Archives for September 2014

The Do’s and Don’ts for Cooking Kale

People tell me that they’ve tried to like kale, but just never managed to make it taste good. Follow my Do’s and Don’ts of kale cookery so you can make totally tasty, crisp, sweet, or finger lickin’ good kale while avoiding common cooking snafus!

National Kale Day 2014

As the co-founder of National Kale Day, I am super excited about the many events that we have lined up for this year’s celebration on October 1. Check out what’s happening in your area!

Is Chocolate Healthy?

There is a word for you: ‘chocoholic,’ when you ‘need’ chocolate. Nothing else will do. Just thinking about hot fudge drizzling over ice cream raises your spirits. So what is unique about chocolate?

Scrambled Eggs, 5 Deliciously Healthy Ways

From a fitness standpoint, eggs are one of the perfect foods: It’s an encapsulated source of very high-quality protein and very high-quality fat. Plus, they cook up super-fast, so here are five easy ways for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

Healthy Cooking (and Shopping) For One

Healthy cooking at home is one of the best things you can do for your body and your budget. There are plenty of ways to be neater, smarter, and more efficient when you have a plan & recipes for one in place.

Kitchen Fire: How To Put Out A Grease Fire [video]

Two of my neighbors recently experienced kitchen fires… and as a professional cook, it has happened to me many times as well! Watch this video to learn what to do, and what not to do!

10 Everyday Superfoods

Want to boost your energy? Consider everyday superfoods – loaded with micronutrients that strengthen your liver and boost your body’s systems.

10 Exotic Superfoods

Are you the guru of gojis or a flax fanatic? Then you might be intimately familiar with some of these superfoods, while others might seems incredibly foreign and even downright bizarre. In their countries of origin, these berries, nuts, plants, and seeds have been used for thousands of years to holistically medicate the body or just add yumminess to everyday, wholesome meals. Experimenting with new ingredients makes life interesting and if the foods are especially nutrient-dense — even better.