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Jared became vegan at 22, he was a chef for eleven years and cooking professionally was a childhood dream. He went to Warren Tech culinary arts program in high school for two years and studied under two certified chef instructors where he learned all the basics of cooking and baking. At twenty-seven he left the restaurant industry and found a career in IT. He still loves the creative process of cooking and is sharing some of his experience with you here.

My Thai Curry

Today I am going to show you my recipe for Thai Curry. Use this as a base for yours. Use different veggies, proteins, or curry base.

*Note, I originally intended to make this video in Spain, but a lot of the filming got lost or didn't get recorded for some reason.  I filmed this again when I got back to the states and then I pieced together a couple of the bits from Spain and added them after.  I hope the continuity doesn't throw you too much.  I filmed this a few months ago but my editing box wasn't working.  I finally got time to edit it and present it now.


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Nepali Moong Roti and Potato Curry

Today I am making Nepali Moong Roti and Potato Curry. This super yummy dish will be a hit and your friends and family are going to think you bought take out!


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Blueberry chocolate chip pie happy pi π day!

Today I am celebrating pi π day by making one of my favorite pies! Blueberry chocolate chip pie! I love the combination of blueberries and chocolate, make this pie and you will be hooked! Soo good!

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Tofu is a gift from the Gods

When you think vegetarian, most people think tofu. When you think tofu most people think bland white rubbery substance. This makes people think that vegetarian food is bland or must be bland. A lot of people are put off by tofu because they buy a package of it and their first experience cooking and tasting it is bad. It is bland and gross – how do people eat this crap?
I am telling you now that tofu is a wonderful white glob of protein rich substance and it can taste good. I have been cooking with it for a long time now and I am going to share with you my most intimate secrets.
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Quick cooking techniques, tips, and tricks

Hello, I decided to do an occasional article that may not merit a video, some quick tips or techniques or other information that would be helpful to you. Some of these articles are from one of my old websites that I thought would be helpful to you here. This article is one of those. Let me know what you think of these articles.

There are good cooks out there and there are bad cooks out there. I have included several tips and techniques to help make good cooks better and bad cooks good. Hopefully you will bookmark this page or take at least one of these suggestions to heart and use it in your everyday cooking.

Thickeners:

Roux

This is a thickener using equal amounts of flour and fat. It is the most common thickener used for soups sauces and gravies. To make it you melt the margarine or heat up oil and then add the flour and cook it over low heat for at least 5-10 minutes to cook out the gluten flavor out of the flour. You then slowly add in the liquid stirring constantly. Then you cook it down until you get the consistency you are looking for. You can make a large batch of roux and then refrigerate or freeze until needed. If you are watching your fat intake you can take some flour and slowly toast it as well. There are several different kinds of roux and you use them according to what you are trying to cook and accomplish color and flavor wise. A pale, or blonde roux should be straw-colored, a brown or black roux will be deep in color, have a nutty aroma, and is used in brown sauces and Cajun cooking.

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Learn how to make roux~!

Hello, I decided to do an occasional article that may not merit a video, some quick tips or techniques or other information that would be helpful to you. Some of these articles are from one of my old websites that I thought would be helpful to you here. This article is one of those. Let me know what you think of these articles.

Roux is a thickener using equal amounts of flour and fat. It is the most common thickener used for soups sauces and gravies. To make it you melt vegan margarine or heat up oil and then add the flour and cook it over low heat for at least 5-10 minutes to cook out the gluten flavor out of the flour. You then slowly add in the liquid stirring constantly. Then you cook it down until you get the consistency you are looking for. You can make a large batch of roux and then refrigerate or freeze until needed. If you are watching your fat intake you can take some flour and slowly toast it as well. There are several different kinds of roux and you use them according to what you are trying to cook and accomplish color and flavor wise. A pale, or blonde roux should be straw-colored, A brown or black roux will be deep in color, have a nutty aroma, and is used in brown sauces and Cajun cooking.

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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Instagram user madamyauch made this suggestion, and of course I had to do it. Vegan Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite Italian dishes, so of course I had to make it! Thank you for your suggestion! The video is 30 minutes long. I try to keep my videos as short as possible, but since there are several steps to make this dish it is longer than usual. I am making my own sauce and breading my own eggplant, so this video is like watching two in one. You can use store-bought sauce if you would like, but making fresh tomato sauce is easy, let me show you how!

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