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Vanilla Parsnip Puree

YIELD 8 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cut into rough 1-inch pieces 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped Water to cover 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split and c…

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10 Herbs to Give Your Sexual Drive a Boost

For centuries people have sought the healing benefits of herbs to incite passion and build sexual vitality. Herbs for sexual vitality can be used in the form of tea, tincture or capsules. However,…

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DIY Vanilla Extract: A Genius Way to Save Money

Avid bakers know all to well how vanilla extract is ridiculously expensive. That little 2 ounce bottle, which can easily run upwards of $6, isn't even the best quality product. So what's a baker to do…

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Recipe: Chocolate Pudding From: Honor Fabun at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! As a kid, I was too cool for pudding (though I made an exception for my mom’s rice versi…

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Strawberry-Apple Sauce

Recipe: Strawberry-Applesauce From: Honor Fabun at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! My favorite summer fruit meets my favorite autumn fruit in this wholesome treat. I’m…

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A Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift (That Smells Divine)

Is there anything more luxurious than the vanilla bean? Aside from the fact that they grow on orchids, the beans (known as tlilxochitl, "the black flower," by the Aztecs) emit a fragrance that is alm…

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How Ethical are Those Valentine’s Day Treats?

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner? It feels like we just got done with holiday craziness! If you do the Valentine's Day thing, you're probably planning a date night or a …

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Homemade Maple Cream Soda

Soda, as well as it may quench and as good as it tastes, sucks--not to mince words or anything. Studies by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health found that children and ad…

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How to Make Snow Ice Cream (Video)

We have had a lot of snow in Manhattan this year and we even had an actual snow day! My two kids Pilar (age 7) and Biúlu (age 3) were delighted. We decided to make snow ice cream! My mother used to ea…

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Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Not many people think about making homemade vanilla extract. It isn't difficult to do at all and takes only a few supplies. The most difficult part of the process is waiting for it to age to perfectio…

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