Topic: Cooking101

Teaching Tuesday: Bell Peppers (Facts, Uses & The Truth Behind The Sex Scandal!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Cooking101

After spicing things up last week with hot peppers, this week's Teaching Tuesday won't leave your mouth burning. Yes, I'm talking about bell peppers!

Unlike their tastebud-torching relatives, bell peppers aren't hot (meaning they only have a small amount of capsaicin), which is why they're sometimes called "sweet peppers".

When it comes to taste, many describe green bell peppers as bitter, while yellow, orange and red bell peppers are sweet (red being the sweetest of the bunch).

Some other …

Teaching Tuesday: Hot Peppers (Why They're Good For Heart Health!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Cooking101

February is American Heart Health month, which is why this week's Teaching Tuesday is dedicated to hot peppers and their heart health benefits! (Bell peppers will be next week!)

According to multiple studies, capsaicin and capsaicinoids (the substances that give peppers their heat) can improve heart health.

Researchers have found that the spicy substances can: reduce levels of bad cholesterol as well as total levels of cholesterol, reduce the formation of deadly blood clots by increasing the flow of blood …

Teaching Tuesday: Lentils & Split Peas (What's The Difference? + Cooking Times & Recipe Ideas!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Cooking101

For today's Teaching Tuesday lesson, we're going to talk about two popular legumes: lentils and split peas.

While they may look the same, lentils and split peas have very different uses (and tastes!)


Brown or Green

  • Cooking time: 30-45 minutes

These are the lentils most commonly found at your local grocery store. Not only are they inexpensive, you get a lot of bang for your buck! I made THREE meals from one bag last week: Lentil Loaf (HHA …

Teaching Tuesday: Onions (The different colors of onions, how to chop an onion - video!) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Cooking101

Welcome to Teaching Tuesday!

This new series is designed to help make you the best home cook yet! Each week we will explore a new ingredient and how to use it! (Feel free to leave a comment on what you'd like to learn about below!)

The first "installment" is a real tearjerker. Yep, I'm talking about onions!

As you probably know, onions come in a variety of colors, which make them all the more confusing. Here's a breakdown of …


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