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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam that doesn’t require anything special out of three simple ingredients, a whisk, and optionally, a kitchen thermometer. Since berries have a naturally occurring pectin, we don’t have to worry about thickening agents. Although, the slower and lower temperature you cook your jam, 

Starting A Sourdough Starter

Starting A Sourdough Starter

Since the quarantine, there has been no shortage of folks posting their sourdough starter and homemade bread projects. Have you scrolled past these posts and wondered if it’s worth the time and effort? Um, yes! Sourdough is a great project to take on for making 

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you’re sticking to the Thanksgiving tradition this year and having a full spread of the classic dishes (vegan or non), we have a list of our favorite ways to use leftovers from the holiday feast!

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Whether you’re eating a plant-based diet or you’re just looking for healthy alternatives to try this year, we recommend these vegan-friendly recipes as a way to use your holiday leftovers.

Plants are high in key vitamins and nutrients that help our bodies build up an immune system and fight off infection. But that doesn’t mean plant-based meals have to be boring! Check out these recipes by some amazing vegan cooks…

Top 5 Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie by The Veg Life

Leftovers Sandwiches by Connoisseurus Veg

Vegan Thanksgiving Wraps by Minimalist Baker

Thanksgiving Leftovers Poutine by The Urben Life

Thanksgiving Leftover Bowls by SideChef

Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Gotta Have Dishes to Have Leftovers!

Still not sure what to make for thanksgiving?

Check out our list of top 10 recommended healthy dishes to make for Thanksgiving this year!

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Top 10 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Top 10 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Although more of us might be saying thanks to our family members through a screen this year, we can still share delicious meals through recipes. That’s why we’ve put together our top 10 healthy Thanksgiving recipes to try this year. And since it’s the safer choice 

Cancer Prevention Diet

Cancer Prevention Diet

At the East Georgia Cancer Coalition, we work toward cancer prevention through information, referrals, and uniting resources. That is why at Hearty at Home we provide you with delicious recipes to help you build a healthy diet. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer risk 

Cooking with Tofu

Cooking with Tofu

Plant-based diets are increasing in popularity, often including dishes with tofu because of their high protein and nutrients, and low fat and carb contents. However, cooking with tofu has been in culinary practices for thousands of years, originating from China.

The block of tofu is a type of bean curd made by coagulating soy milk. The production process can yield various types of blocks ranging from the softest (silken) to soft, firm, and extra firm.

Because the flavor profile of tofu is very neutral and its texture is very spongey and absorbent, it’s perfect to be worked into various recipes.

Cooking With Tofu

Our Cooking With Tofu guide will include a couple of techniques with the different types of tofu blocks and our top 10 favorite tofu recipes!

Silken/Soft Tofu

Silken tofu is best for blending into sauces, creams, smoothies, and dressings. It can also be used in baking, vegan mayo, and miso soup. Silken tofu should not be pressed or fried. The packaging can either be labeled as “silken,” “soft,” or the combination of both words.

Firm & Extra Firm Tofu

A medium through extra-firm tofu is more compact and has lower water content. These blocks of tofu can be pressed to remove excess water which is ideal for frying or baking. Many of our recipes use this type of tofu.

Pressing Tofu

This technique is used with the firm or extra-firm blocks. This process can be achieved by taking the tofu out of the packaging, draining its excess water, and wrapping the block in a few paper towels, placing the wrapped block on a plate, and placing another plate on top that is weighed down either with a skillet or heavy bag of rice.

And so, this process can be used before choosing to marinate the tofu, frying it, or baking it.

Alternatively, you can bake tofu at a low temperature (200ºF to 215ºF) for a long period of time (30-50 minutes) to remove its excess water.

Our Top 10 Tofu Recipes

  1. Tofu Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce by Hearty At Home

2. Black Bean & Garlic Tofu Stir Fry by Hearty At Home

3. Baked BBQ Tofu by Hearty At Home

4. Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos by Ambitious Kitchen

5. Blueberry Tofu Smoothie by The Spruce Eats

6. 6-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie by Minimalist Baker

7. Crispy Sesame Tofu by Love & Lemons

8. Thai Coconut Curry Tofu by Choosing Chia

9. Tofu Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sugar, Spice & Glitter

10. Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps by Pinch of Yum

More Deliciousness

Finally, if you’re looking for even more tasty recipes, keep browsing around Hearty At Home! And don’t forget to share these recipes with your friends, family, and loved ones.

For instance, if you find a recipe you like, pin it to your dinner inspiration board!

We share our recipes and recipe videos on Pinterest, Youtube, Vimeo, and Facebook.

One-Pot Vegetable Rice

One-Pot Vegetable Rice

Save time and effort on dinner with this one-pot vegetable rice without skipping on health! This easy dish is packed with nutritious vegetables and plant-based protein. Ingredients Serves: 4 Time: 50 minutes to 1 Hour One-Pot Vegetable Rice 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 bell pepper, diced 

How To Cook Vegetables

How To Cook Vegetables

Vegetables are bright, colorful, and packed with nutrients our bodies need. But how do we cook them to ensure they’re delicious? And yet, many people have trouble cooking with them. Why should we learn tips on how to cook delicious vegetables.? Traditional recipes typically boil 

Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Essentials

Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Essentials

Here is why you need this kitchen guide:

Due to COVID-19, people are spending more time at home. While some restaurants are staying afloat through carry-out and outdoor dining, we cannot solely rely on eating out. However, cooking at home can be intimidating. Even when following a recipe, we never feel like we have the right tools.

So where do you even get started? How do you make sure you have everything you need to prepare delicious home-cooked meals?

Well, we have put together a pocket guide to help you gather the essentials to equip your kitchen for cooking at home!

Click the image to access a downloadable PDF of the Beginner’s Guide to Kitchen Essentials:

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With this guide, you are well on your way to becoming a master home cook!

All of our tools and pantry suggestions are what we use when preparing the recipes found on Hearty At Home.

We also suggest you try and find the best deals when searching for kitchen equipment because we believe that home-cooking should be easy, accessible, and essential in every household.

The best part about keeping essentials on hand is that you are always prepared to put together a tasty dish in less than an hour!

Cooking at home is made easier when you have the right equipment, an accessible source of easy-to-read recipes, and a well-stocked pantry of the essentials.

Staying organized is also a helpful way to make your home-cooking quick and easy!

Keeping your kitchen organized and knowing where everything is can reduce the stress of preparing a meal.

As we suggest, it helps to make a plan when grocery shopping.

You can collect your essentials over time, there is no rush to having the fully-stocked kitchen right away!

And if a recipe calls for an ingredient outside of the essentials, don’t worry!

There is use for all kinds of ingredients in different recipes and styles of cooking.

Cooking With Kids

Cooking With Kids

Cooking with your children can not only make time for quality family bonding, but a kitchen is a great place for kids to learn essential life skills. In cooking and baking, we are faced with language, math, science, and high motor functions. Measuring, reading, and