The next time you’re buying pasta, STOP. The new year is a good time to try new things–especially if they’re healthy and not hard at all. Find out how two ordinary home chefs are discovering and experimenting with some of the new, whole grain pastas–and finding that they pass the taste test, even for picky eaters.
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.
Caught between wanting more variety at mealtimes, but afraid of buying exotic pantry ingredients that will never get used up? Check out this for escaping this Catch 22 and having the best of both worlds.
Could the poor pitiful pantry be the salvation for time-starved home cooks who just want to get a decent meal on the table each night?
With enough time, any new thing becomes stale, and a newly created pantry is no exception. Over time, how we stock the pantry becomes routine–and so do our meals. Discover six secrets for breathing some fresh air (and fun) into your pantry.
If it’s true that creating a pantry takes more than an afternoon, then how can we possibly reap the benefits of a pantry? Is there a way to reframe the picture so time panic doesn’t prevent you from having one of these invaluable kitchen resources?
A look at how a real life pantry works, so you can begin to see what kinds of things can be bought, successfully stored, then translated into deliciously quick meals.
Hate grocery shopping? “Investment thinking” will keep you out of the aisles and free up more time to make the healthy, economical meals you want to be eating.
Coming home from vacation is usually disappointing in and of itself, what with all the mail to read, newspapers to deal with, email to catch up with and, worst of all, the frig to re-stock. While there’s no avoiding the inevitable, learn the KitchenSmart trick that can at least delay a trip to the grocery store for a few days, until you’re a little more caught up.
Fighting crowds of frenetic shoppers can zap the magic right out of your holiday buying. So avoid last-minute shopping–which is easy enough if you took the first Stress-Reducing Secret to heart and planned out your holiday meals in advance.