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Aquafaba is a protein rich juice from chickpeas/garbanzo beans. These are good beans to have in quarantine. Aquafaba is a powerful egg white replacer in many vegan dishes and is a great alternative for allergies and a way to practice a zero waste lifestyle.  There are two main ways to procure aquafaba from the beans.  You can buy the beans and when you are ready to use...

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It's getting HOT this summer. Keep cool and use up the veggies in your fridge with this refreshing lunch. Make your own wraps and dipping sauce from scratch to save money.     Don't feel like reading? Follow this quick 1 minute video we made instead https://www.tiktok.com/@irl2dpu/video/6844496889786764549 Ingredients:   Wraps -1.25 cups of water -flour (1 cup) -corn starch (3 tbs) -salt (1/4 tsp)     Dipping Sauce: -peanut butter (1 cup) -water (1/4 cup) -maple syrup or honey (1tbs) -chili garlic sauce...

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To follow this guide pick an item in each step    Step 1. BASE (add this to the water while boiling pasta for more flavor)   -bone broth (adds protein to your meal) -chicken or veggie broth (flavor) -milk (makes the dish creamier) -tomato sauce or soup (great start for Italian type dishes)  -liquid from canned beans or veggies (you won't have to salt your dish later)   Step 2. Pasta    -Penne or Rotini (you can’t...

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Interested in learning how to make an iced mocha from the comfort of your own home? If so, you’re in luck. Here’s what you will need to get you started: 3 glasses, coffee maker, ground coffee, ice, cocoa powder, almond milk (or milk of choice), and water.    Fill a glass with ice. Fill another glass with 3 tsps of cocoa powder.  Add hot water (about...

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Hello IRL community! Welcome to Recipe Fridays! Today I'll be teaching you how to make a grilled chicken dinner! This is a bit of a lengthy recipe, but a very fun one nonetheless! A few reminders for this recipe- it does deal with raw chicken! Make sure to be mindful of your workspace to avoid spreading salmonella and to wash your hands so you also avoid...

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Ingredients: Rice Mushrooms Garlic Onion or Shallots Sweet Potato Fresh or Dried Herbs (Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil) Oil Queso Fresco Lime      1. Start by soaking your rice     2. While the rice is soaking, let’s get our veggies ready for the sautee. I decided to slice my mushrooms, mince my garlic/shallot, and kept my herbs whole :)     Mushroom/Sweet Potato     Garlic/Shallot     Oregano/Thyme   3. Now we’re ready for the action! In a large pan...

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  With many people stuck at home during quarantine, bread-baking has become the newest hobby craze. Dry active yeast has become almost non-existent at the grocery store since everyone is buying it up like mad. But you are not left bread-less, here’s how you start your own active starter at home!   To start an active starter is easier than you think, all you truly need is flour...

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Hello all!   Are you looking for some comfort food during these difficult times? Are you looking to get more adept at cooking while you have some free time? Do you like cookies? If you answered yes to any of these questions- then I have a great recipe for you! For today's Quarantine Cooking, we'll be making a Cookie In A Mug!   What You'll Need 2 tbs. butter ...

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