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Rolling In Dough THE WOMAN BEHIND NORTH CAROLINA’S SMOKE SIGNALS BAKERY SHARES HER FAMOUS PIZZA RECIPEPhoto Courtesy of Tara Jensen Tara Jensen recently posted a photo on Instagram (@bakerhands) of a beautifully charred crust topped with colorful veggies. The caption read: “Pizza is my boyfriend.” For the 34-year-old artist and baker, pizza has definitely been a community builder. When she decided to go full force into her baking career by moving to a compound in rural North Carolina and turning its wood-fired oven bakery into Smoke Signals,...
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A couple of years ago, a friend of mine convinced me to try drinking kombucha in order to get some probiotics in my system during a particularly pesky bout of digestive struggles (I’ll spare you the details). She warned me that kombucha is an acquired taste, but told me to just grin and bear it at first until I could get used to it. I’ll admit that the first sip I took was a little weird, but by the time I finished the whole bottle...
Sometimes, I just want the cocktail without the hangover. Delicious, non-alcoholic drinks are both underrated and amazing. Here are some fun, yummy mocktails to make on your sober night.  Raspberry Lemonade Fizz This drink is perfect for those long, summer days.  Strawberry Pina Colada A must-have for every beach getaway, and it's good for you too! Citrus Strawberry You won't believe how delicious this unexpected fruit pairing is.  Frozen Peach Bellini A classic cocktail, without the champagne and with all the yummy peach goodness. Grapefruit and Rosemary Great for every sophisticated brunch. Mint Mojito This non-alcoholic mojito...
Imagine yourself on a gorgeous beach: The sun is shining, you have a steamy, hot copy of BUST and you've just reached the one-handed reads section, and tucked into your chair's convenient cupholder is one of these bad girls. Well, whether you're at a beach or at home, thinking about beaches, you can make one of these cocktails to go with your wicked, sandy fantasies. The drinks were created by Lynn Calvo, a Long Island bar owner and mixed drink aficionado, as part of her new book, Tiki...
Summer is HERE! 'Tis the season to try new things, and that includes new foods, too! We've compiled our favorite vegan recipes for sweets and other treats that you can try poolside or at your next outdoor party. Enjoy these cruelty-free summer treat ideas: 1. Coconut Blueberry Smash Pops How could you not love something with both coconut AND blueberry? These treats from Wallflower Kitchen look amazing.   2. Banana Cream Pie This treat from Minimalist Baker is gluten-free, too! I think I could eat the whole thing in one sitting…   3. Chocolate Fudgesicles These fudgesicles...
When you have a hankering for a sweet treat on a hot summer’s day, there is nothing quite as satisfying at the fruit pizza. Combining the sweet, softness of a cookie, the velvety love of cream-cheese frosting, the tart fruits, and the decorative potential of the pizza shape makes for an extremely luxurious (for my 21-year-old self) and delightful dessert. One of the greatest things about the fruit pizza is its versatility. You can make it super easy by buying the dough and frosting pre-made or...
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. If you’re busy planning festivities, are looking for  the perfect summertime dessert, and desperately in need of a drink, we’ve got you covered! Boozy popsicles are a real, magical thing that will be sure to please you and your 21+ crowd.  And to make it easier on you, we separated each boozsicle by its main alcoholic ingredient. Happy 4th, ladies and gents! Wine Chef Savvy's 4 Ingredient Raspberry Sangria Popsicles are an easy (and delicious) way to get your fruit...
  Sprouted grains and fantastic fixings make this veggie sushi totally superior   Forget the boring avocado roll at your local sushi spot. Making veggie rolls at home means you can up the fiber, protein, and flavor. Plus, there’s only one essential piece of equipment: a bamboo rolling mat (you’ll need two for this rice-on-the-outside roll), which is cheap as hell at virtually any Asian market. Show the world you’re a sushi crafting goddess! Good Stuff SushiMakes 4 rolls // Serves 2 to 3Sprouted Sushi Quinoa Rice¾ cup sprouted...
On May 22, one of New York’s most wonderful competitions went down at Webster Hall: The Speed Rack national tour. This competition was composed of the top female bartenders in the country, competing for breast cancer research. And the winner is…New York’s own Lacy Hawkins of NoMad Bar, who has now earned the title of Miss Speed Rack USA! Hawkins beat more than 200 female bartenders during regionals, held in eight different major cities and ending in New York, for the coveted title. Finals at Webster...
Trinidadian Workshop with Dolly There’s something immensely gratifying about spending the day in someone’s cozy, aromatic home preparing a meal. N.Y.C. organization The League of Kitchens (leagueofkitchens.com) takes that experience one step further by offering intimate cooking workshops ($95 to $149) taught by phenomenal female home cooks from around the world—including places like Bangladesh, Japan, Trinidad, and Uzbekistan—in their very own kitchens. “Combining the elements of cuisine, culture, and experiential learning makes for a powerful process,” says instructor Mirta Rinaldi, who moved from Argentina to the...