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How to Make Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces

Christmas is a time to indulge both ourselves and our guests. If you're on a budget and want to serve one special treat at your Christmas gathering, shrimp fills the bill. There’s nothing wrong with a [more…]

Substitutions to Use in Vegetarian Recipes

Just because you’re cooking vegetarian and leaving meat and meat products out of your menus doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your old recipes. You can use the following lists to adapt nonvegetarian [more…]

Hidden Animal Ingredients for Vegetarians

If you’re new to eating and cooking vegetarian, it may take a while to become familiar with all the animal products present in many foods. Look on labels and avoid products in the following list — they’re [more…]

Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Vegetarian cooking means using just vegetable and fruits and their products and avoiding meat and animal products. A list of ingredients you can use to substitute for animal-based products in recipes is [more…]

How to Braise Meat

Braising meat is an effective way to cook large, tough cuts. To braise meat, you cook it with a bit of added liquid. This "moist heat" cooking method involves long, slow cooking, which helps tenderize [more…]

How to Carve a Leg of Lamb

You can carve a leg of lamb like a pro. It just takes a little know-how to get that lamb sliced and ready to serve, so cook your lamb and sharpen your knife. Carving lamb is a pretty simple process: [more…]

How to Carve a Ham

Don’t be intimidated by that big ham you just cooked. Carving a ham is easy! To carve a ham that has the bone in, however you cooked it, you need to follow a few simple steps: [more…]

Dairy-Free Zucchini Parmesan Dish

This wholesome nondairy dish is rich, gooey and bursting with flavor, especially when you prepare it in the summertime when gardens are full of zucchini squash and tomatoes. [more…]

Dairy-Free Dinner of Spicy Vegetable Curry

Curry is a general description of various dishes unique to South Asian cooking. Curry powder, a mixture of savory spices, is a key ingredient. Prepare this traditional nondairy dish from India, which is [more…]

Dairy-Free Dinner of Spanish Paella with Shrimp

Paella (pa YEY a) is a traditional, nondairy Spanish rice dish made with vegetables, olive oil, saffron, and tiny bits of fish or meat. This recipe will get you started but try making your own variety [more…]

No-Dairy Dinner of Indonesian Saté

Saté (a traditional Indonesian dish) is made with grilled meat, fish, or, in this recipe, tofu, and peanut sauce. The peanut sauce adds a creamy, dairy-based consistency without the dairy ingredients. [more…]

Nondairy Chicken and Vegetable Dinner Casserole

This delicious dairy-free dish is great for dinner — bursting with color, fiber, and a little sweetness because of grated carrots and bits of red bell pepper. Vegetarians can leave out the chicken or substitute [more…]

Roast Duck Breasts with Dried Cherries

If you’re a dark meat aficionado Duck Breasts with Dried Cherry Wine Sauce makes a great Christmas dinner. This dish is guaranteed to impress your family and guests and you can make it in 30 minutes or [more…]

How to Roast Prime Rib for Christmas Dinner

Mouth-watering prime rib is for special occasions, so why not serve it for Christmas dinner? You might think that a big hunk of mouthwatering roast beef is reserved for ordering in a restaurant. Not so [more…]

How to Make Fresh Ham with Gravy for Christmas Dinner

Fresh ham with herb gravy is a great choice for Christmas dinner, especially if you have a crowd. Served with mashed potatoes, roasted apples or pears, and a green veggie, ham can make a festive holiday [more…]

Horseradish Sauce for Your Christmas Prime Rib

The sharp bite of horseradish goes great with your Christmas rib roast. This tangy, creamy sauce is a perfect foil to roast beef. Make it the morning of your meal so that the flavors have time to meld. [more…]

How to Make Yorkshire Pudding for Roast Beef

If you are planning a prime rib roast for Christmas dinner, Yorkshire pudding is a perfect accompaniment. Yorkshire pudding batter can also be used to make popovers. You can serve either to sop up the [more…]

Dairy-Free Greek Style Pizza

This pizza recipe starts with a simple, homemade crust, uses a nondairy mozzarella-style cheese instead of dairy cheese, and tops it off with ingredients popular in many Greek dishes- spinach, red onions [more…]

Dairy-Free Pizza

Believe it or not this pizza is made without cheese, so it’s dairy-free! The sauce and toppings add so much color and flavor that you may not even notice the cheese is missing. Experiment with your favorite [more…]

Ingredients to Avoid on a Vegan Diet

Although most people know vegan diets should avoid dairy- and egg-based ingredients, sometimes other nonvegan ingredients aren’t so easy to spot. To keep your diet vegan, check food labels to avoid these [more…]

Basic Ingredients for the Vegan Kitchen

Vegan cooking can seem intimidating, but always keeping a few basic vegan ingredients in your kitchen can bolster your confidence. Stock your kitchen with the following vegan basics so you always have [more…]

Making Vegan Substitutions in Nonvegan Recipes

Just because you’ve become vegan doesn’t mean you’re ready to give up Mom’s classic nonvegan recipes. Luckily, you can often make ingredient substitutions to make those recipes vegan-friendly. Try these [more…]

Vegan Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many assume a vegan diet forces you to avoid lots of ingredients, foods, and favorite recipes. However, stocking your vegan kitchen with some basic ingredients and making simple ingredient substitutions [more…]

Salmon Roe Battleship Sushi

Sushi is especially gorgeous when adorned with salmon roe — known for its showstopping size, orange-red color, and velvety texture. This easy Salmon Roe Battleship Sushi has only four ingredients, so it [more…]

California Inside-Out Roll

Some people say that the California inside-out roll was invented in Los Angeles during the early 1960s for people new to sushi bars. The California inside-out roll became [more…]

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