Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... 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
It’s dinner time again and all of your tried and true recipes your family loves call for cups of oil, sticks of butter, and several ounces of whole milk. But you have the solution – smart substitutions.
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Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it's quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered... Read more
This has always confused me and I don't know why. I just can't wrap my head around it. When weighing and tracking meat do you track the cooked weight or the uncooked weight? For example, I didn't weigh my chicken out before cooking but I did after co... Read more
I mix coconut oil in with other things so the smell/taste isn't as strong. This morning, my breakfast was mostly almond-based (had almond milk and almond butter), so I didn't taste the coconut oil. That being said, I don't really mind the taste.... Read more
When I use alcohol in cooking -- like when I stew a beef casserole in a bottle of Guinness, or slosh a glass of red wine into a bolognese sauce -- what happens to the calories? I know that cooking burns off the actual alcohol, so you are left with th... Read more
I recently discovered research on Grapeseed and Safflower oils that indicates their high levels of linoleic acid actually help your body lose weight. Another benefit is both oils have very high smoking points, so they are excellent for cooking/deep... Read more
I love to accessorize, don't you? A hat, scarf or belt can make or break an outfit, just as a sauce, dressing, or marinade can make or break a dish.Like everything else in my life, it all circles back to food--even accessories. For me... Read more
Last week, I blogged about How Cooking Affects Your Vegetables' Nutritional Value. We learned that adding a bit of fat helps you absorb more phytonutrients from your vegetables and that microwaving and steaming retain more of the nutrition than boili... Read more
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