Fitness

‘Green’ Buildings Could Still Be Emitting Hazardous Chemicals

 Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows. Researchers found potentially carcinogenic levels of toxic chemicals in the remodeled homes before and after residents moved in. All of the 30 eco-friendly homes in the study had risky indoor air concentrations for at least one chemical. ...

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If Fitness Class Descriptions Were Actually Honest, This Is What They’d Say

When it comes to working out, it doesn’t help that most fitness class descriptions are totally bogus. Geraldine DeRuiter of The Everywhereist gives an honest account of what these classes are really like. As my recent foray into Paleo eating suggests, I’ve tried (and triumphantly failed) to be healthier. A big component of that failure isn’t just that I like eating things made primarily ...

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Here’s Where to Find Your New Favorite Dating App

Here’s Where to Find Your New Favorite Dating App It seems like every day there’s a new form of online dating. No matter what type of relationship you’re looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there’s an app for that! I’ve been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone ...

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The Puerto Rico You Haven’t Seen — Yet

Puerto Rico is a microcosm, encapsulating cultures from much bigger countries and from thousands of years ago. Go to Old San Juan and you see the Spanish influence, go to Loiza and you find the African heritage, and go to the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Ponce and you get a glimpse of the Taíno culture. Not surprisingly, this melange ...

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Torcetti

Author Notes: Torcetti are essentially breadsticks (with a bit of butter added to it for its distinct flakiness), rolled in sugar, twisted into a drop shape, and baked. The (…more) —Emiko Makes about 50 1teaspoon (7 grams) active dry yeast (or 18 grams fresh yeast) 1cup (250 ml) lukewarm water, or as needed 4cups (500 grams) all purpose flour 1/2cup (100 ...

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Beginner’s Fruit Juice

Author Notes: Familiar ingredients and a sweet and spicy flavor. —Sarah Waldman Makes 1 glass 1cup watermelon chunks One1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled 4carrots Before turning the juicer on, wash, dry, and chop all the produce so that it fits through the feeding chute. Run the softest produce through the motor first, working your way up to the hardest. After switching ...

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Bea’s Serbian Pita (Burek)

Author Notes: Burek is a popular dish served all over Eastern Europe. By using phyllo dough instead of the traditional dough used in Serbian bakeries, Nanni Bea made it into what is called a “pita”. The filling is meat, but you can also make it with cheese, known as sirnica burek. This Serbian pita is delicious and great for serving ...

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Chimichurri Chickpeas

Author Notes: This salty-crunchy-fresh chickpea salad, which comes together in 10 minutes flat, will make you feel like you’re cooking with no actual cooking at all, and it (…more) —Sarah Jampel Serves 4 For the chimichurri: 1cup packed flat-leaf parsley 1/2cup packed mint 1/2cup packed cilantro 1serrano or other hot green chile pinches red pepper flakes, optional 1garlic clove, peeled 1tablespoon ...

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Frybread

Author Notes: I’m straight up OBSESSED with frybread. It’s quick, easy (my version isn’t yeast-risen) and insanely delicious. I love it topped with guac or a drizzle of que (…more) —Erin McDowell Makes 12 large frybreads 4 1/2cups (542 g) all purpose flour 1 1/2teaspoons (6 g) fine sea salt 1tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon (16 g) baking powder 6tablespoons (85 g) ...

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Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Streusel Topping

INGREDIENTS 2(16 ounce) cans sweet potatoes 1⁄4cup butter 1cup sugar 1⁄2teaspoon salt 2eggs 1⁄2cup milk 1⁄2teaspoon vanilla 1cup brown sugar 1⁄4cup butter 1⁄3cup flour 2teaspoons cinnamon 1cup pecans, chopped DIRECTIONS Heat sweet potatoes to boiling and drain (can be done in microwave). Mash with butter. Add sugar,salt, eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix well. Pour into ungreased 9-inch square glass ...

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