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How To: Whoa—You Can Make Sprouts from Lentils, Almonds & More!

The sprouts, they're alive! Alive, I tell you—aaaaaaliiiiiive! (Cue dramatic music.) It's true: sprouts are a living food, and they're packed with more nutritional benefits than some raw vegetables. It's easy and fun to grow your own sprouts from seeds, legumes, and grains. Plus, watching them grow is incredibly satisfying—you're bringing new life into the world (and onto your plate)!

How To: Lower cholesterol naturally

In this video, we learn how to lower cholesterol naturally. If you want to accomplish the task of lowering your cholesterol without the use of drugs, it can be done! First, you need to make sure you are eating a diet that has healthy carbohydrates and starches, legumes and beans are both great for this. Also, make sure you avoid foods that have a lot of saturated fat or trans fats, because these will raise cholesterol substantially. Fruits, oats, soy foods, and vegetables will also help lower...

How To: Sprout mung beans for Indian style recipes

Bean sprouts are an extremely healthy and delicious way to enjoy legumes. Although sprouting can seem intimidating to some, it is really an easy process. Any whole bean can be sprouted - Mung, Garbanzo, Kidney, Moth, Adzuki, Lentil, etc. Sprouts can be eaten raw in salads or cooked. Watch this how-to video and try this simple method for sprouting mung beans.

How To: Cook pinto beans

Legumes like pinto beans are not only delicious and a staple in any Mexican meal but are also very healthy for you. They may take a little time to cook from scratch but can be made in large batches with out much effort and are extremely cost effective.

How To: When You Can't Sleep, Eat This

Being able to sleep deeply and fully is one of the foundations for real health. When you go without it, you feel subhuman and incapable of dealing with the world—just ask a student who's had to pull an all-nighter or the parents of a newborn. In fact, many studies have shown that lack of sleep or irregular sleep is linked to acne, weight gain, and depression.

Ingredients 101: Selecting, Cleaning, & Storing Fresh Mushrooms

Eating vegetarian isn't just for vegetarians. There are plenty of reasons, health and economics-wise, to consider forgoing the meat for a meal or three. Rather than get deep into the world of fake meat (although there's many a tasty alternative to be found there, to be sure), you should consider getting to know your humble-seeming fungal friend: the mushroom. Thanks to their hearty flavor, cooks tend to treat mushrooms like meat, albeit one with its own unique characteristics. Mushrooms are e...

How To: Live Without a Refrigerator

Believe it or not, it is absolutely possible to get by without a big refrigerator in your kitchen. After all, before refrigerators became a household staple in the last century, people somehow managed to store their perishable fruits, vegetables, legumes and meats for an extended period of time with ice boxes, root cellars, evaporative cooling pots, preserving, canning and more.

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