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Get Your Grill On, Indoors

OK, we confess. We think just about everything is better outdoors (we’re a Colorado company after all). So it’s no surprise that we love grilling. Those crosshatch grill marks? That smoky flavor? Yum. If your mouth is watering but you’re feeling envious, you may be one of our many city-dwelling friends. But not to worry—it’s easy to bring the cookout indoors with these simple tips. Meet the Grill Pan A grill pan is your best bet for grilling indoors. It…

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The Secret to Ripening an Avocado

Executive Chef Dana and her culinary team love incorporating fresh avocados in our recipes when the season is right. Since you can’t un-ripen an avocado, we work hard with our suppliers to ensure that your avocados arrive perfectly ripe, or sometimes even a little under-ripe. To get your avocados ready for your delicious recipes, follow these chef secrets to ripen them. 1. Simply put your avocado in a brown paper bag. This will help it ripen faster. 2. If you…

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Cast Iron: The Pan, the Myth, the Legend

Cast iron is the Swiss Army knife of the kitchen. This powerhouse of a pan is excellent for searing, crisping, and baking everything from entrees to desserts. But that’s just the beginning of why so many chefs and home cooks love cast iron cookware.   Why is cast iron so epic? With its rustic look and pleasant heft, cast iron can easily be the centerpiece of your kitchen aesthetic. Plus, cast iron only gets better with age. If you’re lucky…

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How to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board

The best way to get a wooden cutting board 5-star-kitchen clean is with salt, lemons, and a little elbow grease. Simply pour coarse salt onto your board and use half a lemon to scrub hard. This process removes unwanted lingering flavors much better than the standard soap and water. We recommend cleaning your board this way at least once a month for optimal upkeep.  ·   ·  · Green Chef delivers all you need to make wholesome meals at home:…

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Chef Secrets: How to Remove Spice From Your Fingers

We’ve all been there. You rub your eyes, forgetting you just sliced jalapeños or added a pinch of chili powder to something. Ouch. Our chefs say it’s nbd: Instead of getting rid of the ingredient altogether, rub your hands with cooking oil (any will do) after handling peppers or chili powder. Then wash them with dish soap and water. This breaks down and neutralizes the oils that irritate the skin. Voilà! No more crying while cooking! ·   ·  …

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