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Adventures with Ami: Handy Guidelines

When beginning the adventure of plant-based living, I had not realized how many foods I had never eaten, heard of or prepared myself.  Some of the things I have learned a long the way came from spending hours on google, wiki, youtube, facebook and countless blogs to figure out how to do stuff.  Some things I take for granted now, because I do them so often.  If you are just getting started and even if you are doing great in the kitchen, some of my favorite bookmarks from across the web might shed a light on some new information to you.  I hope you find something useful in the guides below. I know I sure did! It’s a lot of information – don’t try to digest it all in one sitting :) I say bookmark these handy guides and pick something new to learn each day.

Some of my favorite handy guides for the plant-strong set…

Bean Basics

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/food-guides/beans

How To Cook Rice

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-rice-on-the-stove-44333

Salad Greens

http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-for-health/field-guide-to-salad-greens.aspx

How To Cut Up a Whole Pineapple

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cut-a-whole-pineapple-75226

All About Vegetables

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/food-guides/guide-vegetables

How To Cook Perfect Millet!

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-perfect-millet-every-time-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-185974

How To Peel And Cube Butternut Squash

http://www.thekitchn.com/homecooking-tip-how-to-cut-a-b-65196

A Common Sense Approach To Sound Nutrition

http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Newsletter/Entries/2012/5/20_A_Common_Sense_Approach_To_Sound_Nutrition.html

The Guide To Whole Grains

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/food-guides/whole-grains

Growing Herbs Indoors

http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2012/01/13_herbs_worth_growing_indoors.html

How To Cook Dried Lentils

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-dried-lentils-116321

About the author

Ami Mackey
Ami Mackey is a food coach at Engine 2 Extra and has been plant-strong since 2011. She is also the Program Director at St Louis All City Boxing a nonprofit youth program. She earned certificates from eCornell in Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition from NASM.

2 Responses to “Adventures with Ami: Handy Guidelines”

  1. Kathy G says:

    Ami, Queen of the Links! Thanks for the great information!

  2. Ginger Bull says:

    Thank you Ami! This is exactly what I need!

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