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Get Ahead: one batch of braised chickpeas, four recipes

There is something to be said for the ease of opening a tin when you are in hurry. The satisfaction, however, of cooking a big batch of something is unrivalled. A tinned chickpea is not the most exciting thing: a little bland, relentlessly hard and always slightly pappy when blitzed. Slow-cooked …

Chickpeas

Animal Cross Stitch for Kids

Cross-stitch

Olive-Oil Cake with Candied Orange

12 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>candied orange and syrup<p>1 cup sugar<p>3/4 cup orange blossom honey<p>3 tablespoons green cardamom pods, crushed<p>1 small orange, thinly sliced<p>cake<p>1/2 cup olive oil plus more for brushing<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/2 cup semolina flour (pasta flour)<p>1 1/2 …

Dessert

Spiced Pomegranate Rice

4 Servings<p>“I love the crunch and juiciness that the pomegranate seeds can bring to a rice dish. It brightens everything up.” -Elenaore Park, recipe tester<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 small onion, thinly sliced<p>1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed<p>1 cup basmati rice<p>1 teaspoon …

Pomegranate

How-To: Northern Lights Capelet

Whenever your shoulders need an extra layer cozy warmth on particularly cold days, this lovely northern lights capelet knitting pattern from Gina’s Stitch on The Purl Bee will do the trick quite nicely.<p>Classy and warm, this capelet pattern is perfect for drafty offices, running errands, or …

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 …

Healthy Eating

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

17 Recipes to Help You Celebrate Taco Tuesday All Week Long

It's Taco Tuesday! You know what that means…(tacos).<p>Whether <b>you eat tacos every Tuesday</b> or just as often as you can (we're of the latter mindset), you can probably agree: There's nothing in the world like a good taco. Here are 17 great ones.

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Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Radishes make a crunchy salsa for this steak taco recipe—or for any other tacos you’re serving this summer.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>1 pound skirt or flank steak<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>½ cup fresh …

Seafood

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Preheat the oven to 200°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.<p>Using a serrated knife, trim off and discard the ends from …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

Presenting the Bark Trifecta: Peppermint, Cookies & Cream and S’mores

After seeing all the delicious treats in our DIY Foodie Gift Guide, we were inspired to create our very own giftable edibles. And of course, there’s no better way to start than by starting with a classic, holiday bark.<p>The best part about the bark is that it’s amazingly delicious, and so easy to …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

Holiday cookie decorating 101: Everything you know for cookies that look as good as they taste.<p>Holiday cookies are delicious no matter what they look like, but there comes a time in every baker's life when the tub o' frosting and squeeze tubes of food coloring will no longer suffice. If you're …

Dessert

9 Ways to Top a Baked Sweet Potato, from Marshmallows to Cashews and Lime

Your baked sweet potato deserves so much more than mini marshmallows (although we love those too).<p><b>Despite their most frequent appearance under toasted marshmallows</b>, baked sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile. Roast them whole, then let your imagination run wild with toppings. <b>Jessie Damuck</b>, <i>Bon</i> …

Sweet Potatoes

8 Awesome Etsy Shops To Get Your Vintage Jewelry Fix

Putting on a piece of vintage jewelry, whether it's from the 50s or the 80s, is a simple, yet eye-catching way to take your look from trendy to timeless.<p>And while the hunt for the perfect piece is definitely part of the fun, it can also be incredibly time consuming (and not to mention, …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Olives

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Chicken legs, potatoes, and briny Kalamata olives star in this easy one-pan dish.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bay leaf, crushed<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes; plus more for serving (optional)<p>1½ pound fingerling potatoes, …

Bay Leaf

The Bone Collection

Designer Vayshalee Naran's Bone Collection has made a potentially grim object—the rib bone—into a beautiful bracelet that weighs with meaning. As the delicate rib cage literally protects the heart (and lungs), Naran's elegant bangle signifies love and protection. Anatomy has held a particular …

Goldman Sachs

Hidden Honolulu: step away from the crowds in Hawaii's capital

Heading for Honolulu? Then you’re probably going to spend time in Waikiki. For many people, the popular beachfront district is all they see of the Hawaiian capital. However, there’s more to the city than tourist-thronged streets and beaches. When you feel like a break from the crowds, take time to …

The 10-Minute Skirt | Make It & Love It

My little Elli (<i>who is 7 years old and just started 2nd grade today…..ack!</i>) is a skirt fanatic. Well, a dress fanatic too. I know, I’ve told you that …

How to Give Yourself a Cooling Seaweed Facial Using Just 3 Ingredients

<i>This summer, check ELLE.com every Friday for fun and easy do-it-yourself hacks.</i><p>There are few indulgences we adore as much as a great facial. And during the season where sweat and oil are at their maximum, our skin could use a <i>weekly</i> refresher. Still, we'd rather not devote our wallets (and precious, …

Skirt Steak with Pickled Fennel Salad

4 Servings<p>You know when steak is so good that you don’t bother with a knife and fork and just eat it with your hands? Yeah.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pickled Fennel<p>1 medium fennel bulb, very thinly sliced<p>1 cup rice wine vinegar<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Steak<p>1½ pounds skirt …

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8 New Ways to Style Your Denim Shorts

Here are 8 looks that prove that denim shorts are the way to go this summer.<p>Denim shorts are a ubiquitous summer wardrobe staple but often fall by the wayside in terms of creative styling. Since I relish in a challenge, I began to think of new ways that denim shorts could be paired to up their …

Hot Oat & Quinoa Cereal

4 Servings<p>If you think quinoa is only good for savory salads and pilafs, you're missing out. Pair it with steel-cut oats to amplify its hearty flavor. A little maple syrup brings out its sweet side.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup dried fruit (such as barberries, cranberries, or goji berries)<p>½ cup steel-cut …

Breakfast

Recipes from a noodle wizard

Food blogger MiMi Aye is addicted to noodles. Here, she shares favourite noodle recipes from her new book<p>What MiMi Aye doesn't know about noodles isn't worth knowing. British-born but with Burmese parents, she spent endless childhood holidays enjoying deep bowlfuls of Burma’s national dish, <i>mohinga</i>, …

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …

How-To: Crunchy Taco Shells In The Microwave

Need a crunchy taco pronto? Take your lunch break fare up a notch with this handy tip from FOODBEAST for making a tortilla into a hard taco shell in a hurry.<p>The idea came about whilst a taco-making office lunch. We ran out of hard shell tacos and were left with a stack of soft tortillas. …