Most of us just pass tofu up in the grocery store – or perhaps don’t even know where to find it! If either situation describes you, you have a lot of company! The two most common reasons are “I don’t think I’d like that stuff!” or, “I have no clue how to cook with that stuff!” Well, if you’re tempted
Edible Flowers Recipes: An Ultimate Guide 2022
During the days of Shakespeare plays, audiences snacked on delicacies like stewed primroses and drank rose water and cordials made from carnations. During Elizabethan times, flowers were a staple in kitchens and at major events. And cooking with flowers didn’t start there. One written account of the dishes served at a medieval feast mentions that “marigolds seasoned the venison, roses
Easy Recipes for A Quick Lunch: Nutritious Diet
Bringing lunch from home is a bargain in a bag — easy on both your weight and your wallet. Making your own midday meal gives you better control over portion size, calorie and fat content, and at the same time provides nutritional benefits that can even lower the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. The most popular purchased lunches
Chicken: Healthy, Tasty and Convenient!
Staying healthy requires a sensible eating plan that includes a varied diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate in total fat. Luckily, there is lots of room for choice and personal preference in a healthy eating plan. A healthy diet does not have to be bland or time-consuming to prepare – chicken to the rescue! According to the
Tomato Sauce: Delicious Cancer Defense
Tomato sauce, a common staple found in most pantries, has powerful health benefits thanks to an ingredient called lycopene. Lycopene is a phytochemical that acts as a powerful antioxidant, potentially helping to reduce the risk of prostate, esophageal and breast cancers. Lycopene is also a pigment. This pigment is what makes watermelon vivid pink and tomatoes bright red. You can
Get the Most out of Rice!
Grains can be the base of a meal any time of the day. Warm rice along with warm rice milk or soymilk, flavored with ground cinnamon and topped with raisins, makes a wonderful breakfast. Steamed rice tossed with salsa and chopped vegetables or mixed with tomato sauce and cooked beans makes a fast lunch or dinner. Of course, for all
Healthy Food Substitutions for Better Health
Sour Cream Substitutes Plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup cottage cheese blended with 1-1/2 teaspoon lemon juice Fat-free sour cream Whipped Cream Substitutes Chilled, whipped evaporated skim milk Nondairy whipped topping made from polyunsaturated fat Cream Substitutes Evaporated Milk:Use: Evaporated skim milk Whole milk (as a beverage or in recipes) substitutes:Use: Skim, 1-percent or 2-percent milk Ice cream substitutes: Low-fat or
Healthy Cooking: Easy Tips to Make Your Meals Lighter
To adjust to healthier eating habits, you really need only learn to use smarter cooking techniques as well as better choices when you eat in restaurants. Most techniques can be applied to the recipes you make now so you will still be able to enjoy your favorites but in a more healthy fashion. The Smart Cook Let’s face it -fat
Margarine Madness: How Is It Linked with Trans Fats?
“Trans-Fat Free!” “Non-Hydrogenated”. “No Cholesterol”. “5-percent Less Saturated Fat than Butter!” “100-percent Less Cholesterol than Butter!” “50-percent Less Fat and Calories than Butter!” “Good source of vitamin E!” “100-percent Expeller-Pressed Oils”. Good grief! Confused? You bet! And you are not alone. Margarine labels now have many more claims per square-inch because manufacturers have a reputation at stake. Margarine & Trans
Sauces and Gravies: Easiest Way to Prepare
Many sauces and gravies are based on roux — a mixture of flour and fat that is cooked over low heat. The color and flavor of a roux are determined by the length of time the mixture is cooked. White roux and blond roux are both made with butter or oil — the former cooked just until it begins to