TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Avocado Toast, Middle Eastern Eggplant Toast

We’ve done classic avocado toast, we’ve done fancy avocado toast, we’ve done mushroom toast. We’ve done sweet toasts: All delicious. But the palate wants the adventure to continue. Thus, today’s toast journey is inspired by the Eggplant Toast at Kismet restaurant in Los Angeles. Here’s a variation of their spiced eggplant recipe, with different garnishes:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Winter Grain Bowls

[1] While waiting for spring produce to appear in another 6 weeks or so, try make winter grain bowls from the infographic below (photo © Good Eggs).   Many people got onto the grain bowl bandwagon several years ago. We’re late to the game, unless you consider our regular outing for a Sofritas Bowl at…
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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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RECIPE: Romesco Soup, Bright Red For Valentine’s Day

We’re making dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Every course is a shade of red or pink (and in one case, purple grilled cabbage steak). The Romesco Soup for the second course is bright red, like Romesco Sauce, whose ingredients, including ground peppers, garlic, and almonds, are included in the soup. It’s packed with flavor,…
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