Tuesday, January 26

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How to Practice Niksen, the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing
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How to Practice Niksen, the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing

The concept of doing nothing at all is one of the most authentic, self-fulfilling acts of rest, oftentimes overlooked in our go, go, go western society. I know this all too well. I grew up in a high-achievement household and played tennis for 15 years which meant I moved away from home at just 12 years old to pursue a professional career. As you might imagine, I grew up fast. And those elevated expectations I strived for still withstand today. So, I have to be careful with how I conceptualize rest. If I think of it as a radical act, it feels more like a task. But rest shouldn’t be revolutionary. It is a necessity of life. It is to be practiced with ease; less of an action and more of a passive settling in. It’s less about doing something and more about n
Eden Grinshpan Shares the Secret to Making Every Meal Delicious
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Eden Grinshpan Shares the Secret to Making Every Meal Delicious

What do you say when you have 30 minutes to interview a cool-girl-slash-chef who you’ve fangirl’ed over for years? A few stupid things, no doubt, but also, you ask the things you’ve always wanted to know: Where do you find inspiration? How do you balance it all? Where’d you get that rug? I knew my conversation with Eden Grinshpan would be relaxed and relatable, but one Bachelor reference and lots of restaurant mentions later, we officially entered the did-we-just-become-best-friends territory. Then again, you can’t help but get the feeling Eden has that effect on everyone. Sure, she’s kind of a big deal, but she keeps it real. And when it comes to the challenges of being a mom, a restaurant owner, a blogger, an author (Eat Out Loud is our new go-to cookb
The 13 Best Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights
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The 13 Best Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Let me begin by admitting that while I love to cook, I’m always looking for ways to cut corners in the kitchen. I tend to wing recipes more than I should, I’ll use a “splash” of this and that instead of measuring things out, and I take a hard pass on any “optional” ingredient in a recipe just to have one less step. Of course, there are occasions when I’m fully ready to roll up my sleeves and spend hours perfecting a culinary masterpiece. But most of the time (aka weeknights), I’m sticking with my tried-and-true ways to get a delicious meal on the table as quickly as possible. We’re all busy, but that doesn’t mean our meals have to lack in nutrition and flavor when we’re short on time. So when I finally discovered slow-cooker meals, the magic was not lost
15 Delicious Healthy Recipes for Post-Christmas Indulgence
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15 Delicious Healthy Recipes for Post-Christmas Indulgence

Without a doubt, my favorite part of the holidays is the food. The indulgent family-style dinners, carb-loaded brunches, holiday cocktails, and never-ending desserts! Truly, nothing makes me happier than a good meal surrounded by the people that I love. But when December 26 rolls around, I’m always feeling ready to get back in touch with the clean-eating habits I’ve ignored throughout the holidays. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice taste to get your healthy eating back on track. Scroll on for my favorite healthy recipes that I turn to when I’m ready to ease out of holiday indulgences and into my New Year’s state-of-mind. After a few of days of indulgence, nothing helps me kickstart healthy eating like a greens-filled smoothie. This smoothie is so e
This Year Looks Different But Here’s How to Make Christmas Feel Special
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This Year Looks Different But Here’s How to Make Christmas Feel Special

It’s safe to say that 2020 didn’t leave anyone unscathed. We’re all feeling the emotional toll of a year that challenged us, pushed us beyond our limits, and tested us. As the holidays approach, there’s no doubt that the season will look different — but thankfully, the spirit is still alive and well. We tapped our Camille Styles’ editorial team to ask how everyone is embracing the moment and making this year just as memorable as the last. From taking a tour of the neighborhood Christmas lights to baking a new holiday recipe or ditching screens and getting crafty, scroll on for lots of ideas on how to make Christmas feel special. 1 of 11 Take a Road Trip “For Christmas, my husband and I are driving to Cleveland to be with his family. We haven’t seen the
Burrata Toasts With Caramelized Walnuts and Mint-Pomegranate Pesto
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Burrata Toasts With Caramelized Walnuts and Mint-Pomegranate Pesto

