Do you cut the stems off of cilantro before chopping it?

I saw that one of your tips for creating decadent dishes is using fresh herbs, but I don’t really know where to start? Do you cut the stems off of cilantro before chopping it? – Mary S., Huntersville, NC Hi Mary, Great question!  For all herbs, one of my biggest tips is to wash them right when you get them home from the store. Then you can dry them and...

What weight do I go by to determine the true calories of the snack?

Hey Devin! Question for you. I was creating my own sweet potato chips. I weighed the potato before I sliced it, and then again after I cooked and dehydrated them in my oven. What weight do I go by to determine the true calories of the snack? I didnt add excess calories to them. – Jessica L., Pittsburgh, PA Great question Jessica! When you dehydrate something, you’re really only extracting/losing...

I once read that you don’t use a hair brush. That’s not true, is it?

I once read that you don’t use a hair brush. That’s not true, is it? –Jennifer B., Monterey, VA Hi Jennifer Yes, it is true! I find that when I get out of the shower and do a quick comb through I get the best result for healthy, shiny hair. When hair stylists use a brush on my hair it tends to get frizzy…they all want to “argue” with me...

Do you ever have time to just watch TV? If you do what are your favorite shows?

Your life seems insanely busy! Do you ever have time to just watch TV? If you do what are your favorite shows? –Rachel M., Naperville, Illinois Hi Rachel! I am incredibly busy, but I am guilty of a nightly (1-hour) winddown, most nights.  I’m obviously a Biggest Loser Fan, but I also watch Flipping Out (which makes me feel sane) :p and, of course, Top Chef.  I also love to pop...

What foods best speed up metabolism?

What foods best speed up metabolism? – James C., Lincoln, Nebraska Hi James, One of my favorite ways to speed up my metabolism is by drinking a couple cups of green tea every day!  I like to mix yummy flavors like passion fruit with green tea for a delicious flavor that I actually enjoy more than soda!  I also happen to love spicy food which is convenient because cayenne and...