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!

Lavender

Nothing reminds me more of the South of France than lavender. Once I visited Provence in the summer, specifically the town of Grasse, where I was hit by blooming lavender for the first time.

Comfort me with Top Chef

Why do folks think ‘healthy’ and ‘comfort’ means ugly? No way, real comfort food is packed with love! It’s enticing because it looks creamy, crunchy, silky, rich and colorful, as food should always be, healthy or not.

Baking 500 Chocolate Chip Cookies; What Does it Take?

So – just what does it take to make 500 chocolate chip cookies you ask? Well, we’re looking at 50 bags of chocolate chips just for starters.

How to Fight Fat

Obesity is such a serious problem in America that it has turned into an epidemic. For me ‘skinny’ or ‘beautiful’ is not about the insane rail-thin standards we see in the press so often, it’s about being a healthy weight for the quality of life, pure and simple.

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.