Food Fundamentals

All About Squash – Brenda’s Nutritional Information

Autumn is squash season, and for many of us that means pumpkin pie and butternut squash soup. However, for the people of South and Central America, squash has served as a cherished dietary staple for centuries. It was also a part of the “Three Sisters” triad – corn, beans, and squash – the primary agricultural …

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Celebration Foods

Happy 1st Birthday to the “So Many Cooks in the Kitchen” team!  Congratulations! You made it to this milestone with SO MANY resounding successes. You are an outstanding resource for everyone who is interested in eating delicious, nutritious plant-based meals. This certainly calls for celebration! There is something exciting about gathering with friends and family …

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Fighting Disease with Flavorful Herbs and Spices

The inexpensive jars of herbs and spices sitting in our cupboards have a history that is beyond extraordinary. Herbs and spices have been used for flavoring foods, and for treating what ails us for millennia. Historical documents provide evidence for the spice trade in the Middle East over 4,000 years ago! Did you know that: …

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