Healthy Cooking & Tips

The posts in this section focus on cooking techniques, tips and tricks to amp up taste while dialing down fat and calories. After working in many New York City restaurant kitchens for years, it's now time to share those Skinny Chef secrets!

Healing Herbs for the Holidays

The holidays should be a time for relaxation as well as reconnecting with friends and family. Make your holiday more cheerful by instituting some healing rituals into your schedule that both sooth and celebrate the season. Take five minutes, or more, a day to treat yourself and your family to these self care activities to lessen stress and more.

Cooking With Jalapeño

Jalapeños, also known as the ‘fat chili’ (or chili gordo), hails from the Mexican town Jalapa. Jalapeños can range from mild to hot, making them a good ‘starter chili’ for those who want add more liveliness to their dishes, but are newbies to fiery capsaicin. So find out what to look out for, and select Skinny Chef recipes with Jalapeños.

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Prep

Make Thanksgiving delicious and effortless – with just a bit of planning ahead you can cook a huge feast for 20 guests all by yourself – tips that expert and beginning cooks can use alike.

How to Dress Up Fish

Preparing fish is one of the fastest and easiest healthy proteins to enjoy. Once you learn the easy basics of fish cookery, you’ll be ready to taking it up a notch. If you want to take your fish dishes over the top with taste and nutrition, dress them up with other superfoods like fruits, seeds, nuts, and spices. Try these unique ways to celebrate healthy eating and break that boring, plain boring health food rut.

Healthy And Tasty Halloween Treats

Halloween is still a fun time of year, for both kids and adults. Here is my skinny, yet spooky line-up of Halloween treats that are tasty but not scary for your waistline. Definitely parent-approved!

Recipe Combining

I have my go-to recipes, especially when it comes to desserts – but I also like to mix up my routine with plenty of variety. That’s one thing I really admired about my Granny’s cooking growing up – she never confined herself to the same, limited list of recipes! Need help perfecting your own recipe combos? Just write in and I’ll email you my take on your dish.

17 Ways to Prep Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a super-health food that’s part of the Cucurbitaceae vegetable family. Check out these innovative ways to incorporate it into your dishes, and sample my pumpkin recipes!

Decadent 100 Calorie Snacks

Healthy snacks under 100 calories have been the topic of morning TV segments, in blogs and in magazines, but I find that some of those snacks mentioned don’t satisfy me when I’m really hungry before meal time. So here are some ideas for snacking on real foods that are under 100 calories each!