how to cook dried beans

Beans, beans, good for your heart. Beans, beans, they make you…. smart! That’s right, smart! Beans are a good source of folate, dietary fiber, protein, phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamin K. The protein-plus-fiber combination in beans is one of the things that makes them special. Much of the fiber is indigestible, which supports… 

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coconut bacon – the real maple kind

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians all around the world! I thought we should have something Canadian today, and what’s more Canadian than bacon? Maple bacon! You know, the real maple kind…   So, coconut bacon. Does it taste like bacon bacon? To be honest, I have no idea. I haven’t had… 

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how to make your own almond milk

When I first moved to Sweden I had a list of foodstuffs I needed to source out in order to ensure my happiness. Among other things, tofu, nutritional yeast, and soy milk were must haves. I’ve always been a soy milk girl when it comes to non-dairy milks, though I know that these days it… 

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almond butter with vanilla and sea salt

One of the silly things about this land I live in is the nut butter situation. I remember one time being at the supermarket and trying to decide between the ridiculously tiny and expensive jar of creamy peanut butter, or the ridiculously tiny and expensive jar of crunchy peanut butter (it was the only time… 

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home made bagels

Let’s make some bagels, can we? Yes we can! For starters, today is my birthday, and on my birthday we can do anything we want. We can eat cake for breakfast and bagels for lunch and because it’s my birthday the calories don’t count. Please remember that I have an actual degree in nutrition, so… 

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baked ricotta

On this recent post I wrote for Foodists I shared a recipe for grilled polenta. There was a comment was that grilled polenta seemed like a wonderful way to include vegetarians at a barbecue, and, reading it I thought, well yes, and no. Grilled polenta, while fun to make and eat and absolutely delicious, isn’t… 

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how to cook dried beans

A little while ago I posted this recipe for Next Level Hummus, which calls for 4 cups of cooked chick peas. My lovely and talented friend Christa sent me a tweet with a gentle reminder that although I had called for cooked beans, I hadn’t included any instructions for actually cooking the beans. I told… 

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how to process a pumpkin

Chances are pretty good that you’re in possession of a pumpkin right now, and if you’re not, you probably plan to be shortly. Maybe you’ve already strapped on your gumboots and been out to your local pumpkin patch, or maybe you’ve picked up a pumpkin or two at your favourite farmer’s market. Consider this less… 

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