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The Summer Workout That Begs You to Lose the Sweater

It's finally here—that is, the warm weather you've desperately been waiting for. Now, you can finally put away your sweaters (see ya!) and bring out those cute sun dresses that have been hiding in your closet.

The 7-Minute Workout You Can Do Even When You're Busy AF

Don't let the fact that this workout is only seven minutes fool you; this high-intensity routine is designed to test your aerobic fitness level and body strength—and burn some major calories in the process.

Bookmark this baby for the days when you're so busy you don't have time to squeeze in a full workout (let alone think about what moves to do). You can also use it as a weekly fitness test to track your progress: do this workout once a week and write down your reps each time. See if you can beat yourself each week.

Zhoug

Meet zhoug, the Middle Eastern version of pesto made with arugula. Thanks to cumin and jalapeño, it packs a surprisingly spicy punch. Add this zhoug, cooked up by chef C.J. Jacobson of Ēmain Chicago, to give any dish a peppery kick.

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Sweet & Fragrant Thyme Muffins

Herbs are typically regulars in savory dishes, but if you're feeling adventurous, you can make your breakfast bolder by whipping up these thyme muffins. Orange zest, vanilla Geek yogurt, dark chocolate, and fresh thyme create a whirlwind of flavors that make this muffin—courtesy of chef Aimee Olexy of Talula's Garden in Philadelphia—game for breakfast and dessert.

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Spring Vichyssoise

Spring-ify your soup by swapping heavy cream for Greek yogurt and adding a heavy dose of herbs. This soup recipe from chef Victoria Blamey of Chumley's in New York City incorporates flavors of cilantro, basil, and mint, so it works well both hot and cold.

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