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    How to make Creamy Spinach and Italian Sausage Soup

    We ate soup often in my house growing up. My favorite, strangely enough, was my mother’s vegetable beef soup. She made it with ground beef or leftover stew meat and leftover vegetables with tomato or V8 juice and some fresh onions and garlic, oh, and a few spices, of course. It consisted of different things […] More

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    10 Different Kale Options

    You see it advertised at farmers’ markets and the grocery store.  It’s an ingredient commonly found in green smoothies.  You can even bake it to make ultra-healthy snack chips.  Some people love this vegetable, while others turn up their noses at it (sometimes without even trying it).  But there’s more to this highly-nutritious but often under-appreciated leafy green — kale […] More

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    How Can I Cook a Scrumptious Vegan Shepherd’s Pie?

    Potatoes – aren’t they the most versatile, smooth, satisfying food out there. Whether it’s the softer potatoes for whipped potatoes or the firmer ones for baked potatoes, are they not just good food. I obviously think so. I cannot hide my love for all things potato, and all that have eaten them say I make the […] More

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    5 Tequila Options for Your Party

    Used to be the word “tequila” was code for hard partying. When someone told a story, as soon as they said, “doing tequila shots,” you knew the main character was about to do something crazy. If you were planning a frat party, you knew you’d need lots of it. If, on the other hand, you […] More

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    20 Nut Options for Plant-Based Protein

    Looking for a new source of protein and nutrients? One that’s healthier than meat? Look no further than nuts. Nuts are rich in protein, healthy oils, vitamins and fiber. They’re filling. And they have a substantive texture that makes them a viable substitute for meat in dishes like soups, stews, stir fry and more. The […] More

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    How to make a Vegan Calzone (Easy)

    Just utter the word pizza and you’re sure to get some heads to turn. Everyone has a favorite topping and a preference regarding the way it is prepared. Like pizza, calzones get the same response. After all, you are using the same ingredients: crust, cheese, sauce, and if desired toppings (or hidden treasures in the […] More

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    What are the Different Types of Pickles?

    When you think of a pickle, what comes to mind? For most people, the answer is probably going to be cucumber dill pickles. They are the most popular pickle, after all. Some people even love to drink the juice straight out of the jar. But you can pickle just about anything. Have you ever had […] More

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    24 Different Types of Carrots (HINT: they’re not just orange)

    Carrots, in general, are a vitamin-rich vegetable. They are full of fiber and carotene. A little known fact is that the carrot is actually a member of the parsley family. As with most vegetables, carrots should be planted during its proper season. In Northern regions, they are typically planted in the spring and in late […] More

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    13 Different Types of Yogurt to Satiate Your Creamy Yogurt Cravings

    These days, if you go to the yogurt section of the supermarket, you may be overwhelmed by all of the flavors and varieties that are on the shelves. For those that grew up with fruit-filled yogurt cups, it can seem like there are too many different options today. Fortunately, yogurt is not a complicated topic, […] More

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    25 Different Types of Dates (Yeah, that many)

    Dates are known to be one of the oldest cultivated fruits back to the ancient land that is now modern day Iraq of at least 8,000 years ago. This would mean that dates have been a source of nutrition and served as a staple food for longer than most plants. This is a testament to […] More

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    38 Different Types of Melons (That Many?)

    There are a lot of different types of melons around the world, each with its own origins, uses and appearance. The Yubari King and Densuke Watermelon are among the most expensive fruits in the melon family. These fruits are more expensive due to the demand for their insanely sweet taste, and the fact that they […] More

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