Colcannon: Decoding the Missing Information Between the Lines of a Recipe

Want your recipes to taste better? Learn to “read between the lines” of the recipe to discover the tricks and information that will make it sing and sparkle for you. Here is a good example to get you started.

Recipe: Summer Vegetable Skillet with Peanut Sauce

What’s your go-to meal for something fast, healthy and yummy? For me, it’s skillet dishes, hands down. Learn to make one and you can vary it a hundred ways, never have to struggle through a recipe, and almost invariably end up with a darn tasty meal.

How to Make Healthy, Whole Grain Breadcrumbs

Transform throw away crusts into kitchen gold. How to make your own breadcrumbs for a healthier, lower cost alternative to store-bought crumbs–and save the environment while you’re at it!

Building Your “Tasting Muscles”–and Putting Them to Good Use

The ill consequences of our couch potato culture aren’t limited to flabby abs and saggy triceps. All the homogenized foods that comprise the bulk of our diet have gradually eroded our “tasting muscles,” too, making it harder to enjoy and be satisfied with foods we feel good about eating.

Diet Season Is Coming! Plan Now for After the Diet

By definition, a “diet” is an interlude of eating differently than normal, and at some point, that interlude has to end. Since we know that’s the ending to every diet story, why not plan for a good exit strategy? What will eating look like for the rest of your life, once your diet interlude it over?

Women, Weight and Protein

Did you know there’s a connection between what’s in your pantry and what’s on your thighs? It’s true, so pay attention to this often overlooked part of the kitchen–not only to what’s there, but also to what’s not there–like high-quality canned chicken that can stave off a hunger attack in a hurry.

Hooray! You’re Not Stuck with the Taste Buds You Got

In the battle against the bulge, the tiny taste bud is a formidable foe, defeating us in all sorts of ways. We may feel forever enslaved to their despotic whims, but I’ve come to a more hopeful view: We’re not stuck with our current taste buds. It is entirely possible to transform them from foe to friend.

Danger in the Gluten-Free Aisle

New gluten-free products are making it easy to live without gluten, but are we missing the bigger, teachable moment–and rewards–of a gluten-intolerance diagnosis?