TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lantana, The New Hummus

Over the past 15 years, hummus, a Middle Eastern dip and spread, has exploded as favorite food in the U.S. We think of hummus as comfort food. Based on its nutrition, versatility and of course, taste, it’s a winner. Most people know that hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (a paste…
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PRODUCTS: Great Gluten-Free Breads, Crackers & Cookies

Only one of us at THE NIBBLE follows a gluten-free diet, but all of us like to taste the products that are so good, no conventional eater would notice they were GF. This week’s product selection is certified gluten free, but anyone at any table should be happy to eat them. We present them in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potstickers For Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year holiday begins today. It’s also called Lunar New Year, since the date is based on the lunar calendar*; and other Asian countries in addition to China celebrate it. The celebration lasts for 15 days, and an estimated 1.4 billion people around the world participate. It’s the Year Of The Dog, one…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa, A Complete Protein, & Quinoa Pasta

[1] White quinoa seeds (photo Methyl Soy | Wikipedia). [2] Red quinoa fried rice topped with an egg, at P.F. Chang’s. [3] Quinoa tabbouheh, at Andina Restaurant | Portland (photo by Eric Cable). [4] Harvesting red quinoa: back-breaking work (photo courtesy Tru Roots). [5] Three styles of quinoa pasta from Pereg Gourmet.   For more…
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GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCT: Scratch & Grain Baking Kits Are Not Just For Kids

Gluten-free writer Georgi Page-Smith writes that Scratch & Grain Baking Kits are not “just for kids.” While the line was created so that children could easily make a batch of cookies or brownies, the quality is so fine that households with no kids can just dig in. During a recent cornbread jag I requested a…
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