Chef Chalres Knight's Blog

  • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Spinach

    EQUIPMENT: Vegetable brush, measuring cup and spoons, 2-quart covered saucepan, French chef's knife, cutting board, mixing bowl and potato masher or electric mixerPREPARATION TIME: 40 minutes - Makes 5 or 6 servingsFrom Healthy Meat & Potatoes cookbook by Chef Charles Knight3 medium red potatoes2 cups fresh spinach, washed, stems removed and chopped2 tablespoons Low-Sodium Chicken Stock (page 217) or low-fat milk2 tablespoons [...]
  • Low-Sodium Brown Veal Stock

    EQUIPMENT: Butcher knife, French chef's knife, cutting board, 13-inch French Skillet, 6½ -quart stockpot, 6-quart steamer/spaghetti basket, large serving spoon, 4-ounce ladlePREPARATION TIME: 4 hours – Make about 8 cupsFrom Chef Charles Knight’s bestselling cooking “Healthy Meat & Potatoes”3 to 4 pounds meaty veal bones, meat and trimmings2 onions, coarsely chopped2 carrots, coarsely chopped2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped2 tablespoons tomato pasteAbout [...]
  • How to Cook the Perfect Steak video

    Article from the American Cancer SocietyGetting your family and friends together for a Barbeque is one of the perks of the season, but backyard chefs should beware: some research suggests that cooking meats at very high temperatures creates chemicals (heterocyclic amines, or HAs) that may potentially increase cancer risk.In fact, a study from the University of Minnesota found that eating charred, well-done [...]
  • Chocolate Glazed Poached Pears

    EQUIPMENT: induction cook-top , 2½-quart Saucier , stainless steel cookie sheet , PREPARATION TIME: 45 minutes – Serves 6 6 firm but ripe pears 3 tablespoons distilled water 4-5 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped 4-5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped ¼ cup unsalted butter Springs of mint for garnish PEARS If the pear’s skin is thick, using a vegetable peeler, peel pears and leave stems intact. If necessary, cut a small [...]
  • NuWave Titanium Pro Induction Cooktop

    NuWave Titanium Pro Induction CooktopThis is NOT the NuWave PIC 1300 watt or PIC2 1600 watt units as seen on TV. This is the NEW NuWave PIC Pro Titanium 2015 Model Year 1800 Watts 60Hz is the Highest Powered NuWave Induction Cooktop. It’s not sold on TV or available in retail stores. The heating surface is located inside the larger [...]
  • Why Health Craft Full-Body Induction Cookware?

    Health Craft full-body induction cookware, in many ways, is different from both the less expensive pots and pans on display in most discount stores and the popular commercially designed cookware available in the upscale market. First and foremost, Health Craft full-body induction cookware is designed specifically for the home cook. Secondly, it’s not available in retail stores. Historically, it’s only [...]