Topic: FAQ

Because this topic never gets old. I'm always surprised how many questions I receive about protein and my hope is with this post I can answer some of them. (I've also written about protein before, see this post to find out how much protein you need).

Let me start by saying all whole foods contain protein -- even kale and bananas. Sure some whole foods have more protein calorie for calorie than others, but if it a whole ...

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You have a question, I have an answer.

1. How often do you go grocery shopping?

When I lived in NYC I went every day. This was partly because my kitchen and fridge were so impossibly small that I really didn't have the ability to stock up. I also lived within 5 minutes walking distance of several markets, grocery stores and a boutique health food store, so it was really easy for me to get what I needed on ...

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Following my post, How to Replace Fats in Cooking, here are my handy tips for cutting out fat in baking -- replace butter, oil or shortening with ease!

Fat Replacer #1 Applesauce

Applesauce is my go-to fat replacement and it works best when replacing oil. I like to use applesauce in cakes, cupcakes and some cookie recipes (soft cookies). Example Recipe: Apple Crisp Muffins.

Fat Replacer #2 Beans

Mashed and pureed beans can also replace fat and have the added ...

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My techniques will teach you how to cook without oil and help you lighten up any savory recipe that calls for oil, butter, creamy or other fatty ingredients.

Tip #1: Saute in Water or Broth

Most recipes begin with sauteing onions or garlic in oil. To make the dish low-fat, cook onions, garlic or other ingredients in water, vegetable broth or vinegar over high heat. Start with 1/4 cup of liquid, adding more as necessary to prevent sticking and ...

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Math in the kitchen is fun!

Over the weekend I taught a couple virtual cooking lessons (they're always a blast!). At the start of one lesson, my student said to me, "I'm so embarrassed but my little daughter has hidden my measuring cups and spoons -- I gave them to her to play with and all I've retrieved is the 1 tbsp... I guess we need to cancel?"

I said not so fast -- I sometimes cook with only 1 tbsp ...

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