(Deb Lindsey / For The Washington Post)

A stew that can inspire a lifestyle change

The Weeknight Vegetarian discovers a recipe that proves the benefits of a way of eating.

    Style

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: Amy Purdy and Oprah Winfrey honor local Jas Boothe at the Oprah Winfrey's 'Oprah's Life You Want Weekend' at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on September 20, 2014. Booth, an Army veteran, started Final Salute, Inc. an outreach organization that assists homeless female veterans. Booth was awarded $25,000 from Oprah and Toyota. The event is billed as an experience to engage, encourage and empower individuals. Tickets went from $200 in the nose-bleed section to $600 on the front row. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.

    Magazine

    FOR POST MAGAZINE FALL ISSUE 2014 Paciano, Umbria region of Italy: Olive harvest using nets. Polo the cat helping. Olive grove and pine trees in the background. Dec. 8, 2013 (photo by Tim Holt/For The Washington Post)

    Travel: Oil refinery

    In Paciano, Italy, olive picking proved a great way to dip into the village’s spirit — and legacy.

    Food

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17, 2014:  Tarragon Roasted Celery  (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

    Book Report: ‘Bitter,’ by Jennifer McLagan

    A thoughtful, revealing approach to an underappreciated taste.

    Wellness

    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10:  On and near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, at 6:30 am about 200 people participate in a high energy workout organized by the November Project on the Mall at sunrise in Washington, DC Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

    The November Project: Early morning workouts, and a hug or two

    “We want to change the way people see fitness," co-founder says of the grass-roots fitness movement.

    Weddings & Romance

    Shayna and Francis

    Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a (better) match

    What the matchmaker didn’t know may have undermined this date. ...

    KidsPost

    Nepenthes villosa also known as monkey pitcher plant, indigenous to the mountain of Sabah, Mount Kin

    Some plants want a bug or even a mouse for dinner

    Carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap have cool ways of catching a meal.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax advice column cartoon for Sept. 22, 2014.

    Carolyn Hax: The case for striking out on her own

    A woman who has lived with her parents since college faces a choice posed by a balking boyfriend.

    Reliable Source

    D.C. VIPs’ weekend around town

    From D.C. to N.Y.C., celebs and VIPs shared their weekend fun.

    Travel

    ALASKA - AUGUST 2014 - The MV Columbia, a state-run ferry system was established in 1963.The year-round commuter  service is a workhorse, transporting Alaskans to and fro along the 3,500-mile Alaska Marine Highway. Tents and sleeping bags pepper the deck as people are transported from more than 30 points along the Alaska seaboard.
(Andrea Sachs / The Washington Post)

    The best way to float by the Last Frontier? Ferry-camping.

    Who needs a cruise liner’s distractions when your tent’s gliding along Alaska’s Inside Passage?

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Succotash

    The last of the sweet summer corn

    If those masked corn stalkers haven’t gotten to it, you can use the past-its-prime remainder in succotash.

    Fashion

    The Proenza Schouler Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

    At the end of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler threw rules of seasonal fabrics out the window.

    Parenting

    Why all the C-section grief?

    My friend cried on her son’s 1st birthday, remembering a birth that didn’t happen naturally. We all have to remember that C-sections save lives.