Topic: Cooking101

This week's Teaching Tuesday subject is one fun-gi. No, it's not Scott! I'm talking about mushrooms!

There are many varieties of mushrooms used in the culinary world, so to keep things simple, this post is dedicated to the ones found in HH recipes.

White: These are most common kind of mushrooms used in cooking. They have a mild, earthy flavor and can be consumed raw or cooked. Use white mushrooms when making Thanksgiving Gravy (HHC), Spicy Mushroom ...

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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, this week's Teaching Tuesday is all about potatoes! (I didn't want sweet potatoes to feel left out, so they're included too!)

I will never understand why people forsake the potato. No, a potato isn't "fattening" — it's a vegetable! The "problem" is the company Mr. Potato sometimes hangs around with. It's not the potato in the french fry that's fattening, it's the oil the potato was ...

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I always get emails and Facebook comments asking what brands I use, so this week's Teaching Tuesday is all about the products in my kitchen!

(If you're wondering about food products, see my post on brands I use as well as this list of oil-free/plant-based products.)

Food Processors

I have both a Cuisinart mini food processor and a Cuisinart 9-cup food processor. While I managed to live without both for a year when I was living in ...

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After last week's topic on measuring conversions, today's Teaching Tuesday is dedicated to wet and dry measurements.

In just a few minutes you'll learn the difference between wet and dry ingredients, which measuring cup to use, and how to measure properly.

Dry Ingredients

When measuring dry ingredients, you want to use individual measuring cups (like the silver ones in the picture above) or measuring spoons to ensure an accurate reading. My "baker" friends weigh their flour, which ...

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This week's Teaching Tuesday is something everyone can benefit from, especially if you're frequently in the kitchen making Happy Herbivore recipes ;).

So strap on your math hats because we're about to do some measuring conversions! (Don't worry, they're pretty easy.)

If you read my post on baking perfection and troubleshooting tips, rule #5 on my list is conversions. For example, did you know there are 8 fluid ounces in 1 cup? Or 2 tablespoons equal ...

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