PRODUCT: Brigadeiros For National Candy Day

November 4th is National Candy Day, and we’d like to introduce you to a type that’s relatively new in the U.S.: brigadeiros. They’re a Brazilian cousin to the original chocolate truffles: smooth, creamy and intensely chocolate, with no hard shell, but rolled in sprinkles or nuts (photo #1). The chocolates have an interesting history. In…
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RECIPE: Miso Cod, Halibut Or Snapper With Asian Vegetables

[1] Miso snapper with steamed Asian vegetable mix. The recipe is below (photo courtesy IMUSA). [2] The original inspiration, Nobu’s black cod with miso (photo courtesy Nobu Restaurants). [3] Miso paste can be used in many dishes (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Steamed Asian vegetables. This recipe from Julia’s Album serves them with peanut dressing.…
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RECIPE: Potato & Chorizo Paella

[1] A hearty dinner dish, this paella has a twist: potatoes (photo courtesy Black Gold Farms). [2] Red potatoes (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] It’s easy to make a vegan paella, since the recipe uses no dairy products. This version replaces meat with cauliflower florets (photo courtesy Blossom Restaurant | NYC).   There’s no saffron…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Miso Soup

[1] An easy version of traditional miso soup, made with instant dashi (photo courtesy Sushi Lounge | NJ). [2] An Americanized version: miso broth with broad noodles (photo and recipe courtesy Pasta Fits). [3] Non-traditional garnishes for miso soup: bean sprouts and edamame (photo courtesy Sun Basket). [4] Miso paste. When you’re done with the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Masala Chai Concentrate

[1] A cup of chai, garnished with star anise. You can re-use one of the stars used to brew the concentrate (photo courtesy The Prairie Homestead). [2] A hearty masala chai spice blend (photo courtesy Spice Station). [3] Enjoy your Indian tea in an elephant tea pot (alas, this one from Houzz is no longer…
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