What is Freekeh? (And How Do You Cook It?)

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Just when you’d gotten the hang of quinoa, freekeh burst onto the nutrition scene … and once again, you’re wondering how to work yet another grain into your family’s healthy meals. Sure … freekeh boasts loads of protein and fiber (listen up, quinoa lovers!), plus lots of other healthy goodies … Continue reading

Beyond Green Smoothies: Take the Spinach Challenge

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Green smoothies are all the rage on blogs and Pinterest – and for good reason! The “green” in those green smoothies often comes from spinach – a superfood that’s low in calories, yet loaded with antioxidants, fiber and even a little protein. It’s also jam-crammed with vitamins and minerals, including folate, … Continue reading

Is It Safe to Use Frozen Meat in Your Crock-Pot?

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With so many people using their crock-pot slow cookers as mega time-savers, this question is a surprisingly hot topic out there on the Internet: Can you put frozen meat in the crock-pot? Our short answer … DON’T DO IT! For those of you craving a little more detailed explanation, here’s … Continue reading

The Secret to Perfect Shish Kabobs

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Ok, all you backyard cookout masters … we hope you won’t hate us for what we’re about to say. But it’s true … You know the classic grilled combo – steak or chicken with peppers, onions, mushrooms, summer squash and tomatoes? Yeah, well it just never should’ve been shoved all together … Continue reading

How to Zest a Lemon (and Grate Other Stuff, Too!)

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If you’ve ever used a Microplane zester, then you know it’s not at all mysterious or difficult (and you probably can skip reading this, you old pro!). But for those of you who feel a little baffled when you see recipes that require zesting (like our decadently amazing Blueberry-White Chocolate … Continue reading

How to Pit an Avocado

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Are you sizing up an avocado, staring at the weird, bumpy, thick skin? Yeah – inside it’s all creamy goodness. Guacamole … a topping for burgers and tacos and salads … our No-Cook Fresh Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad … oh, so many possibilities! But if you’re looking at that greenish-black exterior, just wondering … Continue reading

How to Cook Quinoa (and Why You Should!)

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Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is one of the hot topics in America’s food scene, especially for health-conscious foodies. Here at Two Healthy Kitchens, we love it, too! In fact, on our Pinterest boards, some of our most repinned recipes are those that include quinoa. People just can’t get enough! In its April … Continue reading