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.
Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 97). Hoping it’s cooler next week because I’m craving comfort food as you can see! Pictured below is The Skinnytaste Meal Planner where I plan my dinners for the week (you can of course use any meal planner). Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for […]
Get the chips ready for this quick and easy No-Cook Restaurant-Style Salsa recipe! In less than five minutes, you will have a delicious, healthy appetizer or snack everyone will love. It’s bright, fresh and perfect for parties! When I make pico de gallo I always use fresh tomatoes, but when I want a restaurant style […]
This EASY Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is cooked all in one pot! The meat sauce is made from scratch on the stove and cooked with the spaghetti all at the same time. No extra pots to wash, fast and delicious! A few weeks ago I share this Instant Pot version of a One-Pot Spaghetti and […]
Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 96). I’ve added some comfort food dishes old and new to the meal plan this week! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Pictured below is The Skinnytaste Meal Planner where I plan my dinners for the week (you can of course use any meal planner). Meal planning is a great way to get organized […]
What happens when you stuff an acorn squash with turkey chili? You have an edible bowl that’s not just good for you, it tastes great too! These turned out better than I could have expected! The turkey chili is mild and savory, which is the perfect balance to the slightly sweet acorn squash (would be […]