PRODUCT: Kale Sprouts

Kale sprouts: a new hybrid. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   Just when you thought it couldn’t get trendier, there’s a new kale in town: kale sprouts, grown in California and available year-round. A hybrid cross of Russian red kale and Brussels sprouts, kale sprouts look like a very tiny head of kale, much smaller than baby…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lettuce Wraps

We love to start the new year with lettuce wraps instead of bread-based sandwiches. If you use the right lettuce—a soft variety like butter or bibb lettuce—you can roll the filling like a burrito. If you prefer a crunchier lettuce like romaine, you can fill the leaves boat-style; or you can create a lettuce cup…
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FOOD FUN: Muffin Pan Meat Loaf

These fun individual meat loaves from McCormick.com cook in less than 30 minutes—perfect for an easy weeknight dinner with built-in portion control. The grated carrots and zucchini in the meat loaf mixture add moisture and are a tasty way to eat more veggies. RECIPE: MUFFIN PAN MEAT LOAF Ingredients For 12 Servings For The Meat…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Bloody Mary Day

Thank bartender Fernand Petiot for today’s Bloody Mary. Photo courtesy St. Regis Hotel | NYC.   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day; 2015 marks the 81st anniversary of the drink, originally known as the Red Snapper Cocktail. In 1934, a seminal cocktail event took place at the King Cole Bar, an elegant watering hole…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Something From This Healthy Food “Hot List”

A tuna salad with quinoa. Photo courtesy Bumble Bee.   How many trending foods did you try—or adopt—in 2014? Acccording to MyFitnessPal, a calorie counter app, the food trends sought by its users last year are predicative of what will continue to be hot and healthful in 2015. Their data showed that it was not…
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