So many people dump pasta water without realizing they can make a quick and delicious sauce with it! In fact, starchy pasta water helps to bind and thicken the sauce. In our latest video, Chef Tina Ruggiero shares how much water should be saved and how to make a quick, no-fuss sauce using leftover water.
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With so much conflicting nutrition advice in the media, it can become agonizing trying to figure out what foods are and aren’t healthy. Nutritious foods like pasta have wrongly gotten a bad reputation in recent years, but there’s a new book that wants to set the record straight. Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food written by the Bastianich siblings, reminds readers that pasta should be a staple in everyone’s kitchen.
A new study has found that adding more olive oil or nuts to a Mediterranean diet may help keep your mind sharper as you age. The researchers found that seniors following a Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil and nuts had greater improvements in thinking and memory than people who followed a lower-fat diet. Continue reading to learn more about the study.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, we sat down with “America’s Childhood Nutrition Expert”, Jill Castle. We asked her to share some of her expertise with us, particularly when it comes to picky eating, common mistakes that parents make in the kitchen and more! Continue reading to learn more and see what she had to say when it comes to nutrition.
A new study carried out by Harokopio University and published by the American College of Cardiology has found that closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease. The researchers found that the Mediterranean diet, which consists of grains, nuts, fish, olive oil and fruits and vegetables, can cut your risk of developing heart disease by almost half.
In the March issue of Cooking Light, First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the state of family dinner in America, the Let’s Move! Campaign, and more. The issue also introduced a healthy, fast and affordable cooking curriculum called “Let’s Cook” inspired by Mrs. Obama’s mission. Click through to find an easy and affordable recipe introduced in the “Let’s Cook” curriculum.
Are you confused about what is myth and what is truth? When it comes to pasta and nutrition, there can be a lot of conflicting messages! From gluten to weight gain, it seems everyone has a different opinion on the matter! Our experts separate fact from fiction and break down some of the most common misconceptions about pasta.
We all know that wine and cheese make a great pair, but did you know wine could bring out the best in your pasta too? Certain wines enhance the flavor of pasta dishes, but knowing which wine to serve with meals can be tricky. Luckily, our chef Tina Ruggiero has a quick guide you can use anywhere, anytime. Click here to watch the video!
We asked Michael Natkin cookbook author, blogger, and vegetarian food extraordinaire some questions about how he cooks with pasta! He even shares some delicious veggie-filled pasta recipes. Check it out here.
Love Macaroni and Cheese? We connected with Stephanie Stiavetti, food writer and cookbook author to discuss her newest cookbook, MELT: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese. Check out what she has to say about cooking and mac and cheese!
Registered Dietitian, Robyn Webb shares some of her tips on creating stress-free, healthy meals that will please the whole family. In this Q&A, Robyn tells us how pasta can have a place at every table and even shares a recipe from her new cookbook!
Are you confused about what to cook for Valentine’s Day? Or are you going out but want to make sure you eat something that will fit into your diet? We’ve brought in chef and registered dietitian Alexa Bosshardt in to help! Chef Alexa even shares her favorite date night meals!