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How To Cook The Perfect White Basmati Rice

October 3, 2012
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How To Cook The Perfect White Basmati (Indian Rice)   Long grain Indian Basmati rice is a little different from the typical white rice. It is long and thin and, if cooked properly, can be light and fluffy and delicious. Quite often it can be overcooked and turn out sticky and mushy. Follow these directions […]

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How To Cook Dried Chickpeas On The Stove Or In A Pressure Cooker

September 24, 2012
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How To Cook Dried Chickpeas From Scratch In my recipe books I cook all of my own beans from scratch because it’s less expensive and overall tastes much better. It’s also a good way to control the amount of sodium in your diet and you can cook your beans with or without added salt. For […]

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How To Cook The Perfect Brown Rice

September 20, 2012
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How To Cook The Perfect Brown Rice   Brown rice takes much longer to cook than white rice and sometimes it can be confusing why your brown rice didn’t turn out if you have never cooked it before. Brown rice is a whole grain and still contains the outer layer of bran. White rice has […]

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How To Cook Dried Pasta

September 19, 2012
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How To Cook Dried Pasta   Although most pasta comes with cooking instructions on the package, sometimes people over cook their pasta and some helpful pointers are in order. It’s best to cook pasta in clean filtered water as opposed to warm or hot water for the best taste. Although hot water boils faster, it […]

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Is Your Favorite Salad Dressing Making You Fat?

September 6, 2012
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Today I want to talk to you about something that could secretly be sabotaging your weight-loss goals. Something so popular in America many people don’t even think twice about eating regularly. Some may even think that it’s OK to eat or even “harmless”. I’m talking about store-bought salad dressings and the fact that they are […]

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5 Secrets For Making Quick And Healthy Vegan Meals At Home

September 1, 2012
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I want to share with you some more helpful hints on how cooking low fat vegan and plant based meals at home can fit into your schedule and help you on your way to losing weight without too much fuss. If you’re new to the lifestyle and want to reach your goals faster, check out my Low Fat […]

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5 Good Reasons to Include Fermented Foods In Your Diet

August 16, 2012

Today I want to talk to you about something new and exciting that I’m experimenting with… Cultured foods! My good friend Kevin Gianni from Renegade Health absolutely loves including homemade healthy cultured foods in his diet. And for good reason.Many of us have or have had impaired digestion at one time or another in our lives. Maybe it was from a […]

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How To Make Perfect Vegan Smoothies And Green Smoothies Every Time

August 5, 2012
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How To Make Great Vegan Smoothies Every Time Tools Necessary For Making The Best Smoothies There are a few tools that will help you make the best tasting smoothies. The most important is obviously a good blender. I recommend using a high power blender if you are serious about making delicious smoothies regularly and if […]

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How To Select And Ripen Mangoes For Recipes and Smoothies

August 5, 2012
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Mangoes can be hard to understand for those new to tropical fruits. They often don’t know how to select them, when they are ripe, or know how to cut them. Generally I buy the yellow skinned ataulfo/champagne style mangoes because they don’t have a stringy flesh and are very sweet and creamy when ripe. Most […]

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Want to Peek Inside a Successful Raw Fooder’s Kitchen and See What They Eat Every Day?

July 26, 2012
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Have you ever wondered what exactly a raw foodist eats? Or more specifically what a successful LONG TERM raw foodist eats? I sure have. There are SO many different versions of a raw vegan diet that the differences from one person’s meals to the next is astonishing. Well my good friend Nomi Shannon (author of […]

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