Vegan Milk Substitutes [Infographic]

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“As the vegan diet becomes more popular, more people are looking for milk substitutes. In fact, many of the people I know who drink almond milk or enjoy substituting coconut milk into baking aren’t even vegans. They’re people with lactose intolerance or people who enjoy eating healthy real foods.

I always warn people when they try a milk replacement to keep in mind that they have different flavors than cow’s milk. It can be disconcerting to try something and assume its flavor and texture is going to mimic the milk you’ve been drinking for 20 years, but if you think of it as an entirely different drink, the first sip should be very enjoyable.

Because there are now so many options for nondairy milks, it can actually get pretty confusing. If you became a vegan in the 1980s or 1990s, your only option was really soy milk, with the occasional rice milk indulgence. Now there are many different brands for dozens of nut milks, bean milks, and even grain milks. “

– Cathleen Woods from vegan-nutritionista.com

What milk do you drink? Which one do you commonly use for baking?

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Everyday Kitchen Hacks

Originally Published on SimpleBites.net

We all strive to improve our efficiency and frugality in the kitchen for obvious reasons; time and money are valuable! Both attributes can be learned over time, yet often a helpful tip at just the right moment can be more useful than months -or even years- of experience.

Here are twenty kitchen hacks, shortcuts and secrets. They will save you money, time, and wits.

Gleaned from many years in the professional cooking industry and passed along from fellow chefs and home cooks alike, they are 100% applicable for everyday cooks. Put a few of them to good use and help simplify your cooking and baking.

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No Leftovers: How to use Juicer Pulp

Since spring, the fresh produce is perfect not only for eating it raw, for the grill or just to cook/bake delicious recipes, but also to juice it up! (Specially carrots) And most of the times we use a Juicer or we use a strainer (colander) to avoid a too thick juice or just because we don’t like it. But I have realised that most of the nutrients are left there! So I searched several ways to use that leftover pulp and here are great ways, click the images to go directly to the recipes:

Carrot Pulp Cake

Recipe and Image via Always Order Dessert

Carrot Apple Ginger Tea Cakes

Recipe and Image via Food Thinkers

Green Guacamole

Recipe and Image via Choosing Raw

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7 Reasons to eat Chia seed + Recipes suggestions

by Isabel Smith, MS, RD on rebootwithjoe.com

Chia seeds first gained popularity back in the late 1990‘s and early 2000‘s with the famous Chia Pet; TV ads for Chia Pet’s were found on almost any TV channel at almost every time of day. Though the Chia Pet may not be as famous on television as it once was, chia seeds have taken to a new spotlight as a superfood.

Chia seeds have become a hot commodity in the nutrition world and can be found at various grocery stores, specialty stores, and are found in countless recipes that range from smoothies to meatballs. So why are chia seeds considered a superfood, and why should you consider adding them to your every day?

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