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A Beginner’s Guide to Potatoes

Everything you need to know about one of the best-loved, most versatile foods in the world: potatoes. With potato selection and storage…

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6 Benefits of Meal Prepping

Meal prepping and planning may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be as easy as thinking ahead and…

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A Complete Guide to Composting for Beginners

When I started living a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle a few years back, I was shocked by the sheer volume of produce scraps…

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Asparagus 101: How to Prepare Asparagus and Tips for Cooking and Using It

Asparagus have been a sought-after delicacy since ancient times. Thick or thin, vibrant green or creamy white, these healthful harbingers of spring…

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How to Use Food as a Cultural Gateway for Children

Raising a plant-based family opens up an exciting world of abundance: Abundant flavors, foods, and nutrients come with the territory of eating…

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In-Season Produce: Your Guide to Spring Vegetables and Fruits

What cook hasn’t yearned for the fresh flavor of spring’s first asparagus or peas, or the juicy sweetness of locally grown strawberries?…

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Spring Clean Your Fridge in 4 Steps

We’ve all been there. After spending time and money buying fruits, veggies, and other healthy foods, you haphazardly toss everything into the…

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Whole Grain Guide Plus Cooking Tips

Whole grains are the foundation of a whole food, plant-based diet. Read on for a list of whole grains (including gluten-free options),…

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Polenta 101: How to Cook Polenta, with Recipes

Polenta is perhaps best known as a northern Italian dish, but it is also a staple in the cuisines of neighboring countries…

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8 Great Things to Cook in Your Slow Cooker, Plus Recipes

Ever since Crock-Pot came out with the very first set-it-and-forget-it appliance in 1970, electric slow cookers have been kitchen mainstays for busy…

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It’s Grapefruit Season! Here’s How to Pick ‘Em and Recipes to Try

Sunny yellow, pale pink, or ruby red, grapefruit offers a full spectrum of citrus flavor and is a good source of fiber…

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What Are Brussels Sprouts? Plus Tips, Tricks, Recipes, and More

Although Brussels sprouts are available pretty much all year round, the fall and winter months are when they’re at their best. Read…

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