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!

16 Tricky Tips to Cut Back on Waste

Are you losing valuable cash just in grocery waste alone? Here are 16 tips that will help you enjoy your food to the fullest, cut out waste, and pinch a few pennies in the process!

How to Energize Your New Year

When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and your mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you in the New Year.

15 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

How many times have you set a New Year’s resolution for yourself only to find that come March, you’re back to your old habits wondering how you got off track?

Christmas Eve Mexican Feast

If you’re looking for something new this Christmas holiday, plan a feisty Mexican feast to spoil your loved ones with something tasty and spicy. Homemade Mexican food is not only satisfying but it uses some of the healthiest ingredients around like pomegranate, hot chilies, nuts and seeds. Pomegranate Pomegranate is a top superfood since it […]

Holiday Baking Recipe Tips

Whole wheat baking can be easy if you know the ins and outs of how to handle whole wheat flour. 100% whole wheat flour is a whole grain product that is made from the entire seed or kernel of a plant. Grains have three parts, the endosperm which contains starch and protein, the bran – […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Day Recipe List

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of turkeys – but not the ones you get in the grocery store. I think about wild turkeys, the ones that live in the hills above the town where I grew up. Also in this post: Healthy Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Spiced Wine for Winter

Feuerzangenbowle is a traditional German alcoholic drink, often part of a Christmas or New Year’s Eve tradition. The name translates literally as ‘fire-tongs punch’, and is an old-time tradition of brewing mulled wine that is later enriched with rum and caramelized sugar.