Blog Topic: Cooking101

Teaching Tuesday: Traveling With A Pressure Cooker (Plus A Free eBook!)

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As you may have heard, I have a new book coming out this May, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living.

Traveling is a huge part of my life and I have a huge -- ginormous! -- section about traveling in my new book The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living. Everything you ever need or want to know about traveling while plant-based is covered in detail ...


Teaching Tuesday: Non-Dairy Milks

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By popular demand, this week's Teaching Tuesday is all about non-dairy milks!

Fun fact: Did you know non-dairy milks can't be labeled as "milk" in Europe? The word "milk" is actually a protected dominion reserved only for mammary secretions. (Source) Instead, they're labeled as "drinks" (i.e. soy drink).

There are a lot of non-dairy milks on the market today, but rather ...


Teaching Tuesday: Quinoa (Fun Facts, The Different Types & Recipe Ideas!)

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This week's Teaching Tuesday is about a certain pseudo-cereal with a very unique spelling: quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah").

Sure, the seed may be small, but there's actually a lot you may not know about it!

Fun Facts

As I mentioned above, quinoa isn't a grain! It's actually classified as a "pseudo-cereal" because we eat it like other cereal grasses (i.e. oats ...


Teaching Tuesday: Fruit or Vegetable? (Special April Fools' Edition!)

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I couldn't think of a more appropriate Teaching Tuesday for April Fools' Day!

Believe it or not, certain fruits are being mistaken for vegetables! Talk about an identity crisis!

According to science (or botany, if you want to get super specific), a fruit "is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in ...


Teaching Tuesday: Tofu (Everything You Want To Know!)

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It's the Teaching Tuesday you've been waiting for: tofu! (Try saying "Teaching Tuesday Tofu" three times fast!)

I think tofu is pretty hit or miss. Some people LOVE it, while others can't get past the texture.

Whatever side you may be on, the good news is tofu's a blank canvas (or in this case, a block canvas), which means it's ...