week? Well, as a part of that wacky program we asked you guys to send us your best, your greatest, your you-have-to-make-this recipes. And then you actually did! We love it when you work …


Zucchini-Herb Fritters with Garlic Yogurt

Makes about 12 Servings<p>Squeezing the liquid out of the zucchini is the secret to crisp fritters. (The potato helps, too.)<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Garlic Yogurt<p>½ cup plain yogurt (not Greek)<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>1 …