While in the United States, mirror what the French do. That is the advice of author Mireille Guiliano. With one in three people in America overweight or obese, Guiliano suggests that readers take a cue from their thinner French counterparts. She is an opponent of diets, which she says only contribute to the... Read More
Many cooks are intimidated by complex sauces with fancy names. Béarnaise, Marinara, Béchamel, Picatta...they all sound complicated, but they're not! These sauces combine simple ingredients with a little bit of patience and a hot pan to produce tasty results right in your own kitchen.
Béarnaise -- A Butter-Wine Sauce
Béarnaise is a butter-wine sauce thickened with egg yolks and... Read More
A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.
Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose... Read More
Clarified butter is a delightfully rich concentrated butter that can be used in cooking and making mouth watering sauces. Traditional methods for making this rich butter concentrate can be a little intimidating at first, but not anymore. There is a very simple and easy 4-step method to make clarified butter. The only catch is that you need to plan a day ahead of time.
The first step is to slowly melt one to two sticks of unsalted... Read More
Give yourself a pat on the back by giving up those pats of butter. One tablespoon of butter has 100 calories and 11 grams of fat (7 grams of saturated fat). There's no reason you have to give up the great taste, however. There are plenty of butter substitutes out there - finding the perfect one that fits your diet plan can be a challenge, though. Replace butter with Butter Buds. Butter Buds is a low-cholesterol fat-free substitute with... Read More
A structurally sound body requires an adequate supply of fat to maintain over all health. Not ensuring this vital nutrient is included in your body's composition is like constructing a new house without insulation, proper wiring and a solid foundation. As both are major investments, careful consideration should be given to the quality of the materials used in building each.
You wouldn't cut corners by using... Read More
Smoothies are a delicious example of a drink that can be made in the blender. You can be as creative as you like with the ingredients and experimenting with tastes and textures is a lot of fun. You can whiz up milk and fruit, mixed fruit with honey and much more. If you have a blender and you only use it occasionally for making a smoothie now and then, you are missing out on a lot of other ways your blender can help you.
Here are... Read More
You're in the mood for toast, but a tablespoon of butter just isn't going to do it this morning... or any morning. That's because a tablespoon of butter will set you back 102 calories and 11.5 grams of fat (7.3 grams saturated fat). Not such a great to start the morning off light is it? There are some healthier alternatives that will help you in your quest to spread yourself thin. Instead of traditional butter, enjoy apple... Read More
Dessert takes on a new meaning when you try to work the word "healthy" into it. You can tell by the looks on your husband and kids' faces that they have visions of dry, hard, granola bars and vegetables masquerading as dessert. But you can spin a lot of healthful foods into dessert dishes with just a little tweaking and a promise to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Fondue Party! ... Read More