These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You’ll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way. When I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto beans, avocado, pepitas, and Monterey or Pepper jack cheese will always satisfy me, no matter how I combine them. Rolling them into a burrito is an obvious choice; however, I recently discovered a lighter, healthier method of preparation—and you only need five ingredients to make it. Twice-baked sweet potatoes combine everything you…

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10 best broccoli recipes that will change the way you think about broccoli

broccoli Broccoli is an important part of a healthy diet for many people around the world. It is a branched, green vegetable with either purple or green flower buds. It belongs to a family of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables and is a close relative of brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage and it can works well in salads, stir fries, curries and soups. The largest cultivator of broccoli in the world is now China, followed by India. It is very common all over the world, particularly in Europe, America, and Australia….

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Indie feature films go the crowdfunding way too

In 2014, Kolkata actor/director Prasun Chatterjee was ready with his dream script. He’d woven a tale about the friendship between two boys in a village in West Bengal in the backdrop of the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. Chatterjee was aware that his film, without a song and dance sequence or stars, would be difficult to sell to producers. But he hoped to be able to convince at least someone. For three years, meetings went fruitless. But in March this year, he abandoned the idea but not the film….

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Your New Favorite Way To Eat Chicken Parm: In A Crunchwrap!

If you’ve ever hung around in the Delish kitchen, you know we’re a little crazy. (In a good way, I hope.) It’s because there are no rules here! We’re constantly striving to outdo ourselves with our culinary creations, which has inevitably lead to many weird food mashups. Quesadilla burger, anyone? This Chicken Parm Crunchwrap is our newest hybrid baby, and though it sounds a little odd, it’s insanely amazing. If you’re an Italian food purist, hear me out. My problem with all chicken parm sandwiches — whether you call it a sub, grinder, or…

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Cloud Eggs: A Unique Way of Making Eggs is Going Viral!

Anything that goes viral on the Internet eventually becomes a fad. Will it be the same with cloud eggs? And, is it worth all the hype? It all started when photos of bright yellow yolks resting on a cloud-like fluffy bed of egg whites started trending all over Instagram. These surprisingly beautiful egg clouds gained popularity when people started trying out their own versions. Cloud Eggs: The Taste of Heaven?   The pleasant looking and picture-perfect dish may not be a new concept. It is actually called Eggs in Snow and…

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12 Mind-Blowing Facts That’ll (Hopefully) Change the Way You Think About Fashion

A few weeks ago, a broad circle of fashion insiders gathered in Copenhagen to discuss solutions to the environmental and ethical problems plaguing the apparel industry. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit brought designers — like Prabal Gurung and Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — together with editors, production experts and various Corporate Social Responsibility types, many of whom spoke at special seminars and lectures on sustainability, ethical manufacturing and corporate responsibility. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda debuted Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2017, the first-ever publication analyzing and critiquing…

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Alternative Fashion Week gets under way in Belfast

A DOUBLE amputee and a former body builder with a muscle wasting disease are not the conventional models seen gracing the catwalks of fashion shows. But in a first for Northern Ireland, people who “showcase the diversity we see in society” are taking to the runway for an Alternative Fashion Week. Older, mobility-impaired and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender models will be among those showcasing latest fashions at four events across Belfast. Co Down photographer and Equal Fashion Magazine founder Shelley Rodgers has a passion for bringing alternative looks and…

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Is Skinny Fashion On Its Way Out?

It seems that after a decade of embracing skinny jeans, jeggings, bodycon dresses, and all manner of stretchy and slim-fit clothing, we’re collectively outgrowing skinny fashion and headed in a more voluminous sartorial direction. The signs have been all around us. The Wall Street Journal predicted the phasing-out of skinny jeans back in October 2014, when it ran a piece about the rising popularity of roomier denim styles, such as the classic Levi’s 501s and other “boyfriend” fits. Vintage pairs were spotted on influencers during Paris Fashion Week that year, and the publication reported that…

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We’ve been cooking food the wrong way. Here’s how to reduce heart problems

Thinking of ditching the salad bar in favour of pakoras from your favourite snack vendor? Think again. Preventing coronary heart disease (CHD) is not just about what you eat but is also linked to the cooking style you adopt, according to a team of international researchers who say urbanised South Asian’s susceptibility to the disease is partly due to high-heat cooking methods such as roasting or frying. High-heat food preparation is responsible for the increased risk of CHD in urbanised South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan populations in…

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Kirkcudbright food festival gets under way

A two-day celebration of local and artisan food is under way in the harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Organisers said they hoped the weekend event would highlight the “quality produce” of the area. Chef Nick Nairn will hold three cookery demonstrations alongside a number of other “foodie events and experiences”. Among them are a guide to cooking a perfect steak, a cheesemaking demonstration and a series of foraging walks. Image copyrightKIRKCUDBRIGHT FOOD FESTIVALImage captionA cheesemaking demonstration will be part of the festival Organiser Niomi Brough said they wanted to “shine a…

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