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Lauren Paige Richeson

Lauren Paige Richeson

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Lauren Paige Richeson is an author and artist specializing in written, visual, and edible content. She wrote about Food, Recipes, Drinks, and Culture for The Manual. She's an Associate Editor at L'Oréal Paris Beauty Magazine, the author of Avocado Obsession Cookbook and her work has been featured in Cherry Bombe Magazine, Life & Thyme, LIVEKINDLY, Here Magazine & more.Lauren Paige is a Scorpio with a love of the beach, fiction, history, still life art, and fruits de mer. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Lauren’s work.

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11 essential salad recipes any man can learn how to make

Treat yourself to a hearty and healthy bowl of salad with these delicious recipes. With a variety of toppings, you're bound to find one that suits your taste.
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How to make your own Herbes de Provence, an essential spice blend

Herbes de Provence is widely considered to be one of the most essential spice blends in culinary history.
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How to build the perfect charcuterie board for your date night

From the authentic to adventurous and themed, here's how to take a pedestrian cheese plate and turn it into sensational charcuterie board.
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12 best breakfast recipes to start your day right

Breakfast doesn't have to be boring. In a bowl, on a plate, or in between two slices of toast there are many ways to enjoy the most important meal of the day.
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The 20 best first date ideas that are fun and fresh for couples

Swap out dinner, movie, and drinking dates with our list of the best first date ideas. Why? Because we want you to get a second date. Here are some fresh ideas.
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33 easy and delicious recipes any man can make

While whipping out a dish can be daunting, it's fun once you get the hang of it. Here are several easy recipes that any man can learn how to make.
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When lunchtime (or anytime) hunger strikes, these are 13 best sandwich recipes to make

There's a reason why everyone loves sandwiches — they're perfect for a quick meal and easy to handle. Read on for the best sandwich recipes to throw together.
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13 best dinner recipes that are restaurant quality

For every type of dinner craving — from healthy to indulgent and vegetarian to meat lovers — these are the best recipes that are of restaurant-quality status.
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How to cook steak in the oven perfectly every time

While the traditional way of cooking steak might still be the best way to cook it, other contemporary methods can bring you a different mouthwatering taste.
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Everything you need to know about the bone broth diet

We dig into the facts behind the bone broth diet so that you can decide for yourself if it's the right option for your health journey.
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The superfood benefits of the amazing avocado

Avocados are more than culinary powerhouses. In this guide, we’ll dig into some fundamentals and not-so-well-known facts of our beloved green supreme.

How to reheat tamales: Learn the secret to every method

Learn how to reheat tamales six ways and retain the flavor. Use these tips for perfect tamales in a steamer, microwave, stove, oven, air fryer, or Instant Pot.
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A novice cheesemaker’s guide on how to make cheese at home

The road to becoming a cheese connoissuer is never a straight line, but we'll point you in the right direction with these beginner-friendly recipes.
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The 9 Best Vegan Cheese Brands to Buy in 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply ditching dairy, here are the nine greatest of the grate vegan cheeses for your plate.
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These are the Best Vitamix Blenders You Can Find

Vitamix Blenders are some of the best blenders out there. These are some of the top models.
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The 9 Best Ninja Blenders On the Market Right Now

Ninja has really made a name in kitchen appliances. These best Ninja blenders are top of the line and get the job done.
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The Best Ninja Air Fryer To Make Meals in a Snap

If you're looking for the Best Ninja Air Fryer, you may want to check out these.
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Christmas Eve Tradition Feast of the Seven Fishes Recipes

On Christmas Eve, the Feast of Seven Fishes is steeped in Roman Catholic traditions. If you love fish and seafood, you'll love these recipes and tradition.
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These Are the Best Portable Blenders for Everyday Use

There are so many kitchen appliances that take up precious space. These are the best portable blenders that will keep storage to a minimum.
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These are 9 of the Best Blenders for Ice

Some blenders are more capable than others when it comes to ice-crushing creations. These are our top picks that will crush all the ice you need.
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The 13 Best Lunch Recipes for Supercharging Your Midday Meals

Eating the same lunch each day gets boring fast, so why don't you try making these best lunch recipes for a change? They're guaranteed to supercharge your day.
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11 Best Dessert Recipes That Will Make You Crave More

These 11 best dessert recipes are simple to create. But you've been warned; while they are easy to make, they are also hard to resist. You'll surely crave more.
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23 Black-Owned Drinks Businesses To Support Now and Always

The drinks industry continues to be dominated by white people, yet there are a growing number of Black-owned operations making waves. Here are some to support.
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11 Picnic Recipes That Travel Well and Deliver on Flavor

A picnic menu can prove more stressful than one might expect, but we're here to fix that.
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French Cuisine Guide: Everything You Need To Know

