1 in 5 Seafood Samples Is Fake, Report Finds

Photo  Twenty percent of seafood samples tested worldwide are different species from what their labels say. Credit Jenn Hueting/Oceana Seafood lovers, are you getting “catfished” at the dinner table? It’s very possible. One in five seafood samples tested worldwide turns out to be completely different from what the menu or packaging says, according to a report on …

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WE SHOULD have known the revolution would start with a burger

A Quest for an All-American Burger… Without Meat Tristan Lutze WE SHOULD have known the revolution would start with a burger. In an effort to fight the growing impact of our diets on the environment, a company called ‘Impossible Foods’ has set out to do the impossible: create a meat-free burger so delicious, so juicy, …

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In recipes that call for milk or water, try substituting more flavourful liquids. Try adding some stock instead of water, or even the water your cooked veggies in. Sour cream, buttermilk and yoghurt make good milk substitutes. Changing up the liquids in your recipes can add nutrition, while livening up a standby dish.


For a makeshift spatula, and delicious infused taste, put a clove of garlic on the end of a fork. This is perfect for moving around anything you’re sautéing, like spinach. Dan Kluger at Union Square Cafe.

Make cake flour

To make 1 cup of cake flour measure 2 tbsp of corn starch into a 1 cup measuring cup. Level it off the rest of the way with the bleached all purpose flour. Just make sure to whisk it thoroughly before adding it to the wet ingredients. From:

Make Your Own Rice Milk

Ingredients 1 cup cooked rice (I prefer to use brown organic for a more nutritious option.) 4 cups water (filtered) Dash salt 1 Tablespoon sweetener (optional) Additional flavouring (optional: vanilla for vanilla-flavoured milk) Method 1. Place all ingredients in blender. 2. Blend for four minutes in a regular blender, or two minutes in high-speed blender. …

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Natural alternatives to sugar

Sucanat, turbinado or coconut sugar are the healthiest of the granulated sweeteners. Add either cornstarch or arrowroot into your blender and mix well. Ratio approx. 11/2 cups sweetener and 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot. This sweetener will work great in anything you would typically use powdered sugar for.

Heavy cream

If you need heavy cream for a recipe, make your own by combining mix 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter. This will give you 1 cup of heavy cream.