• Cyber Week: The Best Deals on Kitchen Equipment

    Cyber Monday is over, but there are still lots of deals hanging about the interwebs. And, when it’s the holiday season and we’re trying to fill stockings and get gifts for coworkers and families and our dogs, we’re always happy to find quality cookware, tools, and gadgets on sale. Here’s what we’ve found today. PS: These deals are subject to ...
  • BBC Food blog: Homemade ice cream: Man v. machine

    You can’t have ice cream without one specific machine: a freezer.  But in our continuing series of cooking without gadgets, if you don’t want to invest in another piece of single-purpose kit to clog up your kitchen, namely an ice cream maker, can you still make ice cream? The machineI have a powerful ice cream machine in my basement. Nothing ...
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your Multivitamin

      If you’re a lifter, an athlete, or someone with an active job, you probably need more nutrients than your average couch potato. And no, I’m not just talking about the macronutrients of protein, carbs, and fats. You can get most if not all of your daily needs of those through a good diet. Where you might not be getting ...
  • Ropa Vieja the Easier, One-Pot Way

    [Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Is there such a thing as too much fun? Too much wonder? Too much euphoria? What about too much flavor? It’s easy to assume you can’t have too much of a good thing, but with flavor, at least, that’s an idea that can lead you straight off a cliff. Several years ago, I dubbed a phenomenon that ...
  • BBC – BBC Food blog: Olympic lunchboxes that pass muster

    If you’ve managed to bag tickets for the forthcoming games but don’t want to pay the high prices for food and drinks when you arrive, what are your options? With prices as high as £1.60 for a small bottle of water and £5.90 for a tuna salad, taking a packed lunch seems an appealing alternative. And then there’s the inevitable ...
  • Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your BCAA Supplement?

    I frequently get asked whether or not you really need to supplement with BCAAs. Aside from their delicious taste, the answer ultimately comes down to two things: the type of exercise you do and your performance goals. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are made up of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They’re deemed “essential” because the body can’t ...

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