Category Archives: Cooking Basics

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

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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10 Cooking Tips

Have you been frustrated by cracks in the top of your cheesecakes? Would you like tips to make flaky biscuits? Or would you just like to know a bit more about sweet potatoes? Try these cooking tips for better results in your kitchen endeavours: (more…)...
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Understanding Bakery Shortening for Healthier Baking

Shortening is one of the key ingredients for any baking food like cookies and cakes. Bakery shortening primarily refers to the fat that is used for making the flour velvety and soft. It is mostly in semisolid form like the butter, which helps to make the flour crumbly. Read more

Seasoning Your Cast Iron Cookware

Although cast iron cookware is virtually indestructible, it requires special care and cleaning in order to maintain its nonstick properties and remain rust-free. With proper care, cleaning, and storage, cast iron cookware can withstand a lifetime of use. Take good care of your cast iron cookware, and it can be passed down and enjoyed by...
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