Organic Food is produced by an ecological system of agricultural management that produces nutritionally superior plants, resistant to pests & disease. Read More→Print This Post
[Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, The Veggie Queen™] Whenever I mention that I teach pressure cooking, people respond by telling me their memories about their mother’s or grandmother’s pressure cooker. Most have a horror story to tell. Read More→Print This Post
With snow and ice storm season upon us, it’s a good idea to prepare for a possible extended loss of electrical power. Even hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes, and human goof-ups can take away the electricity for days and weeks at a time, leaving you with no fresh food and no way to prepare it. This brief article fills you in on the wonders of “pantry cuisine” and other resources you can use to help you prepare your family and animal buddies in an emergency. Read More→Print This Post
As we all know, garlic preserved by any method is not a substitute for fresh, but it does have its own charms and advantages. Different methods of preserving garlic lend themselves to their own culinary uses, so explore them all and see which ones best suit your needs.
- Skip the Bag: It’s bad enough that we are the world’s biggest consumers, but must we put every last one of our purchases in a brand new plastic bag? For grocery purchases, consider skipping bags entirely for just a couple items and for big things like pre-packed bags of fruit, laundry detergent and jugs of apple juice. As for produce bags, do you really need one for durable produce items like apples, onions, avocados, etc. Cost to You: $0 Read More→
Frozen food loses fewer vitamins and minerals in processing than any other of the preserved foods. The faster it is frozen, the more nutrients it retains. Freezing food is also the quickest, easiest, and safest procedure of all the techniques for preserving. Read More→Print This Post
Contributed by Rebecca Wood. Here are guidelines for choosing—and using—healthy cookware. Quality cookware helps you maintain good health and, in some cases, even enhances flavor. It’s also useful to know which foods most quickly react to plastic storage containers and to aluminum and cast-iron cookware. Read More→Print This Post
I admit that I didn’t give my Crockpot® much thought until a few years ago when I noticed a resurgent interest in the new and improved slow cookers. I had come to associate slow cookers with tough cuts of meat and, as a vegan, had dismissed the appliance as something I could live without. Read More→Print This Post