Archives for November 2009

Om for the Holidays

My friend Suzanne Ausnit, a seasoned yoga instructor, is teaching an ‘OM for The Holidays’ workshop on November 30th. Take the workshop to find out how to release muscular tension and relax deeply with restorative yoga poses.

Spice Up Your Life

Today, I tested this garlic rice recipe from ‘Spice Up Your Life the Flexitarian Way’ – a new cookbook by Bindu Grandhi. The dish is spicy, easy to make, and just plain good, much like many of the other unique, tasty recipes that are appropriate for both vegetarians and people who enjoy lean meat and fish…

Another Cause of Obesity: Bacteria?

Just the other day, I came across an article on the ‘Times Magazine’ website, highlighting new research that seems to explain certain cases of obesity.

The Best Oven Fries

Like most everyone else on the planet, I love french fries. But like most other people, I also try to avoid fast food and fried foods – here’s a step by step guide to make your own fries!

The Skinny Chef In Pittsburgh Tribune

Ahead of an event tonight at my alma mater, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran Rachel Weaver’s interview with me. In it, we discussed how I got started as the Skinny Chef and my upcoming book ‘Secrets Of A Skinny Chef’.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interview

Last week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gretchen McKay interviewed me ahead of an event this week where I will be speaking. The interview was an opportunity to share my journey into the culinary world.

Homemade Fried Rice

As a teen, I had a real passion for fried rice and, since I was a vegetarian at the time, I thought that ordering takeout Chinese vegetable fried rice at least twice a week was a fairly healthy choice. Now that I cook at home more frequently and often have leftover rice, I find that making my favorite takeout dish at home is cheap, healthy and delicious.

Tender Chicken Dishes for Fast Week Night Cooking

Chicken is by far the most popular protein. It’s very versatile, spanning all cultures and cuisines, well liked and diet friendly. Home cooks tend to over cook chicken so in today’s post I’m going to tell you about one of the easiest ways to cook chicken properly. The cooking technique is the same for each of the four quick cooking chicken dishes listed, so once you master it you can try all the sauces to add delicious variety to your dinner table.