How to Stock Your Plant-Based Pantry

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Is there anything better than grocery shopping? For the most part, I get my food from the CSA or farmer's market --- a special shopping experience in and of itself --- but I still keep a weekly ritual of getting up early, grabbing a coffee to go, …
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A Soup Cleanse That’s Just Splendid

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When you hear the word "cleanse," do you immediately think of celebrities going without food for a week, subsisting on nothing but, like, lemon juice and wishes? That used to be the case for me, I'll admit, but let me tell you --- not all cleanses …
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How to Cook Perfect Rice

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Boil, cover, simmer, fluff. The instructions seem basic enough, something even a novice could handle, but the perfect pot of rice often eludes even the most accomplished cook. For the record, impeccably cooked rice should be tender (think al dente …
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Rice: The Short, Medium and Long of It

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I’m not one to pass on the carbs --- pasta, bread, rice, potatoes --- bring ‘em on! Too few of those wonderfully starchy carbs and I feel sluggish and moody. At home I enjoy rice often and (gasp) it’s not always the brown variety! Mixing it up keeps …
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