TIP OF THE DAY: Use Herbs & Spices Instead Of Salt

Salt substitute. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke | Wikimedia.   Recently we were lured by a heat-and-eat chicken pot pie from Trader Joe’s. The heating was easy, but the eating, not so much. The filling was totally bland, seemingly lacking in seasoning of any kind. The label mentioned white wine, salt, white pepper, ground savory,…
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RECIPE: Olive Oil Poached Salmon

Olive oil-poached salmon. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful.   Here’s a recipe that tastes and looks great year-round. With brussels sprouts and spiced cider, it’s especially fitting for fall. The recipe is from Chef Chris Parsons of Catch restaurant in Winchester, Massachusetts, via Pom Wonderful. Prep time is 45 minutes, cook time is 1 hour 15…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Bologna Day

Bite into a bologna sandwich. Photo by Francesco DiBartolo | IST.   We haven’t had a bologna sandwich since grade school, when Mom would pack one up once a week or so, alternating with a BLT, ham, PB&J or tuna sandwich. Yet to other people, a bologna sandwich is a culinary staple. Beyond the sandwich,…
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FOOD FUN: Pumpkin Cocktail In A Baby Pumpkin

We’ll drink to that! Photo © American Alibi Whiskey.   If you don’t want to hollow out a dozen or more baby pumpkins to serve as vessels for this Pumpkin Patch Julep, just use a standard glass. The ingredients make a delicious seasonal cocktail and a Halloween cocktail. TIP: You can wash, dry and freeze…
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HALLOWEEN: Healthy Trick Or Treating

All kids look forward to collecting a bag of candy on Halloween. Few would gracefully accept a healthy piece of fruit, much as their parents might support the idea. Yet, there are healthy foods that kids see as treats, and you can feel good about handing out: Pistachio Nuts. Always a favorite! You may be…
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