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Tag: ingredient IQ

How to Roast Garlic, Plus More Ways to Get the Best Garlicky Flavor

There’s nothing quite like garlic in the kitchen. Its segmented bulb sets it apart from other members of the allium family (onions,…

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Turmeric 101: What It Tastes Like and How to Cook With It

There’s lots to love about turmeric, from the spice’s saffron-yellow color to its flavor-enhancing properties and potential health benefits. Read on for…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Is Agar, and How Do You Use It?

Ever since a 17th-century Japanese innkeeper discovered some leftover seaweed soup had gelled overnight (or so the legend goes), agar has been…

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Ingredient IQ: How to Cook with Quinoa

Here’s everything you need to know about using the ancient grain quinoa in a modern-day kitchen, from different varieties to best ways…

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Everything You Need to Know About Zucchini

Zucchini is an ultra-versatile vegetable. Read on for everything you need to know about the beloved summer bumper crop, including how to…

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