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How to Peel a Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds


Sometimes, it’s hard to get every last bit of the peel off. And, then it’s impossible to get the smell off your fingers. Yes, peeling garlic can be a pain. But, this trick is nothing short of pure cooking magic. You don’t need bottled jars of peeled or minced garlic when you can so, so easily peel the fresh stuff.

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How to Cook Vegan In a Dorm Room


I started to cook for myself in college. Though my mom tried to teach me to cook in high school, I never felt the need to cook until I missed her food. Luckily, I had a kitchen in my dorm. For our guest blogger, Rachael, cooking in college is a much greater challenge. She’s vegan, mostly gluten-free, and she doesn’t have access to a kitchen. Still, with a few handy gadgets, she does prepare simple dishes that support her diet. Read on to learn more and get recipes, and be sure to visit Rachael’s blog, Passing Daisies!

If there is one thing I’ve learned in the three...

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Video: How to Make Pesto


A couple weeks ago, I shared a post from the kitchn with 10 lunch ideas, many of which were similar dishes, made distinct by a flavorful sauce or spread - perhaps, a pesto.

Pesto is a key ingredient when it comes to creating variety in quickly-prepared meals. With a batch of pesto in the fridge, you can flavor a sandwich, a pasta, a wrap - and suddenly, one key ingredient has helped you create three separate dishes.

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Creative Takes on Hummus, Vegan Sloppy Joes, and Hope for a Non-Veg Boyfriend

This Week on Food Sense

I didn’t cook much last weekend. It was just one of those weekends - I was out with family, caught up in chores, spending a chunk of time studying, and then packing for a retreat in the Catskills. Before I knew it, it was midnight on Sunday, and I was setting my alarm for 5 AM.

So, going into Friday and another weekend, I am looking forward to a slightly slower pace - one that will allow me to get out to the farmer’s market and the grocery store, and get the ingredients I need to try out some of our freshest additions to Tastemakers.

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What’s wrong with vegan meat?

David Sirota dreads the day his 8-month-old son will grow up to ask him about meat - he is not sure that he is going to be able to explain what’s wrong with it, not when,

the vegetarian aisle subliminally glorifies meat-eating.

While many of these meat substitutes ease the transition to a plant-based diet, and are even enjoyed by some long-time vegans for their heartiness and taste, Sirota worries that,

It teaches them that as tasty as vegetarian food may be, it can never compete with the “real thing.”

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