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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Microwave chocolate and butter on HIGH in a medium-size microwavable bowl until just melted and smooth, about 1 minute, …

Dessert

The Latest Drugstore Beauty Buys You Need

Feeling blah about your hair? Bored with your everyday makeup look? Tired of the skin-care routine you've had since you were in the 7th grade? If …

29 Asian Noodle Recipes You'll Want to Slurp Up Immediately

You’ll find about a bajillion (only a slight exaggeration) recipes for pasta on Greatist, but today we’re shifting our noodle love to another …

Grilled Broccoli with Avocado and Sesame

4 servings<p>Broccoli can take more heat on the grill than you might think; it won’t taste burnt unless you actually set it on fire.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pickled Jalapeños<p>½ cup white balsamic vinegar or unseasoned rice vinegar<p>¼ cup dry white wine or water<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>3 …

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 06.11.2017

On the menu this week: Cashew Ricotta Spinach Stuffed Shells, Chimichurri Summer Vegetable Bowls, Asian Peanut Pasta Salad, Hummus Flatbread, and a …

Not Just Toast: 16 Recipes That Let Avocado Shine

I've lived in California nearly a year, and one of the best things about it is affordable avocados. They've become a fixture of my diet, and I use them in all sorts of dishes. Creamy and buttery, there are few things that avocado doesn't make better. Often, I'll use it as a garnish, but avocado can …

14 Easy Vegetarian Stir-Fry Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner? Here are 14 of our favorite vegetarian stir-fry recipes, all simple enough for busy weeknights.

Healthy Eating

Simple Pea and Potato Curry [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

Healthy Eating

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Best Android phones you can buy [May 2017]

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can …

This $6 Rimmel Liquid Lipstick Is Better Than Most Designer Formulas

Glosses may be getting trendy again, but I'm not ditching matte liquid lipstick anytime soon. Just try to pry it out of my hands! I'm completely sold on the matte moment: it looks both sophisticated and edgy, and usually results in a durable, long-wearing application. So, as a flat-finished …

7 Easy Lunches To Bring To Work This Week

Because homemade food is always better than that sad $10 sandwich you usually buy.

Beetroot Soup with Garlic Chickpeas

Preheat the oven to 200°C.<p>Peel and grate your beetroots. Chop the onions and garlic. Set aside.<p>Rinse your chickpeas and pat dry so they're as dry as …

21 Vegan Casserole Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Vegan food isn’t as fussy as it may seem. In fact, you can make vegan versions of just about all of your favorite foods, from vegan cheese to soul food, at home. But sometimes you get extra busy and nothing but a casserole will do. Luckily, the comfort food versions are just as convenient and tasty …

Baked Sweet Potato and Turmeric Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

Cooking

Protein-Packed Vegetarian Recipes

Anyone who eats a vegetarian diet knows that one of the most common questions asked is “Where do you get your protein?” But this gallery of recipes …

Healthy Eating

29 TV shows to watch out for in 2017

The BBC Culture team round up the best of what’s coming up on the small screen over the next 12 months, including crime dramas, comedies and the return of Twin Peaks.<p><b>Crime and thrillers</b><p><b>American Crime Story</b> (FX) takes a different slant in its second season, moving out of the courtroom and into the …

TV

Vegan Pasta Recipes That Prove You Don't Need The Cheese

Creamy and delicious.<p>Most people think of pasta and their mind conjures up images of buttery noodles settled under a blanket of melted cheese. It's creamy and tasty, sure, but not very vegan friendly. There are many more ways to make pasta delicious, without the need for dairy or eggs.<p>Preparing …

Healthy Eating

Best of Beauty 2015: Steals

Sometimes products give us sticker shock—in just the right way. Discover 34 high-impact, super affordable favorites: Every one is under $10.<p>Makeup<p>The ultranarrow wand and supershort bristles get right up (and we mean really <i>right</i> up) to your lashes, coating them in glossy blackness from root to tip, …

Healthy Casserole Recipes You Won't Believe Are Good for You

Let's start with this vibrant gratin, which can only be described as a vegetarian's dream dish. It's packed with antioxidants from the sweet potatoes and cauliflower and uses a lightened-up bechamel sauce. You read that right: This bechamel sauce uses olive oil instead of butter!

Easy Breakfast Casseroles for Brunch and Beyond

<b>Whether you’re prepping brunch for a group or cooking ahead for the workweek, it’s time to make friends with these large-format starts to the day.</b><p>Bacon and Egg Casserole<p>No time for bacon and eggs on a Tuesday? Whip up this puff-pastry-rimmed casserole on the weekend, and freeze leftovers for quick …

Breakfast

Savory Muffins Will Make You Question Your Usual Breakfast Pastry

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Falling for savory muffins, one cheesy, herby bite at a time.</i><p>This week, I had a rather steamy encounter …

Avocado Toast with Spiced Skillet Chickpeas

My goal with my blog (and my cookbooks) is to bring you guys recipes that you will actually make. Not just gawk at. Or dream about. Or gaze at from …

Food

Jillian Michaels Workout: 4 Amazing Abs Exercises

This tough workout will give you sculpted abs and killer confidence<p>Pretty much every woman on the planet is more than a little obsessed with flattening out the region between her breasts and pelvis—and it ain't easy!<p>"I did a poll on Facebook asking which area of your body you struggle with most," …

23 Light + Flavorful Pasta Recipes for Summer

Everyone loves pasta. And how could you not? With those delish noodles , creamy sauces and plethora of toppings, pasta is a go-to meal that never gets boring. But during the summer, sometimes it can feel a little too heavy to eat a giant bowl of the stuff. Instead of ditching your BFF pasta this …

The 10 Most Popular Braids of Summer 2015

Get ready to be inspired.<p><i>At the beginning of the year, celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, who just reached a milestone of 40,000 followers on Instagram, challenged herself to create #365DaysOfBraids. Cosmopolitan.com asked the blonde beauty for 10 of the most popular braids she's created this</i> …