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!

Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

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Most of us think of grilling as an easy low-fat way alternative to cooking on the stove top. But how healthy is your grilling, really? Let’s take a closer look at your grilling habits and choices!

Spicy Mexican Chicken [Video]

In this video, I showcase my tricks to cook a healthier grassfed beef burger in a collard warp that’s also lower in calories compared to a bistro style burger.

Grassfed Burger with Collards [Video]

In this video, I showcase my tricks to cook a healthier grassfed beef burger in a collard warp that’s also lower in calories compared to a bistro style burger.

Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

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In this video of my new HEALTHY CHEATS video series, I’ll take a gourmet pasta dish and sneak in some healthier alternative ingredients without sacrificing any of the flavor.

The Secret to Quitting Junk Foods

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I know from personal experience that the love affair for junk foods and unhealthy foods can run pretty deep, which is why it can be so tough for people to kick the junk food habit for good!

How to Cook with Hemp

Hemp seeds (also called “hemp hearts”) are the delicious nutty, highly nutritive shelled seeds of the plant. To cook with hemp seeds, use them as you would any other tasty seed… but check out my tasty recipes!

4 Easy Steps To Brining

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Leaner meats like chicken, turkey, and pork chops benefit from brining because this keeps them juicy during cooking. Follow my simple 4-step process to learn how…

[Video] How To Keep Chicken Juicy

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In this video for Prevention.com, I showcased my tricks to cook perfectly juicy chicken breast… it’s two things that you’ll learn in culinary school early on, and they are so simple you can easily incorporate them in your own kitchen. Enjoy!