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Cooking Smarter, Not Harder

Cooking Smarter, Not Harder I love simple recipes. And quick ones too. Especially when my stomach is growling and I don't have any planned-overs in the refrigerator. Planned-overs? Yes! I like to plan ahead and cook extra so that I have leftovers. Also called batch...
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A Salad Solution

  True Confession: I am lazy when it comes to making salads. That's why I love prewashed salad greens, sturdy salads, and the convenience of salad kits. A popular salad available at Costco, Trader Joe's, and most grocery stores is a variation of a broccoli slaw....
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The Key to the Best Tofu Texture

Tofu is one of my go-to ingredients for a quick meal. It's precooked and provides a blank canvas for a wide variety of flavors. Here's the key to the best texture and flavor: press out the excess moisture.  Two Plates and a Weight What's the easiest way to...
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A Surprising Anti-Inflammatory Food

For Independence Day, I wanted to capitalize on red, white, and blue, so I made a smoothie with strawberries, frozen banana, coconut milk (actually the watery liquid left after making whipped coconut cream), and blackberries (almost blue). Because I also included a...
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3 Secrets for Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes

Secrets for gluten-free vegan shortcakes After making gluten-free vegan shortcakes seven times in the last three weeks, I finally have made some that are not only edible, but palatable, and downright delicious! I served them to guests yesterday topped with...
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Avocado Dressing

Avocado  Dressing Use this versatile dressing to add flavor and creaminess to tacos or bean and rice bowls. Or use it as a dip for vegetables, a salad dressing, or serve it over pasta or spiralized zucchini. 1 large ripe avocado ½  cup water 3...
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Experience the Simplicity with Recipes & Cooking tips by Heather Reseck

Cooking Smarter, Not Harder

Cooking Smarter, Not Harder I love simple recipes. And quick ones too. Especially when my stomach is growling and I don't have any planned-overs in the refrigerator. Planned-overs? Yes! I like to plan ahead and cook extra so that I have leftovers. Also called batch...

read more

A Salad Solution

  True Confession: I am lazy when it comes to making salads. That's why I love prewashed salad greens, sturdy salads, and the convenience of salad kits. A popular salad available at Costco, Trader Joe's, and most grocery stores is a variation of a broccoli slaw....

read more

The Key to the Best Tofu Texture

Tofu is one of my go-to ingredients for a quick meal. It's precooked and provides a blank canvas for a wide variety of flavors. Here's the key to the best texture and flavor: press out the excess moisture.  Two Plates and a Weight What's the easiest way to...

read more

A Surprising Anti-Inflammatory Food

For Independence Day, I wanted to capitalize on red, white, and blue, so I made a smoothie with strawberries, frozen banana, coconut milk (actually the watery liquid left after making whipped coconut cream), and blackberries (almost blue). Because I also included a...

read more

3 Secrets for Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes

Secrets for gluten-free vegan shortcakes After making gluten-free vegan shortcakes seven times in the last three weeks, I finally have made some that are not only edible, but palatable, and downright delicious! I served them to guests yesterday topped with...

read more

Avocado Dressing

Avocado  Dressing Use this versatile dressing to add flavor and creaminess to tacos or bean and rice bowls. Or use it as a dip for vegetables, a salad dressing, or serve it over pasta or spiralized zucchini. 1 large ripe avocado ½  cup water 3...

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The Beauty and Benefits of Beets

Beets contain powerful health-promoting agents that deserve a regular place on your plate. Their rich source of antioxidant compounds provide potent anti-inflammatory effects. Because of their vascular protective effect, beets are increasingly popular as a...

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Vegetarian Seder

For some the spring season brings a time of celebration with easter eggs and bunny rabbits. For me it was making Matzo Ball Soup, Potato Kugel, and Coconut Macaroons for a Seder at our local church. These dishes along with many other variety of salads and...

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Quinoa

Cooking Forward with Quinoa I like to cook 2 or 3 cups of quinoa at a time in my rice cooker. After the rice cooker clicks off, I unplug it so that the quinoa doesn’t get too brown on the bottom. I let it stand for 5 minutes or so and then transfer the hot quinoa to a...

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