How Matcha Can Help You Lose Weight

You may have read about it here and there, but trendy “Matcha” powder has great health and fat-burning benefits that you should not ignore. Matcha is the Crème de la Crème of green tea. The leaves are specially selected and grown in the shade, stems and veins removed,...

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What You Need To Know

I’ve been a chef for more than 20 years, and good fat vs. bad fats is still among the most misunderstood and confusing concepts among my clients, students, and readers. Can I cook with olive oil? Is coconut oil good for me? Which olive oil should I choose? What...

#1 Deep-Frying Hack: Delicious Coconut Shrimp!

If you haven’t had coconut shrimp before, it’s basically shrimp rolled in coconut and “fried” to a delicious crisp. I say, “fried” but we don’t fry here. Frying usually involves canola or other scentless oils (Avoid!) and in an in-kitchen test, I found that 10% of the...

The Best Tricks To Transform Picky Eaters

You hear me say it over, over, and over again: vegetables are absolutely essential if you’re interested in losing weight and keeping it off. Why is that? Two reasons. First, vegetables supply much-needed fiber (it provides bulk, makes you feel full, and decreases the...