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Cycle Touring: The Great Escape

Joshua Cunningham Thursday, July 12, 2018 – 16:04 Joshua Cunningham spent a year cycling from the western tip of Europe to the eastern edge of Asia, dealing with tough routes, changes in climate and baffling local bureaucracy – but a bike adventure can go anywhere and be of any distance. In this extract from his new book, he tells of his extraordinary journey and explains how anyone can have an equally amazing bike experience Adventure cycling, cycle touring, bikepacking, bike travel, bike tripping, bike bivvying… there’s an ever-increasing list of sub-genres that people like to use when talking about travelling
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6 Tips for Cooking Brown Rice Perfectly

Even among those who consider themselves skilled home cooks, rice can present a thorny issue. Once you nail your process, you’re pretty much good for life; I tend to use the first-knuckle strategy for white rice. But recently I’ve swapped out white rice for brown, which has more fiber and slightly more protein. Thinking I could use my usual recipe, I did my typical approach: boiling water and rice together, adding salt, covering it for 12 minutes and cooking it over low heat, then setting it aside, covered, for 12 minutes. The result? Rice that went right into the trash
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6 Tips for Cooking Brown Rice Perfectly

Even among those who consider themselves skilled home cooks, rice can present a thorny issue. Once you nail your process, you’re pretty much good for life; I tend to use the first-knuckle strategy for white rice. But recently I’ve swapped out white rice for brown, which has more fiber and slightly more protein. Thinking I could use my usual recipe, I did my typical approach: boiling water and rice together, adding salt, covering it for 12 minutes and cooking it over low heat, then setting it aside, covered, for 12 minutes. The result? Rice that went right into the trash
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How to Make a Quick Pickle–and Why You Should

A truism among chefs is that often something doesn’t need more salt, it needs more acid—whether that’s a squeeze of lemon or a dash of sherry vinegar. Often, in fact, it needs acid more. The lovely thing with pickles is that they can add color, acid, and salt, all in one fell swoop. Consider the taco: A taco bar set with guacamole, lime quarters, tortillas, protein, and cilantro is great. One with chopped onions is a little better. But one with pickled onions? Now you’re at a restaurant, even if it’s only in your mind. And those pinkish pickled onions
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Are Lower-Calorie Wines Actually Good for You?

“We crush grapes, you crush life.” So goes the slogan for FitVine, a year-old wine company that “was born when friends made a pact to craft amazing wines that also fit their lifestyles. Our team is always on the go, whether we’re doing CrossFit, cycling, running, skiing, paddle boarding, or just enjoying the outdoors.” Then there’s Cense, a lower-than-typical-calorie-count wine “for a well-balanced life,” made in partnership with WeightWatchers. It’s similar to low-calorie SkinnyGirl wines, whose website trumpets, “At just 100 calories per serving, you can give yourself permission to enjoy a palate-pleasing Pinot!” The subtext here? “Wine can be healthy!
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5 Kinds of Food-Shamers You Will Encounter (and How to Deal)

If you've ever had anyone walk in to your cubicle as you were inhaling a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and say, "I didn't know anyone ate fast food anymore," congrats: You've been food shamed. You should know you're in excellent company, as it's happened to Health staffers at previous jobs (see No. 2 and No. 4), Olympic athletes, even celebs like Heidi Klum and Demi Lovato. "Once foods are called 'good' and 'bad,' then the people who are doing the eating are judged good and bad as well," Pamela Peeke, MD, author of The Hunger Fix, told Health. But don't let food
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How to Make Better-for-You S'mores, According to a Nutritionist

S’mores are a summer campfire staple. But if you’re gluten-free, or trying to eat healthier, the traditional version may not fit your feel-good goals. Not to worry—I've got you covered with this healthied-up s'more recipe. It calls for 70% dark chocolate, all-natural marshmallows, and cinnamon dusted banana slices (in place of graham crackers). The resulting s'mores are super simple and just as much of a treat, but you're also getting a bit of fruit, and significantly boosting your total antioxidant intake. I like to think of them as A+ s’mores! RELATED: 3 Easy Summer Campfire Recipes Your Entire Family Will Enjoy Better-for-You S'mores Makes 4 1
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7 Pre-Made Foods You Should Never Buy

Even the biggest fans of kitchen shortcuts—and I count myself among their ranks—must admit that there are some foods for which one ought not cut corners. Here’s my entirely opinionated list of which pre-sliced, pre-chopped, pre-made items to ignore at the store. Minced garlic The stone-cold truth is that pre-minced garlic tastes really different from the fresh stuff. Often it’s much more pungent, too: Garlic’s signature flavor comes from a compound called allicin, which forms when its cells are ruptured (i.e.: cut). That flavor tends to build right up until the moment you use your garlic. Consider, too, that the
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These 7 Pre-Made Foods Can Help You Spend Way Less Time in the Kitchen

There are plenty of foods you shouldn’t prep in advance: Garlic, I’m looking at you. (It oxidizes, and the flavor changes enormously.) But there are lots of shortcuts available to home cooks that are totally serviceable—even tasty—that don’t always entail consuming tons of extra additives. Here are a few things I buy on the regular. Roasted peeled bell peppers When was the last time you roasted and peeled your own peppers? How’d that go for ya? It is, frankly, sort of a nightmare. Whether you’re broiling them or toasting them over an open flame, it seems to take forever. It’s
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Here's Everything We Know About Meghan Markle's Daily Diet

A month has already passed since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walked down the aisle, an event that had more than 29 million people across the world watching to see the exact moment when an ex-American television star and all-around lifestyle icon became the Duchess of Sussex. But before she became royalty, Markle had a passion for cooking and writing recipes on her now closed lifestyle website, The Tig, and could be found frequently sharing her tips for sticking to healthy diets. It's natural to wonder which advice Markle actually took for herself: What exactly does Meghan Markle, Duchess of
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