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How To

How to Encourage Loved Ones to Go Plant-Based: 7 Dos and Don’ts

After Forks Over Knives reader Gwen Jahnke saw her dad suffer two strokes, she spent more than a year encouraging her parents…

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Everything You Need to Know About Chia Seeds

Tiny but mighty, neutral-tasting chia seeds boast a long culinary history, an impressive nutritional profile, and a host of uses in plant-based…

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A bowl of snipped fresh green herbs, including mint, basil, oregano, and chives, sitting in a terra cotta bowl on a gray table
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The 4 Easiest Herbs to Grow at Home, According to a Garden Expert

Growing your own herbs saves money, avoids plastic packaging, and reduces food waste, since you only cut what you need. We asked…

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What Is Freekeh?

A staple grain in the Mediterranean basin, Middle East, and parts of Africa, freekeh is a type of wheat harvested when it’s…

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What Are Collard Greens, and How Do You Cook Them?

Collard greens, or collards, are a leafy green vegetable like lettuce, Swiss chard, and spinach. Along with mustard greens, turnips, and cabbage,…

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How To

What Plant-Based Pros Like to Eat for Snacks

You’ve mastered the art of whole-food, plant-based breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But what to eat in between? We asked plant-based veterans what…

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Knife Skills for Beginners: A Visual Guide to Slicing, Dicing, and More

Finding that it takes you more time to chop and prep your ingredients than to actually cook them into a meal? This…

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What Is Cassava, and How Do You Cook With It?

“Cassava,” “yuca,” “manioc,” and “tapioca” are all names for a large, hard root vegetable that is native to Brazil. Cassava is a…

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Vegetable Broth full of carrot chunks, celery, an onion wedge, and fresh herbs in a medium silver pot on a gray table with a gray cloth wrapped around the pot handle
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How to Make Vegetable Broth

When it comes to flavor, homemade broth wins out every time over store-bought and costs about a quarter of what you’d pay…

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1-Week Vegan Meal Plan: How to Eat Plant-Based on a Budget for $3 a Meal

A whole-food, plant-based diet is not expensive. In fact, plant-based staples such as brown rice, potatoes, and beans are some of the…

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How To

What Is Tahini? How to Use the Savory Sesame Seed Paste

Tahini is best known for its starring role in hummus, to which it adds deliciously nutty flavor. But hummus isn’t all that…

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Wellness

5 Blue Zones Hacks to Promote a Longer, Healthier Life

Editor’s Note: For more than 15 years, journalist and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner has studied what he dubbed the world’s blue…

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