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Bragg’s Amino Acids

 In my recipe for seitan, I listed Bragg Liquid Aminos as one of the ingredients.  Everyone’s favorite Domestik Goddess then asked what exactly they are. I thought it would be a good thing to talk about since until only the last few weeks did I actually become aware of how to cook with them.  Even then I went […]

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Howto: Buy a Knife

A good knife is the most important tool in a cook’s arsenal.  Other than proper use of salt and heat, nothing is more essential than the cook’s ability to break food down.   If food is not trimmed of excess fat, it becomes a stringy mess; if it is not cut down to regular sized […]

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Food Tools: Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix with Rice

(Note: the blog author is in no way related, affiliated, or otherwise linked to Zatarain’s.)The weather is starting to get colder (well sort of.  Here in the Midwest cold is off and on) and cool weather gets me in the mood for soups and stews including my personal favorite: gumbo.  However, to make gumbo requires […]