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Weekend Debrief: It’s Time to Veg-Out

Weekend Debrief: Vegetarian Recipes and Movies
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* Make the most out of your weekend by learning some new recipes
* Relax with a good movie in bed or on the couch
* Don’t want to be completely lazy? Learn a new workout at home

According to our Internet sleuthing, the term “veg out” seems to have originated from Pretty Woman, when Julia Roberts’ character declares that she wants to “watch old movies all night… [and] just veg out in front of the TV.”

This weekend, choose to veg out by taking it easy like Julia, or by adding the veg to vegetables by learning some new, vegetarian-friendly recipes. We’ve picked a couple options for movie watching and fast fitness, too.

1. Learn a New Recipe: Fried Guacamole

Añejo in Hell’s Kitchen and Tribeca in New York is doing a specialty deal for National Guacamole Day on Saturday: UNLIMITED guacamole for the table for $5 per person all day. Can’t make it to the restaurant or live outside NYC? Executive Chef Ricardo Camacho of Añejo shares a recipe for fried guac at home.

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Get the Recipe for Anejo's Fried Guacamole

  

2. Learn a New Recipe: Vegan Meals

The biggest mistake you can make when it comes to vegan food is to believe that it’s just for vegans and no one else. The reality is far more delicious. Each one of these vegan cookbooks will teach you to master the art of plant-based food with dishes that are definitely not bland and same-y, as some of the most ardent meat eaters among us might argue.

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Best Vegan Cookbooks

  

3. Robot Movie Marathon

In an age where some 15% of all Twitter accounts are bots, and where AI informs just about all the ways we interact with the world, a big screen robot apocalypse can be uniquely appealing. From Robocop to The Matrix, here are some of the best Killer Robot Movies of all Time. Grab some popcorn or snacks, pull up a comfy chair and make it a movie night.

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The 9 Best Robot Movies of All-Time

  

4. Discover The Best New Music of 2017

Think you’re a music fan? Prove your listening chops by taking our quiz, featuring some of the best singers, bands and musical acts to breakthrough this year. You may not know their faces, but you’ve definitely heard their songs. Take our quiz below, then use our exclusive offer to get a FREE trial to Prime Music, which gives you access to over two million songs.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Best New Artists of 2017

  

5. Get a Home Workout For Under $30

Let’s be honest: unless you’re a true fitness geek, the gym isn’t a fun place. Sweaty, grunting (often intimidating) people, high prices, and the wait in traffic just to get there make motivating yourself to workout that much harder.

Luckily there’s an easy, inexpensive alternative: at-home workouts. There are dozens of simple devices you can keep in your closet and pull out in the morning or after getting home, for a quick, effective workout. We’ve uncovered 10 inexpensive devices to help build a great at-home gym.

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10 Best At-Home Workout Items Under $30

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