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How to Pick Produce at the Grocery Store

Do you know how to pick produce or do you just wing it? With summer right around the corner, new fruits and vegetables will be in season soon! Some of my favorite summer fruits and veggies are watermelon, avocado, mango, pineapple, corn, and squash. When produce is in season, it

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What kind of cooking oils should I be using?

One of the most common cooking questions people ask is “what kind of cooking oils should I use?” If you go down the grocery store aisles, you’ll find the better part of one side completely overtaken by cooking oils. So how do you know which one is the best?  Growing

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My Favorite Vegan Egg Replacements for Baking

Believe it or not, it’s relatively easy finding vegan egg replacements for baking! Most baking recipes call for at least one egg, but what are you to do if you either don’t have eggs, or are looking to make a vegan-friendly treat? You’ve got more options than you might think!

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How to Cook Tofu

One of the top questions I get when I talk about eating plant-based foods is how to cook tofu. It can seem intimidating if you’re a tofu newbie, but after doing it once, you’ll feel like a pro. There are a few key cooking steps when preparing tofu that will

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How to Cut an Avocado the Right Way

Have you ever wondered how to cut an avocado the right way? With so many methods out there, it can be confusing. In this post, we are going to walk through step-by-step how to cut an avocado into thin slices safely and confidently.  While it might seem simple, there are

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knife techniques you should know

3 Knife Techniques Every Home Cook Needs to Know

Aside from using a good quality, sharp knife, there are three main knife techniques you should know that will make cooking at home a breeze! You might not think it at first, but how you use your knife while cooking can significantly impact the overall cooking experience. In all of my

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How to Roast Sweet Potatoes with this 3-Step Method

Don’t be intimidated by sweet potatoes — I’m going to show you how to roast sweet potatoes with an easy 3-step method. Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly versatile root vegetable. They can be roasted or mashed and used in a variety of dishes to add a natural sweetness to your

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How to Roast Brussels Sprouts to Crispy Perfection

While there are many ways to prepare brussels sprouts, roasting is one of the easiest methods for home cooking, and in this tutorial, you’ll learn how to roast brussels sprouts to crispy perfection!  Brussels sprouts are having their moment in the culinary scene. The vegetable that quickly turns up noses

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How to Cut a Butternut Squash

How to Cut a Butternut Squash the Easy Way

Some foods are a little trickier to figure out how to cut than others, and butternut squash is one of those due to its size and shape. You might be more likely to buy the pre-chopped or frozen butternut squash out of convenience, but nothing beats the flavor of freshly

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