TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Almond Breeze Almondmilk

There’s a lot that’s happening in the nondairy milk space, and most of it is excellent. This week’s Top Pick is Almond Breeze Almondmilk from Blue Diamond. Even if you’re perfectly happy with cow’s milk (as we are), you should give it a try. Some people seek nondairy milks because of lactose intolerance, kosher or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Avoid Paper Bag Popcorn

[1] You can use brown bags to serve popcorn, but not to pop it (photo courtesy The Popcorn Board). [2] Having unpopped kernels at the end of popping is normal (photo courtesy Belle Chevre | Facebook). [3] Ditch the brown bag and get an inexpensive microwave popcorn popper or similar vented bowl (photo courtesy Housewares…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What Are Healthy Fats?

[1] Use unsaturated fats without guilt. The USDA endorses two tablespoons of olive oil per day (photo courtesy California Olive Ranch). [2] The chemical difference. The double bond is shown in red (image courtesy California Olive Ranch). [3] An easy way to enjoy olive oil: a bread dipper. You can add balsamic vinegar, spices or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use More EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

[1] Our mother and grandmother always served olive oil and vinegar in cruets, so people could serve themselves at the table. They’re becoming a thing of the past, as salads come pre-dressed from the kitchen—or as more people use commercial dressings (photo courtesy Flavor For Life). [2] The easiest switch is to serve EVOO with…
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