France is the peak of culinary romance and gastronomical luxury. Discover the flavors and recipes this beautiful country has to offer to the rest of the world.
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Tall Grass Food Box: How a Fresh Produce Subscription Supports Black Farmers

Tall Grass Food Box founders, Gabrielle Carter, Derrick Beasley, and Gerald Harris envision a more equitable local Black food system.
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11 Best Baking Recipes Any Man Can Learn How to Make

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced baker, you can try out these recipes and start making delicious baked goods at home.
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How to Make Delicious Crêpes from Sweet to Savory

Start whipping up sweet or savory crepes at the comfort of your own home with these recipes. You can also top it all off with toppings that suit your taste.
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11 Sweet and Savory Strawberry Recipes for a Peak Spring Dish

No matter what you toss strawberries into, they bring their sweet, fruity juice that plays perfectly with salty, nutty, peppery, and other savory flavors.
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How to Sustainably Shop for Seafood, Made Simple

One of the simplest ways to have a positive impact on our natural waterways is by making sustainable choices when shopping for seafood.
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Dairy-Free Milk 101: A Healthy Man’s Guide to Plant-Based Milks

Need to give up dairy? Here is a breakdown of the different types of plant-based milks and their benefits, including oat, soy, hemp, and more.
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How To Make Mayo at Home as a Salad Dressing or Sandwich Spread

No condiment causes more conversation than mayonnaise. To help take the mysticism out of it, we spoke to Chef Jen Kim to get her insider advice on this debate.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Goat Cheese

Going to the grocery? Time to shop for some creamy Chèvre, or goat cheese, to unlock a wider range of pasteurized possibilities for your culinary endeavors.
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Say Cheese: Your Guide to the Most Popular Cheeses in America

In this day and age, it can be argued that the most American food might just be cheese -- a staple that American cuisine can’t live without.
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Where to Buy the Freshest Seafood Online

These nine digital retailers will deliver some of the tastiest and best seafood in the country straight to your door.
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How to Cook Ground Beef from Tacos to Crock Pot Chili

Whether you're craving tacos or spaghetti bolognese, ground beef is the key ingredient. Start cooking ground beef the way you want it with this simple guide.
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How to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken in 4 Simple Ways Without Losing its Flavor

Trying to reheat a rotisserie chicken leaves it dry and ruins the flavor. Luckily, we listed down 4 simple ways to reheat this dish to help you maximize its flavors.
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Meet The Sip, A Champagne Subscription Service That’s Making Wine More Inclusive

Best friends and champagne lovers Erica Davis and Catherine Carter help you discover champagne with the creation of their sparkling subscription service, The Sip Society.
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How Outer Banks Star Chase Stokes Found Love by Becoming a ‘Flexitarian’

The 28-year-old actor opens up about going through love in the time of different diets with his co-star and partner Madelyn Cline, who happens to vegan.

These Are the Best Meat Alternatives, According to a Carnivore

Companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have made vegetarian eating a whole lot simpler.
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The 9 Best Honey Brands To Sweeten Your Meals and Drinks

Honey is truly one of nature’s sweetest gifts. Here are 9 of the best store-bought honey brands.
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How Harlem Hops, a Craft Beer Bar, is Giving Back to Harlem Students

Founders Kim Harris, Stacey Lee, and Kevin Bradford, founded a craft beer bar called Harlem Hops that supports black-owned businesses. They also provide some Harlem students with a scholarship through their Harlem Hopes foundation.
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How to Freeze Peaches and Preserve Them for Months

Fresh peaches aren't easy to come by. Here's everything you need to know about freezing peaches while keeping them fresh and delicious.
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9 Delicious Veggie Burger Brands For Your Next Vegetarian Barbecue

If you are thinking of making the switch to a vegetarian diet, here are the best veggie burgers to buy now.
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What is Matcha? A Guide to Green Tea and its Benefits

A traditional drink from Japan, matcha is taking the culinary world by storm.
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10 Delicious Boxed Cake Mix Brands for New Bakers

From cupcakes to birthday bakes, your favorite gluten-free, keto-friendly, confetti or fruit-filled dessert is just one box away.
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How to Cut a Mango

Cutting a mango can be very tricky, thanks to its large seeds. But with a proper method and a little understanding, you can fully enjoy its sweet flavor.
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How to Cut a Pomegranate

Cutting a pomegranate without losing the seeds is such a hassle. We've listed down the methods to properly cut a pomegranate so you can maximize its sweetness.
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How to Cut a Pineapple

Follow these 9 easy steps and tips to cut a pineapple. All you need is a clean, sharp knife and the right cutting order to not waste any fruit.
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How To Reheat Fried Chicken So You Can Savor Its Crispy Delicious Goodness

If you want your fried chicken as mouthwatering as it was when freshly cooked, check out these best methods to reheat to perfection.