Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

February 17, 2012 Fall

A healthy recipe for baked sweet potato fries, made with either with a little olive oil or two egg whites. Tips for making them crisper and keeping the ends from burning.

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Freezing Chipotle Chilies in Adobo Sauce

February 8, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

How to extend the shelf life of chipotle chilis in adobo sauce by freezing them individually.

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Taking the Bite out of Radicchio

February 3, 2012 Dairy free

Enjoy the beauty of red radicchio in a salad without the bitter taste. Here’s how to tame the flavor.

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How to Roast Beets

January 31, 2012 Dairy free

Roasting concentrates the sweet, earthy flavor of beets. Here are a few tips to make the process easier and more successful.

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Basic Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans)

January 21, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

Homemade chickpeas (garbanzo beans) cooked from scratch with garlic and bay leaves.

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Cutting Butternut Squash Safely

January 21, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

Here’s the safest way to cut a butternut squash, with step-by-step directions and photos.

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Agar-Agar: A Vegetarian Alternative to Gelatin that Supports Weight Loss

January 4, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

Here’s how to use agar-agar, or kanten, a useful vegetarian ingredient for gelling desserts. It’s full of fiber with minimal calories, an excellent combination for weight loss.

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Flavorful Vegetarian Beans from Scratch

December 18, 2011 Dairy free

A few key items added to the pot- cilantro, onion, garlic- make these beans flavorful from the start. And the quick soak method can get them on the table without an overnight soak. Great with either black beans or red kidney beans.

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Fried Tempeh

December 16, 2011 Dairy free

I love tempeh fried in long strips and sprinkled with tamari to turn it into the fatty, crunchy, salty vegan equivalent of bacon.  Steaming or baking tempeh also works if you want to avoid added oil, but frying is a good way to introduce tempeh into your menus and get your family hooked on it […]

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Pearl Onions: I’m Not Intimidated Anymore!

December 16, 2011 Recipes

How to easily get the skins off pearl onions.

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