Sarai Vasquez

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Why I Love Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Even Though I Eat Meat

It's the book our food director pulls off the shelf again and again.<p><i>This cookbook is one of our all-time favorites. In fact, it's on the list of 13 Healthyish Cookbooks That Changed the Way We Eat.</i><p>I purchased my copy of <b>Deborah Madison</b>’s <i>Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone</i> in 1999, which I know for a …

Pound Cake

Make Your Own Bagged Greens, Eat So Much More Salad

It's a pretty simple equation.<p>Vegetables, by most accounts, are supposed to make you feel good. Why, then, do they make me feel so awful so quickly, sitting there in the fridge, untouched and wilting? The crisper drawer is meant to preserve produce; in reality, it’s a hospice for my neglected …

Healthy Eating

15 Books That Will Inspire You to Travel to Amazing Locations Around the World

There's nothing like a good book to take you on a virtual journey to an exotic land long before you have your passport stamped. And there's no better way to get acquainted with a country or culture than by reading literature set against the pulse of a city.<p>Writers have long used their words to …

Quinoa Salad Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Healthy

Eat well AND feel good.<p>Of all the great ways to make quinoa ― the nutritional powerhouse seed that grows plentifully on the other side of the equator ― the quinoa salad is perhaps the most perfect. Yes, we’re saying it’s better than quinoa breakfast hash. And even better than quinoa nachos. Why? …

Healthy Eating

12 Glorious Grilled Tacos for This Summer’s Tuesdays

At one point, it was thought that Taco Tuesday was just another food trend that would die out as soon as the next craze began. Um, can we get a collective “hell no” on that? Tacos aren’t going anywhere… except onto our plates. With such a grand selection — including fish and vegan tacos — we’ve got …

Memorize the F-Stop Scale, Easily

In video and photography, knowing the stops on the f-stop scale turns those numbers on your lens into useful information.<p>This is an excerpt from "Hey …

The Super-Simple Solution for Grilling Even Better Asparagus

<b>Soak the skewers:</b> If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 20 minutes or overnight.<p><b>Prepare the grill:</b> Heat an outdoor grill to high (about …

Seafood

Skewer This: 16 Kickass Kebabs for Your Cookout

I love putting kebabs on the menu when I'm planning a cookout—they're infinitely variable, easy to prep ahead of time, quick to cook, and pre-portioned for easy serving. We've got plenty of recipes to make sure all your guests are happy, from Thai- and Balinese-style chicken satay to pork kebabs …

10 Ways To Eat Sweet Potatoes That You Haven't Tried Before

As a paleo runner and food lover, sweet potatoes are my superfood of choice. The orange, white, and sometimes purple potatoes are lower on the …

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

Hearty Vegan Recipe: Spicy Peanut Tempeh Bowl

Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Transfer the wet rice and water to a pressure cooker. Lock the lid and …

Vegan Recipes

The VICE Guide to Amsterdam 2014

Amsterdam is a compact museum city with plenty to do even if you're sober, and some relatively classy ways to not be sober. Here's how to avoid the sex tourists and drug addicts.<p><i>Return to the VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p><i>All photos by Raymond van Mil unless otherwise stated</i><p>The Dutch capital is …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Breakfast

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 …

Food & Dining

The fat-burning workout to do before any holiday binge

<b>Duration</b> 35-40<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The holidays are one big fat trap. First, you probably have to travel to see family, which means stress and …

Exercise

Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners — December 12-16

Every Sunday, we publish a week of Cooking Light dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is …

Cooking

28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

Bookmark This: The Only Formula You Need For A Perfect Green Smoothie, Every Time

When friends come to me looking to make small changes that will have a huge impact on their health, I always tell them to swap out or supplement …

Healthy Eating

13 Out-of-This-World Pumpkin Muffin Recipes That Will Satisfy All Your Fall Food Cravings

With fall in full swing, we finally get <i>all</i> of the tasty goodies. Seasonal munchies that usually come to mind include PSL-inspired treats, gooey cinnamon rolls and anything considered a comfort food. Pumpkin muffins may not be gooey per se, but they’re definitely warm and comforting — and we’re <i>all</i> …

A Crowd Favorite: Colorful Zoodle Pad Thai Recipe

Looking for more Meatless Monday recipes that are light and filling this season? Look no further — we’ve got a carb-free takeout hack that’s packed with fresh veggies, herbs and crunchy peanuts! For this Pad Thai recipe, we’re cooking up spiralized zucchini instead of rice noodles and loading it …

Healthy Twists on Fall Favorites

What's the perfect cure for pumpkin spice fatigue? These out-of-the-box recipes from Pinterest queen and Little Bits Of blogger Kelsey Preciado, who created some wildly inventive uses for fall’s fresh harvest.<p><b>If you love sweet potatoes, try: Sweet Potato Toast With Avocado</b><p>Packed with vitamin A, …

Don’t Eat Meat? Chimichurri Is Great on Sweet Potatoes Too!

According to the powers that be at Pinterest, searches for basil and cilantro have risen 18% and 20% respectively over the past year. It’s easy to see why: They’re super versatile and immediately give a bright, fresh flavor to your cooking. Here, I used them both (the perfect marriage) to make a …

8 Low-Carb Dinners That Are Actually Filling

These meals are packed with protein that'll keep you full (also: they're delicious).

Cooking

This Is What A Nutritionist Eats In A Day

<i>Finding a healthy eating plan that works for you isn't easy—especially when there are so many different diets to choose from. It helps to take some</i> …

40 Cozy Fall Dinner Recipes to Make All Season Long

Crisp Fall days are meant for comfort food, and there are so many ways to make that happen with Fall produce. Pumpkin pastas, butternut squash soups, and more hearty Autumn dinners will warm your soul and fill you up on chilly nights. Consider this your ultimate guide to Fall dinner recipes that …

Cooking

The healthiest fast food menu items at McDonald's, Subway, Panera, Taco Bell and more

Fast food is tempting, convenient and cheap. While the scent of Chicken McNuggets may lure you under the golden arches more often than you'd like to …

The overnight oats-with-a-twist recipe that stylish New Yorkers are flipping out over

Although you may have to head to Melbourne to sip on a blue algae latte, new café Coco & Cru is the latest Manhattan eatery to bring buzzy (and …

Breakfast

Eat your way to a 6-pack with these foods

Even if you work out regularly and can hold a plank for minutes on end, you have to dial in your nutrition to see the definition you want.<p>The right …

From Kale To Cauliflower: 13 Standout Superfood Recipes

What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.<p><b>1. Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>…