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Mushrooms absorb water and flavor!

Mushrooms absorb water and flavor! I have spent a lifetime teaching people how to use a damp paper towels to polish off the dirt on mushrooms because they absorb water. So when I read something on the web that said mushrooms are jam filled with water when you purchase them, I was pretty surprised. Come to find out, not only ...

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Is Tap Water Ok if You Boil it?

One of the things we were talking about in my Cooking Class is water, and should we use tap water to boil pasta for example. The question was: “Is Tap Water Ok if You Boil it”? I mean we all know that if you cook chicken, for example, we want you to stick a thermometer in to see that it reaches ...

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Stay Plant-Based and Eat Out!

We have some pretty fabulous information provided to us via the web, about how to Stay Plant-Based and Eat Out! Plant Pure Communities gives you the inside ‘poop’ on how to eat healthy at some of the chain restaurants in America. And what they are pretty much saying is for you to get something that says Vegetable and hold the cheese. Or ...

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Cheap and Fast Recipes

Here are some Cheap and Fast Recipes or ideas for recipes that you learn in my Sous Chef Certification Class, along with some knife skills and Chef Tips. Plant based or Pork Egg rolls  Lemon Broccoli Plant Powered Salad Iceberg with Pine Nuts and Dates (for the younger crowd that hates Romaine) Garlic Hoison Baked Chicken Thighs/how to crush garlic ...

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Sugar Making You Crazy?

Sugar Making you Crazy? Well of course it is! But what you may not know is – it’s not the sugar. It’s the bacteria that sits in your stomach calling for more sugar. Your gut bacteria! If you haven’t heard this before, you are now thinking: “Chef Marian! You’re a genius! I’m so happy to hear that! It’s not about ...

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What’s the best butter?

I was reading an article about butter and of course, if given the opportunity, I certainly would like to comment on it. And recently, someone asked me if butter belongs in the fridge or on the counter and also wanted to know: What’s the best butter? Well, in my world the best butter is Earth Balance. But I’m plant based, ...

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