Tag: healthy cooking 101

Blanching 101: How to Blanch Vegetables and Fruits

Want to speed up your prep work, shorten your time in the kitchen, and make your fresh produce last longer in the…

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How to Chiffonade

Chiffonade (pronounced shiff-oh-NOD) is one of those culinary terms that sounds complicated and intimidating, but it’s actually an easy slicing technique to…

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Which Knives to Use for What (tips from chef Amanda Cohen)

You’d probably expect chef Amanda Cohen to flourish an impressive array of knives as she prepares the dishes at Dirt Candy, her…

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How to Use Beans as a Meat Substitute in any Recipe

Choosing a plant-based diet doesn’t mean giving up the meat-based dishes you love. On the contrary, there are lots of plant foods…

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How to Make Oil-Free Vinaigrettes

The classic recipe for a vinaigrette is pretty simple: one part vinegar to two or three parts oil. So, what do you…

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Ingredient IQ: Ginger Root

Fresh ginger root lends a distinctive zing to a variety of cuisines from Asia to South America. The tan, knobby root is…

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How to Read a Recipe

Experienced chefs may be able to freestyle their way through preparing a dish, but for the rest of us, following a recipe—closely,…

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Wicked Healthy: How to Sauté and Roast Without Oil

A brand-new recipe collection from hotshot vegan chefs Chad and Derek Sarno with David Joachim, The Wicked Healthy Cookbook is filled with crave-worthy plant-based recipes….

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5 Plant-Based Ingredient Swaps for Satisfying Dinners and Desserts

Many of us are intimidated by the thought of transitioning to a whole-food, plant-based diet. But the truth is that we can…

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In the Kitchen with Darshana: Weekend Prep 101

It’s not easy sticking to healthy resolutions when you’re tired and hungry after a long day. That’s why we recommend setting aside…

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Ingredient IQ: All About Aquafaba

Since it was discovered less than three years ago by French chef Joël Roessel, aquafaba has been all the rage with vegan…

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How to Transform Last Night’s Leftovers Into a Great Breakfast

Last night’s leftovers often become today’s lunch or dinner, but don’t overlook their potential to make a great breakfast. Getting creative with…

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