It's so much more economical to break down one bird versus buying chicken pieces. Learn how to break down a whole chicken into pieces here.

How To Break Down a Whole Chicken Into Pieces

When I look back on my #LifeFromScratch journey and try to pinpoint the beginning, I have to ask myself not, “What came first: The chicken? Or, the egg?” but rather, “What came first: The chicken? Or, the garden?” After interning at a food service operation in Southern California during the summer of 2008 and while living on my own in an apartment …

Most protein powders contain debatable ingredients but not ALOHA protein powders! Learn more about ALOHA & find a recipe for vanilla protein powder bread.

Say “ALOHA” to Fitness and Food + A Recipe for Spiced Vanilla Protein Powder Bread

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Aloha, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #myAloha and #AlohaMoment  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Fifteen years ago, I was twelve years old and received a treadmill for Christmas. I don’t remember asking for this gift. I also don’t remember being crazy excited about it. But, …

Sick and tired of eating left over turkey in the same way you always do? Try this delicious, spicy and fresh, crunchy Chinese salad.

Left Over Turkey Crunchy Chinese Salad

Last Thanksgiving, my husband was driving us to his parents for Thanksgiving and I was in the passenger seat scrolling through Facebook on my phone. In the midst of all the “I am thankful for…” posts, this not so fun-fact from one of the many food focused groups that I follow crossed my screen: “Some five million tons of food—enough to …

So, you just bought a pasture raised turkey but you're not sure how to cook it. No worries, here's how to cook a pasture raised turkey so it tastes good!

How to Cook a Pasture Raised Turkey

Thanksgiving is all about family, gratitude, traditions and, of course, a big bird. There are  lot of ways to cook that bird; be it roasting, smoking, frying, grilling, stuffed with duck, done like beer can chicken and many more.  (I mean… have you seen the bacon wrapped turkey that’s making it’s rounds on Pinterest?) But, just like there are many …

Take these lessons learned by Claire into consideration when planting garlic in your garden so it increases your chances of a bountiful harvest.

Planting Garlic: Lessons Learned

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; Wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; Lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy Sauce makes it Chinese; Garlic makes it good.” – Alice May Brock I have always loved this quote about garlic. I couldn’t agree more. Garlic does make it good. However, most of the garlic in American …

Claire shares her fall garden clean up checklist and the importance of preparing your beds for the winter months ahead.

Fall Garden Clean Up Checklist

As the first frost of the season looms, it is a great time for a little “fall cleaning” in your vegetable garden. Cleaning up your garden at the end of the season and preparing it for the colder winter months will help ensure the health of your garden for years to come. It also helps you hit the ground running …

If you have no idea where to start with cooking, or just want to brush up skills, you won't want to miss this. This edition is about how to read a recipe.

Cooking School Series: How to Read a Recipe

  As a strong, yet sort of apathetic student in school I finally found myself excited about something while taking culinary classes in Switzerland the summer I was nineteen. The program was through my university where I was studying Hospitality Management.  I really enjoyed being in the kitchen and cooking… and I was pretty good at it!  After that trip, …

Fall gardening can roll around on you in a blink of an eye. Here is a trick to determine whether or not you can still plant veggies in your fall garden and how to extend your harvest.

Fall Gardening: What to Plant and When

  With temperatures at their highest of the summer all around the country, it’s hard to believe that it’s only just a matter of time until there is a chill in the air indicating the arrival of fall. Just because the temperatures change, it doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to all the fabulous, fresh food from your …