April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
A unification of Japanese, Chinese and Mongolian traditions, known for its variety—particularly when it comes to condiments—Korean meals are generally grilled, stir-fried or stewed. Flavors vary among sweet, sour, s... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
I ate celery and carrots, a cup of homemade vegetarian pasta and a small fresh salad during work today 2 hours apart. Drank 3L of water. Walked 5.5km and ate maybe 3 cups rice and homemade stir fry for dinner. I feel fantastic. #firstpost... Read more
Tapping into TurmericTurmeric, aka Curcuma longa, is a tropical and subtropical rhizome, meaning the root contains the spice, although the leaves are also used in Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic medicine.Its famous for its healing qualities, but t... Read more
Carrot DogSo it the time of year when you really want to bite into a yummy hot dog, bun and dripping in ketchup and mayonnaise...Wait, I'm a vegetarian and have you seen the ingredients list on the veggies dogs...yikesBut a carrot...really...so I'm t... Read more
Ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I sure do! Recently, while digging around in the 100-page homemade recipe file I keep on my computer, (I like to cook. Can you tell?) I found a salad I created about four years ago.Delicious and easy, it combines all o... Read more
It just wouldn't be the holidays without this warm and nutty spice. Impress friends and family at the dinner table with some trivia. Did you know nutmeg is actually the seed of a type of tree?Nutmeg BasicsCut open the fruit of a tropical variety... Read more
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