• Kitchen Tips
  • Dried Herbs vs Fresh Herbs

    Kitchen Tips: Have you wondered what the difference is? Dried leaf herbs have more concentrated flavor than fresh herbs. If you are substituting dried leaf herbs for fresh, use 1/3 the amount called for in the recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, use 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme.  If […]

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  • Use a Spiralizer to Make Vegetable Noodles

    Kitchen Tips: If you are looking for an alternative to gluten-free grains or potentially highly processed gluten-free noodles, try making your own noodles from vegetables, using an inexpensive spiralizer.  A large variety of produce (examples below) can be spiralized and Chef Marshall shows just how easy it is to use in this video: https://www.facebook.com/ChefMarshallOBrienGroup/videos/2361612220770526/ Apple Beet […]

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  • No More Stained Food Containers

    Kitchen Tips: If last night’s spaghetti has left your plastic container/Tupperware with a light orange-colored stain and diligent washing just won’t remove it, try baking soda instead. Simply wipe the inside of the stained container with a smooth water-and-soda paste, allow to sit for a few hours and then rinse clean. If you use glass […]

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  • Save Time With a Scrap Bowl

    Kitchen Tips: Rather than trekking across the kitchen to the compost bin or garbage can each time you’ve finished trimming ingredients, keep a scrap bowl on your work surface. Throw everything in there and dispose of the scraps just once at the end of the process

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  • Freeze Things Flat for Efficiency

    Kitchen Tips: Whether it’s soups, stews, or ground meat, the flatter and wider the container or package, the faster it can be frozen and defrosted. This saves time and makes meal prep easier. Use the smallest possible container or bag to minimize the air in the package. There will be fewer ice crystals and the food […]