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Asian Noodles with Spicy Stir-Fried Corn and Cabbage
This lively stir-fry of corn and cabbage, intertwined with hearty Asian noodles, will be on the table quickly you when you want something easy and spicy. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet. Serves: 4 to 6 8 ounces soba or udon noodles (or substitute whole-grain linguine) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, quartered and […]

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Garden Squash Explosion Solution: Rice-Stuffed Squashes
  My husband certainly has a way with his vegetable garden. Each year there’s one or another crop that becomes, to put it politely, overabundant. The first year, it was tomatoes. The phrase, “too many tomatoes” was particularly resonant for me, as my overindulgence triggered an allergy (fortunately, temporary) resulting in itchy hives. The following […]

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Nutrition (see all)

  • Limiting sodium — a sensible and healthy practice One teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 mg of sodium, which is more than the amount that anyone should have per day. We do need some sodium in order for nerve and muscle function, and to conserve the level of fluids in the body. But when there’s too much sodium intake, it can cause havoc ...
 
Healthy Eating Tips (see all)

  • Hot Cereals for Breakfast Though cream of wheat or oatmeal are fine choices as hot cereals, there is a world of grains to explore for breakfast, from tiny whole grains to cracked, rolled, and ground grains. Explore the hot cereal section of most any natural foods store and see what appeals to you. If these grains are new to ...
Veg Kids & Teens (see all)

  • Simple Soups for Kids and Teens Is there anyone out there who isn’t instantly comforted by the thought of a nice warm bowl of soup? Here are a few easy, appealing vegan soups that can become the favorites of kids and teens. Even kids who balk at vegetables may be more likely to enjoy them when enveloped in a tasty broth. ...
 
Book Review (see all)

  • Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran In many a glowing description of a non-fiction book, especially a prescriptive one like a self-help book or a cookbook, the reviewer will compliment the author by saying that reading their words feels like having a cup of tea with a friend. I can go one better and say that spending time perusing the pages ...
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  • 10 Low-Cost Ways to Go Green in the Kitchen 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 ...
 
Raw Vegan Kitchen (see all)

  • Unbaked Fudgy Brownies You won’t believe how easy it is to make these unbaked vegan chocolate brownies, rich with nuts and sweetened with dates. They’re flourless, gluten-free, and altogether rich and yummy. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog. Makes 12 squares 1 cup raw slivered or sliced almonds 1 cup pitted Medjool dates 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon ...
Natural Foods (see all)

  • Culinary Tea: A Conversation with Cynthia Gold Pairing tea with food is an art that’s parallel to wine pairing. If you’d like to learn more about this art that’s both ancient and modern, read on for this informative Q & A with Cynthia Gold, an expert tea sommelier and co-author of Culinary Tea: More Than 150 Recipes Steeped in Tradition from Around ...
 
Special Occasions (see all)

  • Healthy Halloween Treats Halloween used to scare me. My kids coming home with all that junk food sent shivers through my spine. But with a selection of healthy Halloween treats and snacks, it’s a joy, a chance to play dress-up with the kids, and parade around the neighborhood at night, greeting friends, nibbling on healthy, all natural candies, ...
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  • Progressive International Dressing Shaker Commercial salad dressings, even the “natural” brands, are often ridiculously expensive and high in fat. Making salad dressing at home is so easy, but I often get lazy about it because several items need to be messed up and then washed — bowl, whisk, measuring cups, spoons. And then I need to find a clean ...
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