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
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
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
The benefits of cooking at home are numerous: It's generally more nutritious, builds healthy habits for you and your family, is a good way to control portion sizes and it is budget-friendly. If you cook at home with some regularity, you might fin... 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
Made butter chicken tonight, sauce was low cal but a cup of jasmine rice was 340! What's a good swap for rice? I like to put meals like this over a bed of rice but cut it real close with daily cal goals today... #food... Read more
I add ginger to a lot of the foods I cook. Ginger is a good remedy for most stomach ailments and adds a spicy kick to foods. It's great with chicken, veggies, and shrimp. I also like to add it to my marinara sauce. It adds kick and cuts down on the h... Read more
I had searched for a pulled pork recipe and found one that called for root beer for the liquid. It was good, so I then used it on chicken breast. Same good result. Other additions to the liquid are ginger powder, A-1 sauce, garlic powder, and a littl... Read more
P.F. Chang's is a Chinese bistro that offers an eclectic variety of options. There are some good points to Chinese cuisine in general--it's usually stir-fried, it contains some healthy veggies, and portions tend to be smaller (as long a... Read more
Most nights I look forward to cooking dinner. I listen to music on my iPod, perhaps enjoy a small glass of wine, and relax as I chop, sauté and braise. Other nights, when I come home starving, teach a late yoga class, or go for a long run... Read more
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