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Salad Dressing Basics

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Salads and veggies certainly can stand on their own as a source of flavor, but a great dressing can make or break a dish, too! From a basic garden salad to warm salads with roasted veggies, or a dark green salad of kale and wild greens, …

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Healthy Substitutes for Baking

By Fredrica Syren: I love baking … Yes, I love baking cookies, cakes and bread. And … I love eating them. I’m one of those people who bakes when I’m sad or stressed or tired. Baking makes me happy. Unfortunately, eating all these baked goodies is not all good for …

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Plant Based Bean Tostadas

By Fredrica Syren: Living in San Diego, I’ve had my fair share of Mexican food. Unfortunately, most of it contains lots of cheese and tends to be greasy, which is fine if that’s what you like. I, however, favor fresh food made with fresh ingredients. These tacos are something my …

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No Kneading Oatmeal Bread

This oatmeal bread is super easy to make because you don’t have to make rolls or shape into a loaf. All I did was press the dough into regular large baking dish.Sometime I made the bread red by adding some grated beets and then my kids call it dragon blood …

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Fermenting vs. Canning

By Kim Robson: The art of food preservation has been practiced for thousands of years. Our ancestors figured out how to preserve meat and fish with drying and salting, and how to preserve fresh vegetables with canning and fermenting. Before the advent of canned goods and, later, refrigeration, in-home canning …

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Why You Should Make Homemade Nut Butters and Recipes

By Fredrica Syren: Nut butters are so versatile and can be used in a nut butter sandwich for a quick lunch, or as a snack with apple slices or veggie sticks. I even use nut butters for homemade desserts and creamy soups. When I was growing up, there were only …

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Gluten-free Chickpea Blondies

By Fredrica Syren: Last week I had a chickpea blondie in a restaurant and fell in love. I have to admit that I have been skeptical about using beans in baking — but no more. Now I can treat my kids to a baked goodie that is lower in calories, …

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The Art of Making Upscale and Fun Toasts

By Fredrica Syren: I just came back from Sweden and, while there, I ate a lot of toast. Not the kind you make in the kitchen and eat with some jam as a side for your eggs. No. I’m talking about upscale, yummy toast you eat as a main breakfast …

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Upcycling Kitchen Food Scraps

By Larraine Roulston: Many kitchen food scraps are deemed waste when, in reality, they are a valuable resource. Carrot peelings and other similar organics help create terrific compost; however, before composting, some produce can be upcycled to serve you in other ways. If you have a spiralizer tool, make a space in your …

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Easy Soup Mixes in Mason Jars

By Kim Robson: In the United States last year, we spent $465 billion dollars on holiday gifts. Experts estimate it would only take $175 billion to do away with hunger for one year. Why not kill two birds with one stone: gift-giving coupled with feeding loved ones a healthy meal. …

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