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How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

40 quotes about life (for an optimist)

Easy and tasty chicken recipes for no-fuss dinners

From a simple roast chicken to chicken schnitzel, curry and meatballs, we have a chicken recipe for everyone<p>Chicken is a family favourite and can be a quick option for a midweek supper or can be made a little more special for Sunday lunch.<p>Chicken can be kept simple or be transformed into something …

It’s not for everyone

Sea-salted chocolate and pecan tart recipe

For National Chocolate Week, chocolatier Paul A Young shares his gorgeous recipe for chocolate and pecan tart<p>Definitely one for a special dinner party. With its sophisticated, sweet chocolate pastry crust, unctuous ganache filling, and caramelised salted pecans, this tart will stop all conversation …

Baking

Liz Earle's juice recipes for radiant skin

The beauty guru – and juicing champion – Liz Earle shares her juicing recipes for radiance.<p>The beauty expert Liz Earle is an enthusiastic juicer, and her glowing complexion attests to the benefits that micronutrients in freshly pressed fruit and vegetables can bring. "Good skin is created from …

Soupe Au Pistou

• In a pot, add potatoes, bay and thyme tied together, a glug of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Cook …

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

In the bowl: Nigel Slater's prawn, lemongrass and coconut recipe

Food in a bowl is the ultimate comfort food. Try this mix of prawn, lemongrass and coconut for an uplifting meal.<p>There is something right about food in a bowl. The hot liquor on your spoon; the warmth of the bowl in your hands; the final scraping of spoon against china – they enable us to feel …

Spiced Pork Belly

• In a plastic freezer bag add all the ingredients except the salt and Cidre. Massage into the pork and leave to marinade overnight<p>Pre – heat the oven …

The shape we’re in

The bodies we covet, and the techniques that create them, have changed dramatically in recent years. Charlotte Sinclair investigates the 21st-century fitness revolution<p>I’m 10 minutes into a work-out at Bodyism, the hottest gym in London, and, frankly, it’s not what I expected.<p>Founded by James …

Oversized clutch bags - in pictures

Giant clutch bags were the defining off-catwalk look of Milan fashion week. Gone are the days of editors teetering down the front row and getting their heels caught in a stray bag handle ( fashion singular – no apologies). Now it's all about the giant clutch containing tickets, iTech and not much …

Chicken Swirls with Red Pepper and Honey

<i>Succulent chicken swirls are given a deliciously sweet flavour with red pepper and honey. Pour a glass of white and enjoy with the other half, after</i> …

Best Pasta Dishes

<i>StyleNest round up the best pasta dishes, from classic carbonara to dinner party worthy seafood linguine.</i> <b></b><p>Everyone has a favourite pasta dish whether …

Baked Dark Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake

<i>For the ultimate indulgence, try this recipe for baked dark chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Mmmm…</i><p><b>Serves 6-8</b><p><b>Cooking time: 1 hour</b><p><b>What You’ll Need:</b><p><i>For</i> …

Speedy weeknight suppers: garlic roast courgettes and salmon

Suffering a courgette glut? Try roasting them with salmon and garlic for a light autumnal meal.<p>After such a sunny summer the seasonal courgette glut is in full flow. Lightly roasting them with garlic and herbs brings out their sweet flavour without losing any of that fresh crunch. If you can find …

Aubergines with ginger, spring onions and red chilli recipe

Spice up your aubergines with ginger and chilli.<p>SERVES<p><i>4</i><p>INGREDIENTS<p>200ml mirin (sweetened rice wine)<br>• 50ml light soy sauce<br>• 1 large knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated<br>• 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped<br>• 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1 tbsp sesame oil<br>• 2 red chillies, deseeded and …

The diet guru who says carbs are OK

Tanya Zuckerbrot is the go-to woman for super-sized, super-rich New Yorkers. What do you get for $10,000 a throw? And how come carbs are allowed?<p>In an elegant office a few blocks from Central Park, with views over the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan, slender, leggy young ladies in short, sharp …

The Louboutin

<i>Quite like the shoes you can enjoy the cocktail version over and over again;</i> <i>start the LFW celebrations early with The Louboutin. The perfect drink</i> …

Black bean brownies recipe

These chocolatey brownies, made with black beans and maple syrup, prove that flour-free baking can taste anything but virtuous…<p>We always soak and dry nuts and seeds before we use them. This removes bitter tannins and aids digestion. Dissolve ½ tsp salt per cup of nuts or seeds in enough water to …

Recipes

20 best skirts – in pictures

Your complete guide to the shops: the 20 best coats for autumn/winter 2013

Grilled Sea Bass with Mixed Vegetables

<i>The perfect balanced meal option, this grilled sea bass with mixed vegetables dish has all you need to keep you energised whilst ensuring calorie</i> …

Herby Potato and Smoked Salmon Salad

<i>This herby potato and smoked salmon salad is sure to brighten up your evening without the usual accompanying bloated feeling. Enjoy midweek for a</i> …

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Chicken, Tenderstem & Butternut Squash Roast

<i>With this recipe for chicken, tenderstem and butternut squash roast on the dinner table there will be no complaints. Sometimes the classic dish is</i> …