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What The Heck Is An Instant Pot® and How Do I Use It?

Laura Dietrich As a plant-based eater I have heard quite a few people rave about their Instant Pots.  The only problem for me was that I knew very little about what it was or how to use it.  A friend demonstrated making black beans from scratch and I instantly wanted to have one of myRead more The post What The Heck Is An Instant Pot® and How Do I Use It? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Grilling Plant-Based

Laura Dietrich After transitioning to a plant- based diet, many people put away their grills thinking they will never use them again.  The good news is that you can dust off your grill and start to make amazing plant-based creations that have a very unique flavor.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to grillingRead more The post Grilling Plant-Based appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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My Favorite Products

Laura Dietrich Over the years I have found several products that make plant-based cooking easier and more flavorful.  These products add another layer of seasoning that really help to make my plant-based creations delicious.  Here are a few of my favorite pantry items that I always have on hand. Dorot frozen spices (garlic, basil andRead more The post My Favorite Products appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Whole

Whole food is defined as “food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.”  It’s often easier to be plant-based, than it is to be whole food plant-based in a society that runs on processed foods.  This can be a big challenge given ourRead more The post Whole appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Reading Labels Part 2: Lunch and Snacks

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. We’re always in need of convenient lunch and snack options, which tend to be not only heavily processed, but expensive. When we think lunch, a sandwich is often the first thing that comes to mind, and when thinking snacks, pretzels, crackers, and chips are the most common “snack foods.” First, it’sRead more The post Reading Labels Part 2: Lunch and Snacks appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Reading Food Labels Part 1: Breakfast

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. Choosing whole, plant-based foods is always the healthiest option, and it’s often the easiest, since you won’t have to sift through ingredients. Buying whole foods also tends to be cheaper, since you aren’t paying for the extra processing and packaging. This lack of packaging is why it  often pays to buyRead more The post Reading Food Labels Part 1: Breakfast appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Swapping the Salt

Photo courtesy of pixabay. Oftentimes we think that less salt equals less flavor. With the right seasonings, however, it’s actually possible to increase flavor without salt. Before adding salt to your meal, try some of these flavor-enhancing, salt substitutes.   Vinegar: Photo courtesy of pixabay.   Not only can vinegar be a salt substitute, butRead more The post Swapping the Salt appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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