Food, sauces, chicken

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Rather than making foods less (low-fat, -carb, -calorie, -sugar), you can create a lighter spin by focusing on more (namely, more flavor) through a variety of easy techniques and tips. Think lots of natural flavorings (spices, extracts, herbs, salts, peppers, chiles); new and interesting flavor combinations; roasting to caramelize vegetables and fruit to bring out their natural sweetness; simple saut├ęs and pan sauces for chicken and pork; easy substitutions (e.g., white whole wheat flour to replace some of the all-purpose flour, a bit of canola oil to replace some of the butter in baked goods); and some splurges on things like condiments and nut oils that pack a lot of punch and are naturally more healthy. [Read more]