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Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna with Mushrooms & Kale - Savor The Thyme - Food, Family, and Lifestyle

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna with Mushrooms & Kale (Yield = 6-8 servings)<br>Ingredients:<br>2 teaspoons olive oil<br>1/2 sweet onion, chopped<br>1 green bell …

Father's Day Crock Pot Meat and Potatoes #CelebrateDad

Meat and Potatoes. Man food at its finest. Whiskey too.<p>I teamed up with Cost Plus World Market to create a recipe that all ( or most) father’s would …

Northern Italian Beef Stew Recipe

"This hearty beef and vegetable stew that can be made in the slow-cooker is a family favorite. It is also the backbone for an excellent beef soup, if …

Chicken Pasta e Fagiole with Smoked Paprika Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> Garbanzo beans or white beans can be substituted for the kidney beans.<p><b>Read more: Chicken Dinners: Chicken Pasta e Fagioli with Smoked Paprika</b><p>Ingredients3 tablespoons olive oil, divided3 ounces pancetta, finely chopped (optional)2 medium onions, finely chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)1 bay leaf6 …

White Bean, Rice, and Vegetable Soup by Amy Waldo | Epicurious Community Table

<i>“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for</i> …

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parmesan broth with kale and white beans

This soup is the very best thing I ate in December, which is saying a lot for a month that involved the purchase of at least 4 pounds of butter. And …

The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.<p>Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.<p>Remove any giblets from the chicken and …

Which Is Better: Bottled or Tap Water?

Why is one simple question about water so hard to answer?<p>If you still pause at a waiter’s first question—“<i>Is tap water okay</i>?”—you’re not alone. Compared to the previous year, fewer Americans made the switch from bottled to tap water in 2010, according to the most recent data on the topic in a …

Fight Insomnia and Cancer at Once!

Melatonin may have anti-cancer properties<p>Turn in early to turn cancer away. Men with higher melatonin levels—a hormone involved in regulating your sleep-wake cycle—had a 75 percent lower risk of advanced prostate cancer compared to guys with lower levels, according to a new study from the Harvard …

How to Poach an Egg (Let Curtis Stone Show You)

1. Bring water to an almost-boil, and add two tablespoons of vinegar (this helps the eggs to form the proper consistency).<p>2. Crack an egg into a bowl, then slowly slide the egg into the water to maintain its shape.<p>3. Let it simmer for a few minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon.

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Master The Yoga Lunge

Tips from our yoga guru<p><b>I can't hold lunging poses long. What's better: lunging less deeply or taking standing breaks?</b> -Lindsey, Boston, MABack in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

13 Signs You’re Obsessed with Yoga

You know you’re a yogi when…

4 Foods For Better Skin This Winter

Don't worry, you don't have to apply them directly to your face<p>So you're spending an extra 10 minutes moisturizing every morning and still dealing with dry, flaky skin—what gives? It's not just your beauty routine that needs adjusting this time of year, it's also your diet. Check out the best foods …

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!

Your basic lunges aren’t cutting it anymore<p>Just like you shouldn't eat the same foods at every meal, you shouldn't do the same old lunges every time you work out. Sure, they're convenient and easy, but so is fast food—and you know that doesn't do your body any favors. So the next time you hit the …

Jennifer Lopez's Eyeshadow Makeup Shading May Also Double as an Anti-Aging Secret. Come See Up Close!

Jennifer Lopez never seems to age, and I think her eyeshadow shading may have something to do with it. And, luckily you can see it clearly here in these shots of her at a TCA panel yesterday.<p>She's wearing two colors here—a lighter raspberry and a darker maroon, and what I want you to do is pay …

16 Universally Frustrating Food Situations

Food is great, but it is by no means perfect. Sometimes we just want it to cheer us up, sometimes to fill our bellies, other times to experience an extreme, wonderful flavor, but sometimes food just doesn't cooperate. Here is a list of the most frustrating food situations you can find yourself …

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

Keep these healthy staples around at all times, and you’ll never have to resort to ordering crap for dinner<p>It’s a dieting duh that holiday bashes can be pretty terrible for your waistline. But the fatty party food isn’t the only scale offender. Party hopping also makes it harder than ever to stay …

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

Chowing down heartily in the AM might be the key to losing weight<p>There’s a new reason to eat breakfast—and to make it a big one. Eating half your daily calories in the morning might help you lose weight more efficiently, according to new Israeli research published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>.<p>For the …

7 Ways to Healthify Your Breakfast

So...breakfast. It can actually be kind of tricky—there's evidence that working out before you eat it burns more fat, that skipping it could maybe help weight loss, and <i>also</i> that skipping it could maybe (possibly) be bad for your heart.<p>But there are plenty of ways to make your breakfasting …

Dove Men+Care Launches “Expert Shave” Line

Luxury skincare line will debut at the Sundance Film Festival<p><b>Dove’s</b> new shave line aptly named “<b>The Expert Shave</b>,” is ready for its close-up. The elevated offering is making its debut with a pop-up barber shop during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. There, it will …

Five 100-Calorie Swaps to Make Today

These little substitutions can lead to big weight-loss results<p>Most nutritionists will tell you that you need to cut back and/or burn off about 500 calories a day (or 3,500 calories in seven days) to lose a pound a week. So we checked in with Keri Gans, R.D., author of <i>The Small Change Diet</i>, for easy …

For a Healthy Lunch, Check Your Freezer

Find out why microwavable meals may be better for you than you think<p>Frozen food gets a bad rap, but new research suggests that it might be unwarranted: Eating a frozen meal instead of buying your lunch can help improve several aspects of your health, according to new research presented at a …

The Weird Reason You Have Cravings

Food's texture—not just its taste—could be what's undermining your willpower. Learn how to tune into sensations to outsmart temptation.<p>Your poor sweet tooth: It's always the scapegoat for why you can't pass up those melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bars. And while it's not off the hook—taste (sweet …

Fire Up Fat Burning

This routine boosts metabolism, slims you down and sculpts lean muscle. Not bad for 30 minutes of your time<p>Ketchup or mustard? Flats or heels? <i>The X Factor</i> or <i>The Voice</i>? That eternal fitness face-off—cardio or strength training—is just as perplexing. Cardio is a known calorie crusher, but strength …

The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

The 10 Most Popular Workout Songs

Music can keep you moving through the toughest workouts—if you listen to these songs<p>Ever wonder what other people listen to while they work out? Chances are, it’s the kind of music that makes you want to dance.<p>To discover the most popular songs to sweat to, Spotify assessed the 2.8 million workout …

The Weird Thing That Affects Your Outfit Choice

The forecast and whether you’re feeling bloated or not aren’t the only factors that affect what you put on in the morning<p>Sure, black is slimming and green might go great with your eyes. But new research from the University of British Columbia finds that there may be more at play when you’re staring …