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Posts tagged "cooking" (25)

Avoiding Foodborne Illness at Cookouts

May 26, 2016 ARTICLES

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and all the delicious food the season has to offer. With warmer weather upon us, you will likely start cooking out more often with family, friends, and loved ones. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables and grilled foods, but it’s also an opportune time to develop a foodborne illness. To avoid getting sick after a cookout, keep these food safety tips in mind this summer: Keep Foods Separate Picture it. You are preparing a s...

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Italian Slow-Cooked Ribs + Fennel Slaw

March 20, 2015 RECIPES

Adapted From Johnny C’s NY Deli
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Serving Size: ¼ rack + ½ cup slaw; Serves about 4
0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
3 TB white balsamic vinegar
1 TB light brown sugar
2 tsp crushed red pepper
10 to 12 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup rosemary, chopped
1 TB oregano, chopped (or ½ TB dried)
3 to...

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Cornmeal Crusted Fried Chicken + Rosemary Walnut Waffles

February 13, 2015 RECIPES

Preparation Time:  approximately 10 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes
Serving Size: 2 thighs + 1 waffle; makes about 6
3 Slices on The Slice Plan
12                            chicken thighs, boneless/skinless
1 cup                       flour
4                              eggs, beaten
2 TB                         salt
1 ...

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Ingredient Spotlight: Turmeric

February 9, 2015 ARTICLES

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years and is a common spice in Southeastern Asian cuisine (especially Indian cuisine). During the 13 century, Marco Polo described the spice as very similar to saffron, but "not really saffron". It provides dishes with a brilliant yellow color, as often seen in curries. Turmeric has even found its way into Western foods, and is commonly used as a natural food coloring for butter and mustard, and as part of the pickling process. It is a mild tastin...

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PepperJack Mac + Andouille

February 6, 2015 RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 30 minutes
Serving Size: 2x2 inch scoop; makes about 12
2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
3 cups uncooked pasta of choice
6 TB butter
4 TB flour
½ tsp nutmeg, ground
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 cup sour cream
2 ½ cups 2% milk
1 lb chorizo
3 cups shre...

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Sweet Potato Pasta with Cranberries, Kale, + Chicken

January 16, 2015 RECIPES

Adapted from: Food in My Beard Preparation Time: approximately 45 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: ¾ cup, Serves about 4 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients: as needed: Parmesan Cheese Noodles 3 Eggs 2.5 Cups Flour 2 Large Sweet Potatoes 2 tsp Salt Sauce 2 Tablespoons Butter 1.5 Cups Cranberries 5 Leaves Kale 1 Cup Chicken Stock 2 Cups Shredded Dark Meat Chicken/Turkey Directions...

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Coffee Crusted Roast Beef + Pasilla Chile Broth

January 10, 2015 RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 35-38 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20-30 minutes Serving Size: about 6 pieces, Serves about 6 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2-2.5 lbs beef tenderloin or trip-tip roast 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 Tbsp virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp coffee beans, finely ground* 1 Tbsp cocoa powder pinch ground cinnamon Pasilla Chile Broth ½ ounce whole butter 8 ounces...

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Lime-Marinated Turkey Tacos

November 28, 2014 RECIPES

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes Serving Size: 2 Tacos, Serves about 4 2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 8 flour tortillas 2 cups turkey, cooked/shredded, white meat preferred ¼ cup lime juice 1 avocado, sliced 2 radishes, julienned 1 cup shredded red cabbage (not pictured) ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled optional cilantro sprigs optional hot sauce Directions Marinate the turkey by mixing it with the lime juice; set aside f...

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Easy Spice Blends!

November 12, 2014 MEDIA

Making Spice Blends from home reduces the amount of crap you feed you and your family's bodies! Use simply pantry ingredients to flavor any dish deliciously! Check out some of the recipes out, below: Taco Seasoning: 1 TB chili powder, 1 TB cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp coriandor, 1 TB salt, ¼ tsp cayenne Cajun Seasoning: 1 tsp cayenne, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ground mustard, ½ tsp chili powder, 2 TB oregano, 1 TB thyme,...

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Easy Asian Eggplant

October 22, 2014 MEDIA

Making Easy Asian Eggplant: Recipe This is by far one of the easiest recipes I have ever made! It is mighty delicious, and pairs well with most things using asian-flavors. Not a recipe you might usually find on, but certainly noteworthy! Check it out.

