J’s Cooking Tips

Stay away from table salt. Kosher salt’s distinct crystals deliver more even taste, in both cooking and seasoning.

Use chili pepper or paprika as a garnish by sprinkling at the edges of your serving and entrée plates to instantly dress up a meal.

Try using unsweetened condensed cow’s or goat’s milk in place of heavy cream in your recipes to reduce fat and cholesterol yet maintain a rich, creamy flavor.  A vegan substitute to try is puréed cauliflower.

For spreads and toppings for crackers and breads, use a good butter such as Plugra.  Cut down on fat by using substitutes with the cooking and baking. We recommend Smart Balance Omega with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Buttery Spread. Yes, it’s a mouthful but worth it as it is not only lower in fat and cholesterol-free, but packed full of vitamins!