Sometimes the most daunting part of cooking is the prep. The cooking part of the recipe looks straightforward, but the prep, my God, the prep! Chop onion to a small dice Finely dice garlic Mince fresh herbs Wait…dice other veggies, like carrots and peppers? How do you get them all the same size? What to…
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VIDEO: How to Store Washed Vegetables
If you go to the trouble of washing your vegetables (check out my Best Way to Wash Veggies Video) to get yourself ready for the week or a big meal, you definitely want to know how to store them so they don’t wilt or, even worse, rot in the fridge before you get to use…
VIDEO: Best Way to Wash Veggies
Do you wanna eat dirt and bugs or veggies? No judgment if you prefer the dirt and bugs. Cool with me. I think most of us prefer the veggies. 🙂 When I see the aphids on my broccoli I don’t totally freak anymore. I figure, added protein if one sneaks by me. Can’t get them…
VIDEO: How to Segment an Orange
How do You Segment an Orange? Like all knife skills, practice, practice, practice. I never ate oranges as a kid. I hated the white stuff. It tasted bitter. It got stuck in my teeth. It overpowered the sweetness of the orange and ruined the overall eating experience because of the chewy texture. I knew this at…
Cook with Me: How to Make Cashew Cream
What’s cashew cream? It’s an awesome vegan, dairy-free replacement for heavy cream in numerous recipes. From pastry creams, ice cream, soups to purees, cashew cream creates the lucious, creamy texture heavy cream gives. Except it’s dairy-free. It’s made with good fats. It’s guilt-free. And it’s super easy to make. Woo-hoo! Cashew Cream vs. Pearl Jam:…
Cook with Me: Tips for Rolling Pasta
Need Tips for Rolling Pasta? Get it right the first time! Need more help with homemade pasta? Check out my other videos: How to Mix Pasta Dough and Rolling Pasta! Need a healthy homemade pasta recipe? Be sure to try my Healthy Homemade Pasta with Spinach Almond Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes!
Cook with Me: How to Mix Pasta Dough
Learn How to Mix Pasta Dough: Plain and Simple! Need more help with homemade pasta? Check out my other videos: Rolling Pasta and Tips for Rolling Out Pasta! Need a healthy homemade pasta recipe? Be sure to try my Healthy Homemade Pasta with Spinach Almond Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes!
Cook with Me: How do You Know You Have Good Yeast?
How do You Know You Have Good Yeast? It’s not so hard once you know what to look for. Check out this super short video for a great example. Be sure your dough will rise before you mix it! For some easy, healthier recipes that use yeast, try my Italian Pesto Bread or my Spelt…
Cook with Me: How to Cook Quinoa
Learn How to Cook Quinoa in 6 minutes! That simple, that fast. My Apple Cranberry Quinoa makes a great high protein, delicious breakfast – and it’s quick and simple to make. Join me! Check out the recipe and give it a try!
Cook with Me: How to Make Pesto
Learn How to Make Pesto in Minutes! Easy, healthy, and delicious, when made properly, pesto is great to put on just about any food – whole grains, veggies, proteins, and whole grain pastas. Check out my Yummy Pesto Recipe and make it with me – so simple!