73 Kitchen Hacks to Save Time, Get Organized, and Stay Sane So maybe you think you’ve got it all figured out. You’re the MacGyver of the kitchen — spatula in one hand two eggs in the other. Crack, separate, and plop goes the egg in the bowl… with a bit of shell. The horror! So what do you do? Food Storage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Peeling, Pitting, and Removing 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Food Prep Photo: Michelle@TNS 29. 30. 31. 32. Photo by Perry Santanachote 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Cooking/Baking 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. Reheating/Leftovers Photo by Kate Morin 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. Freezing Photo: Renee S. 53. 54. 55.
Gluten-Free Pastry Pie Crust Divide dough in half and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for one hour. Remove crust from the refrigerator and allow to come to almost room temperature. Cut two pieces of parchment 12 by 18-inches. Lightly flour one piece of parchment paper with white rice flour. Center the dough on the paper. 43 Hydrating Recipes for Summer You might also like: 34 Proven Ways Water Makes You Better in Every Way Read More As the weather gets warmer, it takes a lot more effort to stay hydrated, especially when sweating outdoors or spending a long day at the beach (Rough life, huh?). While there is no universal formula for how much water you need to consume, the benefits of getting enough are huge (and dehydration is no joke). The solution? Breakfast Photo: iFoodReal 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Lunch Photo: Oh She Glows 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Snacks Photo: Tales of a Kitchen 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Dinner Photo: Budget Bytes 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Dessert Photo: Cookie and Kate 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.
Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, Gluten-Free Goddess Style Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, Goddess Style For years I've missed pizza. Not because there isn't gluten-free pizza available. Problem is, most gluten-free pizza sucks. It's usually heavy on the chewy aspect. And it's not from lack of trying, this pizza deprivation. I've been rustling up g-free versions our nation's most cherished Italian import since week one of going gluten-free twelve years ago. I used to knead pillows of dough on my antique bread board, humming along to Crowded House. So I've been a tad bereft on pizza-deprived Fridays. But last week I started experimenting with a gluten-free dinner roll recipe. This would make a fabulous pizza crust! So I tweaked and baked. And lo and behold. And this one doesn't suck. Karina's Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe Originally published Febuary 2011. I'm finally happy with a gluten-free pizza crust. Ingredients: Instructions: Grease two 12-inch pizza pans (or baking sheets) and dust lightly with gluten-free cornmeal or rice flour. Karina's Notes:
21 Day Whole Life Detox Assignments In May 2012, Donna Gates presented an online live course for Whole Life Detox, helping course participants to cleanse physically, emotionally and spiritually. Below are the course assignments. During the course, there was also a forum in which questions regarding the course were asked and answered by other participants and Body Ecology experts. A PDF of those conversations can be downloaded here. Be sure to bookmark this page for later reference! On-going Assignments Daily Meditation While the health benefits of meditation are well documented, most of us have had a hard time incorporating a daily mindfulness practice into our lives. Meditate at the same time every dayMeditate when you wake up in the morning. Daily Journaling While there will be specific journaling assignments in this course, the daily practice is to allow you to tap into your subconscious mind through what some call automatic writing. Balancing Your Circadian Rhythm Day 1 Assignments Day 2 Assignments Day 3 Assignments
Susan's Cooking School: No Pizza Stone? No Problem! I'm often asked whether it is necessary to use a pizza stone for making pizzas and breads, so I made a video (below) to address that question. The short answer is no, but let me explain further. The purpose of using a stone for baking pizzas and artisan style breads is that the preheated stone applies direct (and correct) heat to the bottom of your pizza or bread dough allowing it to rise again in the oven, before a crust is formed on your dough, preventing the dough from expanding anymore. You may think, well, my oven is hot, so why do I need the stone for heat? So what are some alternatives to baking with a pizza stone? Let me say one more thing about the pizza stone - it takes a long time to sufficiently preheat. I give several methods in the video that mimic baking on a stone that provide satisfactory results, as you can see in the finished products.
