FOOD FUN: Heart-Shaped Crudites For Valentine’s Day

Use a cookie cutter to cut vegetables and fruits into hearts (photo © Boursin). [2] Look for red or purple fruits and veggies (photo of red Belgian endive © Melissa’s Produce). [3] Cauliflower florets in “passion” purple also belong on a Valentine cheese board. Also look for purple asparagus, bell peppers and green beans (photo…
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VALENTINE GIFT: No Calories With These Pink Beauties

Not everybody wants candy for Valentine’s Day. And some who want it shouldn’t have it. So how about sharing the love with Valentine’s drinkware from Zak! Designs? There are 18 different types of pink- and lilac-hued drink carriers, including: BPA-free plastic water bottles Insulated stainless steel tumblers Stainless steel water bottles   Check them out…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red-Veined Sorrel

[1] Just-harvested red sorrel, ready for the evening’s menu at Union Square Cafe (photo © Union Square Cafe). [2] Beet and Red Sorrel Salad with Pistachio. Here’s the recipe from Paul Liebrandt (photo © Anna Williams | Food & Wine). [3] Even in a colorful dish, a leaf of red sorrel is eye-catching (photo of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Festive, Low Calorie Dinner

[1] Salmon skewers atop a chopped salad of greens with apples (photo © RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant). [2] Top a salmon fillet with ponzu sauce, sliced scallions and sesame seeds (photo © McCormick). [3] Something light: lettuce cups with fresh or pouch salmon. See the recipe below (photo © Chicken Of The Sea). [4]…
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FOOD FUN: Pink Crudités (Raw Vegetables)

For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add:…
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