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Garam Masala vs Curry Powder: How Are They Different?

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Garam masala and curry powder are both blends of spices, but are very different ingredients. The easiest way to see how they’re different is with a table: Curry powder Garam Masala Added to the food… Usually while cooking Right at the end after a dish is cooked Most common ingredients… Cardamom Chile Cinnamon Clove Coriander Cumin Fenugreek Saffron Tamarind Turmeric (and sometimes...

The Complete Guide to Vegan Seafood Substitutes

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There’s a wide variety of vegan seafood substitutes that come pretty close to the real thing. I’ve compiled a mixture of homemade recipes and store-bought substitutes that are easily found. Vegan Clam Substitutes When it comes to clams and oysters, king oyster mushrooms are the best substitute (as the name implies). You can’t really substitute anything for plain clams, but you can replicate the...

4 Reasons Why You Should Soak Your Beans

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Beans are a great source of nutrition. They are one of the top vegan sources of iron, and have a lot of protein and a great amino acid profile, but they contain a lot of antinutrients, along with other undesirables. One way to reduce these negative aspects of beans is to soak them before cooking them. People have soaked beans and nuts throughout history, but it wasn’t until recently that the...

How to Use Coconut Oil as a Vegan Butter Substitute

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Butter is one of the easiest things to substitute for when cooking a vegan dish. In my experience, coconut is one of the best vegan butter substitutes. Here’s what you’ll need to know: You should add the same amount of coconut oil as the butter in the recipe (a 1:1 substitution). Unrefined coconut oil has a stronger coconut taste, and is also thicker. You should use refined or...