All posts by Ibrahem Awad

6 Tips To Prevent Salmonella: How To Purchase, Wash, And Cook Your Chicken Safely

Baked chicken

Now that the USDA has allowed Foster Farms, the source of the Salmonella heidelberg outbreak, to remain open, the responsibility of preventing foodborne diseases is largely in the hands of consumers preparing food and cooking meat at home. This article dives into the details.

I wash my chicken thoroughly and disinfect with bleach, all utensils, my counter top, sink and cutting boards. I don’t care what ANYONE says. I always did and will continue to wash all chicken before cooking.


Why reheat the 165 the next day? Surely the first cooking killed the bacteria?

The chemistry of cookies – Stephanie Warren

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies are ready for eating.

Who knew that making cookies wrong could potentially cause illness?

Chemistry of GRILLING

Growing up, Sunday Barbecues were the talk of every household in my little town. My father prides himself on cooking the best steak in the area (go ahead and google it). I think it is so interesting to know what can be manipulated and utilized in order to bring out the best flavors in the piece of meat you are cooking. This short video gives the audience a brief explanation of what occurs when cooking meat.

I wonder if the chemical reaction between different types of meat varies by a substantial amount?

How to Make Gluten Free Donuts (The Key)

As most of you know, I have an issue with eating a larger amount of gluten so this recipe will make a world of a difference for people like me. Honestly, when I was searching for gluten free recipes and How To videos for donuts, I thought this was going to take a lot of time and ingredients, but it was actually a simple and easy process.


I love eating sweets and I cannot stop eating them so this is basically the (DJ Khaled voice) key to success.


I wonder if there is any dessert or sweet out there that cannot be converted to gluten free?


How to Make Ice Cream

I love tasting home made ice cream. My mom growing up was always the best in the neighborhood at our yearly ice cream “cook-off.” I loved when she made the chocolate ice cream and when I sent her this video she said it was definitely a viable way to do it.


Has anyone else ever made ice cream in class or school?

Easy to carry, gluten free, amazingness

Growing up everyone favors certain relatives over others and my favorite cousin’s name is Dania. She studied to be a doctor and is now doing her residency but at the beginning of her academic career, she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. She could not eat gluten. For someone who is always studying, always on the go, has a restrictive diet, but still loves good food, this recipe is a perfect fit.

If DJ Khaled had celiac I am sure this would be a key to success.

What are your thoughts on the rise of the “gluten-free trend?” Have you ever shopped for gluten free groceries?




Ibrahem Awad