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Spatuless

Spatuless

By Evelyn R. Cooke
The Spatuless Podcast is for aspiring adults who need a little help creating meals at home that are safe enough to eat and good enough to share. In each episode, we explore fundamental ideas behind how food works and cooking techniques that can be applied to any ingredients found in your kitchen to save you embarrassment, time, and money.
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EP 11: How to make juicy baked chicken every time
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we are jumping back into our capsule series as we walk through making the perfectly juicy baked chicken.  Once you master this lesson, you will learn a staple for endless amounts of dishes. You don’t want to miss: My dive into selecting the right chicken to start with Our step by step breakdown of baking chicken Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA     Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless     Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" for my top 5 kitchen tips with pictures! Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @_evcooks | Email Info@evelyncooke.com For more about me and to subscribe to our newsletter, visit evelyncooke.com/spatuless     Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastrie Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on Instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
46:03
December 8, 2020
EP 10: Thanksgiving leftovers
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we're back with a quick detour from our series on cooking basics to talk about Thanksgiving leftovers! You don’t want to miss: My top 3 ways to re-use Thanksgiving leftovers Our first combination recipe using things we've learned in past episodes Our Kitchen word(s) of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA     Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless     Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" for my top 5 kitchen tips with pictures! Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks | Email Info@evelyncooke.com For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless     Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
24:18
November 27, 2020
EP 9: How do you sauté vegetables?
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we're continuing our new series on perfecting the basics of meals with our Food Capsule!  For the next few weeks we will break down how to perfect the core components of a balanced meal so that you can mix and match as you wish!  Today we are keeping up the heat and digging into how to sauté vegetables! My go-to quick way to get color on my plate! You don’t want to miss: The step by step breakdown for perfectly sautéing any vegetable Additional tips on choosing your vegetables Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA     Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless     Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" for my top 5 kitchen tips with pictures! Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks  For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless     Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
30:45
November 5, 2020
EP 8: How do you roast vegetables?
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we're continuing our new series on perfecting the basics!  For the next few weeks we will break down how to perfect the core components of a balanced meal so that you can mix and match as you wish!  Today things are heating up as we turn on our ovens for roasting vegetables, potatoes and more! Roasted veggies are a great and easy way to add flavor, color and nutrition to your meals, check it out! You don’t want to miss: The step by step breakdown for perfectly roasting any vegetable Additional tips on choosing between parchment paper, wax paper and foil for cooking Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA     Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless     Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" for my top 5 kitchen tips with pictures! Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks  For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless     Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
36:18
October 27, 2020
EP 7: Why is rice so hard to make?
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we're continuing our new series on perfecting the basics!  For the next few weeks we will break down how to perfect the core components of a balanced meal so that you can mix and match as you wish!  Today we are getting into getting the perfect pot of rice! Rice is a staple in most cuisines so it is only right that we talk about it early. You don’t want to miss: The tried and true method breakdown for perfecting your rice Additional tips for stepping up your rice game and making it last across more meals Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA   Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless   Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" for my top 5 kitchen tips with pictures! Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks   For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless   Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com   Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
30:43
October 20, 2020
EP 6: Is the pasta done yet?
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we're starting our new series on perfecting the basics!  For the next few weeks we will break down how to perfect the core components of a balanced meal so that you can mix and match as you wish!  Today we kick things off with how to perfectly cook your pasta! You don’t want to miss: The breakdown of knowing when your pasta is perfectly cooked Tips for stepping up your store bought pasta sauce to taste gourmet Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" for my top 5 kitchen tips with pictures! Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
26:37
October 13, 2020
EP 5: Am I supposed to refrigerate this?
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we're continuing in the theme of making sure you keep you and your pockets safe from spoiled food.  I will talk all about how to STORE food in the refrigerator and my best tips for keeping common items fresh for the longest amount of time possible. You don’t want to miss: The fast rules on making sure your fridge is working properly and good enough to use Roadmap to where to put foods including dairy, meat, produce and processed foods. Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" including how to tell if meat has gone bad. Available in my shop Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
26:27
October 7, 2020
EP 4: Is cheese supposed to have THIS much mold? (Dairy and Eggs gone bad!)
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we are continuing with last week's theme of knowing when your food has gone bad before you start cooking! We're now talking about dairy and eggs which are the usual suspects for the funny smell in your fridge.  I have you covered in the basics of when to go ahead and cook it, or when to cut your losses and throw it away! You don’t want to miss: Signs for knowing if your cheese has gone bad The easiest way to test your eggs Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" from my shop including how to tell if your dairy or eggs have gone bad (with pictures!) Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes and SHARE with all of your friends, colleagues and family members. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
25:05
September 29, 2020
EP 3: Is this chicken safe to eat?
In this episode of The Spatuless Podcast, we get straight into the signs for understanding if your meat/fish has gone bad!  We all have done it!  If you have mistakenly taken out meat that you won't get a chance to cook or if you left it out overnight - don't worry!  I have you covered in the basics of when to go ahead and cook it, or when to cut your losses and throw it away! You don’t want to miss: The breakdown of bacteria/pathogens and how the fridge helps us keep food safe Critical signs of knowing when poultry, red meat or seafood has gone bad Our Kitchen word of the day! Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless Download my free quick eBook "Food Handling Tips for the Cooking Novice" including how to tell if meat has gone bad Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks For more about me and to subscribe for my newsletters, check out my website evelyncooke.com/spatuless Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions on instagram! Make sure you hit FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
24:33
September 23, 2020
EP 2: How can you mess up cake mix?
In this special launch episode of The Spatuless Podcast, I am talking about cake! It is where I got started in pastry (if you didn't listen to episode 1, go listen now!) and how you can make the BEST boxed cake before going to start something from scratch. You don’t want to miss: My top tips for making your boxed cake mix taste like it is from a bakery How to get you cake to come out of the pan smoothly Steps on icing your cake like a champ Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks For more about me and what I do, check out my website. Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening! Have a suggestion for an episode or need help with a food-related problem? Email me at info@evelyncooke.com or DM me on instragram!
29:33
September 15, 2020
EP 1: From burning water to Pastry Artist
And we’re off! In this launch episode of The Spatuless Podcast, you will get to know me, Evelyn Cooke, and how I got started on my own unique food and culinary journey. Hear some funny stories from my first attempts at baking to where I am now and all of the experience I’ve gained. You’ll also learn the flow of how these episodes will be structured to give you the most impact. You don’t want to miss: My story of humble cooking beginnings The absolute first thing you should do before you start attempting any recipe Actions for how you can help add to each podcast episode Links and resources: Click here to listen to the official Spatuless Cooking and Cleaning Kitchen playlist on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7GyZS9DYzMsX9BkA23B3Xr?si=1tiazNbeRfWLEOhduF0LLA Download my free Move-in day checklist of the first 16 must-have items you MUST have in your kitchen to tackle almost any recipe http://www.EvelynCooke.com/Spatuless Follow me on Instagram: @evcooks For more about me and what I do, check out my website. Shop my giftable confections shop, Pastry Art by Ev shopevelyncooke.com Intro/Outro Music produced by JoeSaxobeatNYC and c.o.g productions Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on any of my episodes. And, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a rating and a review? Thanks for listening!
25:28
September 15, 2020