raw cassava (yuca) root shown sliced next to a bowl of cassava starch on a blue wooden table with leaves to the side
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What Is Cassava, and How Do You Cook With It?

“Cassava,” “yuca,” “manioc,” and “tapioca” are all names for a large, hard root vegetable that is native to Brazil. Cassava is a…

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Vegetable Broth full of carrot chunks, celery, an onion wedge, and fresh herbs in a medium silver pot on a gray table with a gray cloth wrapped around the pot handle
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How to Make Vegetable Broth

When it comes to flavor, homemade broth wins out every time over store-bought and costs about a quarter of what you’d pay…

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1-Week Vegan Meal Plan: How to Eat Plant-Based on a Budget for $3 a Meal

A whole-food, plant-based diet is not expensive. In fact, plant-based staples such as brown rice, potatoes, and beans are some of the…

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What Is Tahini? How to Use the Savory Sesame Seed Paste

Tahini is best known for its starring role in hummus, to which it adds deliciously nutty flavor. But hummus isn’t all that…

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5 Blue Zones Hacks to Promote a Longer, Healthier Life

Editor’s Note: For more than 15 years, journalist and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner has studied what he dubbed the world’s blue…

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Healthy Sleep Habits: What You Need to Know

When 1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting sufficient sleep on a regular basis, the obvious question is: Why aren’t we sleeping better?…

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miso paste in a ramekin on a wooden cutting board with a wooden spoon inserted into the paste
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Miso: the Flavor-Boosting Staple That Should Always Be in Your Fridge

Miso, the flavorful fermented soybean paste that gives miso soup its name, has a multitude of uses in a whole-food, plant-based kitchen….

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grapes - three types of table grapes on a table
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All About Grapes: Varieties, Tips, and Recipes

Bite-size and super-sweet with edible skins and minimal seeds (or none at all), grapes are as close to fruit perfection as it…

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What Are Beets, and How Do You Cook Them?

Beets, aka beetroots, are a highly nutritious root vegetable related to Swiss chard. Grown for both the edible leaves and root, they…

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Jackfruit - whole fruit and pods
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What Is Jackfruit, and How Should You Eat It?

Native to southern India, jackfruit is traditionally used in spicy curries, hearty kormas, and a toffeelike pudding called halwa. In recent years,…

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Veggie Kabobs
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How to Make Great Veggie Kabobs (+5 Easy Homemade Marinades)

Kabobs, kebabs, koftas, souvlaki, yakitori, satay, grill sticks: Threading foods on skewers for easy grilling is a cooking technique that’s used around…

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How to Stir-Fry Veggies, Tofu, and More

Stir-frying is a cooking technique that hails from China and is popular in many Asian cuisines. It calls for quickly cooking small…

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