The Plate Basics
Healthy Grocery List
Here are some basic grocery items that will help you put together healthy meals at home.
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Time-Saving Kitchen Tips from Chef Ronaldo Linares
Look for pumpkins with hard shells that are heavy. If they are light, they are dry.
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When adding dry spices to a recipe, never measure or shake them over a boiling pot as the moisture and humidity from the pot may affect the color and flavor of the remainder of the bottle.
When you halve oblong vegetables such as zucchini or carrots, halve them lengthwise and put the flat sides down on the cutting board for quick, easy , and safe slicing.
To peel an onion easily, slice off both ends with a sharp knife. Score the skin and outside layer of the onion from end to end with a knife. Then peel the skin and outer layer with your fingers.
To get beautiful grill marks on your meat, don't move it at all before flipping it. To get crosshatches, rotate meat 1/4 turn before flipping it.
The easiest way to get the flesh from an avocado is to slice it in half lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh with a large spoon.
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If you're having difficulty finding a certain fresh fruit or vegetable, it may be out of season in your area. When produce is out of season locally, it's often better to purchase it frozen, not fresh. Frozen produce is picked and frozen at its peak of ripeness, nutritional value, and flavor.
When produce is in season, it's at its peak of ripeness, nutritional value, and flavor. It's usually least expensive then, too!