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Healthy Soups, Stews and Chili - Homemade Beans

ONE OF THE most admired skills in any cook’s repertoire is the ability to create wholesome, tasty soups and stews. Cooks with these admirableattributes frequently utilize soups and stews as highly versatile comfort foods, and with good reason. Picture a bitterly cold day and exhilarating hot soups and stews come to mind. During a boring bout in bed, throat-soothing soups [...]

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Angelic Deviled Eggs - The Waterless Way

To enjoy the bright yellow-orange egg yolk instead of the normal yellow-green, try cooking the eggs the waterless way.Protein begins to toughen at 170°F (75°C), and water boils at 212°F (100°C). Therefore, it’s important not to boil the eggs. This recipe will teach you how to make hard-cooked eggs the angelic way.EQUIPMENT: 9½-Saute Skillet with vented lid, measuring cup spoons, [...]

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Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Sauce - Cozze in Salsa di Pomodoro Piccante Basilico

What wonderful way to begin a meal with an appetizer of Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce? The rocky coastal regions of Italy, as well as the US, are rich in mussels, or Cozze. It’s the most popular dish in Italy, especially on the Amalfi Coast.EQUIPMENT: French chef knife, measuring cups and spoons, 6 or 8-quart Dutch oven,PREPARATION: 40 Minutes [...]

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​Sautéing Without Fat - Maximize Flavor

Sautéing Without FatMany recipes call for sautéing vegetables, particularly a mirepoix (a mixture of carrots, celery and onions used for seasoning), in oil. Although we do need some oil in our diet, and some oils are better than others, the problem with sautéing vegetables in oil or butter is not so much the oil or butter itself, but [...]

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Benefits of Waterless, Greaseless Cooking with vegetable time chart

For your good health, it's reassuring to know that all vegetables have a built-in natural supply of vital vitamins,minerals and digestive enzymes. Unfortunately, all the essential health­ giving properties(dearly paid for at the supermarket) may quickly vanish in your kitchen. It can easily happen with old-fashioned cooking methods that require peeling and boiling, not to mention the health problems stemming [...]

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Veal Chops with a Red Wine Sauce reduction

EQUIPMENT: French chef’s knife, cutting board, 13 inch French skillet – for special discount at www.healthcraft.com use coupon code VCHOPS at checkoutPREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes – Makes 4 servingsFrom Chef Charles Knight’s Bestselling Cookbook “Healthy Meat and Potatoes”4 (1½-inch-thick) veal chops1 medium shallot, finely minced2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced1 teaspoon finely mince rosemary leaves½ cup red wine¾ cup Low-Sodium Brown Veal Stock (page 219 Healthy [...]

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Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Spinach

EQUIPMENT: Vegetable brush, measuring cup and spoons, 2-quart covered saucepan, French chef's knife, cutting board, mixing bowl and potato masher or electric mixerPREPARATION TIME: 40 minutes - Makes 5 or 6 servingsFrom Healthy Meat & Potatoes cookbook by Chef Charles Knight3 medium red potatoes2 cups fresh spinach, washed, stems removed and chopped2 tablespoons Low-Sodium Chicken Stock (page 217) or low-fat milk2 tablespoons [...]

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Low-Sodium Brown Veal Stock

EQUIPMENT: Butcher knife, French chef's knife, cutting board, 13-inch French Skillet, 6½ -quart stockpot, 6-quart steamer/spaghetti basket, large serving spoon, 4-ounce ladlePREPARATION TIME: 4 hours – Make about 8 cupsFrom Chef Charles Knight’s bestselling cooking “Healthy Meat & Potatoes”3 to 4 pounds meaty veal bones, meat and trimmings2 onions, coarsely chopped2 carrots, coarsely chopped2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped2 tablespoons tomato pasteAbout [...]

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Healthy Classical Sauces with video

A WORLD FAMOUS chef once said, “Each meal is an event that happens only once.” Proper sauces are instruments to orchestrate the true melody of the meal. As melodramatic as this may sound, it is a fundamental truth that has survived changing tastes and food fads for centuries. Sauces are unequivocally the heart and soul of memorable meals. Fortunately, there is nothing mysterious [...]

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak video

Article from the American Cancer SocietyGetting your family and friends together for a Barbeque is one of the perks of the season, but backyard chefs should beware: some research suggests that cooking meats at very high temperatures creates chemicals (heterocyclic amines, or HAs) that may potentially increase cancer risk.In fact, a study from the University of Minnesota found that eating charred, well-done [...]

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