eating gluten-free will more than likely require you to spend a little more time in the kitchen. And if you can't remember the last time you turned on the oven, this at first might seem daunting. After eating gluten-free for 17 years, I've learned a few time saving tricks and tips for eating gluten-free.
1. Relax. Don't try to re-invent the gluten-free version of every meal. Instead, rediscover the bounty of naturally gluten-free foods. Think baked chicken, grilled fish, eggs, rice, quinoa, potatoes, fresh vegetables, fruits and smoothies. It doesn't have to be complicated, and the combinations are endless. Get a handle on the basics before you overwhelm yourself with 20 different gluten-free flours, xanthan gum and 10 new
- Kelly Courson | Celiac Chicks | Shine Food – Thu, May 16, 2013 10:35 AM EDTShine's going gluten-free this week for National Celiac Awareness month. We're serving up smart ideas, solutions, stories, and of course, super-delicious recipes to help you eat sans gluten--without feeling like you're missing a thing.
eating gluten-free will more than likely require you to spend a little more time in the kitchen. And if you can't remember the last time you turned on the oven, this at first might seem daunting. After eating gluten-free for 17 years, I've learned a few time saving tricks and tips for eating gluten-free.Unless you have a personal chef, Read More »from 10 Tips and Tricks for Great-Tasting Gluten-Free Meals
We're all about seasonal eating around here -- and for good reason. Eating seasonally means you get to savor flavors at their best, and appreciate the ones that won't be around for long. However, as good as a rhubarb pie is in the spring, sometimes you just plain feel like a brownie. And that's okay, too. For days like that, we've rounded up 10 of our most classic desserts that are as timeless as they are delicious.
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Hooray! You just got the keys to your new place, but that's just the first step toward making the place a true home. Sure, there are plenty of big-ticket items to buy - furniture, window treatments, and maybe even some appliances, just to name a few things that are probably already on your shopping list.Read More »from Essential Tools for Your First Kitchen
25 Grilling Gadgets That Are Less Than $25
But what about equipping the kitchen? If it's your first time venturing into the local housewares store, it may be a daunting task figuring out just what to buy for your first kitchen. After all, you don't want to buy too much - or too little.
10 Ways to Go Green in Your Kitchen
Do you really need a melon baller? Or a coffee grinder? Maybe a frying thermometer would be neat to have around, but do you really need one? The same thing goes for the garlic press. These tools all have some things in common - they all accomplish only one task, and they are things that a first-time home cook isn't going to need.
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Pick up the phone book (or use Google) in any city and chances are you'll find a Chinese restaurant nearby. High on convenience and intense flavor, Chinese food is one of the country's great adopted cuisines. But for many, replicating the flavors and cooking techniques can present a challenge - even to the more skilled gastronomes among us. Even if you know how to dry-fry and double-steam with the best of them, sometimes it's nice to sit back and let someone else do the work while you catch up on Homeland or thumb through your weathered copy of 50 Shades of Grey.Read More »from The Best Chinese Takeout in America
The Best Asian Restaurants Across the Country
From Sichuan and Cantonese to Shandong and Beijing, we're a fortunate nation to have so many provincial Chinese cuisines represented not just in the larger metropolises but throughout the lower 48 and beyond. Whether you're sampling San Tung's addictive chicken wings on the run in San Francisco or skipping the horrendous lines at New York's Mission Chinese Food outpost in
Make a salad work harder for you by not filling it with a bunch of empty-calorie ingredientsYou get a pat on the back for choosing to have a salad, but take two points off for getting breaded chicken over grilled. Of course, it doesn't work that way, but we can help make a good choice even better. The reasoning? Make the salad work harder for you by not filling it with a lot of pointless, empty-calorie ingredients. That means foregoing the croutons and chow mein noodles but getting the same salty, crunchy deliciousness in a healthier way, like toasted sesame seeds, which serve up calcium and iron.Read More »from Most Pointless Salad Ingredients
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Holding the bacon bits is one step in the right direction, but not every vegetable was created equal. On the food chain of command, even fresh, healthy foods have an edge over other fresh, healthy foods - call them "superfoods." For instance, change up your greens by switching Romaine lettuce for spinach, which does triple duty as a great source of folic acid, vitamin C, and potassium plus the more you vary your salad
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, May 15, 2013 8:18 PM EDT
Add some Spanish flavor to your breakfast! Wednesdays - the middle of the week is the busiest day for us. Between our work demands and having to shuttle kids from school to after school activities, there is little time for cooking a complete meal. But Spanish omelettes have been sanity savers at our house every other week and I'll tell you why:Read More »from We're Not Yolking Around: This Hearty Spanish Omelette is Delicious
