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24 Delicious Healthy Lunches That Will Help You Lose Weight

No sad brown-bag lunches allowed.<p>Quiz time! Which of the following comes to mind when you hear the words "weight-loss lunch":<p><b>A.</b> A low-cal TV dinner that contains approximately three bites of chicken and five bland green beans<p><b>B.</b> Cottage cheese and celery sticks<p><b>C.</b> Kale salad with a side of kale<p><b>D.</b> All …

Recipes

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

Nutrition

How Your Vagina Changes in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

A three-decade snapshot of your snatch<p>Women’s Health <i>and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a whole lot. To help you better understand your nether regions,</i> …

Women's Health

Why You Should Cook An Egg Into Your Oatmeal

Protein alert!<p>When it comes to breakfast, eggs and oatmeal tend to be two different menu items -- the foods are rarely seen together on the same plate. But combining them can increase the happiness of your tastebuds <i>and</i> better your health. It's time we see them as one.<p>The additional protein from the …

On Becoming a Runner

After running three or four times a week for a few months, something quite unexpected happened. I began to look forward to putting on my shoes and heading outside for a few miles. It was like play time.<p>I tried unsuccessfully to become a runner many times. The allure was there, but not the desire. I …

13 Foods That Are Packed With Antioxidants

Allow us to present a ton of easy ways to protect against free-radical damage

Nutrition

What It Means To Boil Water

<b>“There is a prevailing theory that we need to know much more than we do in order to feed ourselves well. It isn’t true.</b><p><b>Most of us already have water,</b> …

Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich Recipe

My mother grew up in a house where there was constant entertaining. My nana was somewhat of a social bee and even I remember how every night was a …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Game day is just two days away, and while everyone has different reasons for watching (a love of football, a weakness for commercials, a crush on …

Blue Cheese

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos Recipe

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 30 mins<br>• Cook Time: 30 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour<br>• Yield: 4 servings<br>• Category: …

Creamy Celery Soup

Time to curl up under a cozy blanket and enjoy a warm bowl of soup. This week’s pick? A classic creamy celery soup.Like cabbage, celery is an oft …

Rescuing a Dog with Deep, Infected Wounds | Pit Bulls and Parolees

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Country Woman Magazine with Free Printables

Here are two quick ideas you can whip up for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.<p>Use the free printable provided to make these candy bag toppers …

Taco Queso Dip Recipe

<b>Read more: Sauced: 6 Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party</b><p>Ingredients1/2 pound monterey jack cheese, grated1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated1 tablespoon cornstarch2 tablespoons olive oil1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion1 small jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced1 teaspoon garlic …

French Onion Soup Cheese Dip Recipe

All that makes French onion soup delicious, minus the stock plus a lot more cheese.<p><b>Read more: Sauced: 6 Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party</b><p>Ingredients1/2 pound Swiss cheese, grated1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, grated1 tablespoon cornstarch3 tablespoons butter2 large yellow onions, diced medium10 …

Chorizo, Mushroom, and Onion Queso Recipe

<b>Read more: Sauced: 6 Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party</b><p>Ingredients12 ounces Oaxacan cheese, grated4 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated1 tablespoon cornstarch1/3 pound fresh Mexican chorizo, removed from casings if stuffed1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion3 ounces shiitake or cremini mushrooms, …

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Are you a dark chocolate person or a milk chocolate person?<p>I have to say, I’m more in the light/milk chocolate camp myself. Always have been. Oh, I …

A New Way to Segment Grapefruit

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: A new way to unearth perfect segments from your favorite citrus fruit.</i><p>When the sun doesn't come out in wintertime, grapefruit is a consistent beacon of …

Citrus Fruit

Real Life Wednesday: Travels in Salt Lake City.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 29, 2014 49<p>Are you ready for some pink overload? Below is my life – this is exactly what my last seven days looked like!<p>A few …

Thai Mango-Pineapple-Coconut Juice Recipe

This frothy concoction is sweet, sour, and spicy, too.<p><b>Note:</b> Galangal, a relative of ginger, is available at many Thai and Vietnamese grocery stores.<p><b>Read more: From the Juicer: Thai Mango-Pineapple-Coconut Juice</b><p>Ingredients1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice from one (1-inch) section fresh ginger1 teaspoon …

5 Links to Read Before Storing Your Food in the Freezer

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Make life easier with freezer-friendly meals.</i><p>On those rare days when motivation is high and time is abundant, you could spend a few solid hours in the …

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Fantastic Mimosa Recipe

Facebook is driving me up the wall (pun intended). In the past, Willow Bird Baking’s Facebook page has been sort of a “home base” for us to chat …

Quick Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini

Coconut Pecan Walnut Cashew Butter

The Best Ways to Store Fresh Herbs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A lesson on keeping your fresh herbs fresh.</i><p>There are few things as inspiring as a beautiful bunch of fresh herbs. We love you, salt and pepper, but only …

Herbs

Chipotle Chicken Nachos Recipe

Nachos topped with chipotle-spiced ground chicken, pinto beans, and gobs of melty cheese make for a hearty party snack or an easy weeknight meal.<p><b>Read more: Chipotle Chicken Nachos</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil1 pound ground chicken1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon dried …

Kim Boyce's Granola Bars

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners over the next three weeks. First up: Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: A granola</i> …

Recipes

White Pizza with Spinach and Bacon

<b>dough</b><br>In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 1/2 cups …

How to Poach an Egg

Slow Cooker Taco Chicken

So if you’re familiar with Cafe Rio, a Utah-based fresh Mex chain that’s kind of starting to spread throughout the rest of the United States, you may …