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Better Homes and Gardens September 2018

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United States
Meredith Corporation
12 Issues

in this issue

5 min
how ayesha   curry scores big with flavor

“I’M NOT ABOUT TO SUGARCOAT IT,” Ayesha Curry says. “Weeknights are hard, and I’d be lying if I said takeout wasn’t often tempting.” With husband Stephen on the court 82 nights a year with the Golden State Warriors, two young girls and a new baby boy (who arrived after our photo session), plus her own cookbook, television series, cookware line, and restaurant, getting dinner on the table takes intention. “Steph and I look at our calendars every weekend and carve out a few nights each week when we can cook together and reconnect as a family over a memorable meal.” For Ayesha, a memorable meal is home-cooked and full of flavor. The author of The New York Times best-selling cookbook The Seasoned Life and host and executive producer of ABC’s upcoming…

5 min
what   happens when …?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN … YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON OVER AND OVER? “If you need time in the morning to get going and you stay awake before the alarm goes off again, that’s OK,” says Raman Malhotra, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Washington University Sleep Medicine Center in St. Louis. If you’re hitting snooze and going back to sleep, you could feel groggy or out of it for up to an hour or so after you do get up. “The alarm signals the brain to wake up. Repeatedly going back to sleep when the alarm goes off confuses it,” Malhotra says. Set the alarm for a time you know you’ll be able to get up. And keep it consistent day to day (even on weekends), which will make it easier to…

1 min
feeling your oats

COCONUT-CHIA OAT CRISPS Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Or opt for flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed), which gives the crisps a nuttier flavor and more crumbly texture. HANDS-ON TIME 20 min. TOTAL TIME 1 hr. 40 min. 1 cup regular rolled oats½ cup oat bran½ cup flaked or shredded coconut⅓ cup packed brown sugar¼ cup whole wheat flour3 Tbsp. almond or peanut butter1 Tbsp. honey⅛ tsp. baking soda2 Tbsp. chia seeds or flaxseed meal 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 15×10-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a food processor combine oats, oat bran, coconut, brown sugar, and flour. Process until finely ground. Add nut butter, 2 Tbsp. water, the honey, baking soda, and ⅛ tsp. salt. Process until combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in…

1 min
use them up

RICE BOWL Add cooked sweet peppers, onions, or poblano peppers to the mix. “I love the mild heat and bitterness of poblanos. I char the peppers a bit to soften them.” QUESADILLAS “For a vegetarian option, I might add a little sweet potato with the beans.” She tosses 1-inch sweet potato rounds with oil, salt, pepper, and a little chile powder, then roasts them. Chop into small pieces before adding to quesadillas. HEARTY SOUP “If you have enough liquid, you don’t even need broth.” Using an immersion blender, she whirls the beans in their cooking liquid until smooth, then salts to taste. Top with a dollop of sour cream, diced red onion, and hot sauce.…

1 min
forecast:   berry

1 Get a Popsicle-stain finish (minus the brain freeze) and balm-y texture. Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in Extra Violet, $10; drugstores 2 The 60-percent-oil formula treats lips to gorgeous, glossy color. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Oil-in-Lipstick in Spicy Sangria, $7; drugstores 3 This silky matte shade looks amazing on dark skin tones, says celebrity makeup artist Sir John. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Lipstick in Berry Extreme, $10; drugstores 4 The rich color payoff is makeup-pro approved. The magnetic cap makes it bag-friendly. Nars Audacious Lipstick in Vera, $34; narscosmetics.com 5 Apply one coat for a sheer tint. Layer on more to build up the pigment and shine. Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in 468 Rose Revolution, $26; lancome-usa.com 6 Not all berries have to be bold. Get moisturizing shine and…

5 min
fast & fresh

CHICKEN & VEGETABLE GREEN CURRY “Vary the ingredients to use up what you have,” Anna says. “Spinach could be added in place of the mustard greens, and tofu or shrimp instead of chicken. You could stir in cooked rice or noodles, too.” THAI GREEN CURRY PASTE 3 Tbsp. RED ONION ¼ cup thinly sliced EGGPLANT AND/OR ZUCCHINI 4 cups 1½-inch pieces UNSWEETENED COCONUT MILK One 14-oz. can GREEN BEANS 4 oz. trimmed and chopped CORN KERNELS 1 cup MUSTARD GREENS 3 cups chopped COOKED CHICKEN 2 cups shredded LEMON 1 half juiced, 1 half cut into wedges HANDS-ON TIME 20 min. TOTAL TIME 45 min. 1. In a 5-to 6-qt. pot heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil over medium-high. Add curry paste; cook and stir 1 minute or until fragrant. Add onion and a pinch of salt. Cook 2 minutes. Add eggplant and/or zucchini;…