Secrets for a Perfect Thanksgiving

Cooking for the big day can be such a stress for most people… but with a little planing and how-to knowledge, you’ll see that it’s fun and satisfying!

Summer Cookout Makeover

Summer is a time to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors but you can still be healthy and even wow your guests with some fresh recipes that use the healthiest foods in the most delicious ways. Here are some strategies for getting more superfoods like greens, beans, and berries onto your plate this summer.

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.

Wacky Winter Smoothies

Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.

Cinnamon

Did you know that cinnamon comes from the bark of a tree? And could you name the two varieties most prevalent in the United States? – No? Well, it’s time to find out! Learn about its health benefits and several marvelous uses of cinnamon in your kitchen in this extensive post.

What’s Turmeric?

Did you see my latest post on AOL about turmeric? It’s being evaluated for its ability to soothe skin disorders like psoriasis, calm the nervous system and PMS. In my research, I came across other interesting uses of turmeric – including an automotive one I bet you’ve never heard of!

Cooking with Spice

In my opinion, the number one reason to use spices in your food – beyond adding plenty of flavor with no fat or sugar – is that most spices contain compounds that work as powerful anti-inflammatory agents. So escape your comfort zone and try some of the more ‘exotic’ spices!