Join the Fearless Fresh Ninja Community: Your Key to the Kitchen

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We all need help sometimes, no matter how good a cook we are. Things go wonky: Cake pans overflow, vegetables melt into a gray gelatinous puddle, chicken suddenly decides to go rubbery in the frying pan. Even those of us who wrangle food for eight hours a day run into our fair share of problems.

Like, just today I put a few potatoes in the oven to bake. One &@$#!% potato refused to cook while all the other potatoes in the oven baked just fine. Either this potato had nine lives or there was something seriously wrong with it.

I’m not sure who cursed this demon tuber, but it sat in that 425° oven for well over an hour, completely impervious to heat and flame. I ended up chucking it into the bin so it could go haunt the landfill (god knows I didn’t want its funky vibes anywhere near the compost bin).

Sometimes you need to ask a question. (“Is there a weird variety of potato that’s exempt from the laws of physics?”)

Sometimes you accomplish an amazing feat and really want to shout it from the rooftops.

And sometimes you just need a little support, sharing an epic failure that threatens to lock your culinary self esteem in dry storage for the next six months.

That’s why I’m building Fearless Fresh, and why I started the new Ninja community on Facebook. It’s a place for cooking beginners and adventurers alike, where you can find friendly-fierce guidance and inspiration for sharpening your skills… so you can feel like a total badass in the kitchen. (Because, you can be. I promise.)

This new community is a place you can go to get answers and hang out with like-minded folks who want to talk about food, cooking, and how it all relates to life. But it’s more than that – it’s also a group of good people who have your back when the beef stew hits the fan.

It’s totally free. So join us today, say hello, and share your questions and experiences!

To-do this week:

Join the Fearless Fresh Ninja group on Facebook, and say hello! Introduce yourself, ask a question, share your biggest win.

Learn How to De-Stress Dinner

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I get so many questions from home cooks about learning how to prepare quick, healthy meals that taste delicious. Dinnertime stress is a real problem, even for me! But I learned how to eat awesomely every night, even while crazy busy.

Do you have a burning question about how I did it? I really want to share everything I discovered.

Here are a few examples of the questions I’ve gotten just this week:

  • What can I do to improve my knife skills?
  • How can I make my bland dinners taste better without expensive ingredients?
  • Do I need a cabinet full of spices if I want to be a good home cook?
  • How can I make sure all of my dishes are hot and ready to eat at the same time?
  • I can barely boil water without messing it up. How can I cook better? (That’s a biiiiig question!)

I appreciate getting these questions, because I’m really passionate about food and I want to help every person I interact with become a serious ninja in the kitchen. So here’s what I’m going to do about it: I’m going to create a super useful course to answer all of these questions based on my years of experience in the kitchen, developing recipes and writing cookbooks.

I’d love to answer your questions, too, and I’ll bet you’ve got one worth asking. So hop over here to submit your question and answer one quick thing: what’s on your mind?

Note: I want to keep this super organized, so please use the question form here so I can keep track of everything. Comments are turned off for this post so it doesn’t get bonkers!