refrigerator

How to: clean and organize your refrigerator

Los Angeles, April 23rd, 2015-Your fridge is the safety and health zone of your kitchen, protecting food quality and freshness is a priority for your family. You shouldn’t have to worry about getting food poisoning from products you put in your refrigerator, right?! So, what is the best way to keep your refrigerator filled with edible food? The obvious answer is: Clean out your refrigerator…

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Pasta

How to: Homemade pasta

Los Angeles, Ca, April 20th, 2015-Making pasta seems like a daunting task but as I tell the five-year-olds I teach and my amazing brother who has taken up cooking,  it’s a combination of four basic ingredients; egg, flour, water and salt. The biggest challenge is overcoming your fear. Pasta requires time, attention, know-how and a reliable pasta machine. There are many fancy machines that help…

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Sandwiches

Recipes of the week: Simple to sophisticated sandwiches

Los Angeles, Ca, April 8th, 2015- Lunchtime arrives every day and we are always looking for something to eat. Try adding a few new and old sandwich recipes to your repertoire- classic chicken salad, prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, turkey and Brie Panini and last but not least a raspberry and cashew pinwheel. The trick to making great sandwiches at home is to keep the fresh…

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no make up

Cooking with a child on my hip

Los Angeles, Ca, March 25, 2015- there are glamorous parts about cooking professionally (i.e. a chef), but plenty of unglamorous, down right, no fun parts as well. I love cooking for my kids, don’t get me wrong, but some days are harder to cook for them than others. There’s so much information on the Internet about eating organically, watching out for food colors, should you…

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Shallot

How to: Shallots

Los Angeles, California, March 21, 2015-Shallots are a gift to the cooking world and they are great to use if you know how to cut them. A relative of the onion, the shallot is basically a smaller onion with a sweeter, milder flavor. Unlike onions, which grow in a single bulb, shallots form in clusters in a manner similar to garlic. When learning to cut…

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Cabbage

All about cabbage

Los Angeles, Ca, March 16, 2015-The cabbage; a St. Patrick’s Day favorite is a great vegetable that should be included in your diet during the rest of the year. St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive time that celebrates an occasion with traditional favorites such as corned beef and stewed cabbage. The cabbage becomes a comfort food that people are drawn to because of…

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Corned beef

How to: Corned Beef

Los Angeles, Ca, March 16, 2015- St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow so time to get ready for a break from the regular weekly menu, but let’s be honest do you know what you should be serving? What type of meat Corned Beef is and can you make a healthier version of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day favorite? We’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for.

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Salads

New this week: salad recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, March 21st, 2015-Salads are some of the simplest dishes you can make in a small kitchen with minimal tools. They are usually quick, easy, and require very few tools and ingredients. A few easy tips, such as keeping oils and vinegars close at reach, knowing what’s in them and having really fresh ingredients can help you make preparing salads even easier. Here…

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