It’s hard to miss the shelves and aisles and impressive displays devoted to protein shakes and bars at your local grocery store — it doesn’t need to be a health food store for the bars to taunt you at the checkout line. If you’re not someone who consumes these packaged products, you may very well wonder what all the fuss is about. Or if you are someone who grabs a protein bar as a snack in the middle of the day, you may wonder if it’s really a good choice. Here’s the truth.
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One-skillet meals are something we turn to often because we know what they promise: a manageable list of ingredients usually full of the foods we often have on hand (eggs, chicken thighs, a can of beans, maybe a few frozen fillets of salmon), a shorter cook time (because longer than an hour on weekdays isn’t often possible), and a delicious dish to share at the family table or to save for tomorrow’s lunch. From comforting pastas, to fast and fancy fish dinners, to pizza, there are so many possibilities. Here are 17 recipes to prove it.
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There’s been an increasing demand for low-carb fare, so Starbucks answered the call with Sous Vide Egg Bites. These eggy bites are cooked sous vide (in a low-temperature water bath) until velvety smooth and are studded with bacon and cheese or vegetables. They’ve proven so popular that I haven’t been able to find any to sample in my local stores!
These egg bites are such an appealing idea, especially as a protein-packed on-the-go breakfast, that I came up with my own version instead. The result is creamy and rich with crispy bacon and Gruyère cheese, and can be eaten out of hand. Oh, and the best part is that you don’t need a sous-vide machine to make these!
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I Didnt Register for Formal Dinnerware and I Actually Regret It The Happy Ever After Wedding Registry
When my husband and I got married almost four years ago, we didn’t register for much. We had already lived together for a few years and we were in our 30s, so we had a pretty decent stock of essentials. It wasn’t like we were fresh out of college and looking to replace hand-me-down pots and pans. We also lived in a small New York City apartment and I couldn’t imagine ever needing any more stuff.
Together, we made the executive decision to skip the formal dinnerware and instead asked our families for a set of everyday whites from Crate & Barrel. (Just registering for the plates, bowls, and serving platter. I felt very strongly about keeping the mismatched mugs we already had!)
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Cabbage is pretty simple, as vegetables go. It’s a beautiful, tightly bound ball of green-yellow leaves with a distinct pungent scent and taste. But when chopped up and left to melt and brown in salty, savory bacon fat, cabbage transforms into a pot of soft, mellow vegetable magic that soothes the soul.
Southern cooks know this magic well. Here’s how to bring all of that cabbage magic into your own kitchen.
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Vacation Rental: The Bourbon Trail Bungalow in Old Lou
If there’s a more charming spot in Louisville, we’re going to need to see it because right now, this crazy-cute bungalow is taking the cake. Whether you’re in town for the Derby or just up for exploring all the South has to offer, you’re going to want to book a few days in this historic two-bedroom house with an exposed brick and marble kitchen, high ceilings, quirky old fireplaces, and a private back yard. We’ve already packed our suitcases.
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From Apartment Therapy → Airbnb Will Now Take You Truffle Hunting in Italy (Among Other Adventures)
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I have been teaching yoga for almost seven years now, and in that time, I’ve been lucky to be able to offer all of my public classes on a sliding scale. Sliding scale is a means of making yoga more affordable, by making it cheaper for those who need it to be, while those who can afford to pay more do so, with the folks at the top of the scale subsidizing the folks at the bottom.
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Avocados are delicious. Chocolate is also delicious. But do they belong together? Apparently so. A hybrid treat featuring both ingredients — an avocado chocolate bar — finally exists as a result of a collaboration between Compartes chocolatier and the California Avocado Commission.
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Everyone needs a back pocket food. I’m not even talking about the quick egg scramble you make when you don’t feel like cooking — I’m talking about the food you stick in the oven or microwave when you’re in peak I’m-not-cooking mode. Mine is this frozen burrito. It’s got just enough stuff in it to make me really satisfied, with thoughtful flavors and ingredients — how many frozen burritos have options with anasazi beans, kimchi, or cardamon-laced curries? And they’re all vegetarian.
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