Healthy Cooking Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1189/all en Do I Really Need to Preheat My Oven? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/do_i_really_need_to_preheat_my_oven <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/do_i_really_need_to_preheat_my_oven" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/holiday-baking.jpg" alt="Do I Really Need to Preheat My Oven? Blog Post" title="Do I Really Need to Preheat My Oven? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The moment you turn your oven on, it starts getting hot, but most take a full 20 minutes to be fully preheated—even if the indicator light (or chime) says it’s ready sooner. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/do_i_really_need_to_preheat_my_oven#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Stacy Fraser Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:45:56 +0000 kurtschulitz 286893 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SO15_Squash.png" alt="How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I love butternut squash. But since I commute an hour a day and have a 3-year-old to feed ASAP when walking in the door (plus a hangry husband), I try to keep weeknight dinners to 30 minutes, tops. Since it takes about 15 minutes to peel, seed and cut up a whole one, squash is usually designated to weekend duty at my house. </p> <p>So discovering precut butternut squash was pretty awesome. And while convenience products can be more expensive, this one costs a mere $1.50 more to buy it already prepped, which is worth it to me and my weeknight sanity. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner What's in season Healthy Cooking Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:30:20 +0000 kurtschulitz 286387 at http://www.eatingwell.com How To: Make Gluten-Free Baked Goods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking/how_to_make_gluten_free_baked_goods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking/how_to_make_gluten_free_baked_goods" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SO15_Squash_0.png" alt="How To: Make Gluten-Free Baked Goods Blog Post" title="How To: Make Gluten-Free Baked Goods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><!--<p><strong>What’s the simplest way to make baked goods gluten-free? </strong><br> —D. Clifton, Durham, NC</p>--> <p>Gluten—a combination of proteins found in wheat, rye and/or barley flour—gives structure and elasticity to baked goods. When you remove gluten, the support needed to lift and lighten the treats during baking is missing. The results can be dense, gummy or crumbly. The best gluten-free (GF) baked goods are made with a blend of GF flours, starches and often natural “gums,” such as xanthan gum, to replicate a traditional texture. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking/how_to_make_gluten_free_baked_goods#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Diet Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health - Gluten Free Diet Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:28:38 +0000 kurtschulitz 286386 at http://www.eatingwell.com Soup's On: Making Super-Flavorful Chicken Soup http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/soups_on_making_super_flavorful_chicken_soup <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/soups_on_making_super_flavorful_chicken_soup" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Soups_310_SO15.png" alt="Soup&amp;#039;s On: Making Super-Flavorful Chicken Soup Blog Post" title="Soup&amp;#039;s On: Making Super-Flavorful Chicken Soup Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We’ve simmered down our favorite technique for making homemade chicken soup into one easy-to-follow changeable chicken soup recipe. Every great pot starts with garlic, onions, bone-in chicken breast and low-sodium broth. After that, you add your favorite seasonings, vegetables and whole-grains and/or beans. Start with a classic combination of carrots, celery, peas and egg noodles or go for a different blend of vegetables and seasonings to create your new favorite chicken soup.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/soups_on_making_super_flavorful_chicken_soup#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Stacy Fraser Healthy Cooking Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:22:12 +0000 kurtschulitz 286381 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JA15_WineList_400sq.jpg" alt="The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post" title="The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s summertime and that means it&rsquo;s very likely that a friend will drop by unexpectedly for a drink and conversation. To make sure I&rsquo;m prepared, I always stock a few nibbles—cheese, crackers, olives and fruit—and my favorite drinks. Now that I live in Vermont, I do have a few craft beers in my fridge, but what I really stockpile is wine. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:38:46 +0000 kurtschulitz 286042 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/141007_EW_07TableHero_611_Cropped.jpg" alt="A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post" title="A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When I entertain, I often make Mexican food. It’s easy, budget-friendly and everyone loves it. Plus I can please vegetarians, vegans, omnivores and even kids without making myself crazy, and the leftovers are always welcome.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Entertaining Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:10:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285700 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Scones.jpg" alt="The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes Blog Post" title="The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breakfast Breana Lai Cooking tips Dessert Entertaining Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:40 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285584 at http://www.eatingwell.com “Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/mdp_12952.jpg" alt="“Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game Blog Post" title="“Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When I was tasked with testing vegetable noodle makers—aka “spiralizers”—I was hesitant. Growing up with a Chinese father, I primarily ate an Asian-inspired diet that included a lot of rice. But on special occasions, I had another option: noodles. And like most kids, when given the choice between rice and noodles, I’d always pick noodles. Noodles, in this case, meant ramen, lo mein, soba or egg and I loved them all—and still do. I was afraid that vegetable versions of my beloved noodles couldn’t come close to my enjoyment of the starchy originals. