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15 May

Strawberry And Mint Scones

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I'm not really the kind of person that lazes in bed all morning and hits the snooze button a million times before getting up. In fact, I wake up and actually physically get out of the bed within the first couple rings of my alarm. I know that if I hit the snooze button, it just prolongs the pain of getting out of bed. Once I'm out of bed, I go about my routine of my morning tea and whatnot. I'd be the ideal partner for someone who wants breakfast in bed because while I get up, they can fall back asleep. I could whip up some delightful treats and they would wake up to the smell of freshly baked...
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15 May

Step Up Your Baking Game with These Savory Tomato Cupcakes

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When I saw this recipe for tomato cupcakes with balsamic frosting on How to Philosophize with Cake’s blog, it took me a few minutes to comprehend what I read. Savory dessert is so in right now, and when I saw this recipe in particular, it struck a chord in me. I had such a problem trying to imagine what these would taste like that the only way to find out would be to make them. I printed out the recipe and headed to the market. The recipe didn’t specify what type of tomato to buy, so I bought two containers of vine ripe tomatoes. I can’t believe how nervous I was over tasting the cupcakes! I kept imagining them tasting like spaghetti...
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12 May

A Lemon Meringue Recipe That’s Absolutely Worth the Effort

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This cake will be fitting for any celebration. I can’t think of anything better than a big slice of meringue, pistachio, lemon curd, whipped cream, and white chocolate with a glass of bone-dry bubbly. But let me be frank: It is a lot of work, and a whole lot more if you have a small oven and have to bake each meringue layer separately. But the result of a towering meringue confection is so worth it. Notes: —Make sure all the equipment is clean and dry when making your meringue. —The first thing to do is drain the yogurt: Drain it overnight by lining a wire mesh strainer with cheesecloth and placing it over a bowl. Pour the yogurt into the lined strainer, cover,...
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12 May

Here’s What Registered Dietitians Order At Fast Food Restaurants

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Healthy on-the-go options *do* exist, promise.

via Max Oppenheim / Getty Images
via Max Oppenheim / Getty Images

Fast food doesn’t exactly seem like the epitome of healthy eating. But sometimes it’s basically your only option, whether it’s because you’re stranded in an airport or have run out of snacks on a road trip. The good news is that many fast food restaurants are adding healthier options to their menus, because it’s all about giving customers what they want. Although going to town on a burger and fries is totally within your rights (and sometimes exactly what you need), in the moments you want a healthier fast food meal, consider these recommendations from 12 registered dietitians.

 
1. A tofu burrito bowl from Chipotle

Photo by Calvin W / Flickr (CC Licensed)
Photo by Calvin W / Flickr (CC Licensed)
“I get a Chipotle burrito bowl with sofritas,...
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12 May

How Well Do You Know These 4 Kinds of Pizza?

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Sure, you know Chicago style, but what about bar pizza? Detroit pizza? Meet the new pies in town.

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This rectangular pie is most notable for its streaks of sauce across the top and a glorious edge of almost-caramelized cheese. The crust is thick yet airy, and toppings are often tucked under the cheese. As the style has migrated (see Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride, CO), toppings are moving above the cheese and getting fancier (fig preserves?!).

Cleaned up our spinach pie for the springtime...
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11 May

Swedish Cinnamon Buns

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I first saw these amazing cinnamon buns (would you look at them?!) on a fox in the kitchen and I knew I had to make them. I’m not a huge bread fan nor do I really enjoy baking breads as much as I do cakes but these won me over for some reason…

Breads are often baked in your home oven, my mum had a phase where she would bake bread endlessly. Seeded bread, saffron bread. All the breads, but there was one in particular that caught my eye.

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“Soft sweet bread with a cardamom walnut filling” she said. This one was by far my favourite out of them all. This recipe is slightly similar. This, kanelbullar, originates from Sweden. It’s simply a...
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11 May

Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

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Sansa's Lemon Cakes Sansa Stark made these desserts one of the most recognizable in Game of Thrones. She deserves a sweet treat after all she’s endured, and so do you. For a Dark Sansa version, pour syrup over the cake, then top with black sesame seeds. And be sure to check out our otherGoT-inspired recipes!   Ingredients SERVINGS: MAKES 9 Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract ½ cup fresh lemon juice, divided ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1¾ cups sugar, divided 3 large eggs 1 lemon, thinly sliced on a mandoline   Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8x8" pan with nonstick spray. Line bottom of pan...
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10 May

Recipe: Supermodel Detox Smoothie

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The Victoria's Secret supermodels credit this green smoothie as their secret to slimming down and detoxing before a shoot, so naturally we're curious to see how it tastes. The ingredients are romaine, spinach, banana, celery, pear, lemon juice, honey and water, giving the smoothie strong flavors that are sweet and palatable. If it tastes great and helps us slim down, we're all for it.

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Click below image to watch the full episode of Supermodel detox smoothie!

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10 May

How to Get More Likes on Your Food Instagrams

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As far as food on Instagram goes, we’re at peak saturation. Not that I’m complaining, but when thousands of accounts exist devoted to eating, it’s hard to wade through them all and find ones that really inspire. Which is why I called up Julia Choi, a food stylist who works with national clients and exists on Instagram as @babyonemorebite. If anyone knows how to make food look better for the ‘Gram, it’s her, with her perfectly executed bird’s-eye shots, vibrant food, and artful arrangements. To get a better idea of what a food stylist actually does, along with how we can make our own photos look better, I met with Choi over matcha lattes and macarons in New York City. Read on below for her best tips, her...
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5 May

Spring Flower Lollipops

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Happy first day of spring!  To celebrate I've made a special treat for you with colorful spring flowers. I've been enamored with edible flowers ever since making candied rose petals earlier this year. By doing a little research (that includes taste-testing) I've found that just because a flower is non-poisonous, doesn't mean it is also yummy.  That's why I'm sharing my list of favorite edible flowers.  They are all fairly well-known (easy to find) and add a certain something when used sparingly in dessert. Basil Chamomile Hibiscus (you can also find these at specialty markets -or online -packed in syrup!) Johnny-jump-ups Lavender Marigolds Pansies Roses Violas Violets Common sense note:  Eat only those flowers you are positive you can identify.  Use organic, pesticide-free plants from nurseries and herb shops that offer organically grown...
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