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20 Pro Tips to Reduce Food Waste at Home

From conserving water to reducing carbon emissions, the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet extend beyond your own health to support the…

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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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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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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 Just $7 a Day

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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18 Essential Baking Tools for Healthy Home Bakers

Baking can often be more of a science than an art: The precise chemical reactions, ingredient ratios, and strict cook times are…

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18 Best Gifts for Healthy Home Cooks

With supply-chain issues threatening to make holiday shopping more unpredictable this year, nabbing those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals makes more…

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

What cook hasn’t yearned for the fresh flavor of spring’s first asparagus or peas, or the juicy sweetness of locally grown strawberries?…

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Whole Grain Guide Plus Cooking Tips

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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8 Great Things to Cook in 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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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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