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Learn how to make the most of vegetarian ingredients, plus check out our helpful cooking tips and suggestions for kitchen tool essentials.

PHOTO (left to right):  fleur de sel, kosher salt, and iodized salt

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Forget ice cream. Homemade sorbets are the true superstars of summer. Smooth, sweet, cool, and refreshing, sorbets capture peak season flavors in an intense way that no ice cream can match. We've blended cocktail-inspired concoctions; added herbs, spices, herbal tea—even vinegar—to fruity classics; and tried our hand at corn, cucumber, and tomato sorbets for a collection of frosty treats that truly taste of summer.

Crank It Up Choosing the right ice cream maker for your needs can make all the difference. Below, three models we love.


Ready to raise the bar on everyday meals? Pour yourself a glass of something cold, tie on your grilling apron, and whip up one of these easy dinners. From homey, healthful rice and beans to a veggie-packed satay noodle salad, theyll change the way you think
about grilling.

Flaxseeds are one of the most ubiquitous superfoods on the market. You’ll find them in breakfast cereals, sweet and savory baked goods, cookies and crackers, protein-shake mixes, and vitamin supplements. And there’s good reason for their popularity. 

Get ready for total taste salvation as you read this interview with chef Ross Olchvary, owner of the gourmet vegan restaurant Sprig & Vine, which opened its doors in New Hope, PA, in 2010 and has been thriving ever since. Upon discovering the heath benefits of a plant-based diet, Olchvary, who has always had a passion for art and music, turned his creative energy toward cooking. Read on for inventive cooking tips (and a delicious recipe!) from this impressive chef.


Going on a camping trip? No need to lug your hefty Dutch oven to cook a feast in the woods. With a little planning, you can whip up loads of good eats and drinks on an easy-to-carry camp stove.

Below, four handy tips for cooking and dining in the great outdoors:

Green smoothies are all the rage these days, and for good reason. We can all probably afford to consume more dark leafy greens. Enjoying a green smoothie makes it easy. My daily green smoothie even helped me to quit drinking coffee by supplying my body with raw energy.

One of the questions I get asked most about juicing is “What can I do with the juice pulp?” Tons of things! Read on for 20 of my favorite uses for leftover juice pulp—and get inspired to reduce your food waste and make fantastic use of healthful fiber.


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