Category: Basic Techniques

This is How You Step up Your Guacamole Game

I’m all for a straight-ahead, no-fuss, guacamole. Nine times out of ten, that’s how I approach it. Let the avocado shine. Don’t distract with tomatoes, or pomegranate seeds, or too much lemon, or too much lime. I wrote some thoughts about guacamole basics here. That tenth occasion? I’ll work in a wildcard, or take a…


Tangy Delicious Vitamin C Honey

Sit tight! This is one of my very favorite recipes. It’s a boosted wellness honey – bright rosy pink, vitamin C packed, and bursting with flavor. This honey tastes like a thousand Sweet Tart candies were crushed up and dissolved into it. It’s tangy, sweet and sour, and ups your honey game immediately. I tend…


Turmeric Soaked Chickpeas | 101 Cookbooks

Remember the turmeric-soaked turmeric noodles I used recently in this pad thai recipe? Well, these turmeric-soaked chickpeas build on that idea. I wanted to figure out a way to work turmeric into the chickpeas, and it was actually pretty straight-forward, thankfully. You can make them on the stovetop. You can make them in an Instant…


Ten Refrigerators that Inspire Healthy Eating

I believe in the power of a tidy, happy refrigerator to promote healthy eating – even if I don’t always succeed. And those of you who follow me on Instagram know I like to take a few minutes to freshen up my refrigerator each weekend. I’m working on a more detailed post about my favorite…


Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It’s a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here are a handful of the best. 1. Original Magic Sauce – (101 Cookbooks) This was the first magic sauce I posted. I called it magic sauce,…


Eight Energy Bars worth Making at Home

The wall of energy bars being sold in just about every grocery store is pretty astonishing. The problem I have with a lot of them is their highly processed ingredient lists. Also, the ones that have short, recognizable ingredient lists, often have a damp, strange texture – seemingly dates smashed with other stuff into an…


CAP Beauty No Bone Broth

Bone broth is all the rage. But I don’t cook with bones, so I’m always trying to come up with nutrient-dense, mineral-rich broths that check all the beneficial boxes. Enter this CAP Beauty No Bone Broth. It’s dense with mushrooms, seaweed, root vegetables, ginger, turmeric – you see where this is headed? All the good…


Pickled Turmeric Eggs | 101 Cookbooks

A number of you spotted these pickled turmeric eggs in my refrigerator when I posted this shot to Instagram recently. They’re great! They’re also incredibly easy and quick to make, and convenient to have on hand. Pickled eggs, like these, will keep in your refrigerator for a week or two, and I love to use…


Golden Beet Hummus | 101 Cookbooks

This week I felt like I needed to step up my snack game. You know, do a better job of having easy, good-for-me things to grab between meals. Hummus is an obvious go-to, but I thought I’d take a swipe at making a version that is on the lighter side. Hummus often has a lot…


The Instant Pot Starter Guide for Me and You

This is for everyone who ordered an Instant Pot recently, and also, somewhat selfishly, for myself. It’s an Instant Pot Starter Guide – all the links, references, and resources I’ve collected as I get to know my 9-in-1 Instant Pot. I’ve also compiled 40 Essential Instant Pot Links, and have a (growing!) collection of Instant Pot…


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