Avoid the Calories from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by HylaryL

The Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites I think we can all agree that some of the best, most flavorful food in the world originates from the multitude of cuisines found in Asia and its surrounding islands. From Chinese to Japanese to Thai food and more, the list goes on and on of delicious culinary treasures that anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity can enjoy. The only problem? Though generally quite . . . more »

Healthy (and delicious!) versions of your favorite childhood treats!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by HylaryL

Real Snacks Who doesn't remember that joyful feeling we experienced as a child opening a fresh Twinkie, finishing off a circus train shaped box of animal crackers or licking your fingers to get the last little bits in a bag of Corn Nuts. Those special snacks always inspire a nostalgic feeling for days past, and, unfortunately, remind us of how lacking in nutrition our treats really were. . . . more »

The Easy Way to Go Gluten-Free!

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by HylaryL

The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-free Foods It seems like going gluten-free is the new thing to do in the world of diets and nutrition, but for those of us who suffer from Celiac's Disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, it's more than just a fad. But with all of the gluten-free products available out there, where do you even start if you're just beginning on your life without wheat? If your . . . more »

Fight those rainy-day blues: bake something delicious!

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 by HylaryL

Baked Elements Is all this rain making you feel cooped up inside at home? Why not do something fun to fight those rainy-day blues: bake a delicious treat! If you don’t already know, the Santa Clara County Library District owns thousands of cookbooks, enough to keep even the most ferocious chefs busy for days. Check out the list below of some of our newest arrivals that focus . . . more »

Embracing allergy-friendly cooking: it's possible!

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by HylaryL

Allergy-friendly Food for Families It seems like whenever someone is diagnosed with a food allergy or intolerance that automatically means that all forms of gourmet home cooking are doomed. Say goodbye to your old favorites, it's cardboard and water from here on out, right? Wrong! More and more, celebrated chefs and nutrition experts are devoting time and energy to publishing allergy-friendly cookbooks that can turn your kitchen into a . . . more »