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tips for cooking beans

Categories: Cooking tips, Legumes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Tips on cooking beans: The Dried Bean Sort Measure out the beans you will cook. Use a white plate or bowl and sprinkle a few on the plate to search for dirty beans, tiny stones or damaged, wrinkled or broken beans that may be mixed in with the good beans. Remove any misshaped or damaged beans, dirt or stones. Yes, you must do this step or you could damage teeth when eating them later! Pour the checked beans into a large bowl. Cover the beans with water and remove any […]

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What do you think about cooking vegetables in a microwave?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Safety, Vegetables, Vegetarian

For The Vegetarians: Red Curry Kohlrabi

Healthy Food Tip What do you think about cooking vegetables in a microwave? We get many questions about whether we recommend cooking vegetables in a microwave. As you will see throughout our website, light steaming is our cooking method of choice for most vegetables. Loss of nutrients in the microwave depends on the same factors involved with loss of nutrients on the stovetop. To predict the nutrient loss, it’s important to know answers to questions like: “Is the vegetable placed in water? How much water? To what temperature are the […]

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Mediterranean & Asian Foods & Recipes

Categories: Asian, Cooking tips, Mediterranean

http://www.mediterrasian.com/food.htm

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Japanese cooking basics, food blog, & resource site

Categories: Asian, Blogs, Cooking tips, Eastern Nutrition, Food Culture, Japanese

http://www.justhungry.com/    

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What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Nutritional Information, Phlegm Nodules & Interior Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Western Medicine

Overview Sea vegetables, often referred to as seaweed or algae, are not as common in the Western culture as they are in other areas of the world. Sea vegetables come in a variety of colors including green, red and brown, each with a unique flavor, shape and texture. This exclusive family of vegetables absorbs nutrients from the sea and are, therefore, an excellent source of trace elements, vitamins, minerals and protein. Sea vegetables are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Proponents claim that sea vegetables can protect […]

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Traditional Soups for the Modern Soup Drinker! Chinese Soup Web site

Categories: Articles, Asian, Cooking tips, Soup

http://www.thechinesesouplady.com/

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Epicurious.com has amazing resource to look up quick and easy recipes

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips

http://www.epicurious.com/recipesmenus/quickeasy/recipes As presented by Lori Sherlock in Chicago

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Farmers Markets: The Way to Eat

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Food Safety, Vegetables

Farmers Markets: The Way to Eat http://www.wholehealthchicago.com/2011/farmers-markets-the-way-to-eat/ In May the Chicago Tribune ran a list of strategies for making the best of your visit to the farmers market. But, honestly, most of it is common sense. My list of tips is decidedly shorter and easier to remember: 1. Do most of your food shopping there. Choose whatever fruit’s in season and eat it for breakfast with plain yogurt, ground flax, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Or with cottage cheese and almonds for lunch. Fresh berries with a little cream are […]

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Vegetarian Athlete Recipes and Training Tips

Categories: Cooking tips, Food Culture, Vegetables, Vegetarian

www.nomeatathlete.com

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La Dolce Vegan!

Categories: Cookbooks, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Vegan

LaDolceVegan_books_shop_store_canada_vivagranola.jpg Know someone that has decided to go vegan?  Have you decided yourself?  La Dolche Vegan is a great book for any beginner vegan.  The recipes are simple to follow, and the ingredients are easy to find in the store.  Sarah Kramer includes recipes with faux meats, and also just straight up veggie fare.  In the back, she gives ideas on how to substitute the things I would never give up such as butter, but you will be impressed by how she gets around those things.  The author of the […]

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