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The Back Pocket Pasta: How to Cook Dinner Using Only Pantry Staples

These "back pocket pasta" ideas make use of common pantry staples and come together in minutes—perfect for a weeknight dinner.<p>We're all about the art of a good 'gram, so when we noticed <i>Bon Appétit</i> special projects director <b>Colu Henry</b>'s recurring #backpocketpasta photos, we had to take notice. The …

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37 Carrot Recipes, for Soups, Salads, Side Dishes, and More

We could eat these veggies every day of the week—and these 24 carrot recipes really sparkle.<p><b>We love carrots for their versatility:</b> These sweet root veggies are perfect in just about everything from soup to raw salads to roasted side dishes. These 37 carrot recipes really…sparkle.

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

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Backpacking Checklist

This page includes all the gear you need for a backpacking trip. It may intimidate you (and your wallet) but don't worry: you likely need less than …

National Geographic Travel

8 Incredible Green Spaces That Are Thriving In The Biggest Urban Jungles

Living and working within a system of architectural behemoths and concrete streets can be taxing, to say the least. And for many city-dwellers, a few patches of green can be a celebrated refuge from the urban landscape.<p>Through a study that spanned 18 years, researchers from University of Exeter …

Marquam Nature Park Loop Hike - Hiking in Portland, Oregon and Washington

Split-rail switchbacks, Marquam Nature Park <i>(bobcat)</i><p>Detail, Marquam Mosaic, Marquam Nature Park <i>(bobcat)</i><p>Dunn's salamander <i>(Plethodon dunni)</i>, Marquam …

Hiking

4 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Redefine Happiness

Have you ever tried to tell yourself to "just relax and enjoy" an unexpected traffic-filled commute that is sure to make you late? You keep telling …

The World's Most Alcoholic Beers

Did you know that you're currently sipping lager in the midst of an all-out beer war? It's true. Brewers all over the world have been in a no-holds-barred competition to see who can brew the highest alcohol-by-volume (ABV), best tasting beer, creating concoctions for the past four years that …

Alcohol

Know what kids will always love? An avocado melt. @allielewisclapp makes them with avocado, mayo, cheddar, spring onion, and chile flake. Keep it as basic or jacked-up as you want.

Here are 3 Excellent Reasons to Make Roast Lamb for Dinner

Lamb shoulder gets fancied up with some classic accoutrements—it's a perfect Sunday supper.<p>There are three really wonderful things about roast lamb with artichokes and lemons. The first is lamb. The second is artichokes. The third is lemons. If you need any more reasons, consider dry white wine, an …

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Dinner Tonight: Chicken Fingers + Slap Fries

Sometimes, all you need is finger food. It's as simple and as uncomplicated as that. Forks, knives, and spoons are for more serious meals, more serious times, and tonight just isn't one of those nights. It's time to embrace the inner child, to save the veggies for tomorrow, and to keep that …

Asparagus Ribbon and Whipped Ricotta Pizza

Shaved Asparagus and Whipped Ricotta Pizza.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 15, 2014 67<p>Back in the summer of 1996, there were only three things you could find me …

Delicate Paper Sculptures Suspended in Mid-Air by Peter Gentenaar | Colossal

<p>From limitations come creativity. It’s an age-old adage that’s been repeated in almost every industry. And it rings true for the Netherland-based …

lamb meatballs with feta and lemon

Despite trying to provide ample evidence here, nobody believes me when I say that I get no special pleasure out of weeknight cooking — and guys, it’s …

Pasta Puttanesca + Dandelion Greens Salad

For dinner tonight, we're pairing briny pasta with a warm bitter green salad -- a dinner that may be a nod to spring, but also conveniently teetering on the edge of a pantry meal. Puttanesca includes many staple ingredients that you may already have in your cupboards -- and if you don't, now's the …

We're Totally In Awe of Bulthaup's Custom Kitchen Storage & Organizers

Have you heard of Bulthaup? This high-end German kitchen manufacturer creates some of the most beautiful kitchens we've seen, with custom storage …

Ergonomics