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How to Cook Millet: 4 Methods + Tips & Tricks

If you are not sure how to cook millet, you are not alone. Although millet is gaining in popularity in North America, many people still think that it’s only good for birds. In reality, this gluten-free whole grain is delicious and can be a great addition to a healthy diet. In this post, I am …

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Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables (Quick and Easy)

Instant Pot Steamed vegetables make a perfect healthy side dish. They are very easy to make, and you can create your own favorite vegetable medley. If you have some fresh vegetables on hand, you can make these Instant Pot vegetables in just a few minutes. Why I Prefer Steaming Vegetables in the Instant Pot Steaming …

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How to Cook Carrots: The Best Methods + Tips & Tricks

If you are not sure how to cook carrots, you are not alone. Many people think that carrots are only good for snacking or adding to salads and vegetable trays. Although raw carrots are crunchy and satisfying, cooked carrots are delicious and can be a great addition to a healthy diet. In this complete guide …

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How to Cook Rutabaga: 3 Easy Recipes + Tips & Tricks

Learn how to cook rutabaga in 3 different ways! Rutabaga is delicious, inexpensive, and very versatile. In this post, I am showing you how to make roasted, boiled, and mashed rutabaga. What is Rutabaga? Rutabaga is a cross between cabbage and turnip. It’s a large round root vegetable with yellow flesh. Rutabaga has been around …

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How to Cook Barley: a Guide to Cooking Pearl and Pot Barley

If you don’t know how to cook barley, you are not alone. Many people think it’s difficult because barley takes a long time to cook. In reality, cooking perfect barley is much easier than you think because barley is quite forgiving and turns out well most of the time. In this post, I am sharing …

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How to Make Hot Apple Cider From Scratch

This hot apple cider is the ultimate comfort drink for dark and cold evenings. It has the perfect flavor balance of apples and mulling spices and is slightly sweetened with raisins. This spiced hot drink makes a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and is sure to impress your guests. It’s also a …

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How to Cook Black Rice: the Best Methods + Tips & Tricks

I had always wanted to try black rice but never taken the time to do it until just recently. My local grocery store started selling it about 2 months ago, and I bought a package right away. To my surprise, there were no cooking instructions on the packaging, and since I had no idea how …

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How to Cook Butternut Squash: The Ultimate Guide

This ultimate guide shows you how to cook butternut squash for soups, salads, side dishes, and appetizers using 6 easy cooking methods. Here, you will also find instructions on easily cutting, peeling, and serving butternut squash. Butternut squash is the most popular of the winter squash varieties. It tastes great on its own and is …

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