50 Super Healthy Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes By cutting out meat you cut out a lot of the cholesterol, fat, as well as hormones and chemicals that animals get pumped with. The numbers don’t lie, and vegetarians have a lower risk of all forms of heart disease and stroke, as well as a longer longevity, all else being equal. That’s reason enough to start eating more healthy vegetarian meals like the ones we’re presenting here. Lunch A vegetarian lunch does a great job of holding you over until dinner, without weighing you down and giving you the afternoon sluggishness. Photo: Feasting at Home Collard Green Wraps with Roasted Yam – They walk you through this recipe step by step so that you can get the same picture-perfect wraps they ended up with. Beetroot Leaf and Yogurt Flatbreads – These flatbread sandwiches look interesting if nothing else, and they’re using a superfood that often gets overlooked, but should really be in the spotlight more: beets. See more healthy lunch recipes Salads Photo: Eating Bird Food Breakfast Burgers Indian Pasta
76 Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Everyday Life We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of life’s little (or big!) problems. What really takes the (coconut) cake is that it’s super affordable—a 14-ounce jar can cost as little as $7, making it the most wallet-friendly all-in-one product yet. 1. Treat dry, flaky cuticles by rubbing coconut oil into your nail beds. 2. Store-bought hair conditioning treatments can get pretty pricy and are often made with some sketchy toxic ingredients. Bonus: You can also use coconut oil on its own to prevent the ends of your hair from drying out. 3. Spread a tiny bit (apply sparingly—unless, of course, you dig greasy-looking hair) of coconut oil into trouble areas. 4. To brighten up lackluster skin, combine coconut oil with baking soda, which is a superstar exfoliant. 5. Another combo for a better complexion? 6. 7. Speaking of scrubs, coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient for DIY body scrub. 8. 9. 10.
10 Alternative Uses for Vinegar | Food For Thought Vinegar’s uses go well beyond dressing your salad. From a screen-cleaner to a hair conditioner, we’ve selected ten of this versatile ingredient’s thousands of uses. In general, white distilled vinegar is a fantastic all-round household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs due to its level of acidity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Do you have any recipes for homemade products or green living tips that you’d like to share? *Thanks to greenme.it for these tips Photo: apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.blogspot.it 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>>
5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try these tricks for yourself: Mandarin Oranges "I love how peeling an orange gives me sticky hands," said no one, ever. Which is why we're obsessed with this mess-free method from JewelPie. Just use a paring knife to slice off either end, cut a slit in the orange peel, and roll the whole thing out in a strip. MORE: 4 Genius Ways to Mix Orange and Fennel Beets Raise your hand if you know how to cook beets. MORE: 5 Beet Smoothies We Want to Drink ASAP Pomegranates If you've ever cut a pomegranate in half, then you know that it gets the job done—but there are some casualties along the way (R.I.P., cute T-shirt that got stained with pomegranate juice). MORE: 4 Low-Cal Pomegranate Snacks MORE: 6 Yummy Takes on Avocado Toast
California Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables - California Produce California grows about 80% of all fruits and vegetables in the U.S., so California seasons (such as they are) are, in some ways, national seasons. That is, you may not be able to get something locally, but even buying nationally keeps you in touch with the hemisphere's seasons, which is something. You can also look up produce by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or region. Apples, late summer through fall (cold storage until spring) Apricots, late spring through early summer Artichokes, spring and again early fall Arugula, available year-round but best in spring and fall Asparagus, spring Avocados, classically summer, but now harvested year-round Basil, summer Beets, year-round Belgian Endive, available year-round but best in fall and winter Blackberrries, summer Blueberries, summer Boysenberries, early summer Broccoli, year-round but best in fall and winter Broccoli raab, fall through spring Brussels sprouts, late fall and winter Cabbage, best in late fall and winter but available year-round
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Kitchen Cheat Sheet…. Measurements, Conversions, Meat Cuts, Storage and so Much More (thanks visual.ly) Wow, this is like having Martha Stewart on speed dial! Check out this absolutely amazing infographic from Everest on everything you need to know in the kitchen! No more floury hands scrolling through google on my phone trying to convert US measurements to metric while the white sauce is burning! Thanks a million Everest!!!! Pssst… if it appears blurry, just click on the image. Like this: Like Loading... Whole Latte Love: Espresso and Coffee Related Articles Gonna let you down and leave you flat! Having trouble foaming and heating milk for your espresso beverages? If you’ve got the patience and a few gallons of milk to experiment with, perhaps I can elevate your coffee cuisine to a new height of palatability and open new doors of artistic expression. Gather ’round all you clowns. A device that produces steam Some way to control the steam output A stainless steel milk pitcher Several clean towels An hour or two of undisturbed study Three or four 8-ounce clear glasses Some food coloring Five or six gallons of milk Optional (but strongly recommended) thermometer Optional (but highly desirable) carton of cream or half ’n’ half You can heat milk carefully in a microwave or by stirring it constantly in a pan on top of a stove. Steamed milk definitely tastes better than milk heated any other way. Happiness is a warm gun. A valve on the steam system controls the amount of heat transferred to the milk. It is shining.
3 Ultra-Satisfying Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes Image via: Sneakerdog Every year, when it starts getting cold, I crave soups and stews packed with greens and garlic. To me, it’s the ultimate comfort food: hot, healthy, and vegetarian. Garlic, Chickpea and Spinach Soup By Sneakerdog 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 5 cups vegetable stock 12 ounces potatoes, diced More after the jump! 15 ounces can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2/3 cup Silk(tm) cream (or other non-dairy cream) 2 tablespoons light tahini 7 ounces spinach, shredded cayenne pepper salt and pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic and onions until soft and golden. Add chickpeas and simmer for another 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Fat-Free Vegan Red Lentil Curry Soup By Happy Herbivore Makes 4 cups Line a large pot with a thin layer of water, turn heat on high and add onions. Ginger Gold Apple and Squash Soup By Christie’s Corner