I've always wondered how many of the most popular cooking myths got started, and why so many people still think they're true. Do you know the one about keeping avocado from turning brown by using the pit? Searing meat keeps it juicy? Are green potatoes bad for you? True or false, find the answers -- plus post your own myths and I'll answer them!
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Licorice seems to be one of those 'love it' or 'hate it' flavors - probably because it has such a strong and distinct taste. Licorice is not just a candy, it is actually an extract from the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant, which means sweet root.The post Licorice appeared first on Skinny Chef.
Red bush - or Rooibos in Afrikaans - tea comes from the leaves of a bush that grows in southern Africa and like many teas has valuable antioxidants. If you're craving flavor, it comes in vanilla, orange, peach and even red bush chai. Don't forget to get my recipe for rooibos -iced tea!The post Iced Tea From Rooibos appeared first on Skinny Chef.
When the summer heat wave hits, I start to think about recipes that don't require the oven or stove top, and that's what inspired my recent recipes in Self Magazine. In this post, I focus on easy-to-make, flavorful summer soups that only require a few fresh seasonal ingredients.The post Soups For Summer appeared first on Skinny Chef.
I indulged in many a store bought ice cream sandwiches in my teen and 20's, before I knew what was in them. I still like to have them from time to time, but now that I'm used to eating lighter I want a chilly bite that's more 'ice cream' and less sandwich - something small that I can make myself with less preservatives.The post Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches appeared first on Skinny Chef.
Summer's not over yet but you can start planning for fall the fun way. Do a little surfing, both in the ocean waves and on your favorite food blogs! Bookmark some fresh new meal ideas that use the healthiest foods around, like pomegranate, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds to make your fall more fabulous. I'll show you cooking hacks and tips to get these foods fast, so you can smoothly sail into your fall routine.The post Start Your Fall Off Right With...
Concerned about pesticides on your fruits and veggies? If you only have enough room in your grocery budget for a few organic 'must haves', then zero in on the following 12 fruits and vegetables. In this article, I also explain my philosophy on waxed fruits.The post Washing Fruits and Veggies appeared first on Skinny Chef.
Do you love going out with friends but hate the idea of racking up hundreds of calories from those sweet frozen drinks? See my Healthy Happy Hour drinks in the July 2008 issue of Self magazine, and find out how to make them fresh and light at home! The post Healthy Happy Hour appeared first on Skinny Chef.
Traditionally, enchiladas are soft tortillas dipped in salsa, filled, and then baked. In my version, chopped tomatoes mix with spinach and jalapeño to make a savory 'salsa' on the inside. Enchiladas are a great dish to make-ahead dish that can be gently warmed before servingThe post Chicken Enchiladas appeared first on Skinny Chef.
The short answer is yes - that is, if you chew gum with sugar. So, what about sugarless gum?The post Is Chewing Gum Bad for You? appeared first on Skinny Chef.
Zucchini is such a tender vegetable, you can enjoy it without even having to turn on your stove. Eat it raw during the summer, when zucchini is at its peak. If you want to make this ahead of time, combine all the ingredients, but save the ricotta and fresh herbs to use right before you serve it.The post Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Ricotta appeared first on Skinny Chef.