Fish Tacos Recipe For National Fish Taco Day

[1] These fish tacos are made with halibut, but you can substitute your fish of choice. The recipe is below (photo © California Wine Institute). [2] You can layer on flavor with fruits from avocado and grapefruit to mango and pineapple (photo of ahi tuna tacos © Vital Choice). [3] You can dice the avocado…
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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipes, One With Chocolate, One With Caramel Corn

For National Peanut Butter Day (January 24th), we baked a peanut butter cheesecake. We’d always relied on this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Philadelphia Cream Cheese, but today’s cheesecake took a different route. The recipe below is a frozen cheesecake. It’s a lighter recipe than the Philadelphia version, which uses 24 ounces of cream cheese…
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Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe For National Peanut Butter Day

[1] Homemade peanut butter is an elevated taste experience. It will last for several weeks in the fridge (photos © #1, #2 and #3 © Hello Fresh). [2] You can make your favorite flavored peanut butters easily. Here, it’s honey. [3] Some people want to spread it on bread; others enjoy it on a spoon,…
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Why Don’t Asian Teacups Have Handles & The Right Temperature For Tea

[1] Most Asian countries serve tea in handle-less cups (photo © Kanaya Tea). [2] These are freshly-picked tea leaves (photo © Paulina H | Unsplash). [3] Matcha, originally a ceremonial tea only, has even smaller cups (photo © T2 | Unsplash).   If you eat at Asian restaurants, you may (or may not) have given…
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A Great Whole Grain: Quinoa Recipes For National Quinoa Day

National Quinoa Day is January 16th, celebrating a whole grain* that came to prominence in the U.S. about a decade ago. Yet, many people have never tried it. Those who have are nutrition-oriented, excited that quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa or KEE-noo-ah) contains more high-quality protein than any other grain. In fact, it’s a complete protein: It…
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