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Cooking With Herbs: Basil

Basil is an especially easy annual herb plant to grow. Look for seed to sow in the vegetable garden or perennial bed next spring. Although it does not reseed in my yard it’s worth the effort to purchase seed every year. There are oodles of varieties available. In a copy of Shepherd’s 2012 Garden Seed …

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Black Bean Pasta & Soup

Ingredients: 6 cucumbers ½ head cauliflower, steamed & chilled (½ cup pulp) ¼ cup diced yellow onions 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup unsweetened soy milk 1½ cups chopped tomatoes ¾ cups cooked black beans ½ cup escarole or kale ¼ cup chopped celery ¼ cup sliced carrots 2 tsp chopped fresh dill …

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Give Me Sesame

Sesame seeds contain a lot of fat, but no cholesterol. The aromatic oil of sesame is expressed and used in many Eastern dishes. Its essential fatty acids are beneficial because it helps solve the common problem of dry skin. Sesame oil is often added to food at the end of cooking. The scientific name Sesamum …

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Cooking for Non-vegetarians

I think some of us vegetarians have a crusading mentality. We want to enlighten everyone on the benefits of living a vegetarian lifestyle. It is an opportunity that we find simply irresistible. I have invited an assortment of people to my home for dinner just to try and influence their palates. There are, however, some …

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Pass the Garlic, Please

If you want to take full advantage of garlic’s medicinal properties, include it in your diet. We’re not sure if garlic can really ward off vampires, but research has proven what our grandmothers and their ancestors have known all along. This pungent herb, called allium sativum, may help fight certain viruses and fungi. It also …

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