Forget potatoes! Luscious and creamy, this purée can be decadent with a touch of butter. Cooking the celery root in milk mellows the vegetable’s bite. However, if you prefer a more herbaceous flavor, substitute water for the milk. (more…)
Pretty, versatile, and delicious! 90 second bread recipe. Cut in half and toasted in a pan with butter. 1/2 avocado 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp olive oil 5 cherry tomatoes 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1 green onion sliced Red pepper flakes, Salt, and pepper to taste Mix avocado, olive oil, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and mash. Top toasted 90 second bread, garnish with tomatoes and onions. Drizzle with Balsamic. Get creative add mozzerella, fresh basil, red peppers or top with an egg!
Super easy, delicious and won't leave you bloated. 1 medium head cauliflower, cut small pieces 1 tablespoon avocado oil pink himalayan salt 4 slices bacon (uncooked), chopped 1 green onion, diced (extra to garnish) 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cover a sheet pan with parchment paper. Toss cauliflower with avocado oil and spread on sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt. Add bacon and green onion to pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Take out of oven and add cheese, bake 5 more minutes. Garnish with more green onion.
Kid Pleasing Dinner. What a wonderful phrase. AND this is one meal the grown-ups will love too! It has a mild flavor. In other words, this is comfort food. There’s nothing in it that will shock the taste buds or bite you in the butt. Who doesn’t love a nice plate of low key deliciousness? Even fussy eaters will enjoy this (No guarantees though!)
Don't wanna bother with Fathead dough? Try these alternative mini personal pizzas instead! These eggplant pizzas are really easy to make, you simply slice the eggplant and roast or grill the slices until the eggplant just starts to turn tender, top it, and then bake them until the cheese gets all melty. Mmmm, I'm drooling. Don't skip sweating the eggplant. The salt removes excess moisture; you will see beads of moisture sweating from the eggplant as it sits. ... Since the eggplant has less moisture in it, it is able to soak up the oils used when cooking. The result is a more tender, less bitter, and tastier eggplant. (more…)
Why Fat bombs? Fat bombs are great when you want to kick the junk food and sugar cravings and stay full longer. Plus they are quick and easy to make. Blackberries can be your best friend on a keto diet. They are one of the lowest carb fruits so you can still enjoy them without feeling guilty. Protein often turns to sugar on a low carb diet and can stall weight loss due to the gluconeogenesis process. Eating enough fat will keep you full, and allow your body to burn off the excess fat it already has. (more…)
Almost everything is available to do virtually now, including learning how to cook. There are several accredited courses you can take online that will make you a chef! One of the primary benefits of online education is that it provides flexible learning on a schedule that can fit your busy home and work life. As we move into a more technological world, more institutions are trading in the classroom for the world wide web, and their degree programs are following them. Culinary schools are no different. Online culinary schools offer all the training you would receive if you practiced at a physical location, but takes away much of the stress. Working online means that your current job that pays your bills will not suffer as you earn your culinary degree that will lead you to a career. (more…)
Children and kitchens can sometimes seem to be oil and water, but the only way they'll learn to cook is by joining you in the kitchen. When children grow into adulthood, they eventually have to rely on themselves for everything, including feeding. Without cooking skills, they will be tempted by drive-thrus, freezer meals, and other less savory eating habits. Helping in the kitchen builds confidence and early skills of independence. Most kids feel proud and important when they help prepare food. Sharing in family tasks helps them feel that they belong in the family. Children are natural kitchen helpers. They like to share simple tasks of food shopping and picking foods for meals. They enjoy preparing and serving food to the family. (more…)
There are many commercial brands of ice cream and frozen desserts that can be great substitutes if you don't have the time or desire to make your own. Many supermarkets carry a variety of gourmet ice cream, sorbet and gelato. Many of these interesting flavors can even provide inspiration for homemade frozen desserts. (more…)
What's the big deal with High Altitude? The change of air pressure makes things in the kitchen act a bit differently. At high altitudes: Air pressure is lower, so foods take longer to cook. Temperatures and/or cook times may need to be increased. Water boils at a lower temperature, so foods prepared with water (such as pastas and soups) may take longer to cook. Temperatures and cook times may need to be increased. The atmosphere becomes much drier. Moisture quickly evaporates from everything. The air has less oxygen and atmospheric pressure, so cooking takes longer. (more…)
A great deal of household garbage is produced in the kitchen. As part of the preparation process, inedible or unappetizing parts of food— peels, seeds, bones, shells, rinds, fat, gristle and stems—are removed for disposal. All sorts of metal, glass, paper, cardboard or plastic packaging is accumulated. After a typical meal, food scraps remain. Understanding that different types of waste can—and should—be managed differently creates opportunities for reducing the environmental impact of the waste generated in North American kitchens. (more…)
Etiquette affects almost every aspect of dining. Dining etiquette rules apply before you ever take your seat and continue after you excuse yourself from the table. Table manners play an important part in making a favorable impression. They are visible signals of the state of our manners and therefore are essential to professional success. The point of etiquette rules is to make you feel comfortable - not uncomfortable. (more…)
It doesn't matter whether you're increasing a recipe or decreasing it — the procedure for adjusting the ingredient quantities for a different number of portions is the same. We call this scaling a recipe. When scaling a recipe it's important to know how to convert back and forth between different measurements. The first thing you need to do is calculate your conversion factor, which is a number you're going to use to convert all the quantities. There's a tiny bit of math involved, but it's OK to use a calculator — that's what they're there for! To find your conversion factor, simply divide the desired number of servings by the original number of servings. The resulting number is your conversion factor. Keep in mind; some ingredients will have a 'weight' or percentage of importance in scaling, and so will need to be adjusted differently. (more…)
There is of course no 'initial fix' to a fully stocked bar. It is an ongoing process requiring the addition of certain liquors etc. at a time when there becomes a demand for them. Most or all of the ingredients below are considered essential bar-stock, and should act only as a foundation to a well stocked bar. Keep in mind, some of these can be skipped if you or your 'patrons' (Read: drinkking buddies) don't like them. But it's always fun to have some room to experiment. (more…)
Cooking can be complicated. All the different acronyms can make you feel like it's a different language or looking at a military brief. Deciphering between the different cooking abbreviations and their proper unit of measurement can help make sure your dish comes out exactly as imagined. Often times, different books will use different abbreviations, which can cause confusion when putting together a dish. (more…)
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