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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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20 Pro Tips to Reduce Food Waste at Home

From conserving water to reducing carbon emissions, the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet extend beyond your own health to support the…

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19 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products For a Greener Home

Ready to transform the heart of your home into a haven of sustainability? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly kitchen…

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8 Simple Hacks for Smoother, Tastier, More Interesting Hummus

As healthy foods go, hummus is in a league all its own. Kids love it. Adults crave it. (Ever found yourself eating…

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How a Simple Breathing Practice Can Relieve Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Anxiety, and More

Take a big breath in—pause for a moment—and now slowly let it out. While most of your breathing is automatic, learning how…

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Fonio: the Ancient West-African Grain That’s Healthy, Sustainable, and Quick-Cooking

If you haven’t heard of fonio until recently (or now), you’re not alone. For decades, the tiny seeds cultivated in West Africa…

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How to Encourage Loved Ones to Go Plant-Based: 7 Dos and Don’ts

After Forks Over Knives reader Gwen Jahnke saw her dad suffer two strokes, she spent more than a year encouraging her parents…

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Everything You Need to Know About Chia Seeds

Tiny but mighty, neutral-tasting chia seeds boast a long culinary history, an impressive nutritional profile, and a host of uses in plant-based…

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The 4 Easiest Herbs to Grow at Home, According to a Garden Expert

Growing your own herbs saves money, avoids plastic packaging, and reduces food waste, since you only cut what you need. We asked…

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What Is Freekeh?

A staple grain in the Mediterranean basin, Middle East, and parts of Africa, freekeh is a type of wheat harvested when it’s…

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