Whole Food Cooking is a column by our Resident Vegetarian-at-Large, Amy Chaplin. Each month, Amy will show us a different way to love fruits and vegetables just a little bit more.

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I am a big fan of food prepared simply — and a bowl of steamed vegetables is my ideal simple meal. It requires minimal prep and can come together quickly at any time of year using the vegetables you have on hand. No need to heat the oven, peel onions or carrots or anything else, or wait for a pot of water to boil. You

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The frozen food section of the grocery store can be massively intimidating. There are shelves upon shelves of easy-to-prepare foods you can buy frozen, and while some of those items are popular to grab—like bags of frozen fruit for smoothies, frozen pizza, or one of these healthy frozen dinners—there are a few underrated frozen food items that are typically ignored. One of those items, in particular, can easily help boost the nutrition of your home-cooked meals. Which is why we deemed frozen peas as the most underrated frozen food item at the grocery store.

Between the nutritional

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