Cooking with wine is a great way to concentrate intricate flavors and tenderize meat without adding extra fat. Depending on how you prepare your food, some or all of the alcohol in the wine will evaporate, leaving behind a sophisticated blend of flavors.
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Bring on the heat and make your dishes go from mild to wild by adding fire and flavor to your food with chile peppers. While bell peppers are sweet and mild, Habanero, the hottest, can be fiery. The heat or fire is caused by the natural chemical in peppers called capsaicin, which stimulates nerve endings in the skin.
Kosher salt is called so primarily because its large crystals are used for making meats kosher. The process is done in part by sprinkling coarse salt on the surface of the meat to absorb the fluids. Kosher salt is typically free from additives commonly found in table salt, making it a favorite for cooking because it has a gentler flavor. Kosher salt is usually sold in large boxes and can be found in the spice and baking section of your market.
Mushrooms are a great low-calorie, sodium-free, fat-free source of potassium and other nutrients and lend a fun flavor and texture to stir-fries, casseroles, pastas, rice dishes, pizza, meat dishes, burgers, salads and more.
Fresh herbs are an easy, aromatic way to add flavor to your meals without adding fat and calories. The amount of chopping required depends on the dish you are cooking. Some dishes require flavor without diminishing the overall appearance of the dish, such as when cooking fish, chicken or meat, so finely chopped herbs work best.
MSG as a food ingredient has been the subject of many health studies and much controversy over the years and has caused many restaurants and food suppliers to label their food as MSG free, though that may be misleading. What is MSG exactly and why is it such a problem?
Cilantro (Sih-LAHN-troh), also known as coriander, Mexican Parsley or Chinese parsley, is a wonderful, delicate year-round herb, thought to be an aphrodisiac and have healing properties, and adds great flavor to a variety of foods.
The cinnamon you put in your French toast or sprinkle in your beverage at your favorite coffee shop is not only a popular spice, it was once considered as valuable as a precious metal and has medicinal properties dating back to early civilizations.