How to Cut a Pomegranate Pomegranates are like the crabs of the fruit world to me. Let me explain. I don’t want to steam them, smothered in Old Bay (as one does in Maryland) but much like picking crabs on a newspaper-covered table on your deck, getting to the good part of the pomegranate → Hungry for more?
Peeling fresh ginger can be tricky. Ginger’s firm, yellow flesh, where all the flavor lives, is covered with a paper-thin, tan skin that should be removed before using. the trouble with ginger is its shape. It’s odd and finger-like with an uneven, bumpy surface. A vegetable peeler will work, but you’ll likely have trouble maneuvering → Hungry for more?
Once upon a time, vegetarians were relegated to simply eating everything that surrounded the main course on the dinner table, but making a meal out of side dishes doesn’t exactly create a dining experience to remember. Thank goodness times–and vegetarian fare–have changed. Gone are the days of salad, rice and pasta! Today’s vegetarians can treat → Hungry for more?
Cleaning Mushrooms Cleaning mushrooms can be tricky. Mushrooms are pulled straight from the earth so they’re typically dirty when you bring them home from the grocery store. Dirt aside, rinsing your mushrooms, which are made primarily of water, may not be the best solution. Mushrooms have an extremely high water content, somewhere around 85%, → Hungry for more?
Today I’m sharing time-saving smoothie prep tips to make prepping your fruit and vegetable smoothies a breeze. Smoothies are a great way to get in a healthy breakfast or snack on the go. They’re nutrient rich and you can enjoy several servings of fruits and vegetables in one tasty drink. Smoothie Prep Tips Smoothies → Hungry for more?
Today, in a last ditch effort to hang on to summer, my all time favorite season, I’m teaching you a really easy way to peel fresh peaches. Why peel them? Well, if you’re using your peaches for pies, tarts or sorbet (check out my Peach Lemongrass Sorbet recipe) the skin can turn into a → Hungry for more?