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Your Guide to Whole Grains

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 Smart Ways to Use 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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Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Cooking with Brussels Sprouts

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

Think winter is the worst time for produce? Think again. A bountiful array of fruits and vegetables are at their most flavorful…

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Sheet Pan Dinners 101 (with Recipes)

Looking for warm, hearty meals that require minimal effort and cleanup? Sheet pan dinners, aka tray bakes, have you covered. Think of…

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Tempeh 101: What Is Tempeh and How Do You Cook It?

Tempeh is a soybean-based food that originated centuries ago in Indonesia. It’s popular among plant-based eaters, as its texture makes it a…

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How to Make Salsa: Quick Tips and Easy Salsa Recipes

Forget ketchup and mustard. Salsa is the one condiment you should always have in your fridge. Chopped or blended, fresh or jarred,…

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Ingredient IQ: Butternut Squash

Editor’s Note: In January 2019, the Institute of Culinary Education launched the Natural Gourmet Center, a plant-centric and wellness-driven culinary arts program. We’ll be featuring…

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Going Plant-Based for Your Mental Health? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind

Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for 15- to 44-year-olds and is the largest contributor to…

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Ingredient IQ: Pumpkin

From porch decorations to pie fillings, pumpkins rule the fall produce landscape. Here’s how to pick, prep, and cook the gorgeous gourds…

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