A List of Books | 623 of the Best Books Ever Written Pizza Sauce – Let’s Play ‘Hide the Little Fish’ I can assure you that the anchovies in this pizza sauce recipe are there for the subtle saltiness and unique savoriness they provide, and not just so you can tell your friend (the one who really hates anchovies) that they just ate some. Could it be for both? Sure. This pizza sauce recipe represents a new and improved version of the one we posted way back in 2007. We snuck in some of the aforementioned fish, and we’re also using both fresh and dried oregano. I love this sauce. Convention wisdom says that great pizza is all about the crust. Texture aside, no mater how they're combined, flour, water, and yeast can only taste so bad. Of course, around these parts the argument is completely academic since we’ve not only provided you with a plan for perfect sauce, but given you several great pizza dough recipes, like our famous no-knead pizza dough, as well as the venerable Wolfgang Puck California-style dough recipe. Ingredients (makes about 3 cups): 3 tbsp olive oil 2 anchovy filets
Cilantro Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Happy Taco Tuesday! It’s really becoming a thing, isn’t it? Me and you here every tuesday sharing tacos. I kind of like it. As much as I wanted to give you a cheesy fried taco this week I’m going to hold off a few more weeks. This week couldn’t have started off better. There is nothing better than starting my day on the mountain. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t take a moment and reflect on how grateful I am to live in a place that allows me to do something I love so much. So tacos… what can I say? Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Lean ground turkey tacos are packed full of flavor thanks to the cilantro-lim salsa they are cooked in! Ingredients Instructions In a food processor, add onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and green salsa.
Food Wishes Video Recipes: No-Knead Pizza Dough (The Remix) When I posted the no-knead ciabatta bread video last January, I had no idea it would become one of the most watched, most commented-on, and most loved recipes on the blog. So it came as a little bit of a shock when the no-knead pizza dough, which used the same basic technique, did not garner the same outpouring of love. Many thought it was just too wet, sticky, and hard to work with. So I went back to the drawing board. Of course the most important feature has not changed – you still don't knead it. Anyway, whether you tried the original no-knead pizza dough recipe and struggled with it, or you are attempting this for the first time, I'm confident you will be very happy with the results. 34 Healthy and Eye-Catching Bento Box Lunch Ideas Partitioned dining may remind you of a TV dinner from the 60s, but compartmental lunches can actually be appetizing, healthy, and appealing. All the rage with the K-5 crowd, bento boxes are gaining steam as a perfectly portioned, creative, fun way to pack and serve lunch—and they’re not just for kids. The bento box hails from Japan and first hit the scene in the sixteenth century. Creative Lunches On-the-Go Photo: Veggie Bento Love 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Photo: Cooking in Sens 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Photo: Bento Zen 29. 30. 31. 32. So you want to take up a career in bento-box making (or just want really pretty lunches). PlanetBox This stainless steel box is definitely one of the priciest out there—but it’s also sleek and adorable. Yumbox The illustrations inside this plastic box are sort of silly, but we like the pre-separated sections. Monbento Here’s a chic option for the grown ups out there. DIY Bento Box
Food Wishes Video Recipes: Wolfgang Puck's Famous California Pizza Dough One product of my recent online interview with Wolfgang Puck was being given his pizza dough recipe to publish on my American Food site on About.com. I don't think this recipe is any kind of secret, and I'm sure it's been published many times, but I had never personally tried it, so I decided to do this recipe video and check out this iconic dough for myself. As I read the recipe, I noticed the times were very short for the rising and proofing. I was a little suspicious, but hey, he's Wolfgang Puck and I'm not. In just 35 minutes the dough had doubled beautifully -- it was soft, supple, and very subtly scented with honey. Even though I already have a couple pizza dough recipes that I love and use (both posted online), you never want to get to a point in your cooking where you think you've found the "best" recipe for something, and not try other variations. Thanks to Wolfgang Puck for his recipe, and I hope you all give this a try.
51 Paleo Snacks Anyone Can Love No grains? No problem. Paleo eaters may shun grains, processed vegetable oils, and refined sugars, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying plenty of delicious dishes — and creating some downright ingenious recipe substitutions. Whether you’re a longtime primal eating fanatic or just curious about what it’s like to go back to dietary basics, we’ve got 51 delicious Paleo-approved snacks for whenever hunger strikes. Paleo Classics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.Prosciutto Wrapped Melon A sweeter combo than the one above, this easy recipe requires zero cooking. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Carnivore’s Delight 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. On-the-Go Favorites 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Sweet Treats 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. What are your favorite Paleo eats?