Kristin Ryals

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My name is Kristin, and I'm a housewife with big love for cooking. When I'm not bringing on the Food Network and attempting to become America's Next Top Chef, I'm browsing online for unique recipes to awe my friends with. Outside of the world of cooking (as if there is one!), I enjoy reading, skydiving, live music, and of course, shopping!

What Cereals Are Vegan? 9 Surprising Cereals That Fail

Shopping can be hard for us. Wandering through aisle after aisle looking for things that are vegan-friendly and look good, dodging whole sections of the store until we stumble upon the pathetic excuse for a “vegan aisle.”

Still, we persist, avoiding refried beans that, for some reason, have lard in them. Trying not to fall for sweet, colorful snacks with gelatin in them. Then we finally get to the cereal aisle. A haven, right? Not exactly.

What Is Soluble Corn Fiber? And Is It Good for Health?

Many people, particularly in western countries, are working to change their diet and lifestyle so as to promote better health and lose weight. One of the most commonly recommended courses of action is to increase the amount of soluble, sometimes called isolated, fiber in one's diet.

There are a variety of sources of isolated fiber, each with its set of specific benefits. All isolated fiber is beneficial for your health, but different sources effect the body in slightly different ways. Soluble corn fiber is an excellent source of isolated fiber and has a wealth of positive health benefits associated with increased consumption.

The Wheels Are Turning: What is Hard Cheese?

Hard cheese is an everyday staple and deserves a favorite place on your cheese plate. Cheeses become hard after they are ripened over a period; generally years. They are made with the highest quality of milk, rennet and starter cultures.

The maturation of cheese breaks down the protein content naturally so that it assumes a crystalline texture and become crunchy. They have a pleasurable taste when fully-flavored that makes you love to eat them as often as possible.

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