TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Potato Garnish

Ask someone what they like to put on their baked potato. You’ll get a variety of answers, including any and all of these: Bacon Butter Chives or scallions Crumbled/grated cheddar or other cheese Sour cream   We have a longer list here. We’ve also written about sweet potato toppings, and how they can turn a…
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FOOD FUN: Popcorn Candy Balls

[1] Make mini popcorn balls in your favorite colors (photo © National Popcorn Board). [2] You can buy bags of popcorn or pop your own (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Popcorn trail mix is easy to make. Here’s the recipe (photo © Delicious Meets Healthy). [4] You can flavor popcorn with herbs…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Over the last few years there’s been a huge move to non-dairy substitutes. As part of the move to veganism and/or sustainability, plus diets that are kosher or lactose-free, more consumers seek animal-free dairy products. You can now find delicious milks, yogurts, ice creams and cheeses made from non-dairy plant products. Some examples in the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Freeze Grapes For A Sweet Snack

[1] Purple grapes (photo © Tijana Drndarski | Unsplash). [2] Buy whatever grapes appeal to you—as long as they’re seedless (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Cotton candy grapes, named for their extra-sweet flavor profile (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [4] Wash the grapes and let them dry thoroughly (photo © Whole Foods Market).   A trick…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Buy Some Chicory

It’s winter, where produce options are limited. But there’s still much to discover. Take the chicory family. Can you name three chicories? (Check the photos at right.) They are cool weather crops that come into season in late fall, and last through early spring. Much more popular in Europe than in the U.S.*, the chicory…
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