Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a kind of soup that is usually served cold, is very easy to make and is great for the warm summer months. It is frequently a tomato-based soup, but there are many variations that also include things like melons, grapes, avocados and various other fruits or vegetables, usually raw. Soaked bread is frequently…

Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Summer is a great time for grilling and eating light. We could all stand to get more fruits and veggies into our diets, and grilling fruits and veggies is a great way to do it! Grilling them tends to intensify their flavors. As the fire from the grill draws out the moisture from the fruits…

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee and Its Benefits

Cold-brewed coffee was made popular by the Toddy system in the 1960s, and has been enjoying resurgence of late. The Toddy system was invented in 1964 by Todd Simpson, a chemical engineering graduate of Cornell University. According to the Toddy company, cold-brewed coffee made using regular coffee beans results in coffee that has 67 percent…

Cooking Perfect Poached Eggs

Who doesn’t love a perfectly poached egg over a piece of toast, an English muffin, or a pile of steamed or gently sautéed greens? The first rule for poaching eggs is to always use the freshest eggs possible. With fresh eggs, the whites will cling to the yolks better than with older eggs. There are…