Meal planning skill is very important for home cooking

Are you tired of eating out? Would you like to wean yourself off takeouts? Many of my clients tell me they would like to eat more homemade meals but don’t know how to incorporate it into their lives. The process seems overwhelming because they lack meal planning skills. I think...

Stock your pantry with healthy ingredients

When I taught cooking classes with chef Eliza Gonzalez I was very impressed with her ability to combine pantry ingredients to create the amazing variety of culinary experiences. So we put together some ideas on how to stock your pantry with healthy ingredients. Because it’s the spices, vinegars, oils, nuts...

What’s in Season? Kale in March

Kale belongs to the cabbage family. You probably also heard other names for this family like Brassica or Cruciferous. It’s one of the most important vegetable families and, certainly, the most diverse. We eat leaves, flowers, seeds, stems and roots of these vegetables. Here are some examples: white and green...

What’s in season? Beets in February

Even though beets had a definite comeback in the last couple of years and we have seen them on the menus of many restaurants, they still might not be at the top of your list of favorite foods. Never the less they deserve an article due to their healing and...

What’s in season? Kohlrabi in January

Kohlrabi - not be confused with Calamari - is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. Another name for cabbage family is brassica. It includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, radishes, Brussels sprouts and, yes, you guessed it right, cabbage. Kohlrabi also goes by the name German turnip and it’s native...

Is Splenda a Good Alternative to Sugar?

Sugar is bad for you! - I don’t think many people will argue with me on this statement. Many of my clients, in an effort to reduce their sugar intake, switched to Splenda as an alternative to sugar. And it’s understandable! Splenda is calorie free, taste just like sugar and...