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Vegan Chili Cook-Off at Natural Gourmet Institute

My First Vegan Chili Cook-Off. Here’s What I Learned. On a whim, I recently entered the vegan chili cook-off at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Never having...

Ginger Beet Juice

One of the best things about juicing is the vibrant colors. I can’t resist the bright magenta of beet juice. Raw and unpeeled is...

Why Are Oats An All-Star Grain?

Believe it or not, grains are not evil! Among all grains, oats are a morning comfort food all-star and can also be used extensively...

Breakfast: Fuel Your Day —or Disease?

Eat a healthy breakfast. It sounds simple enough. But what exactly does that mean? While there is no definition of the “perfect breakfast,” there are ideal...

Umami – The Fifth Taste and Culinary Lifeline

Umami, the fifth taste, mystified even our greatest philosophers, Aristotle and Plato. Even they believed that there were but four tastes; sweet, sour, salty and bitter,...

Lemon Vinaigrette

This light dressing is versatile, with just a change of fresh herbs; cilantro, parsley or mint. Or, try of combination of several herbs to...

Roasted Eggplant with Lemon Garlic Sauce

The Indian Summer still lingers. However, the oven is no longer on the kitchen blacklist and eggplant is still in season at the farmer’s...

Roasted Garlic

For many cooks, roasted garlic is as much of a kitchen staple as a head of raw garlic. Roasted garlic bring an earthy sophistication...

Ginger Juice Cubes

Do you hate peeling ginger? I do. But, I use it everyday. Herein lies my dilemma. Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce nausea...

Ginger-Lemon Tea

This simple twist on classic ginger tspired by the “Good for Everything Tea” at Caravan of Dreams, an organic, vegan restaurant in the East Village, this drink...

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