Monthly Archives: June 2014

  1. 5 Healthy Oils You Should Be Cooking With

    Variety of oils Everyone loves sitting down to a good meal, especially when that meal is both tasty and healthy.  However, some cooking oils are loaded with saturated fats and can lead to health problems like obesity and raised...

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  2. Meatless Monday's Fresh Summer Corn

    Meatless Monday's Fresh Summer Corn

    This is traditional Street Corn, but you can take all of these flavors and create a summer side dish! The wanderings across the area farmer’s market is beginning to yield some new items.  A summer time favorite is fresh...

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  3. How to Grill Lobster for the Ideal Summertime Treat

    Grilled Lobster Tails When it’s time to break out the grill and burgers and hot dogs just don’t register on the culinary excitement scale, it is time to try something new. Seafood lovers may find a new favorite grilling...

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  4. Bold Tex Mex Side Dishes

    Bold Tex Mex Side Dishes

    Tex-Mex defined In my quest for healthy we have been re-introduced to the flavors of Tex-Mex.  There is something about the simple preparation, with bold flavors and the many spices along with the creative use of vegetables that makes...

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  5. The Berries of Summer

    The Berries of Summer

    The Stars of Summer A trip to the market has many berries in season at the moment.  Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are especially good in the summer. Here are three recipes using these ingredients in very different ways...

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  6. Santoku vs Chef's Knife: What makes them different?

    Santoku vs Chef's Knife: What makes them different?

    Knives on a cutting board Ask any chef or dedicated home cook what he considers his most important kitchen tool and almost certainly the answer would be "my knife." Because it's such a vital kitchen implement, there is a...

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  7. Farro is King

    Farro is King

    Farro is King A few weeks ago, I wrote about including more whole grains in our diets.  I have come to really enjoy the nutty taste of farrow as a new grain in my diet.  This week I must share...

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  8. Mediterranean Cuisine vs. Mediterranean Diet

    Mediterranean Cuisine vs. Mediterranean Diet

    Mediterranean cuisine What is Mediterranean cuisine? Mediterranean Cuisine is the ultimate in fusion food; with the vast amount of land that is considered to be Mediterranean there are a lot of different cultures that attribute robust and hearty fla

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  9. Meatless Monday - Grilled Portabellas with Chimichurri Sauce

    Meatless Monday - Grilled Portabellas with Chimichurri Sauce

    Here is another crazy good recipe from a fabulous Chef in Atlanta in Nancy Waldeck.  Nancy is all about adding lots of flavor with saving on fats!  This past week in her Friday 4 she brought together the best...

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  10. Indian Cuisine: Tandoori Chicken

    Indian Cuisine: Tandoori Chicken

    Chicken Tandoori If you like Indian cuisine, you may be familiar with Tandoori Chicken. It’s commonly served in Indian restaurants, characterized by its red color. Flavorful and succulent, it's easy to fall in love with this dish. Traditionally, the

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