These recipes are a favorite of my family.
- To do shortcuts in the kitchen without compromising quality.
- To make quick and tasty recipes.
- To use different cooking techniques for better time management.
- To make the best use of your time when in the kitchen.
Foods from around the world
Here are some recipes that I have learned from having lived in and traveled in different countries or from friends that come from these countries.
- To cook healthy, low fat, low-calorie meals without compromising flavor.
- In Asia, many foods also have health benefits. I want to share not only the recipes but what health benefits they have. I also want to give you tips on how you can incorporate these spices and plants into your everyday recipes.
What to look for when buying groceries
- To select fresh produce.
- To tell whether a fish is fresh or not.
- To select and prepare different cuts of meat for different cooking techniques.
Cleaning out your refrigerator and pantry
- To use leftovers in creative ways.
- To separate the components of a recipe and make substitutions.
Understanding your spices
- Using seasonings and spices to layer flavors
- Discussing the health benefits of specific plants and spices and how to incorporate them in your own recipes.
- To learn different ways of using spices for savory and sweet dishes.
- Using common pantry items to heal you whether you are sick or hurt.
- Understanding the medicinal benefits of certain spices and herbs.
- To expand a recipe for large gatherings.
- To know how much to make for a party depending on how many things you wish to offer.
- If offering only one item for 8 people, then make enough for 8 to 10 servings as there may be some that would like second helpings.