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For these two reasons, a classic combo endures
Curried Red Lentils With Coconut Milk MUST CREDIT: Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Much has been written about the classic combination of legumes and grains. There's a persistent myth involved, though: the idea that you have to combine the two to get a so-called complete protein, or protein that contains all the essential amino acids found in animal protein. In fact, some legumes, ...
Parsnip recipe brings together its cousins carrots, parsley and cumin
Parsnips and carrots are parboiled before being finished in butter until caramelized. 
(Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Family gatherings come in all sizes, and ours is XS. Mom, her three, our spouses and children make 14. One tableful. Mom decided we would celebrate Ben’s 50th, though the date had come and gone. She declared it Margo’s 50th too, though hers was a year away. Mom had ordered ...
Rosemary and time: Does this Italian hamlet have a recipe for long life?
Locally grown produce at the home of Delia Morinelli, in Pioppi, a little down the coast from Acciaroli, on the west coast of Italy, Oct. 5, 2016. Researchers have just concluded a preliminary study of the unusually high ratio of nonagenarians and centenarians in the town of Acciaroli, where diet and environmental factors appear to contribute to their good health and robust sex drives. (Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times)

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

In and around Acciaroli, Italy, a particularly pungent variety of locally grown rosemary — said to smell 10 times as strong as the norm — is a daily part of the diet. Residents raise and consume their own rabbits. Anchovies hauled in by the town’s fishermen feature prominently on dinner ...
Roasted figs and chicken

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Before an arctic blast killed my fig tree, I ate only the figs plucked in season from my Brooklyn backyard. I never got that many, so I’d nibble each precious fruit as it ripened, preferably still hot from the sun, bursting with sweet pulp and crunchy seeds. Now I buy ...
Your own personal pizzeria
The Uuni Pizza Oven. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

It looks like a small steel tank atop four squat legs, with a tall chimney stack at one end. And it could be your new favorite pizza oven. Meet the Uuni portable wood-fired oven, the brainchild of Kristian Tapaninaho, founder of Uuni HQ in the United Kingdom, which produces the ...
Love ya, pumpkin: Here are 6 non-latte reasons why
Two acres of pumpkins, a corn maze and more can be found at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough. (Southern Belle Farm)

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

To be honest, much as I love pumpkins — the word, the color, the shape, the smell — sometimes I’m a bit pumpkined-out long before Halloween. That’s because the world turns into an everything-pumpkin feast of foods that were probably as shocked to be hitched up with this innocent fruit ...
A Lisbon food court housed in a palace, with elegant food to match

6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

As we entered under a stone archway hugging two oversize wooden doors, a nattily dressed man motioned us through a glass door then thrust black, pocket-size charge cards into our hands. Those cards (on which you run a tab and pay on the way out) at the ready, we set ...
Man pays off all students' overdue lunch fees at elementary school
School lunch

Updated: 5:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Parents of 89 students don’t have to worry about their child’s overdue lunch balances thanks to the kindness of a stranger. >> Watch the news report here Jerry Fenton, a motel owner in Burlington, Iowa, donated about $700 to Grimes Elementary, his former school, to cover all overdue lunch balances there. ...
Taylor Swift sings Calvin Harris' 'This Is What You Came For' at her only concert of 2016
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs her only full concert of 2016 during the Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Oct. 22, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Updated: 2:59 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Taylor Swift, 26, took the stage at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix race in Austin, Texas, on Saturday night to perform a song she’s never sung in front of an audience. >> Taylor Swift shares footage from Formula One rehearsals Swift sang her version of “This Is What You Came For,” which she co-wrote ...
WATCH: Pentatonix stuns with new cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'
Via PTXofficial / YouTube

Updated: 2:23 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Pentatonix has done it again. The a cappella group came together to sing a stunning rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” >> Watch the video here Cohen released the song in 1984, and since then, it has been covered by multiple artists. >> Watch Cohen's version here >> Listen to Jeff Buckley's ...
Wes Moss: 9 retirement dates you need to remember
Wes Moss is the host of the radio show “Money Matters,” which airs from 9-11 a.m. Sundays on News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB. CONTRIBUTED BY WSB

12:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

As kids, we all looked forward to birthdays with great anticipation and excitement. And why not? These annual celebrations brought attention, parties, cakes and presents. As you approach and navigate retirement, you may find yourself once again looking forward to certain birthdays and the “presents” those celebrations prompt from your ...
Atlanta awaits details of AT&T-Time Warner plan
CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta. AT&T on Saturday announced a blockbuster $85.4 billion deal to acquire Time Warner, parent company of Turner Broadcasting and familiar brands CNN, TNT and TBS. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM

5:09 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

It’s a marriage of distribution and content and it just so happens to combine two very prominent names in Atlanta’s corporate landscape. Dallas-based AT&T;’s $85 billion tie-up with New York-based Time Warner pairs a dominant telecom company, whose wireless division is based in Atlanta, with one of the world’s biggest ...
Deal for CNN parent brings risks, benefits for consumers
“Game of Thrones” fans might become more likely customers of AT&T if the telecom giant’s deal for Time Warner, owner of HBO, succeeds.

4:24 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

ANALYSIS AT&T;’s $85 billion agreement to buy Time Warner is a big deal for investors, for employees, and possibly for Atlanta, where so much of Time Warner operates. For consumers, the stakes are not so clear. Announced late Saturday, the huge merger has the potential to raise profits, move jobs ...
Queen's Brian May fighting 'persistent illness'
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 18: Brian May from Queen performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 18, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)

Updated: 3:46 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Queen singer and guitarist Brian May has revealed that he is fighting a "persistent illness which is destroying (his) energy and (his) will." >> Read more trending stories   May was set to perform 11 candlelight concerts before Christmas with Kerry Ellis but wrote on his website that he would be unable ...
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg team up for cooking show on VH1
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Rapper Snoop Dogg and TV personality Martha Stewart attend The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Updated: 11:27 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will star in a cooking show that will debut Nov. 7  on VH1. >> Read more trending stories   The 45-year-old rapper and the 75-year-old business woman and television personality will team up to bring viewers the "most ridiculous dinner party" in "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party." Can ...
Woman's blog acknowledges how common miscarriages are
Rachel Lewis (Facebook/Rachel Enyeart Lewis)

Updated: 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

To commemorate Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, celebrated on Oct. 15, a woman by the name of Rachel Lewis published a series of stories on her blog called The Lewis Note. >> Read more trending stories   The photos that accompany each of her posts all feature an "I am 1 ...
In wake of national anthem protests, school honors police, first responders in pregame ceremony

Updated: 7:27 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Nearly every day, there are headlines about high schoolers, college students, singers and professional athletes taking a knee or sitting out during a pregame performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner.” Middletown police celebrationPosted by The Asbury Park Press on Friday, October 21, 2016 >> Watch the video here These protests have come after ...
One flexible dough, so many possibilities for these easy homemade crackers
Left to right: Onion Rye Crackers; Sesame Oat Crackers; Togarashi Wheat Crackers. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

6:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

We're heading into the days and weeks and weekends of celebrations between now and next year. Whether we gather with fellow fans to watch football, visit around fire pits with out-of-towners or invite the new neighbors to share a pot of chili, a sure-to-please contribution for any get-together is cheese ...
Stranger thanks police officers for their hard work in heartwarming note
Via @LAPDVTD / Twitter

Updated: 5:39 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

When a stranger saw two police officers having lunch at a Los Angeles restaurant, he didn’t hesitate to show his thanks. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news The stranger paid the bill for the officers anonymously, leaving a note for them expressing his gratitude. >> ...
WATCH: Weird Al takes on debate madness with 'Bad Hombres, Nasty Women'

Updated: 3:17 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

This election has sparked hashtags, flooded the internet with "bad hombre/ombre" puns and inspired ladies across the country to rally in support of their fellow "nasty women." >> Watch the video here So it was only a matter of time before Weird Al Yankovic put his musical comedy touch on the absurdity ...
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