• Holiday Frugal Gift Guide For Home Cooks 2019

    The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to think about gifts for our loved ones (or ourselves), but we all could save a coin or two. As much as I love cooking, I just can’t bring myself to slap down a thousand bucks on shiny, new cooking equipment – no matter how much mushroom bacon I am bringing home.  However, there are a few kitchen bolts and nails in my toolbox that are reasonably priced and useful to have in the kitchen.…

  • 13 Cooking No-Nos To Avoid

    Are you the type of home chef that uses a non-stick pan with a metal spatula and cannot understand for the life of you why that pan looks like it has been clawed by an angry cat? (Clue: there’s a reason for it and this is one cooking no-no to avoid) Or, how hot oil magically splatters and spits when coming into contact with something as cool and collected as water? …

  • 11 Rice and Beans Recipes That Aren’t Boring

    Looking for rice and beans recipes that are fun and not boring? Here’s my roundup of some of the most delicious rice and beans recipes on the net, that’ll blow you away (on a budget, of course). Some pros to rice and beans:  >> They are some of the cheapest food items you can find.  >> Together they make a complete protein.  >> A rice cooker and canned beans make it ridiculously easy to whip up a meal.…

  • Brown Rice To Water Ratio

    Rice: it looks easy, until you end up with hard, gummy, or soupy rice. Thankfully, with the age of rice cookers, and having a better idea of the brown rice to water ratio, cooking rice had been a little less daunting.  However, different kinds of rice have different rice-to-water ratios and cook time.…

  • How To Cook Dry Black Beans [No Soak]

    Want to know how to cook black beans? This dry black bean recipe it’s so easy, incredibly tender, and so intensely flavored, you’ll never go back to canned beans again. There’s no soaking involved, or any complicated steps. The goal here is to get tender, delicious black beans that can be added to a long list of meals, for example, burritos or rice.…

  • What Is A Processed Food?

    If you have just started reading up on what a plant-based diet is all about, you’ll find that processed foods is a big no-no in the whole-foods, plant-based universe. You’ll also find people saying things like, “eat what comes from the earth,” or “even though Oreos are vegan, they aren’t a plant-based food.” Additionally,  if you’re digging your teeth into all these terms like “veganism,” “whole-foods,” “raw veganism,” or “enter whatever popular diet is at the moment here,” things will get crazy confusing really quickly.…

  • 75 Things In My Pantry (List)

    My fridge might often be bare, but the pantry is usually lit. For my pantry food items, I’ll either get a few essential items on a weekly basis, or get them in bulk. It really just depends on whether or not I have the time/resources to get what I need in large quantities.…

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