1. They have something from each food group
2. I get to use leftover potatoes or pasta and any vegetable I have on hand
3. It tastes great when reheated so it's a great lunch box option for the next day
4. I only need one pan or skillet and 15 minutes to make it
5. My kids love eggs so they eat it quickly and without fuss!
Try this recipe the next time you are in a rush to get dinner on the table. I love to serve it with a side of tomato slices. You'll love how easy and tasty it is!
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1 1/2 cups baby spinach
1 small potato cut into 1/4 in.
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Wed, May 15, 2013 6:50 PM EDT
If your plans for the coming months are anything like mine, they definitely involve a summer cocktail recipe or two. So, to celebrate warm weather, longer days, porch or stoop sitting, and backyard hijinks, we've rounded up 7 incredibly refreshing classic summer cocktail recipes. From juleps to sangria, all the best warm weather sips are here! - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell
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Source: Tips For Making a Stunning Salad
When building salads, it's far too easy to get stuck in a rut. You know what works, buy the same ingredients, and inevitably eat green leaf lettuce with black olives, sliced tomatoes, and shredded carrots everyday. However, with a little creativity and an open mind at the grocery store, you can enjoy a fabulous variety of healthful yet crave-worthy salads on a regular basis. To get inspired, take a walk around the produce section and be inspired by the vegetables and fruits you come across. Try a new lettuce or pick up a veggie you're unfamiliar with. Just remember: from crunchy to creamy to crispy, a good salad has an assortment of textures (and colors). Here are a few ways to shake things up in the salad department.
- Think beyond grilled chicken: Sliced steak, chunks of pork, and flaked fish are excellent additions. Deli meats, like salami, ham, and turkey are easily shreddable, too.
- Don't forget cheese and
This easy Pad Thai will transport you across the world in a matter of minutes! Like most children, my daughter loves noodles. This recipe, which uses rice noodles, was a great way to introduce her to new flavors and cuisines.Read More »from Pad Thai in the Blink of an Eye
1 pound thin rice noodles
1 Tablespoon oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup lime juice
3/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Sriracha chili sauce, to taste
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1. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. When the water has reached a boil, add rice noodles (I break them in half to make them easier for my kids (and me!) to eat) and cook until al dente, about 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. In a bowl or large measuring cup, combine the fish sauce, sugar and vinegar. Whisk well and set aside.
- YumSugar | Shine Food – Wed, May 15, 2013 6:16 PM EDT
Source: Bring On the Bacon Grease! How to Handle, Store, and Use It
Before my nose fully reached the countertop, my grandmother would show me how to fry up a piece of bacon just to render the bacon fat for my favorite lady pea recipe. After all, the Southern attitude is of the "who needs spices or herbs when bacon's flavor will saturate and perfect just about any dish?" mentality. I've maintained that perspective in my kitchen today, and urge you to do the same. If you've been prone to toss out the liquid gold after frying up a few pieces of bacon, for goodness' sake, stop! Let me show you how to handle, store, and use bacon grease.
- Start with frying up some bacon over the stovetop. After you've cooked the bacon, let the pan cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, set up a ceramic bowl or glass jar, fitted with a fine-mesh strainer. Once you've consumed the bacon, return to the kitchen to pour the bacon grease over the mesh and into the bowl. The mesh catches the burnt bacon bits, yielding a
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