Rice is an easy to make, easy-to-store dish that compliments just about any main course or forms the base of any number of creative dishes. And while the word “rice” usually is associated with plain white rice first, there are numerous varieties available—brown, black, wild rice (which is not truly rice), basmati, yellow and others. … Continue reading "3 Quick Tips for Using a Rice Cooker"
It feels good to be back in the fall routine, with school days and a full schedule of pickups, drop-offs, activities and events. It is a welcome return to the familiar, but going out more also opens us up to some of the things we would rather do without, like the first colds of the … Continue reading "Blender Boost: 4 Healthy Recipes for Fall"
Whether it’s healthier home cooking, improving indoor air quality or reducing clutter and creating a more functional home space, the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have more people focusing on adapting their homes to meet their needs and preferences. The changes they are making range from the relatively simple like redecorating or adding new furniture to … Continue reading "Healthier Living Through Appliances"
The holiday cooking season is almost upon us. What appliances are part of your holiday repertoire? Are you partial to holiday baking workhorses like your range and stand mixer, or are you looking to your slow cooker to warm up some holiday cheer after a trying year? A sous vide immersion circulator might not be … Continue reading "Simplify Holiday Cooking With Sous Vide"
We’re spending more time indoors right now than normal. Keeping each other safe is extremely important right now, but we have to keep ourselves and our families busy, too. Luckily, there’s more to do around your home than you think! Do you love to cook? Normally, we are so pressed for time it’s easy to … Continue reading "Quarantined? Using what you have at home"
There is something incredibly satisfying, beyond the obvious indulgence, about the sound and texture that come with biting into a perfectly fried food. That crisp and crunch, not to mention the flavor that comes from frying, can be tough to abandon for those of us looking to be more mindful about healthy food choices. It’s … Continue reading "“Fried” and True: 3 healthy snacks for your air fryer"
Few things make you feel as cozy and at home as coming in from the cold to find a steaming mug of hot chocolate, already prepared, waiting to warm you from the inside out. Or, perhaps you prefer a spiced holiday drink, or a sip with a peppermint kick. Hot beverages are a wonderful way … Continue reading "Warm up your winter with these slow cooker holiday beverages"
A juicer is sometimes the go-to appliance for people who are looking to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet. A quick search will turn up the websites of countless devotees who swear by juicing and credit it for dramatic health turnarounds. If you are ready to jump into the world of juicing, there … Continue reading "On the Juice: What to consider before you buy a juicer"
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"
Combine the right appliances with some culinary knowledge, and you have the tools to take your meals from ordinary to memorable. And now that we’re into the biggest cooking season of the year, it’s time to step up your kitchen game. AHAM is here to help. We interviewed two seasoned professional chefs about how appliances … Continue reading "Kitchen Appliance Secrets: Pro chefs share top year-round and holiday tips"