Healthy Cooking Terms - Healing Gourmet

Healthy Cooking Terms

Flash Point

Where there’s smoke, there’s danger! A smoke point, or a flash point, of oil is the point at … [Read more...]


[MIHNS] To cut food into very small pieces. Mincing produces smaller pieces than chopping. … [Read more...]


As a verb, to use quick, heavy blows of a knife or cleaver to cut food into bite-size (or smaller) … [Read more...]


[joo-lee-EHN, zhoo-LYEHN] n . Foods that have been cut into matchstick-like strips. The food is … [Read more...]


To poach is to cook food gently in liquid just below the boiling point.  The amount and temperature … [Read more...]


Blanching is to plunge food (typically vegetables and fruits) into boiling water briefly, then into … [Read more...]


[BRAYZ] Braising is a cooking method by which meat or vegetables are first browned in fat, then … [Read more...]

Dutch oven

A dutch oven is large pot or kettle, typically made of cast iron, with a tight-fitting lid so steam … [Read more...]


[saw-TAY, soh-TAY] To cook food quickly in a small amount of oil in a skillet or sauté pan over … [Read more...]

Whole Foods

Whole foods are those that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as … [Read more...]

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