pomegranates
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How to Cut and Seed Pomegranate, Plus Tips for Using It

Pomegranate is a deep crimson-colored fruit that comes into season in the depth of autumn and is generally available through January. In…

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mushroom varieties - eight different mushroom varieties laid on a table
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12 Types of Mushrooms and How to Use Them

With their meaty texture and mouthwatering flavor, mushrooms are a plant-based cook’s best friend—and we have the recipes to prove it!  Here’s…

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Wild rice in a bag and scoop on a wooden table
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What Is Wild Rice, and How Do You Cook It?

Wild rice comes from the seed of an aquatic grass plant, the grains of which are harvested as wild rice. It is…

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African American woman in an apron reaches across a kitchen counter for bell peppers
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20 Meal-Prep Tips From People Who’ve Been Doing It For Years

Meal prepping can save you tons of time on cooking throughout the week—that is, if you know how to do it properly….

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plant-based diet weight-loss
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Losing Weight on a Plant-Based, Vegan Diet: Tips for Success

A whopping 49.1 percent of Americans actively tried to lose weight within the last calendar year, according to the Centers for Disease…

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close up shot of sliced leeks on a cutting board beside whole leeks, with a knife to the side
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What Are Leeks? How to Clean, Cut, and Cook Them

Leeks straddle the line between aromatic and fresh vegetables, with the seasoning qualities of “the gourmet’s onion” (a well-earned nickname) and the…

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an abundant array of fall vegetables and fruits that are in season during autumn, including squash, carrots, parsnips, celeriac, figs, and leafy greens
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Your Guide to Fall Fruits and Vegetables That Are in Season Now

The harvest season lives up to its name with all the wonderful produce on offer once the weather turns cool. Read on…

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An array of whole wheat pasta shapes in a wooden crate, with compartments dividing each shape, including penne, orecchiette, spaghetti, and rotini
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Healthy Pasta Taste Test: We Tried a Dozen Different Brands to Find the Best

If you love twirling your fork into a saucy bowl of spaghetti but want to avoid refined white flour, then it’s time…

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Ground and whole flaxseeds on a wooden table
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Flaxseeds 101: How (and Why) to Use Them in Cooking and Baking

Cruise through any natural foods market and you’ll find flaxseeds have become a popular addition to everything from breakfast cereals to pet…

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A middle-aged man leans over his kitchen counter reading a recipe off an iPad while peeling an onion
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Healthy Cooking Skills Every Vegan Should Know

Gain skills and confidence in the kitchen with these healthy-cooking how-to’s for whole-food, plant-based home cooks. HOW TO SAUTÉ, BAKE, AND ROAST…

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Frozen vegetables in zip-top bags on a table with tiny ice crystals surrounding them - airtight bags can help prevent freezer burn
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How to Deal with Freezer Burn and Other Frozen-Food Pitfalls

Freezer burn is a catch-all term for the unpleasant changes in appearance, taste, and texture of frozen foods. Read on for tips…

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Brown ceramic saucepan full of cooked brown rice, with a wooden spoon nestled beneath the rice
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How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Brown Rice Every Time

Brown rice has been a staple food in diets worldwide for over 5,000 years—and for good reason. The whole grain is packed…

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