Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cooking Tips

This page is an index to all the cooking tips about things Kalyn has learned from years of reading cookbooks and being an adventurous and passionate cook! 

For the benefit of those following The South Beach diet, where appropriate there are notations after each recipe listing indicate Kalyn's opinion as to which phase of the diet that recipe can be used for.

Cooking Tips for Gardeners:
Cooking with Fresh Tarragon
Cooking with Fresh Parsley 
Cooking with Fresh Mint
How to Make Gremolata (with fresh parsley) and Recipe Ideas for Using Gremolata
Three Ways to Make Noodles with Zucchini and Other Vegetables (plus Recipes for Zucchini Noodles)

Freezing Tips:
My Favorite Tips for Freezing Garden Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, and Vegetables

How to Make Minced Garlic for the Freezer and Stop Paying High Prices for Minced Garlic in a Jar

Freezing Fresh Lemon Juice and Lime Juice: How and Why I Do It (all phases)

How to Freeze Fresh Basil (all phases)

How to Freeze Fresh Herbs: Rosemary and Thyme (all phases)

More About Freezing Fresh Herbs: Thai Basil, Sage, Tarragon, and Mint (all phases)

How to Make and Freeze Tomato Sauce (all phases)

Making Pistou Sauce for the Freezer (in honor of Julia Child, all phases)

"How-To" Cooking Tips
Three Ways to Make Noodles with Zucchini and Other Vegetables (plus Recipes for Zucchini Noodles)

How to Make Gremolata and Recipe Ideas for Using Gremolata

How to Make Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts That Are Perfect Every Time (all phases)

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs (all phases)

How to Make Slow Roasted Tomatoes (all phases)

How to Make Beef Stock (all phases)

How to Make Chicken Stock (all phases)

How to Make Turkey Stock (all phases)

How to Make Ham Stock and Recipe Ideas Using Ham Stock (all phases)

How to Make Garlic Confit (all phases)

How to Make Absolutely Perfect Restaurant Quality Salad at Home (all phases)

How to Make Pot Roast in a Crockpot, Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast (all phases)

How to Make a Frittata (all phases)

How to Cook Fresh Artichokes (all phases)

How to Cook Artichokes in a Pressure Cooker (all phases)

How to Grill Zucchini (all phases)

How to Cook Spagetti Squash as a Summer Squash (all phases)

How to Roast Red Bell Peppers on a Barbecue Grill (all phases)

How to Peel and Cut Up a Butternut Squash (phase 2 or 3)

How to Roast Anaheim Green Chiles on a Barbecue Grill (all phases)

How to Cook Dried Beans in a Crockpot Slow Cooker (all phases)

Other Tips:
Kalyn's Favorite Antipasto Salad - and Tips for Satisfying Salads at Home (all phases)

More Cooking Tips will be coming.  If there's a certain tip you'd like to see featured, feel free to leave a comment here and if it's a topic I know about I'll be happy to share my knowledge.
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  1. Jolene, I have never heard of that product. (I can't publish your comment with the product name because then it becomes an ad for their product, and that encourages people to leave other similar comments.)

  2. Hi Kalyn! I love your website! You have helped me in the past while I was on south beach. Quick question, I live in an apartment and do not have access to a grill. What is the best way to cook salmon? Thank you! Jacki

  3. Glad you enjoying the blog. If you enter salmon into the search bar there are lots of recipes for roasted or pan-grilled salmon.

  4. Hi, do you have recipe that mostly raw/ half raw? Thanks

  5. Hi Adel,
    Most of the recipes that in in the different categories for salads would be raw; here's a link to the Salad Recipes Index Page


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