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.
These individual gluten-free strawberry crisps are topped with a crisp nutty topping using a combination of almonds, walnuts and pecans. Strawberry Crisp I wanted to make a fruit crisp topped with nothing but nuts – no oats, no wheat flour, letting the flavors and texture of the nuts really stand out. The results were pure […]
Baked chicken breasts filled and rolled with spinach and ricotta topped with Pomodoro sauce and melted mozzarella. Family friendly and so good! Chicken Rollatini with Spinach Parmesan Since making chicken rollatini stuffed with prosciutto and cheese a few weeks back my husband has been craving chicken rollatini the way he grew up eating it, stuffed […]
These Tuna Stuffed Deviled Eggs are perfect to pack for lunch or serve as an appetizer! Tuna Deviled Eggs I combined two favorites, deviled eggs and tuna salad and made these bite sized snacks, lunch or appetizers you can easily make ahead and pop right into your mouth! Hard boiled eggs stuffed with tuna, why […]
“I was a dance studio owner for 15 years, after I closed my studio and went to nursing school I gained 30 lbs. I tried unsuccessfully many times to lose the weight but I always felt hungry and deprived. I knew it was time to finally do something for good. I stumbled upon a Skinnytaste […]
A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points. Happy Saturday, I hope you all had a great week! I’ve been in Berkeley, California all week shooting my new cookbook with photographer Eva Kolenko, I can’t wait for you […]