HEALTHY RECIPE: Tofu Caprese Salad

Substitute tofu for mozzarella in yourcaprese salad. Photo courtesyMaiCuisine.com.   We love cheese. We eat it daily: mozzarella, feta and goat cheese are favorites. They’re also loaded with saturated fats. So one of our 2011 goals is to look for satisfying substitutes. When we had lunch at Mai Cuisine, a creative New York-area sushi bar-and-restaurant…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bouquet Garni

Bouquet garni, an aromatic bundle of herbs (the term is French for “garnished bouquet”), is a seasoning for some of the world’s favorite dishes. It’s called upon to flavor dishes such as Beef Bourguignon, Bouillabaisse and Osso Bucco. It’s a go-to seasoning for sauces, soups and stocks. Bouquet garni is classically tied with string and…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #2 ~ Cookbook From Patsy’s Italian Restaurant

Make the delicious recipes from Patsy’s Italian restaurant at home. Only one New York City restaurant can claim to be Frank Sinatra’s favorite: Patsy’s Italian restaurant on West 56th Street, featuring Neapolitan cuisine. Five lucky winners will win the cookbook from the restaurant, to cook the cuisine that Sinatra loved. Patsy’s Cookbook: Classic Italian Recipes…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #1 ~ Cupcake Molds From My Little Cupcake

My Little Cupcake’s cupcake molds make mini cupcakes on a stick. They’re irresistible. Six lucky winners will each receive a set of four My Little Cupcake molds—guaranteed to become the most popular molds in the house. For a kids’ project, there’s a no-bake cupcake recipe (simply make a dough from cream cheese and ground chocolate…
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NEWS: Single-Cup Coffee Makers Make News

Bunn’s sleek new single-serve coffee maker. Photo courtesy Bunn. The single-cup coffee market (which excludes instant coffee) generated almost $200 million worth of U.S. sales in the last year, according to research firm SymphonyIRI. While that counts for just 5.2% of the coffee category, single-cup coffee sales are growing 28 times as fast as the…
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