Say that you are intrigued by the notion of a bread machine, but it is a little pricey for you, you don't want to give up the counter space, you'd feel guilty looking at it every week and not having the time to actually use it except for rarely and you would feel its laser eyes boring through you every time you opened up your sack of store-bought wheat. That's okay! There's a solution for people who would like to bake bread without gadgets, and rumor has it, is fast, delicious and easy. Those are the kinds of buzz words that make our ears perk up and our pointer fingers click through.
Two years ago, Jim Lahey's no-knead bread tore up through the food blogosphere. Last week in his Minimalist column, Mark Bittman talks about an even faster no-knead bread and this time it's made one hundred percent from whole grains.. The recipe is here, the feeling of accomplishment and go-getterism will live in your heart for days, and your sandwiches all week will be just perfect.
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Say that you are intrigued by the notion of a bread machine, but it is a little pricey for you, you don't want to give up the counter space, you'd feel guilty looking at it every week and not having the time to actually use it except for rarely and you would feel its laser eyes boring through you every time you opened up your sack of store-bought wheat. That's okay! There's a solution for people who would like to bake bread without gadgets, and rumor has it, is fast, delicious and easy. Those are the kinds of buzz words that make our ears perk up and our pointer fingers click through.Read More »from Delicious: bread you don't knead, fast
On Suburban Bliss, one of those blogs frequently referred to as being in the "mommy" genre, is a regular feature called "Did They Eat It?" in which the author features a recipe she's made, and put in front of her notoriously picky family. The reactions of her family, recorded faithfully and for posterity, are hilarious and awesome. But it's only recently occurred to me that also, the recipes are always fast, relatively simple, easy to make, and I do not need toddlers and young-sized children and a husband in order to enjoy the simpleness, the easiness, and the fastness! These are qualities which anyone can benefit from! Especially me. Come for the comedy, stay for the easy to make and delicious-sounding Shells with Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella, which is the kind of recipe that more or less goes, cut stuff up, cook it, mush it together. That's the kind of recipe I can get behind.Read More »from Delicious: The kids won't eat it, but you will
Don't underestimate what the sandwich can do for you. Follow these recipes and stack your way to a
When it comes to learning new style tricks, I'm a fan of Cliff Notes-type sources that allow me to cram as much info in my brain in as little time as possible. So, you can imagine how excited I was the other day when Isaac Mizrahi told me he had 5 great style tips that were super short and easy! I loved them so much I thought I'd share them with all of you! Here's what he said:
- Hold your own fashion workshop. Devote a day to emptying your closet, trying on outfits and taking pictures of yourself wearing them. "Wait a few days and look at the photos. Pictures are better than a mirror. They tell you what works and what doesn't," says Mizrahi.
- Always wear a heel. (Even if you've got lousy feet, in which case you should opt for a diminutive kitten heel.) "Every outfit looks better with a little elevation," he says, "It makes your clothes look better."
- Groom like
If there is a makeup equivalent to the little black dress (LBD, for short), it's got to be the little black eye pencil--or, as I like to call it, the LBEP. You can use it to draw thin or thick lines, smudge it or pair it with a dressy shimmery shadow. Think of an occasion and there's a look you can pull off with your LBEP that's just perfect for it. Which is why I'm addicted to trying new ones. So I want to know: What's your favorite black eyeliner? (Or do you use colorful eyeliner like this Glamour girl?)
It's a big question, I know. I can't even pick just one myself. In fact, here are the pencils I currently have in rotation:
Clinique Khol Shaper for Eyes: Glides on super smoothly without even a little tugging on your lids.
Wet N Wild Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil: Perfect for when you smoldering effect since it smudges well without traveling all over your face. But my favorite part is that it only costs about a buck!Read More »from Whatâ€™s Your Favorite Black Eye Pencil?
Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Soft Black: The
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Oct 14, 2008 6:42 AM EDT
Remember the old days when, before going on a trip, you'd either A) buy ugly reusable plastic travel bottles to transport your shampoo, body lotion, etc, or B) scour the trial-size aisle of CVS for travel minis, resorting to mini men's Degree deodorant or mini Prell shampoo if that was the best avai
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 7:55 PM EDT
About a year ago, when it first aired, I wrote about how inspired I was style-wise by the early '60s show Mad Men. Then everyone started watching it and talking about it and now it feels a bit cliche to repeat how much I love it, but whatever: Mad Men is the most visually beautiful program on television and last night's episode was so amazing I actually dreamed about it. And, this morning, at around 7 AM, I went fishing on eBay for some of the pieces in the episode, which focused on Don Draper's business trip to Los Angeles. The airline lost his luggage--shown later to be a warm, caramel-ish Samsonite suitcase--and so he was already unmoored when he met a group of rich, hedonistic nomads, including one super-hot socialite wearing a beehive, perfect earrings, and an outstanding floral-print dress. Salacious shenanigans ensued in an interior design miracle of a house in Palm Springs. Back in New York, Peggy got a makeover from a coworker while sitting on her couch filled withRead More »from Ebay shopping inspired by Mad Men, the best show on earth
The last time I tried to make shrimp, I neglected to unshell them--just dumped the suckers in the pan and cooked them up. In the end, I had cooked shrimp that tasted, well, pretty much like cooked shrimp, sitting in a pan of really delicious sauce. It was disappointing. I swore I'd never cook shrimp again. Then I found a recipe that takes twenty minutes, max, and leaves you with a shrimp dish covered in a creamy, garlicky green sauce that sounds good enough to drink out of the pot. Also, it only takes twenty minutes. Did you notice that part? I was hooked and ready to get back on the shrimp wagon (in the shrimp net?) all over again. Add a side salad and some white wine, and you've got a super fast weekday meal. Just remember to take off the shells, okay?Read More »from Delicious: Dinner in twenty--saucy shrimp
More delicious and healthy shrimp recipes from SELF: Grilled shrimp with spicy tamarind dipping sauce. You know, grilling seafood is easier than you think! Check out these quick and easy tips.
photo via The Washington Post
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 7:04 PM EDT
We're already supporting breast cancer research and also squeezing 30 minutes of daily fitness into our uber-hectic lives, but this month's issue of Self packs a bunch of super simple little changes in your cooking and eating habits can reduce your risk of contracting various forms of cancer. For instance, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) have been linked to cancer, but by preventing food from charring and marinating your chicken breasts and tuna steaks before grilling, you can prevent HCAs from forming on your dinner. And we all know that dark chocolate is good for you, but a piece a day can chemically fight the aggressive forms of cancer, like colorectal. So take a walk to your favorite chocolate shop this afternoon, doctor's orders! And by using spices like ginger, cumin and tumeric, you can amp up your defenses naturally while enjoying oh-so-delicious cuisine. Here are some more of Self's foodie tips that are primed to keep you healthy:Read More »from Fight cancer by stuffing your piehole with deliciousness
- Keep the grill temp below 325 degrees,
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 4:59 PM EDT
My latest theory is that everything is best when it is hypothetical, and I am currently testing that with my workout routine. If I were to get up early, hop into my gear, and fling myself out the door to run in the darkness of the early morning, it would be wonderful. I would feel awake, alive, and energized as I pounded along the silent, chilly streets. Or I could slip into the front row of a yoga class and feel my entire self waking up as I stretched all the way up from the tips on either end of my body. It would be an actual, full-body kind of zing, and every part of me would be alive. Or I would dive into the pool, and as I immerse myself completely, the buoyancy of the water, the strength of the waves pushing back against me would make me, in turn, feel buoyant and strong. I would lap my way back and forth until I burst from the pool after swimming miles, and the crowds would be cheering. (The next time you're diving in, try out this refreshing water workout!)Read More »from Can the reality of exercise ever live up to the idea of it
No matter what
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 4:53 PM EDT
Crabkid and I are all about acorns. We have our share of oaks here in Crabcity, and we spend lots of time competing with the squirrels for our own stash. My kid loathes carrying anything for longer than four seconds so she offloads her findings on me, stuffing them into my hands and back pockets. So, when I open my purse or try and set my coffee cup in the car cup-holder, a forest of acorn caps greets me amid my usual assortment of vintage Ricola cough drop wrappers and UPS receipts: woodland treasures in a sea of man-made junk.
Acorn caps make excellent fairy plates. Acorns themselves can also be magical, as any kid who has seen My Neighbor Totoro will tell you. And acorns are also just dang cute to look at and be inspired by. Here are some cheapmommy picks for fall acorn-inspired Etsylicious delights. (More cheapmommy favorites here.)
Could anything be cuter than these 3 magnets by joojoo (at left), made of real acorn caps and clay? Too delicious! And at $12, they hit myRead More »from Crabmommy loves...acorns: Crafty, cute finds from Etsy