Category Archives: Cooking Basics

The basics of cooking – handy online measurement conversion table, pantry items, converting recipes to low fat, egg substitutes and more.

10 Smart Swaps to Make Baking and Cooking Healthier

Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes - as temperatures drop, it's natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it's easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you're hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping up the health quotient? Read more

Food Facts & Tips

♦ An herb is from the leaf of a plant. A spice is from the seed, bark, root, berry, or bulb. (source) ♦ There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food....
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Preparing Plant-Based Kitchen and Pantry

I created a list for you to use when it comes time to stock your kitchen and pantry. It's a long list but don't be intimidated. It's only a guideline to give you an idea of the variety of foods on the whole food plant-based diet. Read more

15 Basic Cooking Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

There are some basic cooking tips that anyone could learn and use to help out in the kitchen. With today's busy lifestyles becoming more prevalent, learning and using these basic cooking tips will save you time and headache. The following fifteen is just a tiny handful of the many basic cooking tips that you could integrate...
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Cast Iron Cookware – Cookware That Stands the Test of Time

On the breeze stirs the aroma of cornbread, beans and brisket baking in a fire pit, mixed with the sharp smell of horse sweat and dust as the cattle push their way into the pens from the roundup. Sharp whistles and "Haws!" pierce the air, driving the herd through the separate gates: momma cows to...
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5 Unique Meal Ideas From Holiday Leftovers

Do you go through the leftover dilemma several times a year? You've been cooking some big meals lately and now have a refrigerator full of leftovers. I know the look you'll get from your family if you attempt to put another plate of the same food in front of them for a third day. I...
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