Always let your meat rest%2C especially off a hot grill” – direct link


After working w/garlic%2C rub hands vigorously on stainless steel sink for 30sec before washing to remove odor.” – direct link

Fruits and Veggies

When planning your diet start by focusing on getting the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits & vegetables each day. – direct link

Storing spices

Store spices in cool dark place%2C not above your stove. Humidity light & heat cause herbs & spices to lose flavor.” – direct link


Replacing some of the meat in your diet with soy%2C other legumes%2C & beans can increase life expectancy by up to 13%.” – direct link

Prepping to cook

Cooking is all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. – direct link

Clean kitchen

Having a clean kitchen makes cooking significantly more enjoyable. Food keeps longer too. – direct link

Olive Oil

Don’t use olive oil for frying. Olive oil has a low boiling point%2C so food will not cook properly” – direct link

Testing pasta

The best way to find out if the pasta is ready is to fish out a bit and taste it. – direct link

Add salt to coffee

If you add a pinch of salt to ground coffee before brewing it will improve the taste.


Replacing seasonings

Prepared seasonings can have high salt content and increase your risk for high blood pressure. Replace salt with herbs and spices or some of the salt-free seasoning mixes. Use lemon juice, citrus zest or hot chilies to add flavor.


Getting rid of garlic smell

After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor.


Care and good planning

Cooking should be a continuous process – with care and good planning, it should be possible to cook all day without running out of utensils. This means washing up frequently.


Keys to cooking

The real key to cooking is simply advanced preparation.

The ability to think ahead, spend 45 minutes in the grocery store with a list, and pull together the necessary meats and vegetables for your week of cooking makes it easy to be sure Ramen and a can of tuna doesn’t become Tuesday night’s dinner.