Cool Down This Summer with Five Microwave Cooking Hacks

I use the microwave mostly for heating foods, but not for actual cooking. It comes in handy for warming up a nice mug of cocoa during cold winter months or for reheating leftovers and popping my all-time favorite snack, a buttery bag of popcorn, to munch on while watching an audio described movie. Otherwise, it sits on the kitchen counter doing double duty as a quick device for heating foods and as a place holder for my vitamins, memo pads and other odds and ends. But when I … Continued

Cuttin’ Up in the Kitchen

Editor’s note: Jeannie Johnson has been a long standing VisionAware Peer Advisor and she facilitates a Facebook group that centers around discussion on accessible kitchen electronics. You can learn more about it here, All Text Small Kitchen Electrics. Whether you’ve been blind/visually impaired all your life or have experienced vision loss later in life, you … Continued

Food Storage After COVID-19

If refrigerators and freezers could talk, they might be saying something like this.  “It’s dark, dank, and smelly inside this fridge.  I hope my owners don’t open the door, who knows what’s going to spill out.” COVID-19 has afforded us more time to enjoy the art of cooking.  Food storage and labeling have become necessary … Continued

What’s for Dinner?

What’s for dinner is a question we often dread. It is usually followed with something like this, “that again!” As a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, I am often asked how people with vision loss can plan meals. In this post I will detail how meal planning can be accomplished in an exciting, healthy, and economical way. I … Continued

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Air Fryers Prove to be a Simpler and Healthier Way to Cook

Editor’s note: The VisionAware Peer Advisors have started a series on cooking with small appliances. In this post, Empish Thomas and Jeannie Johnson share their experiences in selecting and using an air fryer. Empish Thomas Air fryers have become one of the most popular kitchen appliances. You can cook nearly any food item in them, … Continued

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Cooking, Cleaning, and COVID-19

Since COVID-19 has entered our lives, many people have had more time to enjoy cooking as well as having to cook by necessity. This is the first of many articles outlining cooking techniques and equipment used by individuals who are blind or who have low vision with emphasis on techniques to make life less challenging … Continued

Two Blind Cooks in My Kitchen!

"Food is the true universal language that breaks down barriers and brings us all together—no matter who, where, or what we are." — Penny Melville-Brown, Blind Baker and Holman Prize winner When I read a message on the VisionAware message board several months ago, I knew I had to reply. It was an announcement by … Continued

A Recipe for Kitchen Success this Summer: Three Parts Vision Rehab Strategy to One Part Planning

Most people would like to eat a healthy, made from scratch, natural diet, wouldn’t you say? However, vision loss in the kitchen can feel like it is adding extra layers of difficulty to the 7-layer bean salad you wanted to make. Have You Experienced Any of the Following Behaviors or Reactions? Get frustrated spending 20 … Continued