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!

Back to School Lunches

When it comes to doing well at school, sending your kids off to class with a healthy lunch is one of the best ways to help them. Kids who have excellent nutrition are better able to focus, have more energy, and sleep better at night, and are less prone to being overweight.

Choosing Knives

Quality, not quantity should be your guide. A well-made set of 3-4 knives is plenty for a beginner or intermediate home cook. If you want to splurge, by all means check out Korin’s astounding knife collection.

What Knives Should You Buy?

Every kitchen should have at least three knives: The chef’s knife, a serrated knife, and a paring knife. The chef’s knife, usually 8-10 inches long, is the knife I use every day and the workhorse in anyone’s kitchen. It is used for chopping, slicing and dicing, basically it’s the all-purpose knife.

Cure for the Carboholic #2

As I watched my husband reach for the bread basket, I started thinking about possible new healthy recipes to entice him away from all the processed carbohydrates.

Super Beauty Foods

Toss the wrinkle creams, cancel your cosmetic surgery appointment because your mother was right – you are what you eat. In this segment, which aired on NBC’s Today Show, Self magazine’s Jennifer Iserloh shows Campbell Brown fruits and spices that will make you brighter and healthier.

Healthy Homemade Foods – WCBS.com

Find out how the Skinny Chef taught a New York City family, the Blackshires, how to cook healthy versions of take-out classics. She keeps it healthy, simple, and fun with perfect meal suggestions that your little ones will gobble up!

Cures for the Carboholic: Herbed Fish with Cilantro

How do you cure a carboholic? In this segment, which aired on Sunday, March 11, 2007 on New York’s CBS2 Sunday Morning News, Jennifer showcased ‘Herbed Fish with Cilantro’ for Tony Tantillo.

Cures for the Carboholic: Gazpacho with Basil

In this segment on how to cure a carboholic, which aired on Sunday, March 11, 2007 on New York’s CBS2 Sunday Morning News, Jennifer prepared ‘Gazpacho with Basil’ for CBS’s Tony Tantillo.