Cooking Tips & Tools
How to make the perfect veggie burger
Finding it difficult to cook the perfect veggie burger or struggling with crumbly burgers that fall apart in the pan or on the grill? Here's some tips to make sure your homemade veggie burgers are absolutely perfect!
Maybe you're thinking about going vegan, so you need some vegan dairy substitutes, or maybe you're allergic to milk and looking for lactose-free dairy substitutes. Whatever your reason, reducing the amount of dairy in your diet can be a healthy way to lower your fat and cholesterol intake. Here's what you need to know about dairy substitutes,...
Raw food kitchen tools
Find out which kitchen tools and appliances will come in most handy for a raw foods kitchen or for starting a raw food diet.
Ever wonder what resides in those big plastic bins at your local health food store? Bulk foods are economical, fun to shop for and easy to use, plus, buying in bulk means less food packaging waste. You buy as much or as little as you want, so the bulk bins are a great way to experiment with new foods or recipes. Most health food stores include...
How to Press Tofu
Most recipes that call for firm or extra firm tofu will benefit from pressing it first. If you're new to cooking with tofu and aren't sure what to do with tofu, read this illustrated step-by-step to learn how to press tofu.
How to Open a Young Coconut - Step 1
Young coconuts, also called Thai coconuts or sometimes Thai young coconuts, are notoriously hard to open - though they sure are worth all the work! Before I learned this method, I used to use a hammer and nail to open them, but the way they do it in Thailand is so much better and makes it much easier to enjoy the sweet coconut water and soft young coconut inside. Young coconuts are a popular ingredient in many raw food recipes.
How to soak bamboo skewers
Wondering how and why to use bamboo skewers on the grill? Here's how to use bamboo skewers by soaking them first and more you need to know before firing up the grill.
Wondering what to throw on the grill for your veggie friends? Here's some quick tips to help you have a fabulous barbeque that everyone will be sure to enjoy.
How to Ripen Avocados
If you've got rock-hard avocados and can't wait to make guacamole, there's a few things you can do to make your avocados get soft quicker.
What to do with leftover potatoes
Got leftover potatoes after Thanksgiving? Here's a few ideas on how to repurpose those leftover potatoes, whether they're baked, mashed, boiled or sweet potatoes. Read on.
How to Make Sure Nobody Will Eat Your Food
If you’ve got friends, family members or other housemates who just won’t stop gobbling down all your fabulous culinary creations, here’s some sure-fire advice to get them to stop.
VIDEO: How to Cook with Tofu
You know tofu is good for you, but do you know how to cook with it? Watch how to drain, freeze, bake, and saute tofu like a pro. Tofu is an important low-fat and high-protein staple for vegetarian and vegan diets.
How to Make Seitan
Seitan is easy to make and quick to prepare. The texture and flavor of homemade seitan is really just a matter of taste, so have fun experimenting! No two batches are every quite the same.
How to Make Homemade Kim Chee
Kim Chee is one of the most popular Korean foods. This quick and easy homemade kimchee recipe results in authentic, raw, probiotic Kim Chee. Homemade kimchee is perfect for vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists, or those seeking a pro-biotic boost.
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How to Store Fresh Herbs
This quick tip will help you get the most out of your fresh herbs by storing them to properly.
How to Make Spring Rolls
Don’t be fooled by the simple elegance of spring rolls! As long as you have pre-made wrappers, spring rolls are surprisingly easy and quick to make.
Step by Step: How to Make a Stir-Fry Meal
Stir-frying is a cooking technique that is easy enough for new chefs, quick enough to make anytime, and can be used to create dozens of different vegetarian or vegan meals. By varying the ingredients, spices and sauces, a stir-fry is limited only by your imagination
What are your favorite vegan snack ideas? After-school snacks, healthy snacks...
What are your favorite vegan snack ideas? Tell us what you munch on in between meals, after dinner or what you feed the vegan kids for their after school snack. Let's get real: we're not always eating apples!
How to Press Tofu
This "How To" will help you prepare tofu for cooking in vegetarian or vegan recipes by pressing or draining the bean curd.
How to Fold a Burrito
About.com's Guide to Mexican Cuisine shows us how to fold a burrito. For a basic vegetarian burrito, use warmed refried beans, steamed or sauteed vegetables and a bit of hot sauce and soy or dairy cheese.
VIDEO: How to Prepare Dried Beans
Dried beans come in many more varieties than the canned ones, and they also taste a lot fresher. Learn how to prepare dried beans at home. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber for vegetarians and vegans.
VIDEO: How to Chop a Red Onion
New to the kitchen? Then start with the basics and find out how to chop an onion. This root vegetable adds base flavor to vegetarian and vegan sauces, stir fries, and other dishes.
Making raw sauerkraut can be much quicker and easier than it may seem. Though you could allow it to sit and ferment for weeks, raw sauerkraut is generally ready within 4 to 7 days. The longer it ferments, or cultures, the more probiotic support it offers your digestive system. Though there are numerous ways to complicate this recipe, I'm keeping it to the bare minimum of ingredients to show how easy it really is. Cultured foods aid in digestion as well as provide friendly-bacterial support for your intestines. This is especially great in winter when we tend to eat less produce.
Don't know what to do with your new dehydrator? Here's a few of the best dehydrator recipes for vegetarians and vegans.