Oyster Sauce is a common ingredient in many Asian dishes, but I have never seen a vegan version of the sauce available at the store (there does seem to be some available online, but contains additives and very expensive!) It’s very easy to make a healthy version at home with whole ingredients that you can […]
There are several ways to replace oil or fat in your vegan baking. There are many recipes online, like the ones on this site, that already provide a substitute for oil. But what about when the recipe calls for oil? There are many things you can try, but do remember that (with baking at least), […]
My favorite hummus from a store comes from the deli counter of a small local shop. The owner confidently states “If you come back for anything, it’ll be for the hummus.” He was right. The first thing you notice is the GARLIC. It punches you right in the face, but it’s absolutely delicious! I was […]
You can use this simple spice blend in your pumpkin pie recipes, or also in beverages, trail mixes, and other desserts. It’s an all-round spice blend that comes in handy in so many ways. A simple pumpkin spice blend to use in pies, coffees, trail mix, desserts, and more.
I have been experimenting a lot with peanut flour, which is a defatted peanut product that is made of only peanuts. It does not contain any additives or sweeteners, so it is a minimally processed product. Because I cannot eat peanuts or peanut butter (even simply ground peanuts), but can eat peanut flour – it […]
Learning different ways to prepare tofu will help you understand the possibilities of this ingredient, and as such add more variety to your meals. Tofu is something many people eating a standard American diet may have not encountered, or prepared, in their own kitchens. And if you eat it straight out of the package, it […]
The beneficial component of turmeric is curcurmin, however taking turmeric as a whole food (as opposed to a supplemental pill) can be a chore for some. Many people don’t like the taste of golden paste, so in this post I show you how to prepare whole food turmeric golden paste into pill format that makes […]
Liquid stevia extract is an incredibly easy and healthy sweetener to make at home. Homemade stevia sweetener is economical too – buying the processed version can get a bit costly if you tend to use it regularly. However, you can buy the leaves online (or grow your own), and process it yourself quite easily with […]
You can make fresh ketchup using tomato paste and fresh tomatoes. This recipe creates a bright and flavorful ketchup, one of my favorite condiments. Because dates or stevia is used (your choice), it’s also free of processed/added sugar. When choosing your tomato paste, make sure you choose a brand that uses organic tomatoes, does not […]
It’s a goal for many of us to reduce or stop using sugar in our beverages and food, processed or not. Sweetening our foods with natural alternatives, like dates and unprocessed stevia, is inexpensive and much healthier. Learn about this alternative for your hot beverages!
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