Sophie Wright

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Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

The 5 Best Summer Foods to Detox and Lose Weight

Tasty in-season eats that will make you AND your swimsuit happy<p>Foods always taste better when they're in-season—and luckily, a lot of summer-y foods are also great for your waistline. We checked in with Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., a senior dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, to find …

Chickpea, Barley, and Feta Salad

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Barley has nice heft and chew, but don’t feel limited—use cooked farro, quinoa, or brown rice if you prefer.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 oz. green beans, halved crosswise<p>Kosher salt<p>1 cup pearled, hulled, or hull-less barley<p>1 teaspoon olive oil<p>¼ cup raw …

Run Your First (or Fastest) 10-K!

You can tackle a 6.2-mile race in seven weeks with our 10-K training plans for beginner and intermediate runners<p>Okay, you’re itching to run a race. If signing up for a 5-K wouldn’t light a fire under your butt and running a half-marathon seems like too big of a commitment, then it’s time to try a …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

How Wales got cool

What sums up Wales for holidaymakers? Many of us might say rainy trips away, spent cowering under roof or canvas, cursing damp sheep, searching vainly for something decent to eat that did not involve sad flat scones filled with burnt raisins. Sad towns is another: four of Wales’s conurbations - …

Green Gazpacho

6 Servings<p>Because flavors become muted in cold dishes, season this gazpacho as you go and taste again after chilling. Soon this recipe will be in your summer repertoire.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup white wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>1½ cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt, divided<p>½ cup …

The World Cup of Sausage: A Guide to Cased Meats by Country

In anticipation of this year's World Cup, we're celebrating our favorite sausages from the competing countries<p>Just because we spent the soccer games of our youth making daisy chains at the outermost corner of the field and periodically getting lobbed in the head with a ball*, doesn't mean we're not …

How to make the perfect arancini

Arancini, named after the little oranges that these fried rice balls are said to resemble, are best known in this country as a handy way to use up leftover risotto. In fact, they hail from a land far too sun-baked to have developed much of a taste for rich, starchy rice dishes. Indeed, they are …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

10 Genius Ways to Use a Muffin Tin

You may never use it to make muffins again.<p>Chances are, you use your muffin tin pretty infrequently—and probably only to bake muffins or cupcakes. But the pan is actually quite versatile; put it to good use with these creative ideas from some of our favorite food bloggers:<p><b>Whip Up Meatloaf …

Brody Dalle interview: 'I'm not going to be held down'

The last time the Guardian sat down with Brody Dalle, in 2004, her band, LA punks the Distillers, had released their third – and what would be last – album, Coral Fang. They were also on the eve of implosion, and unknown to her fans, Dalle was battling a crystal meth addiction. "I couldn't find a …

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations

Ravioli with artichokes, leek & lemon

Fresh stuffed pasta makes a great base for a speedy Italian-inspired supper - mix with marinated artichokes and a creamy lemon sauce<p>Ingredients<p>280g …

How to Master Matzo Ball Soup

How to master the science of making homemade matzo ball soup.<p>There's a science to the perfect matzo ball soup. Here’s how to master the key components, from the pillowy-light balls to that rich, golden, rejuvenating chicken broth.<p><b>Every Great Ball Begins with Schmaltz</b> If you’ve never cooked with …