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
Good luck with your carrots! :-) I am not sure about the weather where you are, but carrots are often planted too have as a spring or fall crop. I think they don't like a lot of heat. Check to see when you should plant then in your area....... Read more
Forget the anti-nausea tablets! Chew a small piece of ginger or drink ginger beer / ale (there are also ginger capsules available) before setting out on a journey. Ginger will settle your tummy in no time, and it's safe for small children and during... Read more
I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot.It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No cl... 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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