Archives for January 2015

How to Cook with Chia Seeds

I’m a big fan of this tiny superfood since it’s a great way to fill up your tummy. Soaked chia is is well known as a boon for digestive orders like GERD and IBS, and is easy to add to recipes that you already know and love!

Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday

Check out my article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on ‘Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday’ – featuring two delicious recipes from my ‘Secrets of a Skinny Chef’ cookbook.

Food Myths Debunked

I’ve always wondered how many of the most popular cooking myths got started, and why so many people still think they’re true. Do you know the one about keeping avocado from turning brown by using the pit? Searing meat keeps it juicy? Are green potatoes bad for you? True or false, find the answers — plus post your own myths and I’ll answer them!

Healthy Meals for One

Cooking for one can seem like a waste of time. But eating out all the time has major drawbacks too — it’s expensive, the portion sizes are too big for one person, and they can be loaded with calories. The trick to eating for ones lies in…

Is Your Food Creating Iron Absorption Problems?

I used to think that eating a big, juicy sirloin burger with a slice of cheese was my ticket to satisfying my meat craving while getting a hefty dose of iron. But there are two different types of iron in foods…

How to Energize Your New Year

When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little food RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you!

How to Cook with Turmeric

When it comes to eating healthy, spices are many times overlooked. So if you want to supercharge the health benefits of the foods you’re already eating while adding more interest to your meals, head to the spice rack.