Posts tagged "cooking"

There’s No Such Thing As Chemical-Free Eating

A few months ago, I started an elimination diet under the guidance of a nutritionist. This wound up with me eating roughly paleo, not because I think that the paleo diet makes legitimate sense on its own, but because the paleo diet roughly aligned with the foods I’ve been able to tolerate eating for the

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 8, 2015

Learn How To Sharpen And Fix Your Knives With Whetstones

Do you love preparing food carefully and, ergo, a good, sharp knife? Well then let me tell you, you are going to love this video from (my new favorite YouTube channel) Peaceful Cuisine with a handy demonstration on how to use whetstones to sharpen knives. I just watched the whole 12-minute thing, and

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

Random Single Gal Recipe: Bougie Arugula Salad

It’s hot and you want to eat food, so eat this salad and be happy. …

Megan Reynolds / July 31, 2015

Frisky Eats: 18 Donut Recipes To Celebrate National Donut Day!

Tomorrow is National Donut Day! Dunkin’ Donuts and several other sellers of glazed goodness are offering free donuts, but if you can’t get to a store, why not make some of your own? Since we rarely see homemade donuts at a bake sale or pot luck, I always assumed that making your own was some impossible feat.

Claire Hannum / June 5, 2015

How To Host A Perfect Dinner Party, According To Ina Garten

One of my goals in life is to at some point become the kind of person who hosts effortless dinner parties on the regular. We all know these goddesses of food and home who pull off lovely evenings with whatever they’ve got to work with, whether they live in a sprawling house or in the smallest (or…

Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

One Grilled Cheese Is Not Enough, Two Grilled Cheese Are Too Many

The worst part about cooking for yourself is portion control. It’s not that I’m incapable of cutting a recipe in half, it’s that I have no clue what I’m going to do with the remainder of the rapidly decaying cutlets pathetically lounging in their styrofoam tray, and that’s how you end up with 43 panko-parmesa…

Beejoli Shah / April 10, 2015

Frisky Eats: An Intro To Clean Eating With Celebrity Chef Ariane Resnick

If your patience for that New Year’s health resolution is dangerously close to running out, here in the middle of February when you just want to eat macaroni and cheese and swaddle yourself in blankets on your couch, I have a motivation injection for you: Some tips from badass nutritionist and chef-to-the-stars Ariane Resnick!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

Frisky Eats: 10 Beer-Based Recipes To Warm Up The Heart Of Winter

I don’t know about where you are, but here in Chicago, it’s 17˚ Fahrenheit. At this point in the winter, all I want to do is shroud myself in soft blankets and drink beer.
Which brings us to this collection of recipes! Who knew beer was so versatile? Of course, beer tastes the way that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 13, 2015

How To Make A Salad You’ll Always Want To Eat

Making a salad at home is a pain in the ass and everyone knows it. Too much chopping! Too much washing! Too many partially-used ingredients sitting in your fridge afterward! BAH HUMBUG. NO SALAD.
Just kidding. I love salad. Greens are the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, and we as much as we…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015

Frisky Eats: 14 Delish Homemade Cracker Recipes To Aid Your Mid-Winter Snacking And Soup Consumption

PUT DOWN THE SALTINES, FRIEND. We both know you’ve been snacking on crackers for the last few weeks for one of three reasons:

You’re sick and you can only eat crackers without wanting to vom.

You’re sick and you’re trying to make your soup more tolerable.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015

Frisky Eats: 20 Sensual Chocolate Truffles For Every Valentine’s Palate

You know what’s even better than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? A box of homemade, custom-curated chocolates on Valentine’s Day!
One great thing about truffles is that they are almost painfully easy to make – by and large, you melt chocolate with cream, mix in flavors, roll it into balls, cool them, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

Frisky Eats: 11 Fish Recipes For Non-Fish-Eaters

My mom grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska. She was the second of seven children, and the first daughter, which meant that she was the child most tasked with helping to prepare meals. Those two facts factored largely into my fish-less childhood — my mom did all the cooking, and she had absolutely no…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Watch How Sriracha Is Made (And Drool)

David Tran’s Huy Fong sriracha sauce is so popular that it inspired counterfeit sriracha. It has inspired fanatic prints. JC Penney sells a sriracha shirt. I know that it’s getting trashed on food blogs as a trend that needs to die, but honestly, I feel like sriracha is the skinny jeans of condiments — it’…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

An Ode To Skillet Cookies

Skillet cookies: The only cookies guaranteed – designed – to be warm when you eat them.
Skillet cookies: As good with ice cream as without. Take that, every other dessert. Skillet cookies render ice cream irrelevant.
Skillet cookies: Almost impossible to burn.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

Frisky Eats: 9 Ways To Cook With Parsnips

I really, really enjoy cooking and am pretty much the anti-thesis of a picky eater. When I look at a menu, everything looks and sounds delicious. That said, when I go into a grocery store or peruse the local farmer’s market, I find myself strangely intimidated by certain vegetables. It took me awhile to finally…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 14, 2014

Weekend Worksheet: See “Wild,” Listen To VÉRITÉ & Roast Some Parsnips

Got some free time this weekend? Here are some suggestions for how to spend it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2014

Olive Oil: You’re Doing It Wrong

I resent only being given the choice to put olive oil, and not butter, on my bread at restaurants. It’s not because I’m inherently opposed to olive oil because of my deep and abiding love for butter; it’s because restaurants don’t take care of their olive oil and it goes rancid.
Olive oil (and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

Frisky Eats: 20 Creative Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Remember that commercial where every guest walks through the door at Thanksgiving dinner saying “we brought the green bean casserole” and then that’s all the family has to eat? None of us want to be that guy, right? This is why being asked to bring a dish to Thanksgiving dinner can be all kinds of stressful. Traditional…

Claire Hannum / November 25, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Totally Tasty Toast Recipes

Toast! It’s not just for breakfast! I am of the opinion that more often than not, toasting a piece of bread makes it better. And slathering on some sort of mix of toppings makes it a meal. The next time you’re hungry but feeling too lazy to cook anything crazy, whip up one of these…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 21, 2014

Adorable Old Italian Man Tries To Pronounce “Worchestershire Sauce”

Don’t worry, Pasquale Sciarappa, I am never entirely sure how to pronounce Worchestershire sauce either, but if you ask me, your Italian pronunciation, “won-cha-STEER sa-OOH-chay,” is abbastanza buono. Check out all of Pasquale’s Italian cooking demos on YouTube. [Reddit]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014
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