Info about casein, a milk protein used to make cheese.

Cooking Terms

If you're fairly new to cooking, you might run into some terms, often in French, that you don't recognize. It's rarely as complicated as it seems - take a look at these explanations of common cooking techniques.

Dealing with Meat Eaters

Many meat eaters take it upon themselves to attack or try to "knock some sense into" vegetarians. Here are some possible responses and strategies that might help you educate the meat eater, or at least make him/her stop bothering you.

Dealing with Vegetarians

If you're not a vegetarian, the thought of cooking for or eating with someone who is may seem rather daunting. In fact, it's really not that difficult, if you follow a few simple guidelines and use common sense.


Fat is a chemical compound found in varying amounts in different types of food.


Info about flaxeed, a healthy and useful ingredient.

Food Pyramid

A vegetarian diet can be very healthy, but it is not inherently so. Just cutting meat out of your meals does not automatically assure you all the benefits of the vegetarian diet – in order to be healthy, you need to eat healthy food, vegetarian or not.


A non-vegetarian gelling agent.