Food

Nuts

When You Need Unsalted Nuts

When a recipe calls for unsalted nuts but the ones you have are salted, cook the salted nuts in boiling…

Food

How to Make Cheese Last Longer

To prevent a chunk of hard cheese from getting moldy, dampen a piece of cheesecloth (or any thin cloth) with…

Cooking Techniques

Healthy Frying Tip

While your frying pan is heating up, add one tablespoon of white vinegar just before adding your cooking oil (one…

Cooking Techniques

Ice Cube Fix Removes the Fat

Simmering up a pot of chicken soup is perfect for unpredictably chilly spring days. The best-known way to reduce the…

Nuts

Easy Way to Crack Nuts

Want to make Brazil nuts and other hard-shelled nuts easier to crack? Keep them in the freezer, then take out…

Seafood

Sardines Top the Health Charts

They are the healthiest fish you can eat. Sardines are small silvery fish in the herring family that contain more…

Fruits & Vegetables

Keep Lettuce from Wilting

To make lettuce last longer, take it out of its plastic bag and store it in a brown paper bag—this…

Food

Good and Easy…Eating the Mediterranean Way

A physician-chef tells how to enjoy delicious foods and reduce your risk for chronic diseases There is abundant scientific evidence…

Recipes

World’s Most Nutritious Pasta Sauce

If you’re like most North Americans, you think of sunny Mediterranean pesto, that wonderful blend of fresh basil, nuts, cheese…

Seasonings & Spices

Make Zatar an Addition to Your Kitchen

If you are like most people, you have a few favorite spices that you use over and over again. But…

Recipes

The Lentil Dish You Can’t Stop Eating

In the Middle East, India and Mediterranean countries, lentils are an essential, inexpensive meatless protein used in many dishes. In…

Cooking Techniques

Best Way to Reheat Rice

Reheating rice can make it dry or mushy. To avoid this, put it in a microwave-safe bowl and place a…

Cooking Techniques

Make Room for More Cookies!

Baking often means big batches because treats are for sharing! If your cooking space is like most counter-scarce kitchens and…

Recipes

Cut Calories, Not Flavor, from Your Favorite Italian Dishes

Great ways to reduce the calorie count in a wide range of Italian meals… Use nonfat Greek yogurt in place…

Cooking Techniques

Peanut Butter Cookies the Easy Way

To make those signature treads in peanut butter cookies, use a strong plastic fork to flatten the dough balls before…