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Making risotto like it’s no big deal

Making risotto like it’s no big deal

Grace Kerfoot

April 11, 2015


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Few things fit the bill like a bowl of risotto. And while it’s fancy Italian name renders it daunting and left to be bookmarked but never actually made, at the end of the day risotto is really just rice — cooked intimately. Fortunately, with a little extra attention making risotto is easy...

Common cooking terms demystified

Common cooking terms demystified

Grace Kerfoot

April 8, 2015


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Let’s face it — some recipes are straight-up daunting. While the issue of ingredient lists that go on for days can be tackled though smart planning and a well-stocked pantry, vague cooking instructions leave us lost in the kitchen, resorting to takeout. But don’t be afraid. Cooking l...

Rock the drought: Kill it with millet

Rock the drought: Kill it with millet

Grace Kerfoot

April 3, 2015


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California’s drought is a big deal and it’s about to deliver a roundhouse kick to your food budget. As the agricultural breadbasket of America continues to dry up, we can anticipate that farmers will struggle and food prices will rise. It’s time to start thinking and eating drought con...

Best podcasts for foodies to devour

Best podcasts for foodies to devour

Grace Kerfoot

March 28, 2015


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There’s a lot to be said about food, and people are speaking up. From cookbooks to magazines, cooking shows and food blogs — it is clear we have an appetite for not just eating food, but seeing, hearing and talking about it as well. Maybe it’s just me, but when conversations take a direction tow...

Luxurious and nutritious: Avocado mousse

Luxurious and nutritious: Avocado mousse

Grace Kerfoot

March 18, 2015


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As the butter of Mother Nature, avocados have captured our hearts and found niches in our kitchens. We dig how healthy yet delicious they are. Packed with high quality fat, protein and fiber, they are like individual meals that happen to come in their own bowl. Another bonus is their spring green ...

Epic bars: Do they live up to their name?

Epic bars: Do they live up to their name?

Grace Kerfoot

March 8, 2015


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Most snack bars are a fine line away from being considered candy. However, Epic bars are an exception. Instead of containing sugar, rolled oats and isolated protein powder, Epic bars are made of meat, berries and a dash of spice. Who knew you could eat meat between meals? As college students — a...

Go Greek morning, noon and night

Go Greek morning, noon and night

Grace Kerfoot

March 4, 2015


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There’s nothing quite like Greek yogurt. It’s creamy, tangy, nutritious, relatively affordable and an all around wonderful food to eat. Unfortunately, most Greek yogurt gets breakfast-zoned. We use it to make healthier smoothies and baked goods and — if you are like me — as a...

Will this fat make me fat?

Will this fat make me fat?

Grace Kerfoot

February 25, 2015


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America has a fat problem with understanding fats. Granted, every day, science and the media tell us something new or contradicting about how fats affect our health. We’ve gone from spreading butter on toast, to margarine, to coconut oil, and back to butter. We seem to be so desperate for...

Go nuts with an alternative milk option

Go nuts with an alternative milk option

Grace Kerfoot

February 17, 2015


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This recipe comes with a disclaimer: You have to know how to make nut milk. Fortunately, there are lots of resources online with detailed instructions and photos on how to do this. I recommend visiting this tutorial on Food52. With the growing number of vegans, food allergies and concerns about the sustainability of dai...

Reach culinary climax with aphrodisiacs

Reach culinary climax with aphrodisiacs

Grace Kerfoot

February 8, 2015


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Whether it is going out to enjoy an expensive dinner with your sweetheart or deciding to stay home and flirtatiously make a messy pizza together, what you eat on Valentine's Day has an undeniable power for setting the mood — especially aphrodisiacs. In short, aphrodisiacs are substances that increas...

Eat alone; eat better

Eat alone; eat better

Grace Kerfoot

January 30, 2015


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When it comes to dining solo, we all have expectations. By its name, dinner for one certainly sounds endearing. I imagine a small intimate breakfast nook, a warm rustic meal with some sort of braised meat, a dimly lit candle and Edith Piaf serenading me sweetly in the background. Solitude at its...

Newest food trends for 2015

Newest food trends for 2015

Grace Kerfoot

January 21, 2015


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As a core part of our human culture, food has become incredibly important in our social lives. It’s a statement. It reflects our political values, our nutritional beliefs and even our economic status. Food is also a representation of our creativity and our ardent, yet explorative flavor preferences. I supp...

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