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How To Cook Quinoa Perfectly Every Time On The Stove Or In A Rice Cooker With Photos

January 23, 2012
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Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) is a delicious low fat superfood grain (actually a pseudo cereal, it is not a grass like wheat is) that comes from South America and is closely related to beets, spinach and tumbleweeds, believe it or not! This is also why it is gluten free. Quinoa is not related to wheat and […]

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How To Make A Vegan Dragon Roll Sushi Roll (Uramaki) With Photos!

January 10, 2012
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Dragon rolls are generally not vegan or vegetarian and filled with smoked eel and drizzled with eel sauce. But they look so pretty and are covered in avocado, which is vegan and delicious in sushi. So here’s my version of a vegan Dragon Roll. It’s very similar to making my vegan California Roll, but we’re […]

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How To Make A Vegan California Sushi Roll (Uramaki / Inside Outside Roll)

January 8, 2012
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California rolls are not normally vegan, but you can make them that way at home! Who needs to buy expensive veggie sushi rolls at the store when you can make your own at home? California rolls are probably the most familiar type of sushi roll to North Americans. It was designed by a Japanese chef […]

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How To Make Perfect Sushi Rice For Vegan Sushi Rolls With Photos!

January 8, 2012
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Sushi rice is called sumeshi in Japanese. It is essential to making sushi, and contrary to what you may think it is not just plain white rice that is used. It is cooked and then seasoned to have a tangy sweet taste. This page will tell you how to make the perfect sushi rice for […]

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How To Prep Veggies For Vegan Sushi Rolls

January 8, 2012
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This post is about how to prep your veggies to make vegan sushi rolls. Check out my recipe for Vegan California Rolls. Vegan sushi rolls are great because they can appeal to everyone from vegans and vegetarians to people who would rather not eat traditional sushi that contains raw fish. They are fun to make […]

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Canadians Do You Do Extreme Vegan Couponing? Here’s How!

December 16, 2011
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(For my American readers click here) Extreme Couponing is not just for the thrifty American Shopper. There are lots of deals to be had by the Canadian consumer! I’m part way through reading a book called Be Centsable – How To Cut Your Household Budget In Half that teaches you how much easier and worthwhile […]

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Extreme Vegan Couponing To Save On Groceries: Can You Do It Too?

December 16, 2011
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(For Canadian readers click here for your extreme coupon links) You may have heard about this show called Extreme Couponing that shows how regular people live on an extremely tight or thrifty budget, often paying only a few dollars for hundreds of dollars of groceries and personal care products because their coupons paid the rest. […]

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80/10/10 Recipe: Grapefruit Soup With Step By Step Pictures!

December 14, 2011
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Grapefruit soup is an easy 1 ingredient (mono) meal you can have for a breakfast or a snack. It’s 80/10/10 friendly and fat free. They key is to use very sweet juicy grapefruits. My favourite are red grapefruits. Right now we’re in Texas for Christmas, so we are using the Texas Star Grapefruits here. They’re […]

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How To Tell If A Banana Is Ripe With Pictures! (A Yellow Banana Is Not Ripe Enough)

October 23, 2011
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So you want to know how to tell if a banana is ripe and if the ones you have are ripe enough. One of the most troubling things I find when promoting fresh fruits and vegetables to people is that they don’t understand that many fruits have to ripen before being eaten. You cannot just […]

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How To Enjoy Eating A Lot Of Apples or How To Have an Apple Happy Meal!

October 22, 2011
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So you live in a Northern climate, it’s winter, there’s not a lot of tropical fruit around, there’s not really any “ripe” fruit around, you don’t have a lot of money to spend on produce; you’re hungry and want an easy inexpensive meal. My friends, let me introduce to you the apple. It’s quite versatile […]

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