Poor tofu. It’s gotten a bad rap as one of the scariest vegan proteins and it’s really not tofu’s fault. You see, people misunderstand this magnificent ingredient. It’s no more meant to be served plain any more than a blank canvas is intended for display. Tofu works well with others. In fact, it needs others to bring out its true genius.
Have you ever wondered how restaurants get that magical spongy, flavorful texture that makes tofu chewy and juicy in...
Non-dairy milks are taking over! Many large-scale coffee chains are now offering several delicious dairy-free options, including almond, coconut, and soy. The dairy industry is feeling threatened, as evidenced by marketing campaigns mocking non-dairy milks. As if drinking the milk intended for a baby cow is somehow natural for humans. Crazy, right?
For my favorite creamy, lightly-flavored, dairy-free milk, I love making homemade almond milk. When I need something...
Have you ever had crumbly cupcakes or removed a sheet of freshly baked cookies from the oven only to find they fall apart easily? How about a pie or casserole with ingredients that just don’t hold together?
This frustrating problem is usually all about the binder. Let’s talk about some various binders and how they’re used:
When you’re someone who likes to bake, one of the best ways to make your life easier is to keep baking staples in your pantry so that they’re on hand when the baking urge strikes. Below are the ones we keep on hand in our house. While some ingredients will be familiar, others may be new-to-you. Enjoy a fun learning experience as you play with recipes using these less processed ingredients.
Of all the equipment I have in my kitchen, the one tool I could never live without is my knife.
If you've ever endured chopping veggies with a dull blade, a knife that's too heavy, or doesn't fit your grip right, then you're in for a treat when you discover your perfect knife! Suddenly, prepping vegetables for a stir fry goes from being a dreaded chore to a therapeutic end of day exercise.
So how do you find the right kitchen knife for you? Well, there are several factors that weigh in, and...
Lately, I've been getting lots of questions about how to cook beans from scratch. Since it’s in the air, maybe you'd like to know too. If the only beans you’ve eaten have come from a can, a whole new world is about to open up for you!
First things first. Get yourself a good quality pressure cooker, a.k.a. your new best friend. My favorite is the electric Instant-Pot. I highly recommend it for its versatility (pressure cooking, slow cooking, and everything in between), ease,...
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