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How to Make Any Recipe Vegan (and Healthy)

Common Plant-Based Substitutes and Dairy-Free Alternatives Your first thought when it comes to veganizing a recipe might be to reach for one…

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5 Healthy Food Swaps: Kids’ Edition

As a busy parent, it can feel like there’s never enough time to make sure that your kids are eating healthy all…

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Handy Facts About Corn and How To Use It In Cooking

Fresh corn needs no introduction. Kids love it. Cookouts wouldn’t be the same without it. And the sweet, crunchy kernels add oomph…

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Ingredient IQ: Eggplant

Eggplant is part of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family of vegetables, which also includes potatoes, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The most common…

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Ingredient IQ: Tofu

For thousands of years, tofu has been a plant-based staple in Asian cuisines. Here’s everything you need to know to confidently cook…

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Facts About Bell Peppers, Plus Recipes and Tips For Using Them

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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Types of Mangoes and Everything You Need to Know About Them

One taste of a perfectly ripe mango is enough to make anyone a lifelong fan of the juicy, sunset-hued fruit. Here’s everything…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Nice Cream

Nice cream is a treat that totally lives up to its name.  What Is Nice Cream? Nice cream is a sugar-free, dairy-free…

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What Is Okra and How Do You Cook It?

Okra was introduced to North America by enslaved people brought over from West Africa in the 17th century. Ever since, it has…

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Nature’s Cereal: How to Kick Up Your Plant-Based Breakfast Bowl Game

Sweet or savory, hot or cold, a breakfast bowl is the busy cook’s best friend in the morning. Here are our top…

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

Buy only the best when you shop for produce this summer. Read on for a rundown of all the fruits and vegetables…

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Ingredient IQ: Basil

The hot, sunny days of summer bring out the best in this aromatic herb. Here’s how to select, store, and prepare basil…

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