I’m making it official: these toasts are being crowned my “Appetizer of the Holidays.” Each year, it always happens that I end up obsessing over one perfect snack-y bite. Then I find every excuse I can to serve it throughout the season. We’re talking the Thanksgiving feast, holiday dinner party we always host for friends—plus potlucks, happy hours, and family chats over glasses of wine in between. A few years ago, it was sweet potato crostinis, and this year it’s without a doubt these burrata toasts with caramelized walnuts and mint-pomegranate pesto. Not only are they addictively delicious, they’re Christmas colors, too! For the next post in our series with California Walnuts, I’m sharing the recipe for caramelized walnuts I’ve been making for years, an
Are You a Perfectionist? Here’s How to Delegate and Enjoy the Holidays
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Are You a Perfectionist? Here’s How to Delegate and Enjoy the Holidays

Confession: I’m a recovering Type A perfectionist. You might know us as the ones that unpack our moving boxes immediately (the day after we give birth), are always working on a Pinterest project, won’t attempt anything we can’t make perfect and tend to take on all the tasks so that we can control the outcomes. Sound like anyone you know? Maybe it even sounds like you? If so, I get it. And I’m here to tell you, it’s a lot of unnecessary pressure to carry around. That pressure can compound itself around the holidays in the most unnecessary ways. A few nights ago I spent a good 45 minutes looking for the perfect pair of family pajamas for Christmas eve/morning when I knew I should have been sleeping. Basic, I know! Guess what? They don’t exist — because the
Best Book of 2020? Our Editors Share the #1 Book They Read This Year
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Best Book of 2020? Our Editors Share the #1 Book They Read This Year

The year is almost over—finally!—and while there are a lot of outstanding questions from a tumultuous year, there’s one big one that we all need answered, stat: what was the best book of 2020? With so much time in quarantine, it’s safe to say that most of us spent a chunk of it nose deep in a book (or two, or three!) and there were a ton of good ones this year. But which one reigns supreme? Well, we can’t possibly pick, so we turned to the Camille Styles editorial team to share their number one read of the year and we weren’t disappointed—there are so many amazing books on this list. So, grab a cup of tea and get your Amazon cart ready because we guarantee you’ll want to add all of these to it. 1 of 11 Kelly Krause | Contributor Why I Recommend It: Huma
20 Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes
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20 Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

Ever since Phoebe was born, we’ve invited both our families to join us bright and early at our house on Christmas Day for gift unwrapping and a big festive breakfast. There’s nothing cozier than lazing around in pajamas until noon, sipping cocoa out of a big holiday mug, and playing with whatever new toys were wrapped up under the tree (and by “toys,” I mean cookbooks and jewelry if I’m lucky.) The centerpiece to our breakfast is always my mom’s famous Almond Kringle straight out of the oven, and I usually make a big fruit salad, crispy bacon, and mimosas to pair with it. In that vein, today I’ve rounded up 20 show-stopping Christmas morning breakfast recipes that are sure to be the piéce de resistance to any morning holiday gathering—whatever that looks
How to Get Rid of a Headache Fast (No, It’s Not Painkillers)
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How to Get Rid of a Headache Fast (No, It’s Not Painkillers)

Have you ever woken up with a headache and it wasn’t a hangover? Or what about a sudden throbbing behind your right eye for no apparent reason? Or maybe you did a challenging workout and now your sore neck is making your temples pulsate in pain? I’ve experienced all of these headache types (as I’m sure you have, too) and they are equally irritating as they are inconvenient. While I used to reach for a painkiller to solve the mental strain, I soon stopped after learning that acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage if you take too much. Okay, so I wasn’t technically taking enough of it to do that but I figured it’s best to be on the safe side and find something natural—prevention over cure, after all! Besides, I wanted something that could target the