This is the result of the small amount of chlorophyll in garlic cloves reacting to an acid. Don’t worry about it – this temporary pigment change is not harmful and perfectly safe to eat. Simply allow the garlic to sit in the acidic mixture until it turns a darker shade.
An easy way to incorporate greens into your diet is to top your food – any food – with a handful. Dress lightly with some crunchy salt, fruity olive oil, and a squeeze of citrus and you have created a garnish that is as beautiful as it is nutritious.
Chiffonade is a knife technique used by chefs for a variety of purposes. I love to use it on greens, especially bitter ones, to change the texture of the leaf and tame the bitter bite.
How to Chiffonade
- Stack a pile of leaves.
- Roll them up into a small tube
- Cut crosswise – the thinner the better.
While I’m not a vegetarian, I’ve recently made a significant reduction in the amount of meat I eat and am concerned I’m not taking in enough iron. I do not want to resort to supplements as I’ve heard they can cause constipation. How can I make sure I’m taking in enough iron through my diet?
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I recently began following a vegan diet and am worried about meeting my protein needs. Should I supplement with protein shakes?
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I’ve recently heard about the health benefits of raw dark chocolate. Isn’t all chocolate raw?
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Can you please help me understand the characteristics that distinguish a macrobiotic diet from other diets, especially a vegan diet?
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