Cooking With Silicone: Is Silicone Cookware And Bakeware Safe For Use?

Cooking With Silicone: Is Silicone Cookware And Bakeware Safe For Use?

Cooking with Silicone Silicone baking pans have become more popular in recent years than traditional metal or glass bakeware. They are seen as a more modern option, and some people find that they offer certain benefits, such as being nonstick and easy to clean. However, there is a slight learning curve when using them, as…

Basic Congee

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup dried shrimp 2 tablespoons dried scallops 2 tablespoons safflower oil (olive oil works, too) 2 tablespoons minced ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced into 1/4-inch thickness 1 cup jasmine rice 6 cups vegetable broth 3 cups water 1 teaspoon salt, add more to taste To Serve: sliced scallions fried shallots…

Spicy Miso Ramen

INGREDIENTS 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided 6 ounces green beans, cut into thirds 4 cups vegetable broth 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar 1 Thai chile, scored 3 tablespoons yellow miso paste 2 tablespoons hot water 1 (8 ounce)…

Seafood Stew With Cilantro Broth

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow or white onion- diced 1 fresh green ancho chili (or poblano) – deseeded, chopped (if you like spicy, add 2 and skip the bell pepper) 1 green bell pepper – chopped (optional) 6 cloves garlic – rough chopped 1 Tablespoon coriander 2 teaspoons cumin 4 cups chicken broth…

Sauerkraut and Pork Stew

INGREDIENTS 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 red bell peppers, chopped 2 medium yellow onions, chopped Kosher salt 2 pounds trimmed pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup Hungarian sweet paprika 2 teaspoons Hungarian hot paprika 1 pound sauerkraut, drained One 750-ml bottle red wine…

Beef Stew

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds stewing beef trimmed and cubed 3 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion chopped 6 cups beef broth ½ cup red wine optional 1 pound potatoes peeled and cubed 4 carrots cut into 1-inch pieces 4 stalks celery cut into…

Silicon or Silicone?

Silicon or Silicone?

Although it may appear that the words silicon and silicone can be used interchangeably, there are some significant differences between them. Silicon is a natural chemical element found in great abundance on Earth, primarily as a major component of common sand. Silicon is generally found in a crystalline form. Silicone is a man-made substance derived…