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 …

Exciting Changes – They’re Coming Your Way!

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The past few months have sailed past, and spring is officially here. Woot! And to celebrate the new season, I’ve got something really exciting on the horizon: the new FearlessFresh launch. In the next few months, I’m officially launching FearlessFresh.com, with the intention of helping regular, everyday home cook become ninjas in the kitchen. My goal is to up the ante when it comes to skill and technique, teaching you exactly what you need to know to turn out dishes that you’ll be proud to call your own. The tagline for the new site is “Tame & reclaim your kitchen,” and I’ll help you do …

Easy, Healthy Spanish Rice Recipe

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– A Spanish rice recipe you can serve with almost anything. – Had a bad day? Dig out your favorite Spanish rice recipe and you’ll feel better. (My easy brown rice chicken enchilada casserole does a pretty good job also.) Come on, you know how this goes: It’s been a long one, and you somehow got stuck in that time warp where it seems to take 12 hours to get from noon to 5 pm. You’ve been eyeballing the clock every fifteen minutes for most of the afternoon, and even though you’re super busy – or rather, stressed to the max – …

Refreshing Pistachio Parsley Pesto

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– This parsley pesto would have saved me. Sigh. – I’ve got a confession to make: I ate my first McDonald’s burger in YEARS last week. I was stuck in an airport late at night, starving, and I’d exhausted all of the healthy snacks in my bag. No other “restaurants” were open and I was a quarter mile past hangry, to the point that I was about to pose a serious health risk to any airline staff who might get between me and a bag of peanuts. So I took a deep breath, plunked down my $1.49, and bought a …

Cheese 101: How to Store Cheese

How to Store and Care for Fine Cheese

– Helpful tips on how to store cheese. –  Did it happen again? Did you spend $50 at your local cheese counter, and now you’ve got more cheese than a normal human being can possibly consume in a week? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. *sheepish smile* But now you’re faced with an important question: How are you going to store all this cheese, and will it go bad if you don’t eat it right away? How to Store Cheese, 101 Many cheeses can last a few weeks in the refrigerator, as long as they are stored properly. The goal is to let the cheese breathe …

Cheese 101: Andante’s Metronome Cheese – Mixed-Milk Splendor

Andante Metronome Cheese

– Meet Metronome cheese, for serious lovers of mixed-milk flavor. – Named after the ticking device used by musicians to keep their rhythm while practicing, Metronome is a gorgeous pyramid of precocious mixed-milk personality. The cheesemaker, Soyoung Scanlan of Andante Dairy, hand-crafts Metronome cheese in a shape traditionally reserved only for goat cheeses, giving Metronome an air of mystery for anyone schooled in the art of traditional French cheesemaking. Set all preconceived notions aside, though; before your first bite you may expect the playful tang of goat’s milk, but a quick sweep of Metronome’s rich paste across your palate yields a different experience …