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Cooking Tips to Get in the Kitchen

Cooking Tips for National Culinary Arts Month

It’s National Culinary Arts Month, and you don’t have to be a chef to appreciate or make good food. It’s the perfect time to take a moment to brush up on your skills or think about teaching your loved ones to cook with these cooking tips.

If you’ve ever looked at a recipe and wondered what it was talking about, this quick guide can help.

Cooking Terms
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With this infographic, you’ll be ready to prep your next recipe. And check out part 2 for more knife skills.

 

Need a refresher on the basics in the kitchen? Learn to cut an onion, fry an egg, roast a chicken, and more.

Kitchen Basics
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With this guide, you’ll be ready to build the foundation of good flavor for a variety of meals.

Guide to Aromatics
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This guide will help you make the most of fresh herbs, from pairings to storage.

Guide to Flavoring with Fresh Herbs
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Fresh herbs can be expensive and don’t last. If they don’t work for you, spices are a great way to add punch.

Guide to Flavoring with Spices
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You can get your kids in the kitchen early with this guide for skills and recipes for any age.

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Easy, Healthy Food Substitutions

Healthy Food Substitutions

Have you ever run out of something or tried to make your recipes lighter? We can help with easy food substitutions.

You can replace half of the butter in your recipe with tofu or pureed white beans.

Replacing Butter

 

Whip up some healthy whipped cream by using coconut milk.

Never have buttermilk on hand? Replace with lemon juice and regular milk.

Buttermilk Substitution

 

Cut the salt but not the flavor with fresh or dried herbs, spices, citrus juices, or rice vinegar.

Cut the Salt

 

Replace margarine with unsweetened applesauce to cut fat and add Vitamin C.

Avoid Margarine

 

Vegan Marshmallow Fluff is made with the liquid from chickpeas and honey.

Replace sour cream with plain Greek yogurt and increase the recipe’s protein by 88%.

Skipping Sour Cream