For many recipes, tomatoes can be cooked with their skins and seeds, but there are some, especially certain tomato sauce recipes, which turn out better if the tomatoes have been peeled and seeded - this results in a smoother, more easily digestible sauce. Try these easy steps for peeling and seeding tomatoes.
Swiss chard comes in the form of large leaves with colorful, often substantial stems. Many recipes call for the stems to be discarded, but they are delicious and nutritious in their own right. The trick is to cook the stems separately from the leaves. Here's what you need to know.
Firm and extra firm tofu are packed in water for freshness, but when you use tofu, you want to get as much liquid out as possible so that your marinade or sauce can be absorbed instead.
Sure, you can buy canned pumpkin, but it's cheaper, healthier, and tastier to make your own pumpkin purée. All you need is a nice pumpkin (smaller is better), a few common kitchen tools, and some time.
Pumpkins are a key ingredient in some wonderful recipes, notably pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup - not to mention jack-o'lanterns - but what can you do with the seeds? Roast 'em!
Beans and legumes are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and a staple of many veg*n diets. The drawback is that they take a long time to prepare, but once you know the techniques, you’ll find it’s not difficult at all.
Asparagus is a rather delicate vegetable, and steaming it correctly so that that stalks are done but the tips aren't soggy can be a real challenge. Here are three tried-and-tested techniques for perfectly-steamed asparagus without a steaming basket.
Sometimes you can boil a sauce or soup long enough to obtain the perfect thickness, but that's not necessarily efficient or nutritious, so here are some easy ways to thicken without cooking for an extra hour.
One of the best foods you can consume on a regular basis is leafy greens. To ensure the greens you consume are grown responsibly and without the help of harmful chemicals, why not try growing them on your own? Here are some things you need to consider when trying to grow and cook leafy greens on your own.
Omelettes are very flexible - you can eat them plain or with anywhere from one to a dozen ingredients. Here are some possible additions and toppings for interesting omelettes.