TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Wonder Melon Watermelon Drink

[1] Wonder Melon watermelon juice in two flavors (all photos © Wonder Melon). [2] Enjoy a glass of straight juice, or blended into a smoothie. [3] Make Watermelon Margaritas (photo from Wonder Melon | Facebook).   Some 10 years ago, a California company called Sundia sold the most delicious pure watermelon juice. Alas, they got…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Meatless Mondays As A New Year’s Resolution

[1] Acorn squash stuffed with Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and almonds (photo © Chef Eric LeVine). [2] Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms. Here’s the recipe from Healthy Recipes Blog (photo © Healthy Recipes Blog). [3] Potato latkes with grilled root vegetables, applesauce, sour cream and Maille mustard (substitute nondairy sour cream—photo © Maille). [4] Quinoa and beans…
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FOOD HISTORY: Galette Des Rois, Epiphany Cake (The Original King Cake)

Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6th, marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Carnival (which concludes with the beginning Lent). January 6th, which is 12 days after Christmas in the Gregorian calendar, is also known as Twelfth Night. It can get confusing to those not schooled in the tradition.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crudo, Low-Calorie Raw Fish

[1] Tuna and salmon crudo, simply garnished (photo © Elea | NYC). [2] Like a painting: salmon crudo from Mihoko’s 21 Grams | NYC. [3] Creative plating: avocado, pink grapefruit, hamachi and garnish of microgreen and radish (photo © Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse| NYC). [4] Add some salad on the side or on top (photo ©…
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FOOD HISTORY: The History Of Toasting To Your Health

  Did you toast to the New Year? If you’ve wondered how the practice originated: It began in pre-history and evolved over the millennia. And for many centuries, a piece of toast was floated in the punch bowl. The scoop:     AN ANCIENT PRACTICE The practice of toasting to someone’s health goes back to…
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