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Good Eggs: The Many Purposes of Eggs in Baking

What is the purpose of eggs in baking? Well, that’s not necessarily a quick answer, because the incredible, edible egg has a multitude of uses when it comes to creating perfect cakes, puddings, custards, cookies and pies. To bake a perfect cake (or cookie, for that matter), chances are you’re going to need some eggs. So let’s get cracking on an ...

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Bake it or Fry it: How to Make Tasty Eggplant Fries

Eggplant isn’t just for eggplant parm or baba ganoush anymore. These eggplant fries just might redefine the way you think of this beautiful, violet-skinned vegetable. This easy recipe comes together in minutes, and includes variations for making pan-fried or baked eggplant fries. It’s suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets, and easy to customize for gluten-free diets, as well. With a crispy exterior, soft interior and an earthy, salty ...

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The No-Fail Formula for Perfect Quick Bread

Some of your favorite baked goods — from loaves and muffins to scones and pancakes — are technically considered quick breads. Essentially, a quick bread is a batter or dough leavened with chemical leaveners — that is, baking powder and/or baking soda — in lieu of yeast. The Magic Quick Bread Ratio We’ve all heard it before — baking is a science. It’s true. Cakes, candies, ...

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An Affordable, Vegan and Delicious Milk Substitute to Make at Home

You’ve probably heard of soy milk and almond milk. But have you ever heard of homemade oat milk? What is Oat Milk? Oat milk is a milk substitute made from oats and water, sometimes with added seasonings. Why should I Use Oat Milk? This milk alternative has a lot going for it. To start, homemade oat milk is easy to make and inexpensive ...

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A Salty, Satisfying Snack: Dry Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo beans aren’t just for hummus anymore. Once you try this easy roasted garbanzo beans recipe, you’re guaranteed to crave the crunch of this satisfying, naturally vegan and gluten-free snack. It’s one of the easiest potato chip alternatives you could possibly make: simply strain a can of garbanzo beans, dry them thoroughly, then season and roast until crispy. You can make ...

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Trekking the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

“Those Warthogs” said our guide Ayuba pointing at a pig-like creature grazing nearby, “want to destroy my home”. If I had felt sleepy from our long eight-hour drive from the capital, Addis Ababa, the jolt from this astonishing statement put paid to that. I was imagining that they could do a lot of damage and fretted about our safety. Ayuba ...

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Over the Alps via Gotthard Bernina Circular Tour on the Bernina Express

Linking Northern and Southern Europe, the Gotthard Bernina Circular Tour is the most spectacular way to cross the Alps by rail. It’s a marvel of engineering, using a combination of 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, blending into the landscape so successfully that it’s been recognised by UNESCO and is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its World Heritage award. I fly into Zurich ...

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An Excited Day in Genoa, Italy

Often overlooked by sun-seeking tourists in a rush to get to picturesque Portofino and pastel-painted Cinque Terre, Genoa is one of Italy’s most underrated and historically significant cities. This former maritime power has much to boast about: birthplace of world navigator Christopher Columbus, home to the prison from which Marco Polo dictated accounts of his travels, Italy’s first football team, ...

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You should Know these 7 Things to See and Do in Samoa

Samoa is the place to go to fly and flop on powdery, blindingly white beaches with towering palm trees dripping into mirror calm turquoise tropical seas (your quintessential childhood image of the South Pacific) but also to discover a traditional way of life called Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan Way). 1. Understanding Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan Way) Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan Way) is a 3,000 year old custom ...

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7 Luxury Resorts You can Actually Afford

Luxury doesn’t always have to come at a price so ridiculous, only the rich and famous can enjoy it. Here are a few resort hotels around the world where you’ll get five-star service without the hefty five-star price tag. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii is a dream destination for many but it’s also home to some of the ...

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