RECIPES: Vegan, Delicious Tempeh

Make this delicious Asian Noodle Bowl for lunch or dinner. Photo courtesy Lightlife.   You may have read last week that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released its 2015 report. The Committee urges Americans to eat less processed meat and turn to plant-based diets for a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Remember Meatless Mondays? If you’re…
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FRUIT: Ugly And Uniq

The Ugli fruit has inner beauty, and snappy citrus flavor. Photo courtesy Uglifruit.org.   Our recent daily tips have included vegetables to cure the winter doldrums. That goes for fruits, too. Take the Uniq fruit, wrinkled and rough with splotchy coloring and surface scarring. Its skin is wrapped very loosely over the pulp. It’s the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant relish or eggplant salad, made from capers, eggplant, onion, pine nuts and tomatoes, usually served as a side dish or relish, part of an antipasto. In Sicily it’s called capunata. As with any recipe, there are numerous variations, including the addition of carrots, celery, green bell peppers, olives, potatoes, or…
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TREND: Sriracha, The New “It” Flavor

Each year, we notice a hot new food trend. Often it’s a new flavor, blasting through everything from salad dressing to popcorn. Notable past flavor explosions like chipotle, jalapeño and wasabi introduced new kinds of heat to the American palate. The current “it” flavor seems to be sriracha.   WHAT IS SRIRACHA? Sriracha, pronounced see-RAH-jah,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Roots & Shoots

Even when nature isn’t in full bloom, you can add interest to meals by seeking out less ordinary versions of conventional foods. All you have to do is look for them—at specialty produce stores, farmers markets and online (check out Melissas.com and OmahaSteaks.com, among others). What will you find? The bounty varies by region, but…
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