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Eating Vegan

Eating Vegan

Most vegan foods are quite obvious, but it’s important to check the label for ingredients like egg whites, gelatin, honey, or milk. When in doubt at a restaurant, ask your server to confirm your order is vegan. Dishes are often enriched with non-vegan ingredients like chicken stock or fish sauce. Rather than focus on what […]

Using Up Every Ingredient

Using Up Every Ingredient

I grew up in the Midwest where it was considered a mortal sin to waste food. The motto was “waste nothing and make the most of every ingredient.” Here are some ways for you and your family to make the most of ingredients that otherwise may make their way into the trash bin. Stewed Fruit […]

Add More Greens To Your Life

Add More Greens To Your Life

Dark Leafy Greens Give You More Nutritional Bang For Your Buck. Add More Greens To Your Diet And Most Likely You’ll Feel Much Better. Add Cooked Greens To Frittatas, Breakfast Tacos And Poached Eggs. Stir Greens Into Soups And Stews During The Last Few Minutes Of Cooking. Start Your Day With A Smoothie Packed With […]

New Year New You Healthy Pantry Staples To Have On Hand

New Year New You Healthy Pantry Staples To Have On Hand

Looking to build healthier eating habits? Remember, you don’t have to change everything all at once. Start with small steps that you can feel good about. The easiest way to cook healthy is to have the proper items on hand. Healthy pantry staples are key ingredients for making healthy meals. Fill your pantry with these […]

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) is fashioned around the eating habits and available foods of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. These ancestors had to nourish themselves with the meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fats available to them in nature. With the benefit of large supermarkets, it’s easy today to mimic these foods in […]

Cooking With Lemons

Cooking With Lemons

Cooking With Lemons Lemons are a chef’s secret ingredient. Most chefs will tell you that acidity elevates any dish. There is no need to get all fancy by using twenty year old balsamic vinegar. Just finish most of your dishes with a humble squeeze of lemon juice. Most line cooks have quart containers of wedges […]

Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is the high protein dried fruits and seeds of a goosefoot plant (Chenopodium quinoa); these are used as a food staple and ground into flour. Quinoa is washed before cooking to remove a bitter residue from the spherical seeds. It is treated like a grain, but it is actually the fruit of […]

Constitution Week - Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II The standard grains included wheat, barley, oats and rye.  Finely ground wheat flour, “boulted” or sieved through a fine cloth, was used to make white bread for the rich early in the fifteenth century.  Most of the gentry ate what we would call cracked or whole […]