On Food and Cooking

On Food And Cooking

This book by Harold McGee is a must-have for anyone who is interested in the science, history, and lore of food. Harold presents us with the ultimate reference book that is beautifully written and fun to read! Harold presents us with the ultimate reference book that is beautifully written and fun to read! He covers everything from the evolution of beer to how to on mixing a proper vinaigrette.

Grilled Jalapeno Flank Steak

Grilled Jalapeno Flank Steak

My neighbors Claudio and Bernadette love marinating their flank steak with pickled jalapenos, which add lots of flavor without too much heat. I added garlic and more herbs to their version of this simple grill-ready recipe.

Low-Cal Summer Cocktails

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A big part of the Skinny Chef philosophy is enjoying life and celebrating food. For those concerned with calories, a good happy hour doesn’t have to ruin your diet… especially with these cocktails clocking in at 200 calories..

Freshen Up Summertime Eats

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Want to start off the summer by eating better so you can not only enjoy the dishes you love but maintain that summer slim all year around? Then check out my fabulous selection of tips that anyone can use…

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!

The Good and Bad of Summer’s Frozen Desserts

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Who doesn’t crave a frozen treat during the hot summer months? Summer ice cream treats are an American tradition! But do you know what you’re really eating?

Tropical Fruit Salsa

Tropical Fruit Salsa

Fresh tropical fruit is so sweet, it livens up any dish. I like to make a big batch of this salsa to use for chip-dipping and to accompany my grilled fish or meat. Just eating this salsa makes me feel like it’s 80 degrees and sunny outside year-round!

Creamy Corn Bake

Creamy Corn Bake

Kids love sweet corn baked in a small dish, just the right size for them! Yogurt and eggs add lots of protein too. Do you have extra summer time corn? Swap out one of the cans of creamed corn and add 2 cups of fresh corn kernels cut from the cob before baking.