Shannon Allen

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88 Low-Calorie Snacks That Fill You Up

We’ve all been there: hunger striking before dinnertime, a sudden craving for something sweet, the need for a quick energy boost before working out. …

Healthy Eating

3 Healthy Recipes for Fall Smoothies

I love smoothies for breakfast, and I really, really love that the hubby makes them for me. But after 3 months of the same thing every morning I …

Breakfast

My New Roots ginger, lime and avocado smoothie

My smoothie is spiked with a hearty dose of digestive ginger and tangy lime. If you want to get things even greener, toss in a handful of tender greens, such as kale or romaine and get glowing!<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 medium avocado<br>• juice and zest of 1 lime<br>• 1 tsp. minced ginger<br>• 1 cup / 250 ml coconut water …

Seize the Day with Vitamins: 4 Vitamin-Packed Juicing Recipes for Energy

Unleash your creativity by combining different fruits and vegetables, and the effects of combining vitamins will be visible.

HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa

Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world's most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.<p>In a paper published recently in the journal Science, …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hairstyles That Work With a Bike Helmet

Finalllllly.<p>As the Tour de France cyclists climb through the Pyrenees mountains in the final stages of the race, we are hopping on our bikes as well—although our usual route is just a wee bit less strenuous. For us, the bigger challenge is arriving at our destination without the dreaded helmet head</i> …

Wrapping ice cream in delicious chocolate and freezing it sounds like a great way to spend the weekend, don't you think? Bon bons! http://bit.ly/15QDQ4J

18 Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches That'll Instantly Make You Happy

Tall stacks of cookies and ice cream make all dreams seem so reachable.

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

We're entering a Golden Age of tuxedos — and these 8 photos show why

AP/Charles Gorry<p>The tuxedo may be one of the most misunderstood garments of all time.<p>It's true that these early tuxedos bear similarities to their …

Men's Fashion

What's Inside: An Average Cup of Coffee-WIRED

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

Cardamom Chai Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> As a drinker of purebred coffees and teas, I was skeptical about chai and its maelstrom of spices, its blast of sugar. I lumped chai drinkers in with owners of tiny, transportable dogs and wearers of miniskirts with UGGs (full disclosure: I almost bought a pair last year. …

Honey & Orange Sweet Tea

Here in southeast Missouri we might be more midwest than we are southern, but we still love our sweet tea. Some soda dispensers offer sweet tea as a …

Spiced Chai Recipe

I've been in search of the perfect at-home chai recipe for years now. I was a little nervous to make this for Friendsgiving, as I still feel like I'm …

Easy Ice Cream Recipes (You Don't Need an Ice Cream Maker!)

recipes by Adeena Sussman, <i>SELF</i>; photographs by Levi Brown<p><b>Creamy, cool, refreshing: These ice creams are all low-cal and simple to make. Bring on the goose bumps!</b><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SELFmagazine

Roxbury Road Ice Cream

Sweets | Roxbury Road Ice Cream<p>Posted on March 3, 2012<p>I was looking through <i>Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home</i> cookbook and this one caught my eye. …

Dessert

Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana & Beyond: 15 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

It's <b>Ice Cream Week</b> at The Kitchn — a week we look forward to all year long, as an excuse to dip into that sweet, cold, and creamy goodness of …

How to make ice cream in (almost) any flavor

One simple recipe and two methods to infuse it are all you need to unlock your creativity (or open a scoop shop)<p>When you write a cooking column, some things, no matter how much you like them, just aren't going to be hits. Take clams, for instance. I looked at the traffic statistics: Apparently no …

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Your new multi-purpose, five-minute dessert.</i><p>Here are a few situations that can be addressed by Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites:<p>• The gals are coming over for dinner and …

Pop Rocks Treats, from Ice Cream Sandwiches to Cocktails

This Fourth of July, celebrate with fireworks--in your mouth!<p><i>(Credit: Shawn Syphus of iwashyoudry.com)</i><p><i>(Credit: www.thepinkflour.com)</i><p><i>(Credit: Sarah Jones of www.brit.co )</i><p><i>(Credit: The Capitol Baker, Jessica Schwartz, of www.thecapitolbaker.com )</i><p><i>(Credit: www.gimmesomeoven.com)</i><p><i>(Credit: Claire Gallam</i> …

Recipe Of The Day: Seven-Layer Bar

The seven-layer bar is the ultimate in dessert bar recipes. It has all the goods of a classic blondie recipe, it incorporates chocolate to satisfy the brownie fanatic, and it doesn't stop there. The seven-layer bar dessert recipe also has a graham cracker crust and a layer of sweet flaked …

Do you see that s'more? Look a little bit closer. Mhmmm those are in fact BIRTHDAY CAKE marshallows sitting pretty between some chocolate and graham cracker. Do you want in? http://bit.ly/1egFWOa

Snickers Recipes (PHOTOS)

We know that the first thing most people want to do when they find themselves with a Snickers in their hand is eat it. Like, stat. But if you can find it in yourself to issue a little self-restraint, and save that Snickers for baking with, you'll be doubly rewarded. Snickers recipes mean that you …

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Occasionally I suffer from a bit of culinary stubbornness. Take these flourless peanut butter cookies, for example. For years people told me that I needed to try them. But the simple combination of peanut butter, sugar, an egg, and baking soda didn't sound good to me. It sounded like a potential …

The Best Banana Bread Recipe

<b>Yield:</b> 1 loaf<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>60-65 minutes<p>Ingredients:<p>For the Batter:<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 …

Baking

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

These super moist Valentine's Day-perfect cupcakes are topped with a luxurious white chocolate cream cheese frosting.<p><b>Notes:</b> Don't skip the step of stirring the baking soda into the vinegar first, or the cupcakes will over-rise. If the frosting is too loose to frost, chill briefly until …

New Mexican Sopaipillas

Place flour, sugar, oil, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl, and mix with your fingertips to combine. Add milk and ½ cup lukewarm water, and …

Recipes

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …