The secret to being a great cook is all in understanding your ingredients. The Definitive Guide To … will take you beyond the recipes, giving you expert insight into everything from trendy new superfoods to seasonal produce favorites. You'll learn what they are, why they're amazing for you, techniques to use them in fun, creative ways, and — of course — tons of recipes, so you can put your new skills to the test!
Let's kick it off with chia seeds, an ingredient that's becoming more and more popular lately. You may have seen them pop up on the menu at your local juice shop or noticed them in the ingredients list of your favorite energy bar, but do you know what they actually are?
Maybe you vaguely know they're good for you — they're a superfood, right?! — but you have no idea what they're actually doing in your body (something ... super?). Maybe you've thrown them in smoothies or even made chia pudding, but have you used them in place of eggs in baked goods?