Blanching 101: How to Blanch Vegetables and Fruits

Want to speed up your prep work, shorten your time in the kitchen, and make your fresh produce last longer in the…

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Ingredient IQ: Dandelions

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….

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How to Chiffonade

Chiffonade (pronounced shiff-oh-NOD) is one of those culinary terms that sounds complicated and intimidating, but it’s actually an easy slicing technique to…

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Which Knives to Use for What (tips from chef Amanda Cohen)

You’d probably expect chef Amanda Cohen to flourish an impressive array of knives as she prepares the dishes at Dirt Candy, her…

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Reducing Waste By Using Food On Hand

Americans waste 150,000 tons of food a day—almost one pound per person—according to a study published last April. What’s more, the biggest…

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How to Build a Better Vegan Sandwich

Turn the ultimate convenience food into the ultimate healthy meal with these flavor-boosting sandwich ingredient ideas. Choose whole grain bread. High in…

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How to Use Beans as a Meat Substitute in any Recipe

Choosing a plant-based diet doesn’t mean giving up the meat-based dishes you love. On the contrary, there are lots of plant foods…

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Ingredient IQ: Nutritional Yeast

Think of nutritional yeast—or nooch, as fans like to call it—as the Parmesan of the plant-based food world. Made from yeast cultures…

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How to Make Oil-Free Vinaigrettes

The classic recipe for a vinaigrette is pretty simple: one part vinegar to two or three parts oil. So, what do you…

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Plant-Based Primer: The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Plant-Based Diet

A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet One of the most powerful steps you can take to…

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Ingredient IQ: Ginger Root

Fresh ginger root lends a distinctive zing to a variety of cuisines from Asia to South America. The tan, knobby root is…

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Is Your Doctor In? How to Talk to Your Physician About Going Plant-Based

More and more physicians are recognizing the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, but they’re not all there yet. “It’s important to have…

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