Discoloration Prevention

This is an easy one. Tired of seeing your apple cubes and banana slices turn brown right before your eyes, before you've hardly finished cutting them? Here's a solution that works. Combine the juice of 1-2 oranges (fresh) in bowl with a strong sprinkling of turmeric. Stir to dissolve. Then as you cut the fruit,... Continue Reading →


Whip Topping, how to make

To date, Rich's is the only company I'm aware of that sells dairy-free soy-based liquid that can be whipped into the equivalent of dairy whipped cream. Check out their website to see where you can purchase it. It's sold frozen, so look in the frozen foods department of your grocery store. All you do is... Continue Reading →

Thick Lime Cream Sauce – how to make

THICK LIME CREAM SAUCE A thick soy based citrus and turmeric cream sauce that can be used in both sweet and savory plus hot and cold recipes! Makes 2-1/3 cups 3/4 c. Rich's RICHWHIP Non-Dairy Topping, thawed and whipped into firm peaks 12.3 oz. pkg. extra firm silken tofu, rinsed and broken into smaller pieces... Continue Reading →

How To Make: Black Rice

FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE Directly from the instructions on the package is the best way to cook this particular brand of Chinese black rice - LOTUS FOODS!.  Makes 3 cups 1-3/4 c. water 1 t. pink Himalayan salt 1 c. black rice, rinsed and drained in wire mesh strainer Combine water, salt and rice in medium-size... Continue Reading →

Specialty Salts

Now that I've experienced them I'm always going to have them in my pantry, that is, as long as I can afford these high priced salts. The two I'm talking about here are pink Himalayan salt and Celtic salt. I don't really have a favorite, but I definitely use more of the pink, probably because... Continue Reading →

Salmonella and Milk In The Wine

Did you know that many wine companies use egg whites and/or potassium caseinate (an animal milk protein) to purify their wines? They discovered years ago that unwanted particles in the wine would stick to these substances when added to the wine, making the removal of them easier, leaving a pure and clarified product. You probably... Continue Reading →

Arrogant Animal Chefs Show Their Ignorance When Talking Vegan

A Food Network cooking show called Chopped presents four competing chefs with three different mystery baskets of ingredients for them to prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert respectively in a designated amount of time. Today, on the episode I watched, one of the mystery ingredients for the appetizer was vegan hot dogs. Amanda Freitag, one... Continue Reading →

Every Day Is The Only Way

GROOMING IO1 - Keeping The Food Safe Starts With Your Own Personal Cleanliness Some of the filthiest shoes I've seen are worn by chefs, cooks and other kitchen staff. The first runners-up are nurses and hospital staff. In the two places where clean shoes should be a high priority, they're at the bottom of the... Continue Reading →

How to Order Vegan at Fast Food and Chain Restaurants | PETA

Did you know that vegan fast food totally exists? We put together this handy guide to help you navigate the chain restaurant world. Vegan Fast Food is Here! Try These Options on the Go What's the deal with vegan food? Some of us never thought we'd see the day when Burger King or Denny's offered... Continue Reading →

Chipotle — Food with Integrity [???]

  Food With Integrity is Chipotle's commitment to responsibly raised animals, classic cooking techniques, whole ingredients, the environment, local produce. DAY AFTER DAY WE’RE COMMITTED To sourcing the very best ingredients we can find and preparing them by hand. To vegetables grown in healthy soil, and pork from pigs allowed to freely root and roam... Continue Reading →

How To Eat Vegan At Taco Bell

How To Eat Vegan At Taco Bell Continue at: How To Eat Vegan At Taco Bell - Taco Bell  

2017 Window Garden At Rose’s Castle

No direct sun, with us being on the sunless side of the building, but we have a lake view which makes up for it. Regardless, herbs still grow in absent of direct sunlight.  

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