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How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Brown Rice Every Time

Brown rice has been a staple food in diets worldwide for over 5,000 years—and for good reason. The whole grain is packed…

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Ratatouille Reimagined: 8 Ways to Enjoy Leftovers of the Classic French Dish

Ratatouille, the beloved Provençal dish enjoyed by both countryside farmers and cosmopolitan elites, calls for simmering a blend of Mediterranean herbs and…

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How to Make Quick Homemade Jam (No Canning Needed!)

Store-bought jams are often loaded with added sugar, and canning your own can take a lot of time, equipment, and effort. But…

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What Is Agar, and How Do You Use It?

Ever since a 17th-century Japanese innkeeper discovered some leftover seaweed soup had gelled overnight (or so the legend goes), agar has been…

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Ingredient IQ: How to Cook with Quinoa

Here’s everything you need to know about using the ancient grain quinoa in a modern-day kitchen, from different varieties to best ways…

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Do You Need a High-Speed Blender? (Plus Shopping and Blending Tips)

Smoothie aficionados and nice cream enthusiasts swear by them, but are high speed blenders really necessary for most plant-based home cooks? After…

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Everything You Need to Know About Zucchini

Zucchini is an ultra-versatile vegetable. Read on for everything you need to know about the beloved summer bumper crop, including how to…

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4 Recipes You Can Make in a Hotel Room, and Other Healthy Travel Hacks

Cooking in a small kitchen with limited tools can be tricky—but it’s not impossible! Whether you’re on the road for a business…

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What Are Hearts of Palm?

Hearts of palm are the delicate white stalks harvested from the inner cores of palm trees. The tender veggies have been consumed…

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Sea Vegetables 101: A Quick-Start Guide to Cooking with Seaweed

Sea vegetables, or edible seaweed, have been a staple ingredient in Japan, Korea, and China for millennia. Read on to learn more…

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What Is Jicama? How to Enjoy the Refreshing, Juicy Root Vegetable

Jicama—also called Chinese yam, yam bean root, Mexican potato, fon goot, or sicama—is a root vegetable native to Mexico and Central America….

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A Cook’s Guide to 6 Types of Onions and How to Use Them

It’s hard to imagine a world without onions. The pungent members of the allium family (which also includes  shallots, leeks, garlic, and…

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