Using Recipes as Inspiration and How to Adapt Them to Your Needs

Read only a few of my blog posts and you’ll often see words like “based on” and “adapted from” in reference to recipes. I use recipes to find flavor combinations and cooking techniques I have yet to try. Recipes provide a ready source of inspiration. But who wants to pick out a bunch of recipes,… Continue reading “Using Recipes as Inspiration and How to Adapt Them to Your Needs”

Healthy Baking: Make Recipes Better With These Tips

I often write about using recipes as ideas. In fact, I find it almost impossible not to cook this way. Choosing a recipe, shopping for ingredients, and studying each step is time consuming. The results are often disappointing and the effort too high. Moreover, improvisation is essential for more nutritious cooking—whether its wholesome meals or… Continue reading “Healthy Baking: Make Recipes Better With These Tips”

Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27-31

An easy and nutritious start to the week after a weekend away? Hot cereal to the rescue. Carry simplicity into the week with frozen slices of homemade bread and freezer jam: Weekday convenience: whole wheat toast made with homemade bread from the freezer. Spread with almond butter and raspberry freezer jam. Served with black coffee…. Continue reading “Homemade Doesn’t Mean Complicated: March 27-31”

Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter

Most people keep ice cream and ready-to-bake pizzas in their freezer. Fine. (Although homemade pizza is easy and so much more delicious.) The one thing you should keep in there above all else? Berries. Yes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cranberries. You might be wondering what’s so special about berries over other frozen fruit. Okay,… Continue reading “Frozen Berries: The Jewels of Winter”

Why You Should Buy Whole Chickens (And Less of Them)

Let’s jump right in with a quick tip for a healthy diet. Replace some (or all) of your meat-based proteins with plant-based ones. I’m focusing on chicken here because of it’s growing popularity. It’s also an easy place to start. There’s only one “cut” of chicken you need. It’s not a cut at all, in… Continue reading “Why You Should Buy Whole Chickens (And Less of Them)”