RECIPE: Homemade Tomato Soup With Goat Cheese Crostini

We love tomato soup, but have run out of patience with the added sweeteners—typically corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup. We don’t like the excessive sweet taste of the soup, we don’t like the added calories, and we certainly don’t like HFCS. For National Soup Month, here’s an easy recipe from Davio’s Boston, one…
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TIP: Spice Up Your Diet With Chiles

Top: Blistered chiles, particularly padróns and shishitos, have become a hot side dish (no pun intended). Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco. Bottom: Start your chile adventure with a good book, like this one from Melissa’s.   Here’s a healthy food tip for the new year: Check out the health benefits…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Apple Ginger Toddy For National Hot Toddy Day

Enjoy a hot toddy on a chilly day. Photo courtesy Castello USA.   January 11th is National Hot Today Day. Here’s some toddy history. And here’s a riff on the classic rum toddy, made with apple cider, Cognac and fresh ginger slices. It’s topped off with a garnish of delicious crystallized ginger chunks. The recipe…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Roasted Garlic, A Healthy Garnish

A bulb of roasted garlic is a delicious accompaniment to grilled meats (photo Sushi Roku Katana | West Hollywood.   Originating more than 6,000 years ago in central Asia, garlic took the culinary world by storm, spreading from culture to culture. It is used in cuisines on all the world’s continents and is one of…
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