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A St. Paddy’s Day-Inspired Potato Dish: Birchbox Test Kitchen

You miiiight have noticed by now that Birchbox staffers have an ever-so-slight obsession with food, from colorful (and totally yummy) vegetables to delicious smoothies. Which is why we’ve enlisted our in-house recipe guru Nicole to divulge her kitchen secrets each week, sharing seasonal ingredients, must-have tools, and new cooking methods. 

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In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day this weekend, we’re cooking up the Irish classic colcannon. A delicious, creamy combination of potatoes and cabbage— Ireland’s most ubiquitous and sturdy crops—colcannon comes from a word that translates literally to “white-headed cabbage.” The first known written reference to the recipe was in a Dublin traveler’s diary in 1735, and considering how delicious it is, we can understand why it’s still so popular a couple centuries later. (It has to be pretty stellar if it has a song devoted to it, right?) 

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Butternut Squash and Kale Soup: Birchbox Test Kitchen

You miiiight have noticed by now that Birchbox staffers have an ever-so-slight obsession with food, from colorful (and totally yummy) vegetables to delicious smoothies. Which is why we’ve enlisted our in-house recipe guru Nicole to divulge her kitchen secrets each week, sharing seasonal ingredients, must-have tools, and new cooking methods. 

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Spring is almost here (hooray!), but the farmers markets are still all about root vegetables and winter greens like potatoes, carrots, kale, and a cornucopia of different squash varieties. Last weekend, I headed to my local market with one goal in mind: I will make soul-warming soup while it’s still chilly outside.

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Meet the Real Life Anime Girl! (Yes, That’s A Legit Picture)

This photo isn’t digitally enhanced! This 19-year-old Ukrainian girl has thousands of fans on Facebook and YouTube who love her anime makeup. (Photo: buzzfeed.com)

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