Do you know what cooking oils are good for you and which ones are bad? This post will help you address that giant wall of oil at the grocery store and make the right choice.
A list of seasonal vegetables and fruits for the summer. Make the best of these in your summer recipes!
Do certain herbs ruin a dish for you? Try some of my recommended herb substitutions that I’ve gathered over a few years of cooking for one.
Tired of vegetables going bad before you use them? Try these tips on choosing the right vegetables and storing them correctly.
Ever wondered how to make a delicious Balsamic vinegar reduction or glaze? It’s really simple…all you need is patience and a bottle of balsamic vinegar :)
In this post you will find some tips on food storage, buying the right amount of food and preventing spoiling of food. Hopefully you’ll find them helpful :)
In my cooking experience I find that it is good to do a grocery shop once a year to stock up on items that you use with certain styles of cooking. Lately I’ve been making a lot of asian dishes and have been finding that its really hard to buy the ingredients for just one dish and not spend a ton of money. This list outlines the staples that I believe every chef (who prepares asian dishes on a regular basis) should have.
Healthy cooking doesn’t mean that you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in expensive cookware. You can use basic cooking techniques to prepare food in healthy ways. The methods described here best capture the flavor and retain the nutrients in your food without adding excessive amounts of fat or salt. Use them often to prepare your favorite dishes. Click on the tabs to the left for a description of these cooking methods.
I’m not talking about making your dish hot, I’m talking about using spices in your dishes for flavor AND health benefits. The best part is that spices add tons of flavor without adding calories to your dishes. So why not make it spicy…it’s good for your body!
Just because you’re cooking for one doesn’t mean you have to shop for one or eat like a college freshman. Sure, there will be times when you desire that picture-perfect steak or have an insatiable craving for boxed mac & cheeze (hey, it happens), but it’s far better to buy quantity (and quality) rather than going to the market every day looking for dinner.