Category Archives: How-To

A handy method for safer eggs

My brother likes to make Caesar salad for his family on special occasions. Because traditional Caesar dressing contains raw egg […]

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A new year, a new challenge

January is the perfect month to try something new. It’s usually quiet after the holiday hubbub, and it’s easier to […]

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A tale of two soups, and a slow-cooker ‘two-fer’

My husband leaves the evening meal cooking to me, but he usually fends for himself for breakfast and lunch. Pin […]

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Sweeten your food naturally with date puree

Did you know you can use pureed dates as a substitute for maple syrup, honey or refined sugar? Pin It

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How to make your own ghee

It’s easy to make your own ghee (also known as clarified butter). Here are simple instructions.

Soaked and dehydrated almonds

Soaking and dehydrating almonds improves flavor and makes them crispy, it  also decreases acids and releases substances that aid digestion. […]

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Favorite breakfast is perfect for weekdays, simple for guests

My current favorite breakfast—sauteed spicy chorizo with peppers, oven-baked egg, fruit, and coffee—has become a ritual Pin It

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Brined herb-rubbed chicken is moist and flavorful

Roasting a whole chicken can dry it out, and chicken can be bland on its own. To make the meat […]

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How to make your own coconut milk

Homemade coconut milk is fairly easy to make, and it’s a good way to use up extra coconut. Also, it […]

How to cook dried black beans

It’s easy, economical, and healthful to cook your own dried black beans to use in soups or chili instead of […]

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Basic gravy recipe with gluten-free or grain-free options

Gravy is something I very seldom make except on holidays, so in case you’re like me and have to refer […]

How to separate egg yolk and whites – step by step

Sometimes in conversations about food, people will tell me they don’t cook. When I hear that, my first thoughts are, […]

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