Grilling and the Fourth of July are as tightly wound together as Christmas and snow. But just as it doesn’t always snow on Christmas, sometimes grilling isn’t an option. Maybe it’s a rainy Fourth or you don’t have the outdoor space. Never fear! You can still satisfy your desire for patriotic, culinary summer classics right … Continue reading "No grill? No Problem! How to do July 4th cooking in your kitchen (Part 1)"
What’s the biggest barrier to healthier eating? Certainly, willpower and determination are factors. But according to Isabel Maples, a registered dietitian practicing in Virginia, the biggest challenge for many is planning. “The biggest barrier to getting a healthier meal on the table is the thinking ahead,” Maples said. “I can’t tell you the number of … Continue reading "Appliances break down barriers to healthy eating"
Over the past few years, appliance manufacturers have made sous vide cooking, once the exclusive domain of high-end restaurants, available to anyone who wants to add the unique technique to their cooking repertoire. Sous vide involves sealing food in a plastic bag and cooking it in heated water. This allows the food to be cooked … Continue reading "Sous vide cooking raises its profile"
Microwave ovens are in about 90 percent of American households. They’re great time savers and are regularly used to warm up leftovers, heat that morning cup of tea or defrost the evening’s main course. That’s their role in many homes. Their cooking capabilities, however, go well beyond reheating and defrosting. And if you take the … Continue reading "No “nukes”: How to use your microwave oven for real cooking"
From your oven and ranges, to your refrigerator and freezer, to your blender, your appliances, when used properly, can be one of your best tools in your efforts to eat healthier. Much of healthy eating comes down to planning and preparation, says Tamara Melton, MS, RDN, LD, founder of LaCarte Wellness, a corporate wellness consultation … Continue reading "Advice from a dietitian on how your appliances can help you eat healthier"
With summer in full swing, there’s no doubt a lot of us will be using our blenders to whip up a frozen concoction. However, you can also use your blender to accomplish a lot more at your backyard barbeque or dinner party than you may realize, such as: Homemade dressings for summer salads Shakes, malts … Continue reading "Chill Out with These Blender Tips and Recipes this Summer"