Topic: Cooking101

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 in the book!

It also details how I cook and travel with my pressure cooker ...

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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 than focusing on all of them, here is a breakdown of the most popular (and ...

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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 and barley). It's also gluten-free!

Quinoa belongs to the same family as spinach and ...

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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 some cases accessory tissues."

But when it comes to the culinary world, a fruit "is ...

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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 quite versatile and can easily be transformed!

What is it?

Tofu is bean curds made ...

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