Ellen SilvermanThere's something missing in your cooking, and if we were to take a wild guess, we'd say it was sauces. For those of you who have dreamt of going to culinary school but just never took the plunge, here's something you would've learned while there: how to make the mother sauces, and why they're essential to your cooking.
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A lot of people don't know the term "mother sauces," but it refers to the five basic and essential sauces that all other sauces stem from. They're the building blocks of what every young chef is taught during their training, because if you know the mother sauces, you know the foundations of pretty much any other sauce out there (the technical term for those other sauces are "small sauces").
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Ellen SilvermanThere's something missing in your cooking, and if we were to take a wild guess, we'd say it was sauces. For those of you who have dreamt of going to culinary school but just never took the plunge, here's something you would've learned while there: how to make the mother sauces, and why they're essential to your cooking.Read More »from Sauces that Make Your Food Better
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4. Kashi Cookies (1 cookie) in Chocolate Almond Butter, Oatmeal Raisin Flax, or Oatmeal Dark Chocolate
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Spa Chicken SaladThis light and refreshing chicken salad makes for the perfect lunch on a hot summer day! Healthy grapes, apples, and almonds give a nice, bright kick to traditional chicken salad and will leave your taste buds dancing.Read More »from The Easiest Chicken Salad on Earth
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1 cup red seedless grapes (halved)
1 cup green apple (cubed)
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until everything is combined. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
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