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Sautéed Soy Maple Tofu

<i>This sautéed soy maple tofu recipe is easy and tasty. It used to be a staple in my life when I was a vegetarian and we still eat it regularly!</i><p>Do you …

Vegan

How A Common Nutrient Is Improving Gut Health

A recent study released from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has shown a strong correlation between tryptophan and gut health. …

Nutrition

Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious

Story by <b>David Owen</b><p>Photographs by <b>Brian Finke</b><p>Published November 13, 2015<p>This story is part of National Geographic's Future of Food initiative, a special five-year project that seeks to show how what we eat makes us who we are.<p>Julie Mennella, a biologist who studies the sense of taste in babies and …

These 13 Marinades Will Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze

It may be hard to believe that a blend of oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices could change your weeknight meals, but it’s so true. Taking the (very little) time to marinate your proteins means that you’ll have a flavorful and tender product every time. Freezer-friendly dinner recipes are like gold, and …

Chicken Recipes

The Very Real Psychological Benefits Of Cooking For Other People

A little altruism can go a long way.<p>In this fast-paced life, it’s hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re feeding a family. Sure, baking for other people can be fun (and beneficial, it turns out), but cooking meals can feel more like a chore. People are always looking for ways to make …

Mindfulness

Spiritual Nutrition: How the Foods You Eat Affect Your Mind, Body and Spirit

BY CYNDI DALE<p><i>every food we eat has a spiritual and energetic effect on the body, mind and spirit. becoming aware of this fact and working with it</i> …

Spirituality

Ask the Expert: 9 Tips to Grow Edible Microgreens

Sprouting on a countertop, microgreens are a sign of life when you’re desperate for something green. Elegant as garnishes, full of delicate flavors …

14 Protein-Packed Lunches for Plant-Based Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day. Well, sorry chia pudding, but we want to argue that by highlighting the fact that lunch is pretty dang important too. Once our morning coffee wears off and we’re headed into the afternoon, we *need* a healthy dose of protein to help us motor …

This 750-Year-Old Secret Reveals How Soy Sauce Is Still Made Today

Sure, soy sauce is one of the most common condiments used when eating asian cuisine, but just because it is frequently consumed, this doesn’t mean …

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (1 May 2017)

meat free, Meat Free Monday, Meat Free Mondays, meat free recipes, meatless monday, vegan recipes, vegetarian, veggie recipes<p>Happy Meat Free</b> …

Vegan

7 Salads Perfect for Meatless Monday

While I enjoy steaks and burgers as much as any meat lover, I do like to keep meals veggie-focused at least once a week. It helps to find salads with …

Healthy Recipes

3 "Power Sauces" That Will Make You Want to Eat Your Vegetables

If your cooking skills are on par with mine, there's definitely something to be desired when it comes to flavor (outside of salt and pepper, of …

Food

14 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Foodies

(Video) Most people don’t know what you’re supposed to do with each type of onion. Do you?

Onions are edible bulbs that have specific pungent taste and smell and most commonly are used for preparation of various dishes. But, except in …

Recipes

5 Salad Bases That Last All Week in the Refrigerator

Update the Green Salad: Brussels Sprouts + Mustard Greens + Green Apple<p>Combine <b>shredded Brussels sprouts, torn mustard greens, and thinly sliced green</b> …

Vegetables

Cooking for Beginners: Pantry

Cooking is intimidating. Especially for those that haven't had much experience, exposure, and call themselves "beginners." Just like any other task, …

Recipes

How To Cook With Black Garlic, Which Isn't What You Think It Is

Trust us, you want this.<p>If you’re a sucker for the flavor of roasted garlic, black garlic is for you. This special garlic preparation, which is all the rage among chefs, is basically just roasted garlic times 1,000,000 in terms of flavor ― and roasted-ness.<p><b>So, what is it?</b><p>Black garlic starts off as …

Cooking

7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Better in a Bowl

What is it about bowls that just makes food taste better? Is it because they're easier to hold when you're curled up under a blanket on the sofa? Or because bowls remind us of ice cream? Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure: This week's featured foodie, Lily Kunin of Clean Food Dirty City, …

Healthy Recipes

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Restaurants

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Grilled Tempeh Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing Recipe

By: EatingWell User<p>Fantastic Dressing! I used the Sesame Ginger dressing from this recipe over a salad of spinach, blackberries, raspberries, and …

Vegetarian Hot-and-Sour Soup Recipe - Eileen Yin-Fei Lo | Food & Wine

In separate bowls, cover the lily buds and mushrooms with hot water. Let soak until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain and thoroughly rinse the lily …

Soup

7 Must-Eat Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut

Try these 7 probiotic foods for gut health.<p>The trillions of tiny creatures living in our bodies have been making headlines lately—and for good …

Vegan Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce {Heck Thai Bites}

The peanut sauce really adds pizazz to this simple and flavourful Asian-inspired noodle salad. I’ve paired it with Thai Bites from Heck for an easy, …

15 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism

Low on energy? Mix and match these metabolism boosting foods to give your body’s engine the fuel it needs to burn, baby, burn!<b>Almonds:</b> Though high in …

Healthy Eating

Saving The Planet, One Burger At A Time: This Juicy Patty Is Meat-Free

A Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City debuted a new dish last week that's getting a lot of buzz. It's a burger made entirely from plants.<p>This isn't just another veggie knock off. The rap is that this burger looks, cooks and even bleeds like the real thing.<p>The Impossible Burger, as it's …

Burgers

How to Make Fried Rice Without a Recipe

When you come home too late to think about cooking a complicated meal, all you need to know is how to make fried rice. When you're starving and you …

Cooking

Sushi Bowl with Miso Glazed Eggplant | Goop

Since all the elements in this Asian grain bowl can be prepped in advance, you won’t be stressed at crunch time.<p>1. Slice eggplant in half lengthwise …

This School Cafeteria Proves It's Possible to Serve Real, Healthy Food

One district got rid of nuggets and serves fresh, from-scratch meals instead. Here's how to make it happen at your kid's school.<p>Quinoa burgers. Pasta Alfredo. Eggplant Parmesan sandwiches. Chicken piccata. They sound like entrees at a restaurant—but they're actually straight off a school cafeteria …

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

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