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  • Nutrition - Salt

    Salt

    Salt is a mineral that we cannot live without.  The right amount promotes healthy fluid metabolism, but too much increases the risk of health problems.  According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005, daily sodium intake should be limited to 2,300 milligrams a day (approximately 1 teaspoon).  However, nearly all Americans eat too much salt (sodium), and most of it comes from eating processed foods (75%).

    There are three basic types of salt:

    Sea salt – made from …

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  • Spice of Life - Cinnamon

    Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which is available in its dried tubular form known as a quill or as ground powder. The two varieties of cinnamon, Chinese and Ceylon, have similar flavor, however the cinnamon from Ceylon is slightly sweeter, more refined and more difficult to find in local markets.

    History:

    It is said that one of the spices that inspired Columbus to go looking for India was Cinnamon. Cinnamon is …

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  • Gadgets, Gadgets, Gadgets - Onions Glasses!

    If you are like me, every meal preparation begins with chopping oninons.  And, if you are like me, onions always make you cry!

    Onions contain vapors that irritate your eyes and make you "cry" when cut.  To block this, I started out using swimming goggles.  Then, I came across this version of completely non functional, steam punk goggles.  I immedeately saw the use for it.  I had found my new Onion Glasses!

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  • Tips and Tricks - How to Drain Tofu

    Driaing Tofu will make the finished tofu recipe more flavorful.

    Time Required: 20 minutes

    Here's How:

    Cover a cutting board with paper towels or cloth towels.

    Cut the tofu into the size and number of pieces called for in the recipe now and place on the cutting board.

    Place a heavy weight, such as a book or bowl, on the tofu.

    Drain the tofu for at least 20 minutes.

    Change the paper towels as required.

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  • Spice of Life - Turmeric

    I am from India, the land of spices.  I was told by a friend that my home is painted in the colors of spices, and a co-worker characterized my nature as "spicy".  So, when I thought about writing for Vegan42, what else should I start with, but spices?

    This is the first in my series of articles on spices - Turmeric.

    Turmeric

    In India, I grew up eating turmeric everyday.  The pungent aroma of turmeric cooking was ever present in my house. I remember my mother making us drink …

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