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How to Cook Dried Chickpeas

From hummus to stews to curries, chickpeas are a protein-rich ingredient that give dishes heft. They come both dried and canned, but the dried ones are decidedly more wallet-friendly. Here’s how to cook dried chickpeas, and store them for use later. Do you like chickpeas? These beans are delicious in so many recipes from soups …

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How to Grow and Cook with Mint

It spreads rapidly and can take over a garden. It’s been used by humans for thousands of years. If you are curious about this herb with medicinal qualities, here’s how to grow and cook with mint. Fragrant mint reaches toward the sky when it grows, a stalk of taut leaves and refreshing aroma. Brilliantly green, …

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How to Hard Boil Eggs

From sliced on toast to crumbled on salads to deviled eggs, hard boiled eggs have so many culinary uses. Here’s how to hard boil eggs. Hard-Boiled Eggs vs. Hard-Cooked Eggs Is there a difference between hard-boiled eggs and hard-cooked eggs? Yes, but the terms are often used interchangeably these days. If we’re being technical about …

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