Cooking tips http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1197/all en 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Fall-vegetables.jpg" alt="Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets Blog Post" title="Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I thought I had it good with my CSA midsummer, but the first weeks of September are truly a vegetable-lover’s gold mine. </p> <p>Not only am I still getting perfect summer tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, but cooler-weather crops like beets and dark leafy greens are back in rotation too. Last week’s share added huge leaves of curly kale, Chioggia beets and some of the best carrots I’ve ever eaten to my larder.</p> <p>I’m almost overwhelmed with the amount of vegetables spilling out of my fridge—but in a good way.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Eating green Gardening Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:30 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284116 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/perfect_fried_rice_in_5_steps <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/perfect_fried_rice_in_5_steps" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8845_Allen.jpg" alt="Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps Blog Post" title="Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Growing up, having fried rice for dinner was synonymous with “fridge clean-out day,” meaning that any leftover vegetables and/or proteins from the night—or week—before were on their way to the wok. Those leftovers might be pieces of Chinese roast pork, bits of leftover chicken and baby bok choy, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and corn—but when mixed with eggs and oyster sauce, they made a quick dinner that was ready in minutes.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/perfect_fried_rice_in_5_steps#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dinner Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:03:23 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283627 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DF8239_Krasner_1.JPG" alt="5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This morning my 2-year-old daughter, Lila, walked over to the kitchen island and yelled, “Nana!” while pointing to the last banana in the fruit bowl. My husband tried to tell her that the black-spotted banana was destined for the compost bucket, but it’s hard to reason with a toddler—so I peeled it and gave her a chunk. She thought it was a perfectly acceptable breakfast, mushy spots and all.</p> <p>Many people (like my husband) don’t have time for overripe bananas. But here’s the real secret: those past-their-prime ’nanas are actually a true culinary treat. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dessert Eating green Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283363 at http://www.eatingwell.com Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23437B_Krasner_310.jpg" alt="Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate Blog Post" title="Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A wedding without a wedding cake? A birthday party without a birthday cake? That’s like a party balloon without air. Just picture the moment when the lights dim, the crowd sings and a cake with swirls of frosting and glowing candles makes its way to the table for that special someone. Cakes make that magic moment of every great celebration. And the one sure way to really amplify the “oohs” and “aahs” is to bake a cake from scratch.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_best_cake_recipes">Our Best Cake Recipes</a> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 22 May 2014 17:40:34 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283032 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8742_Beisch.JPG" alt="6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin Blog Post" title="6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Cooking in a small kitchen can turn anyone into a minimalist. A cake pan? Forget about it; birthdays only come once a year. A toaster oven? Let your broiler do the work! But the one must-have tool you must keep in your cooking arsenal is the muffin tin. It just may be one of the coolest tools you own. Obviously, it’s great for muffins—but you can use it for so much more. And, of course, with a muffin tin you’ve got the assurance of built-in portion control. Get out your muffin tin and let the magic begin. From lasagna to sumptuous mini pies, these six foods get a whole new look.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:23:09 +0000 jbrandt802 282034 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8765_Norman.JPG" alt="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are plenty of good reasons why yogurt sales have increased by 40 percent over the past five years. High in protein and calcium, and a probiotic powerhouse (if it’s got the live and active cultures label), yogurt is a magnificent food. Not only is yogurt simply delicious alone as a healthy snack or breakfast, it’s also an extremely versatile cooking ingredient. It works as a lower-calorie and lower-saturated-fat replacement for cream, mayo, oil and sour cream in many recipes.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_recipes_with_yogurt">Easy Recipes with Yogurt</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:55:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281746 at http://www.eatingwell.com Essential Staples for Quick & Easy Chinese Meals http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8423_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" title="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My first cooking class was with my mom at Lan’s Chinese Cooking School in Durham, North Carolina, when I was 8 years old. My mom and I were excited to learn how to make authentic Chinese food because my Hong Kong-born dad and I preferred it to all other foods. I was the youngest student to ever enroll and I had to stand on a stepstool to be tall enough to mix the ingredients in the wok. It was here I first kindled my passion for cooking. I also learned that Chinese cooking isn’t difficult as long as you have the right ingredients.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:10:31 +0000 Stefan_20 281274 at http://www.eatingwell.com A test kitchen cook's tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS7536_1.JPG" alt="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" title="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Even if you are experienced in the kitchen, there are always a few recipes that can throw you off your game. I went to culinary school, I’ve worked in restaurants and bakeries, and I’ve been testing and developing recipes for six years in the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen—and <em>still</em> I struggle with a few things. For me, they mostly involve desserts, because a dessert is often less forgiving if you make a mistake. There’s no magic fix if your chocolate mousse deflates or you overbake a meringue.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:30:43 +0000 Nifer 281092 at http://www.eatingwell.com Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB7702.jpg" alt="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" title="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If your recent restaurant dining involved a super-savory dish that made you drool or a salad dressing that knocked your socks off, the chef might have been using a secret ingredient: anchovies. These tiny cured fish pack a wallop of flavor in tiny amounts and because of that, chefs like to add them to everything from salad dressing to beef stew. You might be turning up your nose, thinking of those salty, shriveled bits on pizza. However, canned or cured anchovies are a totally different taste experience.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:20:49 +0000 Nifer 281091 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_kitchen_knives_102079975_lyons_andy_310_0.jpg" alt="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" title="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>For most purposes, an 8- to 10-inch chef’s knife is the perfect tool. Because the blade is wider at the base, it’s strong enough to cut through a winter squash and the tapered point makes it just the right shape for the rocking motion used to mince, slice and dice. When shopping for a new knife, there are three things to consider: how it feels, what the blade is made of and the way it’s constructed. Spend some time in a kitchen store and try a few out. The material the handle is made from does not necessarily indicate quality—so find one that fits comfortably in your hand.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:51:15 +0000 Stefan_20 280815 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_1_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" title="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you&rsquo;re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking skills can do wonders for your health and your waistline. Here are a few simple tips to get you started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Diet Hilary Meyer Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:19 +0000 Nifer 280783 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/image00.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My husband loves football. I love parties. So the Super Bowl is the one day a year when our interests happily meet. I love Super Bowl recipes, but I don’t want to make our party a four-hour marathon of fat-filled dips, salty chips and calorie-rich drinks. So this year, I’m giving our party a healthier spin. And the best part is that it will be so subtle, no one will even notice. Touchdown! </p> <p>Here are 5 sneaky tips for throwing a healthy Super Bowl party: </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_low_cal_football_snacks">Healthy Low-Cal Football Snacks</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Hilary Meyer Health Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:50:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279975 at http://www.eatingwell.com 7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/frozen_lasagna_0_0.jpg" alt="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" title="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sometimes it’s not easy to motivate yourself to cook on a weeknight. You’re tired from working all day or maybe your kid’s soccer practice ran late. You feel rushed while you’re cooking, rushed while you eat, and then of course there’s the cleanup. You could go out to a restaurant, but that gets pricy. Plus it’s hard to monitor whether what you’re eating is healthy when you’re ordering off a menu. What if you could eat a delicious, healthy meal at home without cooking? No, I’m not talking about frozen dinners from the grocery store.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Family meals Hilary Meyer Quick meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:14:47 +0000 Stefan_20 279969 at http://www.eatingwell.com