Get Tips for Preparing Tasty Meals

Discover the tricks the experts use to prepare tasty and nutritious meals.

By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic – Feature

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

A nutritious meal does not have to be tasteless. Learning the cooking tricks of the experts can turn anyone into a healthy cook. The secret is understanding which foods to choose, and knowing a variety of ways to prepare them.

The secret to cooking healthier meals is figuring out where to skim fat and calories, so you can lighten up a recipe without skimping on flavor. And cooking healthy doesn’t have to mean cooking from scratch. You can start with convenience foods and add a few healthy ingredients for healthful “halfway homemade” meals.

To make sure your meals are chock-full of healthy vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants, choose the most nutrient-rich foods (such as deeply colored fruits and vegetables) as

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Food talent for tips; Teau Frederic brings culinary busking to LaPlace in aftermath of Hurricane Ida – L’Observateur

LAPLACE — Teau Frederic couldn’t bear the sight of food trucks rolling into LaPlace in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, selling expensive food out of a desire for profit rather than relief or kindness.

Frederic set up two blue tents at 801 Mallard Street in LaPlace, across the highway from Airline Motors. Each day, he cooks decadent Cajun food without any fixed prices or expectations of payment.

While living and working in Asheville, North Carolina, Frederic was crowned the king of culinary busking. Being able to bring Teaufood Culinary Busking back home to LaPlace is a miracle and a dream come true, especially when it involves helping a community grappling with hurricane devastation.

Simply put, culinary busking is food talent for tips. Chefs set up their kitchens festival-style and showcase their talent without ever charging for their food. No one is turned away for not being able to pay, and

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Classic cooking tips that prove Grandma was right


We could all take a leaf out of grandma’s cookbook from time to time. Whether it’s on avoiding food waste, whipping up exceptional loaves of bread and cakes, or feeding a crowd, she likely has some stellar cooking advice. Here we round up some classic tips that prove grandma always knows best.




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Sure, they might seem a little old fashioned but these little dishes help ensure your butter is always spreadable. Keeping butter at room temperature will mean it glides smoothly onto bread and other baked goods without any unwanted lumps and bumps.




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Toi Degree: Tips to remember for National Food Safety Month – Salisbury Post

September is National Food Safety Month. Learn how to take steps to prevent food poisoning by following four core practices that will ensure you are keeping your food safe. Here you can learn more about how to clean, separate, cook and chill food to reduce your risk of illnesses.

 Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often.

Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, countertops and food. Always use food safety practices:

• Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and handling pets.

• Wash your cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next food.

• Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels, wash them

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