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Bad nutrition advice dietitians want you to forget

Thinking about juicing, cutting carbs or giving up fruit in a quest to lose weight? Think again.<p>How many times have you read that you need to eat clean, start juicing or only eat foods that have a specific number of ingredients? The advice may be compelling, and even sound science-y, but in the age …

Nutrition

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

Nutrition

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

It all comes down to something much more important, apparently.<p>The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the …

Low Fat

The Legendary All-In-One-Pot Pasta Gets a Fall Refresh

Slow cookers, soup pots, and casserole dishes have been dusted off in households across the United States. For me, cold weather conjures thoughts of cozy meals that hit big on flavor, with minimal effort. Enter the one-pot pasta. The idea comes from Martha Stewart, and I gravitated toward it …

Crockpot Roast Beef Dinner

This classic crockpot roast beef dinner recipe is a fabulous and easy meal in one dish. Be sure to read How to Cook Pot Roast before you begin for …

Cooking
Baking

The Secret Ingredient to Better Homemade Chicken Stock

It's hard to beat the taste of chicken stock made from scratch. I am not a purist by any means (I keep a few boxes of the store-bought kind on hand …

Cooking

2-ingredient Flatbread Recipe by Tasty

• In a bowl mix together yogurt and 1 cup flour (125 g) until it forms a smooth dough.<br>• Transfer dough to a floured surface. Divide into four equal parts.<br>• Roll out each section of dough to about 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter using plenty of flour to prevent sticking or tearing.<br>• Cook the bread in a dry hot …

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Greek Meatballs with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Rice Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Place ground chuck, feta cheese, oregano, parsley, crushed red pepper, egg, 1 …

Country Lifestyle

Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

Recipe: Middle Eastern chicken with lemon garlic sauce

Forget brisket with the perfect smoke ring, salmon on a cedar plank or salt-crusted whole fish: The hardest thing to do well on a grill is chicken.<p>Lucy is a good griller, but I am not. I am usually too distracted to pay enough attention until I see the smoke billowing out of the top. This is …

Cooking

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

Onions

20 Minute Thai Basil Beef

You know, I almost posted salad today. But then I came up with these 20 minute thai basil beef and lemongrass rice bowls and I just couldn’t do …

Spices

Make your own dumplings for dinner tonight. It's easier than you think.

If you're in the mood for dumplings, you could spend an hour waiting for the <i>xiao long bao</i> at Din Tai Fung, drive to Hacienda Heights for the potstickers at Earthen, or brave the numb-taste dumplings at Chengdu Taste. Or you could make your own dumplings tonight.<p>This pork dumpling recipe, from Ruth …

Eggs in Clouds

Separate eggs, putting whites in 1 large bowl and yolks in 4 separate small bowls. Whip whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in cheese, chives and …

Breakfast

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

Frozen Fingers, Inspiration and Lentil Soup

Seeing the shades of white and blue dissipate around the majestic crown of St Paul's, the lights of all those striking buildings across the river glitter through the depths of evening hues, I realized I just don't come to this part of London often enough. It felt like a treat to be there, to walk …

Food Preservation

Italian Vegetable Stew

6 to 8 Servings<p>This Italian vegetable stew recipe is a perfect way to use day-old bread. Recipe by Brandon Jew, Bar Agricole, San Francisco<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ 1-lb. loaf sourdough bread, torn into 2” pieces (about 6 cups)<p>1 bunch collard greens, center ribs and stems removed<p>1 bunch Tuscan or …

San Francisco

Miso Soup with Napa Cabbage and Udon Recipe

Miso soup is usually seen in Japanese restaurants as an opener to the meal, but in this version, we make it hearty enough to be the main dish. …

Norwegian Recipes: Warm Apple Cake!

If you have been following along, you know how excited I am for fall this year. It’s finally getting colder in San Francisco and today I was in the …

sunrise at old mondoro Zambia by sarah mcpherson

How To Paint an Ombre Wall

We’ve gotten an amazing response from the ombré walls in our stores + catalog this summer! How’d you like one of your own? It’s actually easier than …

20 Great Pictures of Turtles

Turtles are one of those creatures who always seem mellow. They spend their time basking in the sun, getting a snack, or taking a swim. That seems …

Your New Delicious, Go-To Summer Salad

This dressing. WTF.<p><b>This is a salad that improves with age, so I often make a big batch of it over the weekend and snack on it throughout the week. A friend turned me on to the recipe, from My New Roots. The dressing's combination of spices, vinegar, maple syrup and mustard have an addictive je ne</b> …

Easy Dinner Recipe: Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Foil Packets

Preheat the oven to 400°F.<p>Check the fish over and remove any pin bones. Divide it into two equal portions.<p>Lay out two sheets of aluminum foil, each …

Tomatoes

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