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Nov 21
2017

Weight Loss – About Dieting

Different types of calories used by the body A calorie is a calorie. All calories are units of fuel for your body. But the type of calorie does determine how it is processed. This depends on whether your body needs fuel after eating or if some will be put into storage.

Nov 21
2017

Appetizers and Beverages – Heart-Healthy Living

Steamed Mussels with Wine and Garlic 2 quarts fresh mussels 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 cloves garlic Scrub mussel shell with wire brush or rock full of barnacles to remove beard. Wash and soak mus­sels in shells to remove sand — follow procedure for steamed clams with fresh lemon. Place mussels in a large […]

Oct 20
2017

Sprouted Wheat

To rotate your grain, it’s important to understand what type or types of grain you have. Hard wheat contains the most protein, so they work well as protein substitutes in recipes. Hard Red Wheat is commonly used for cereals such as cracked wheat and hearty bread. Hard White Wheat produces a lighter flour, so your […]

Oct 20
2017

What to have for dinner tonight?

Something wonderful to eat Yes, indeed. It’s quite simple to prepare an entirely delicious meal that’s sophisticated enough to serve company, but that requires virtually no planning. After a quick stop at the market to pick up fresh ingredients, you can sit down to a lovely meal in less than 30 minutes, rejuvenated just by […]

Oct 19
2017

Herbs for Vegetable Soup

My associations with soup are inextricably linked to childhood and a familiar red and white can. Now, I employ a soup-making method much like the mix and match approach my mother applied to get us dressed and off to school with ease-find Part A, then

Oct 19
2017

Mood Boosting Foods

When it comes to setting a valentine evening table, don’t skimp on the fundamentals. Flowers and candlelight aren’t just loved cliches. They’re sexy and alive, which is the kind of mood you want to create. The flower arrangement should be simple and low, so it doesn’t obscure your view of each other or distract unduly […]

Oct 19
2017

Easy Party Food

WE almost always cook too much when we entertain. And I’m quite certain that I’m not alone. It must be an Asian thing – the thought of running out of food when you have guests under your roof is something too horrible to contemplate and we probably cook twice as much as we need.

Oct 19
2017

Edible Wild Mushrooms

If you like average mushrooms, you’ll love their gourmet counterparts–they’re variously meaty, woodsy, fruity, crunchy, or earthy, and they’re all positively succulent. Portobellos, shiitakes, morels, and the near-holy truffle are popping up in restaurants, and gourmet markets like–well, like mushrooms after rain. We’ll introduce you to some of the monarchs of the fungal kingdom.

Oct 19
2017

Fried Green Tomatoes

To enhance flavor, many cooks brine their tomatoes before frying. But this can make the tomatoes inconsistently salty.  So instead, I salt my slices, let them sit, and then rinse them off. This adds flavor but eliminates the salt and excess water in the tomato. The end results are much more consistent.

Oct 19
2017

Quick meals for one

Saturday Buy an excellent 3-5 pound whole chicken, suitable for roasting. Look for one with firm creamy white flesh that was raised locally, and avoid the mass produced ones that are bloody and sad looking.