In the Kitchen: Using Frozen Bread

Whether you buy already frozen bread, or freeze your own to preserve it, there are a few things I have learned about thawing and reheating frozen bread. 

Cooking 101: Guide to Protein Powders

Getting enough protein can be a struggle for many vegans; however, finding a suitable gluten-free and vegan protein powder isn’t that easy. Here’s a run-down of my favorites and ones to avoid.

Cooking 101: Using frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables have a bad reputation for being bland, low quality and less nutrient dense than their fresh counterparts. However, when prepared correctly, frozen veggies can be delicious and nutritious, and allow you make a homemade meal in minutes. 

Grocery store shopping: Embrace Local Farmers’ Markets

Eating gluten free and vegan is not always friendly on your wallet. One way to save money, as well as support the local farm community and find great produce, is to buy fruits and vegetables from your local farmers’ market.

Grocery Store Shopping: Beware of Canned Beans

Beans and legumes are a great source of gluten-free and vegan protein along with a whole lot of other nutritional benefits. But finding canned beans, peas and lentils produced in a gluten-free facility is not always an easy endeavor.

In the Kitchen: My Pantry Staples

There are a several items I have to have in my pantry… or else it’s time to make a grocery store run.

In the Kitchen: My Must-Have Kitchen Tools

I try to use as few pots, pans, knives, and the like when I cook to limit the amount of time I spend on clean-up afterwards. But there are a few kitchen tools that I cannot live without. 

Grocery Shopping: Embrace the Internet

I buy nearly 50 percent of my pantry items from online stores because the products/ brands are either not available where I live or are less expensive online. If you spend time searching, and know where to look, you can find a lot of great gluten-free and vegan goodies that are not carried in grocery stores …