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Preparing Rice

Rice is one of nature's perfect foods. It's economical, nutritious, low in calories, filling, and highly versatile.

To get the best results, rinse your rice to remove most of the starch. You'll need a medium-sized pot, a fine mesh strainer, preferably, and cold water.

Using your hand, stir the rice gently. Then drain the "milky" water and...

How To Go Vegan

When people consider going vegan, their first thought is often on food. "Vegan food." This thought is usually followed by anxiety, a fear of eating "strange" foods, and possibly even starving to death. But this couldn't be further from the truth. A plant-based diet is highly delicious, enjoyable, and filled with regular, familiar, everyday foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, rice, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, and so much more!

Why Does My Oat Milk Look Curdled?

Oat milk, like soy and other non-dairy milk, can separate and sometimes make the milk look "bad" or spoiled when added to a hot ingredient.

The key is to...

What To Do If You Find A Lost Animal

Animals can be dangerous when hurt, in pain, or lost and scared. If you're concerned about approaching them, contact your local shelter for guidance on the best steps.

If you feel the injured animal is safe and small enough to handle, take them to your nearest veterinarian's office to be evaluated and treated.

All vets will administer emergency care to an animal in need.

If you can safely manage it, check for a ...

Can You Get Your Partner To Go Vegan?

Chances are there are people in your life who are not vegan. Possibly even the person you love most in the world, and that's ok. It's not that uncommon to find couples where one is vegan, and the other isn't.

You may have met, and just hit it off with your non-vegan partner, or maybe you...


Turmeric has been given the crown of glory, the gem of all gems, the magic wand status when treating everything from inflammation to gastrointestinal disorders, adding it to popcorn, cereals, smoothies, casseroles, and more. But how does it measure up?

According to Mary Beth Sodus, a nutrition therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, turmeric contains only about 3% curcumin, which is the actual health-promoting ingredient in turmeric. "One would never be able to..."

8 Surprising Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the greatest inventions of all time. But, you might be surprised to learn about some of its uses.

Read more for eight surprising uses for coconut oil.

Understanding The Label

2,275 dollars. That's the value of the food being tossed each year by the average American household due to the confusion over "SELL BY," "BEST BY," and "USE BY" dates.

We're getting to the bottom of all that label reading. Read on and find out what it all means.

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices can either make or break a recipe. Learning how to use them is essential for any good cook. But that can be a little tricky. Not only is there an infinite number of herbs and spices to choose from, each one comes with its own set of rules.

What's the difference between an herb and a spice?

Vegan Wine

Wine lovers know that not all wines are created equal. And, as it turns out, not all wines are vegan either.

The clarification process that occurs in wine-making is called fining. This process filters the wine by using such substances as albumin (egg whites), casein (milk protein), gelatin (animal protein), and...