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Fried Green Tomatoes

August 22, 2014 RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 8-10 minutes Serving Size: 2 tomato slices; makes about 5-6 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2 green tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick (should make 5-6 slices per tomato) 2 eggs, whipped 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 cup cornmeal Oil, for frying Directions Place in two separate bowls: • Eggs, whipped with salt and cayenne • C...

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Top 5 Food Safety Tips

August 20, 2014 MEDIA

Top 5 Food Safety Tips Most food illness happens in the home (not in restaurants) - these tips will help prevent you (and your loved ones) from getting sick from dangerous pathogens/bacteria! Use this advice when making any of the recipes from!

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Ingredient Spotlight: Cilantro

August 18, 2014 ARTICLES

Cilantro is a versatile (yet controversial) herb with roots stemming back to medieval times and popular in many Mediterranean and Asian dishes. The plant, known as Coriandum sativum, produces the herb known as cilantro as well as seeds known as coriander. Cilantro is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia, influencing cuisines such as South/Southeast Asian, Indian, Portuguese, Russian, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American, Tex-Mex, Chinese...

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Sobe Noodle Spring Rolls with Miso Vinaigrette

August 15, 2014 RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 spring rolls + 1 TB vinaigrette; Makes 4 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 4 spring roll wrappers 2 cups sobe noodles, cooked (according to package instructions) 1 cup napa cabbage, shredded ½ cup carrots, shredded/julienned ½ cup celery, julienned ½ cup red cabbage, shredded 1 TB soy sauce 1 TB sesame oil Oil (...

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Making Pasta Al Dente

August 13, 2014 MEDIA

You've heard it before… “cook your pasta ‘al dente'…” But what does it mean? In this video, we talk about what it is and how to do it WITH EASE! I even show you a fun trick at the end ;) Stay Tuned for OUTTAKES and see more videos & recipes HERE!

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Making Homemade BBQ Sauce

August 6, 2014 MEDIA

Making Homemade BBQ Sauce Why buy the sodium-laden bottled version when you can make your own using 4 simply pantry ingredients! Easy, delicious, and versatile - you can add sri racha, red onion, garlic, and other ingredients for your own variation! Check out ways to use BBQ sauce HERE! Happy Eating!

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Grilling at Home!

July 30, 2014 MEDIA

Grilling @ Home! Love the taste of grilled foods but don't have the space for an outdoor grill? Get a grill pan and watch this video on how to safely and deliciously grill indoors! More recipes on… Happy Eating!

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is there a safe way to grill meats and reduce or avoid PAHs?

July 27, 2014 DISCUSSIONS

Thanks for your great question!  Before we continue, let's discuss what PAHs are for the general audience. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are chemicals formed when meat from muscle, including beef, pork, fish, and poultry, is cooked using high-temperature, direct-heat methods, such as grilling directly over an open flame. The formation of PAHs are influenced by the type of meat, the cooking time, the cooking temperature, and the cooking method. Exposure to PAHs can cause cancer in ...

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The Slice Plan on Food & Nutrition Magazine!

July 24, 2014 PRESS

Check out The Slice Plan featured in the Books section of Food and Nutrition Magazine… HERE. Purchase your very own copy by visiting !

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Making Homemade Vinaigrette

July 16, 2014 MEDIA

Homemade Dressing - made simple! This DIY Video on making homemade vinaigrette/dressing will mean no more buying the processed sodium-laden versions in the condiment isle! Just a few simple ingredients at home is all you need! TIPS: You can substitute any citrus fruit juice for vinegar. You can add fresh pureed berries or fruit juice/concentrate/jam/jelly to this mixture! Fresh herbs of your choice make this a perfect accompaniment to any vegetable or protein, too. ...

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Peel Garlic in 30 Seconds

July 9, 2014 MEDIA

Check out my way of peeling garlic the fast and easy way! No more buying the pre-chopped stuff from the grocery store. Get all the fragrance and flavor you need without sacrificing time and energy! Checkout more videos at! Stay tuned at the end of the video for Sage Outtakes!

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How To Cut an Onion

July 2, 2014 MEDIA

How to Cut an Onion: Tired of burning, teary eyes? NO MORE! Learn how to chop an onion quick and with ease from the one and only Mr. Cook-It. For recipe ideas, go to!

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Basic Knife Skills

June 25, 2014 MEDIA

Let Mr. Cook-It teach you how to julienne, slice, chop, and mince without cutting yourself! Do it like a pro - A great teaching video for preparing any of the recipes from!

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