Most ingredients in cooking are derived from living organisms. Vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts as well as herbs and spices come from plants, while meat, eggs, and dairy products come from animals. Mushrooms and the yeast used in baking are kinds of fungi. Cooks also use water and minerals such as salt. Cooks can also use wine or spirits. Naturally occurring ingredients contain various amounts of molecules called proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They also contain water and minerals. Cooking involves a manipulation of the chemical properties of these molecules.
Roasted Delicata squash topped with a Parmesan-herb crust, I like to leave it in the oven until the edges are crisp, golden and delicious! Acorn squash can be used in place of Delicata. Delicata squash has thinner skin than acorn and butternut squash, which is edible. It’s only available late summer and early Fall, so […]
Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 93). Welcome Fall! Although here in NY, it still feels like summer. I’ve added some favorites this week, which includes Chicken Cacciatore which you can serve over pasta or spaghetti squash, Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats a low-carb alternative to tacos! And the Maple Soy Glazed Salmon which I like to […]
Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs is a wonderful One-Pan Fall dish. This is also Whole30 compliant as well as gluten-free, low-carb, keto and Paleo. Turkey tenderloins are stuffed with sauteed butternut squash, spinach and figs, a meal-in-one with savory and sweet flavors. Figs are seasonal, so if you can’t find them, you […]
This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up! I just returned from Sunriver Oregon, […]
This One-Pot Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce is made with whole wheat pasta in the pressure cooker – hands down, the quickest and easiest way to get dinner on the table while making the whole family happy! Your solution to getting dinner on the table FAST on those busy weeknights and having everyone clean their […]