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!

17 Ways to Prep Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a super-health food that’s part of the Cucurbitaceae vegetable family. Check out these innovative ways to incorporate it into your dishes, and sample my pumpkin recipes!

10 Exotic Superfoods

Are you the guru of gojis or a flax fanatic? Then you might be intimately familiar with some of these superfoods, while others might seems incredibly foreign and even downright bizarre. In their countries of origin, these berries, nuts, plants, and seeds have been used for thousands of years to holistically medicate the body or just add yumminess to everyday, wholesome meals. Experimenting with new ingredients makes life interesting and if the foods are especially nutrient-dense — even better.

Fall Entertaining, Do Ahead Healthy Tips

Entertaining is one of the many ways I celebrate and enjoy eating healthy meals. Sharing something delicious that is also nourishing can be a great way to gather friends and family around the dinner table without too much fuss in the kitchen.

Start Your Fall Off Right With Superfoods

Summer’s not over yet but you can start planning for fall the fun way. Do a little surfing, both in the ocean waves and on your favorite food blogs! Bookmark some fresh new meal ideas that use the healthiest foods around, like pomegranate, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds to make your fall more fabulous. I’ll show you cooking hacks and tips to get these foods fast, so you can smoothly sail into your fall routine.

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

20 Ways To Spin A Salad

Salad is one of those things that you can get tired of pretty quickly. Have you ever heard someone announce in a restaurant that they are just dying for a salad? So here are some easy ways to put a gourmet spin on your bed of greens to make a drool-worthy meal…

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

Asparagus pokes through the cool dirt of early spring though it can be found in grocery stores year-round. Look for the thick stalks for this recipe, or if you are using pencil-thin asparagus decrease the cooking time by 2-3 minutes.

7 Natural Superfood Remedies

Superfoods are an amazing way to nutritionally charge your diet but they also work equally well as home remedies. From everyday little aches and pains, they give your immunity a little boost or sooth a sore tummy.