I am not a nutrition expert per se, I just live with one! David routinely says I have learned everything he knows about nutrition over the years. I don't think so! But as he also says, he is theory and I am practice- so I do know how to turn what he preaches into what our family practices. My intent in Cuisinicity is just to “translate” the evidence-based knowledge ... Read More »
How to Add Fiber
You will find a lot of fiber "hidden" in my recipes! The reason for that is that a high intake of fiber offers a range of health benefits AND helps with weight control because it allows you to fill up on fewer calories. What you WILL find in my recipes are lots of whole grains, legumes and beans, fruits and vegetables, all rich in fiber. I have lots of little tricks ... Read More »
Put Sugar in its place!
I will post that next....coming right up! I have lots of little tricks throughout my recipes to lower the sugar content in my recipes and as I come across them when I feature one where it is relevant, I will come back and revisit this little tip post and explain why I did what I did! So, you can expect this page to grow.... ... Read More »
Put Salt in its place!
Salt is everywhere in our processed diet, even in the so-called "sweet" foods out there on the supermarket shelf, that you would never suspect actually had added salt (Yoo-hoo chocolate drink comes to mind-- it hides 260 mg of sodium for one serving (not to mention 35 g of sugar--I'll leave this for the nutrition experts to tell you how stunningly high that is, for a ... Read More »
How to reduce Fat (actually improve its quality!)
You will find no butter (organic or otherwise) and certainly no crisco, or lard in my recipes! The nutritional reason for that I leave for others to explain fully, but for the purpose of this little tip, I will just simply say that I don't use them because they contain saturated and/or transfats which are associated with increased risk of chronic disease. Here is ... Read More »
Calories in, Calories out, but don’t obsess!
I had a lovely exchange recently with one of my followers, a UC Berkeley alum (Go bears!), who asked me why I didn't include the calorie count, or any form of nutritional analysis for that matter, on Cuisinicity. It was an excellent question and one I would like to spell out here. As a trained scientist, and wife of a nutrition expert, I like to know the nutritional ... Read More »
Pour Mes Amis en France!
J'ai trouvé deux sites fabuleux, La Cuisine d'Annie, et Poire-Chocolat, qui vous permettront de convertir toutes les mesures américaines dont je me sers, en mesures européennes! MERCI Annie et MERCI à Martine de France, qui m'en a donné l'idée! Aussi voici un "link" qui vous aidera à faire un calcul rapide pour convertir la température de mon four en fahrenheit à la votre en ... Read More »
Grilling Is That Easy!
I love that grilled taste you get on a BBQ grill in the summer but here on the East Coast, as our leaves are changing and the autumn chill is in the air, that time is fast coming to an end. So, here is a little tip on how to grill your shrimp or fish (like salmon, swordfish or the like, not the more delicate filets) or chicken or veggies in your cozy kitchen all year ... Read More »
How to measure flour!
Flour measurements can be one of the biggest variables when it comes to making the perfect bread or cake. In fact, really serious bakers prefer weighing their ingredients using a digital scale, because it is the most accurate method. However.....as a mom of 5, I just never took the time to do that, but I do agree that it is important to know how to measure flour and do so ... Read More »
I have been honored to have so many of you make my recipes all the way from your overseas kitchens! First of all, I would like to say thank you, I just LOVE IT!! To make it a little easier on you, I have added this new feature where you will find a growing list of my recipes converted to the metric system. To that end, let me introduce you to Culinary Nutrition ... Read More »