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dinner Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:12:52 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285583 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23974_Allen_310.jpg" alt="How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It Blog Post" title="How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We love a good Thai curry. And if you frequent Thai restaurants, you probably do too! You can put just about anything in a Thai curry, so we Test Kitchen cooks always keep curry paste on hand so we can whip up a curry with whatever we have hanging out in the fridge. </p> <p>When we decided to use Thai curry paste in the March/April 2015 issue for our <em>Market Pick</em> column (that’s where we do four different takes on one ingredient), we in the Test Kitchen thought it would only be prudent to try as many curry pastes as we could get our hands on. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:36:27 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285388 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8353_Ardito_3.JPG" alt="5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post" title="5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Restaurants, particularly fast casual restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and On the Border, are not typically known for their healthy recipes. A single meal can easily bust your daily calorie allotment. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_many_slices_of_bacon_does_your_dinner_equal_3_restaurant_shockers"> How Many Slices of Bacon Does Your Dinner Equal? 3 Restaurant Shockers</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:09:04 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284835 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cabbage_assorted_Beisch_ma14_310.jpg" alt="The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating Blog Post" title="The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I love fall vegetables. I can’t think of one that I don’t like to eat. But even a vegetable lover can still get into a cooking rut. Particularly when fall’s bounty of colorful squash, leafy greens and hearty roots arrives and summer’s easy-to-love heat-loving tomatoes and peppers are harder to come by at the farmers’ market. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Eating green What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:30:21 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284213 at http://www.eatingwell.com Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8958_Ardito.JPG" alt="Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post" title="Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I’m usually not much of a dessert person. In fact, I prefer a cheese course after dinner when I eat out. But if I see a good apple dessert on the menu, I may reconsider that choice. </p> <p>While I love apple cake and apple pie, my apple dessert of choice is Apple Bavarian Torte. My mom has been making this tasty creation for more than 40 years. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan, she usually makes it for me on Thanksgiving. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_secrets_to_the_best_pumpkin_pie">3 Secrets to the Best Pumpkin Pie</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dessert Entertaining Holidays Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:00:16 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284210 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SP8999_Ardito.JPG" alt="Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post" title="Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I have a thing for chowder. </p> <p>I am lucky that my mother-in-law lives year-round on Cape Cod: we visit there several times a year and I get to eat some of the best clam chowder—or as we say in some parts of New England, clam chowdah. (She’s in Massachusetts, after all.) In Maine, where I lived until recently, I consumed gallons of chowder in varying forms—clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, the list goes on.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Lunch Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:49:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284159 at http://www.eatingwell.com Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/rock_the_rolls_lettuce_wraps_stuffed_cabbage_and_more <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/rock_the_rolls_lettuce_wraps_stuffed_cabbage_and_more" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP5258_1.jpg" alt="Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More Blog Post" title="Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>While you may not follow a Paleo or gluten-free diet, here’s a takeaway from both that will help get more veggies into your diet: use vegetables to wrap up your meal. </p> <p>Bread, wraps and tortillas may be the first things you think of to “contain” sandwiches, tacos and more, but lettuce, dark leafy greens and cabbage do the trick just as well. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss: </strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_pros_and_cons_of_4_trendy_diets">The Pros and Cons of 4 Trendy Diets</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/rock_the_rolls_lettuce_wraps_stuffed_cabbage_and_more#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Eating green Family meals Good choices Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:10:31 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283867 at http://www.eatingwell.com Heavenly Peach-Raspberry Crisp (Plus 3 Variations!) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/heavenly_peach_raspberry_crisp_plus_3_variations <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/heavenly_peach_raspberry_crisp_plus_3_variations" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS4057_0.jpg" alt="Heavenly Peach-Raspberry Crisp (Plus 3 Variations!) Blog Post" title="Heavenly Peach-Raspberry Crisp (Plus 3 Variations!) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I love pie, particularly ones bursting with summer fruit, but I rarely have the time to make one. That means pie is more of a special-occasion dessert—unless someone’s made it for me. But I found a dessert that satisfies my craving for pie with a lot less fuss: a luscious fruit crisp topped with nutty streusel.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/6_tips_for_perfect_summer_pies">6 Tips for Perfect Summer Pies</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/heavenly_peach_raspberry_crisp_plus_3_variations#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dessert Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:26:00 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283861 at http://www.eatingwell.com