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condensed cream of mushroom soup vegan
Fall & Winter Holidays, Gluten Free Option, Kitchen Basics, One Pot Dishes, Soups, Stove Top Dishes

Kitchen Basics: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

I absolutely love this condensed cream of mushroom soup recipe adapted from Know Your Produce. This is a staple recipe I will use time and time again. You can use this condensed soup the same way you use canned cream of mushroom soup. Use it “as is” in recipes, or add a nice plant based […]

Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kitchen Basics, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Oven Dishes, Sides, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Boiling & Roasting Corn

I’ve always boiled ears of corn, but when I was researching methods for boiling, I came across a variety of roasting methods, too. For a couple of weeks, I was eating a lot of corn, trying all these ways to cook it! I hope you can use these tips for cooking and serving some of […]

Kitchen Basics, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Bell Peppers (or any peppers!)

Roasting bell peppers is an easy way to cook them for adding to sandwiches, salads, pasta or other veggie dishes. There are a few ways to roast peppers, with variations in how to cut the peppers, mostly. You can roast them whole or halved, but I like this method, for a few reasons: 1) It’s […]

Condiments, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kitchen Basics

Kitchen Basics: Vanilla Sugar

Use one of these three methods to make one of the easiest kitchen basics: vanilla sugar. From time to time, you will come across a cookie recipe calling for vanilla sugar. Don’t run out to buy it! You can easily make it at home. I’ve seen vanilla sugar in many European and German cookie recipes. […]

kitchen basics cooking with eggplant
Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Kitchen Basics, One Pot Dishes, Oven Dishes, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Cooking with Eggplant

Prepping and cooking eggplant couldn’t be easier. Even if you want to “sweat” them as you’ve read about, it’s super simple and only adds thirty passive minutes to your cooking time. Many people hesitate to cook with eggplant because the sweating part seems mysterious. The first thing you should know is that sweating is unnecessary, […]