5 Ways Cooking Benefits Your Mental State

It’s no secret that cooking healthy food provides benefits to our bodies, but there’s also evidence that the act of preparing meals can benefit our minds as well. Mental health experts credit cooking with helping to relieve depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other conditions. As various forms of meditation have become in vogue as ways to relax…

Healthy Superbowl Recipes

Sweet potato skins with goat cheese, New England fish cakes, Buffalo cauliflower bites, and more!

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

The perfect dessert to serve at your holiday parties that will not have you breaking your diet goals.  Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Prep Time:      5 minutes Cook Time:      30 minutes Serves:             15 Serving Size:   1 Slice Per Serving: Calories: 93 Calories for Fat: 45   Ingredients: 5 bars(s) Chocolate Celebration Delite 1 Scoop Vanilla Premium Protein…

Delicious Vegan, Skinny, Gluten Free, Pumpkin Soup Recipe

A Fall Meal that is healthy and satisfying!   Pumpkin Soup:  Vegan, Skinny, & Gluten Free Serves: 3-4 1 Red Onion, Chopped 2 cloves of minced garlic 4 cups fat-free vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups of light coconut milk 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree 1 cup frozen corn 3 red potatoes, diced 2 Tbsp…

Listing: Food Network Magazine Cooking School

Food Network Magazine’s first ever Cooking School event will be held November 5, 2016,  and is open to the public!  Food Network Magazine is offering chef demos and hands-on lessons at the International Culinary Center with its editors, ICC chef instructors, and Food Network star Marc Murphy. Three hour morning session will include breakfast, three-hour afternoon…

Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

Sometimes we don’t feel like eating in the morning, but it’s important that we do. When we don’t eat in the a.m. we have a harder time focusing, and become more tired at work. We can get cranky or restless. And it isn’t just our moods that can suffer but our work can, too. Here are some easy &…

Annabel Langbein’s Speedy Peanut Sauce

The absolute perfect finishing touch to spice up any meal prep or keep summer meals light and delicious. “I’m not claiming this recipe is in any way authentic, but having experimented with all sorts of long-winded alternatives I think it still comes up trumps for flavor. Use storebought peanut butter or make your own by…

Oscar Party Cocktails

Oscars are just around the corner and these cocktail recipes are sure to make your party fun, fun, fun! Leave the diet and kids at home for this party. Barbotage Pour cognac (or another brandy) and Grand Marnier into a champagne flute then top up with brut champagne. Pomegranate Sangria Pour Pomegranate juice, grapefruit seltzer,…

Chocolate Ganache Raspberry Layer Cake

INGREDIENTS  Cake: Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 3/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Topping: 18 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao),…

Holiday Pairings – Wine & Food

The Perfect Wine to Bring to a Holiday Gathering: It’s All About the Food by Paula Moulton I became infamous at Le Cordon Bleu in France (at least in my own mind) on a relatively quiet and peaceful classroom day of wine tasting. I am on stage but the theater is a dimly lit classroom…

Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Stay warm this holiday season with this yummy vegan homemade soup! VEGAN POTATO LEEK SOUP INGREDIENCE 3-4 Tbsp olive oil 6-8 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1″ cubes 2 large leeks, sliced into rounds 6 cups veggie stock or 6 cups water + 1 veggie bouillon cube 2 tsp dried thyme, or 1-2 tbsp…

Salmon with Sautéed Asparagus

Brooklyn, NY – By Jacob Fishbein, CEO Cooking Culture As the temperatures drop, what better way to enjoy the season than with a little comfort food? This is one of my favorite recipes, based on my dad’s out of this world salmon. How does salmon taste so good in Santa Fe, NM, you might ask….