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Spring is miraculously just around the corner, which means warmer temperatures and fewer layers of socks. No really! It's going to happen! If some of you are in an "I'll believe it when I see it" mindset, then don't despair. We've compiled some of our favorite winter recipes to tide you over until that first sorta warm, sorta sunny, sorta less arctic tundra-type day. Click the image for the link and enjoy BUSTies!  ...
  You might know Carla Hall from Bravo’s Top Chef or The Chew on ABC, but until now it wasa challenge to get a taste of what she makes. After raising more than $250,000 through crowdsourcing last fall, however, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will launch in Manhattan in 2015. Featuring Nashville hot chicken straight outta Hall’s hometown (along with traditional Southern sides), the spot is sure to be jumpin’. In the meantime, savor some of her signature flavor for yourself with the recipe here. Carla Hall’s Super-Fast Fried...
What’s not to love about a mug dessert? They are (or at least can be) delicious, kind of feel like actual cooking, and require very minimal cleanup. Plus, they’re perfect for those nights when you are just not having this weather (we feel for you, Bostonians). Here are five recipes we’re kind of in love with. Warning: they are almost too easy to make. Be sure you have backup ingredients for round #2. “The One” Chocolate Cake The best single-serve microwave chocolate cake we’ve come across....
In case you haven't heard, cauliflower is the kale of 2015—the country's largest organic grower, Earthbound Grown, officially named it the top food trend of the year. Demand for the vegetable has been increasing because it's available each season, making it more accessible than some of the more typically 'beautiful' veggies (cough, kale). Not to mention, it's crazy healthy—among other benefits, it's rich in vitamins and boosts your brain health. We're all about the underdog, so here's a roundup of our 10 favorite cauliflower creations—you'll be surprised by...

We We are so excited to hear that many of Paris’ top-notch chefs are women. To celebrate, here are some of our top picks of powerhouse women chefs all over the world. Prepare to be hungry—and, if you can, stop by their restaurants for what’s sure to be a delicious meal. 1. Michelle Bernstein. Restaurant: Michy’s. Location: Miami, Florida This former ballerina put on quite the show when she stole the Iron Chef title from Bobby Flay with the sweet onion challenge. She has served as a...
Following Gaby Hoffmann's announcement regarding the berry-banana-placenta breakfast smoothies she sucked down following the birth of her daughter, we got to wondering about all the different ways people make use of the stuff.  Turns out that—while there's little scientific rationale for consuming placenta—there's also no lack of reliable resources that say it's really, really good for you, from helping to normalize postpartum hormones to supporting milk supply and re-toning the uterus. That sounds pretty good to us, so if you're thinking about adding placenta to...
Don't get us wrong: We've got some adventurous taste buds around the BUST offices, and we're big fans of Gaby Hoffman pretty much no matter what she's up to.  However. We're still trying to figure out exactly how we feel about Hoff throwing her afterbirth into a blender for breakfast. "I made smoothies out of [placenta] for three weeks," the new mama of Rosemary, age six weeks, told People mag."My midwife and my doula took it and cut it up into 20 pieces and froze it,...
OK, so it's January. The holidays are over, and in much of the country, snow and ice are harshing our collective mellow. It's time for a pick-me-up, and what  better way is there to banish the winter blahs than with a super-duper warm 'n' cozy breakfast? This Peanut Butter Pie Oatmeal recipe from Kathy Hester's new book Oatrageous Oatmeals is so delish, it'll have you jumping out of bed ready to start your day: Peanut Butter Pie Oatmeal  This oatmeal will remind you of silky peanut butter...
This Simple, Healthy Dessert is Like an Explosion of Autumn Goodness Total Time: 1½ hours Active Time: 30 mins Makes 16 pieces Cost per serving: $1.30 Baked apples are the perfect fall sweet treat, but here, they're paired with what you might not normally think of as a dessert ingredient: the equally autumnal sweet potato. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes,  washed whole 8 red apples 2 Tbsp. refined coconut oil 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup pecan halves 2 tsp. refined coconut oil 1/8 tsp....

Mustard isn’t rocket science, and after you’ve seen how easy and fun it is to make, you’ll want to give Gulden’s the middle finger and go DIY forever. Ingredients: 1/3  cup yellow mustard seeds 1/3  cup vinegar (try white wine, rice, or red wine vinegar) 1/4  cup white wine (or water) 1/4  tsp. paprika 1 tsp. turmeric 1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup (or 1 1/4 Tbsp. light brown sugar) 1/2  tsp. salt *note: If you want an ultra-smooth consistency, grind the mustard seeds in a spice grinder (or with a mortar and pestle)...