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How to eat ice cream

How to eat ice cream

It has come to my attention that today, July 18th, 2021, is National Ice Cream Day. Apparently President Reagan proclaimed this back in 1984. Who knew? As the linked article notes, Americans are the biggest ice cream consumers in the world. But if you count 

Umami flavor boosters for meatless meals

Umami flavor boosters for meatless meals

If there’s one thing that discourages people from adopting meatless meals is the lack of the rich umami flavor that’s unique to meat and dairy foods like cheese.  Plant protein foods just don’t have that flavor kick.  Foods like legumes, quinoa, chia, whole grains and 

Sometimes Vegetarian, sometimes not, always healthful

Sometimes Vegetarian, sometimes not, always healthful

“What is a plant-based diet anyway?” I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that question. The average person is confused, rightly so. Plant-based diets are fashionable. Unfortunately, an official definition of plant-based eating is non-existent. Does it mean vegan? Vegetarian? Flexitarian?