Just Another Food Blog

Cooking Tips

What’s in Your Healthy Cook’s Pantry

What’s in Your Healthy Cook’s Pantry

Healthy cooking doesn’t require fancy equipment or exotic ingredients. All you need is a few sharp knives, a refrigerator with fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, and a well-stocked pantry. If you think stocking your pantry will cost you a fortune, you might be right if […]

10 Tips to Lighten Up Your Recipes

10 Tips to Lighten Up Your Recipes

You really can cook healthy meals you’ll be proud to serve yourself and your family. That’s what this blog is all about – learning to cook low-calorie meals that are satisfying and nourishing, and this collection of healthy cooking tips is a terrific way to […]

Easy Homemade Vegetable Stock

Easy Homemade Vegetable Stock

Making homemade stock is simple and gratifying. You can use it in applications that call for stock, or even water to make soups/stews more flavorful. You can use up those sad-looking, maybe kinda limp/mushy (but not moldy or gross!) vegetables in your crisper drawer/fridge, and […]

Buckwheat Waffles + Stewed Apples

Buckwheat Waffles + Stewed Apples

Autumn is in the air! Crisp, dried leaves, damp…grey skies and rainy days. Summer is officially out of the picture in the midwest, so in with all things apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon, out with the flip flops, berries and floppy straw sun hats. In a […]

Plant Based Food on the Fly

Plant Based Food on the Fly

Not going to lie…I had a bit of a freak out this week. After being offered a job at a local confectionery company, and jumping on it (yes! yes!! Job! You did it! This is what you do after you graduate!)…I took a step back. […]

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

The leaves are turning colors, the air is crisp, my fruit bowl is full of Honey Crisp and Spartan apples (need to do something about that…), and there are squash/pumpkins scattered around our apartment. That meant only one thing this past week: it was time […]

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (Plus: how to roast tomatoes + red peppers!)

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (Plus: how to roast tomatoes + red peppers!)

It seems that I am on a soup kick lately. Missed that? Well if you did, here you go! 7 Vegetable Power Soup Sweet Potato, Carrot and Coconut Soup And now, probably my favorite, right up there with the sweet potato, carrot and coconut soup, […]

Stashing Away the Summer: Pickled Beets, Quick Refrigerator Pickles and How To Freeze Tomatoes

Stashing Away the Summer: Pickled Beets, Quick Refrigerator Pickles and How To Freeze Tomatoes

So guys….it is September. I have been a hermit, working away at my research, trying to not pull my hair out. You know how big of a pain humidity makes cooking caramel to specific moisture contents? Well, let us all hope that you never have […]

Saving Water in the Kitchen: 30 Easy Tips to Help Save the Environment & Reduce Costs

Saving Water in the Kitchen: 30 Easy Tips to Help Save the Environment & Reduce Costs

We’ve all heard of it — California is currently facing a major environmental crisis. Now, a drought might not look as shocking on TV as a hurricane, earthquake, or a tornado. But that doesn’t make its consequences any less lethal. California’s farms, plantations, and vineyards […]

8 Underrated Spices That Can Turn Any Dish From “Meh” to “Wow”

8 Underrated Spices That Can Turn Any Dish From “Meh” to “Wow”

If there’s one ingredient that can make any meal taste better without compromising its flavor, that’s spices. From adding a pungent touch to the mix to mellowing a dish’s aftertaste, these fragrant add-ins can take your cooking skills to a whole new level with half […]