Archives for December 2010

Healthy Comfort Foods

Can comfort food actually be good for you? That’s the question I discussed in this segment on ‘Better TV’ – and demonstrated with healthy comfort food classics like mac and cheese and chili.

Skinny Chef Weight Loss Program On CTS TV

When you want to lose weight, going on a diet is the worst thing you could do! Yes, I know, it sounds totally crazy, so watch my recent appearance on CTS Canada. I am also going to open the doors to my brandnew 14-Day Kick Start Weight Loss Program officially on January 4, but you can get a sneak peek here…

Bring the Tropics to You!

Tropical fruits – pineapple, pomegranate, mango, grapefruit and oranges – are all in season this time of year! Not only will these fruits’ vibrant colors brighten your day, but they’ll also kick-start your daily nutritional requirements with loads of Vitamin C. Ready to learn how to punch up everyday dishes?

Pot Luck Party

When I think of a potluck, I always think of retro parties, house wives in crinoline skirts and homemade martinis. Some say that the term potluck comes from an unexpected guest who shows up for dinner and gets the luck of the pot. The key to making a great potluck meal? I think it’s a one-pot dish that is filling and hearty enough to feed a crowd… so check out my favorites in this post.

Flower Arranging

I started to appreciate the art of flower arranging three or four years before I became a chef. It was during my very first job in New York City, that I came in contact with a very talented florist. Before I left for the day, “Steve Perry of the Flowers” as I thought of him, gave me a single perfect rose, and flashed those golden teeth. Every week after, he gifted me a different, brightly colored rose, but never said a single word, not one peep during all the visits in an entire year.

Healthy Bacon Egg Cheese Sandwich

We all feel rushed in the morning, getting to work on time, getting the kids out the door, and it might seem more convenient to buy your breakfast, including the hot coffee, on the road. But, it isn’t. In this fifth episode of ‘Food Courting’, I’m going to show you to make the healthier version that’s going to get your day off to a guilt-free start.

Holiday Budget Tips

With the growing cost of groceries, many people are concerned that feeding their family healthy meals can be a balancing game between choosing nutritious food and keeping the bill collectors away. So why not cook you comfort favorites the skinny way and save on grocery bills in the process? In this post, I’ll share insights that every restaurant chef knows, and that you can apply right away…

How Foods And Drugs Collide

Grapefruit juice and St. John’s Wort, a popular herbal supplement, have something in common: Both interfere with the activity of some prescription drugs. But these aren’t the only ones – milk thistle and leafy greens can do the same as an excellent article in the September 27 issue of C&EN points out.