Truffle Grits & Ways To Serve Grits For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

[1] Truffle grits (photo © Southern Culture Kitchen). [2] Grits in colorful envelopes are available in Original, Garlic & Herb, and Jalapeño & Cheddar (photo © Shopify). [3] Steak and eggs with grits. Here’s the recipe (photo © Framed Cooks). [4] A classic dish of shrimp and grits (photo © Mackenzie Ltd.) [5] Beyond just…
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Chickpea Salad & More Chickpea Recipes For National Chickpea Day

Here’s a quick-and-easy chickpea salad for National Chickpea Day, April 21st (photo #1). You may know today’s legume honoree by one of its other names: ceci or cece (Italian), chana or Kabuli chana (Northern India), Egyptian pea, garbanzo (Spanish), gram or Bengal gram (British India). By any name, chickpeas are protein-packed with protein and a…
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Paella Recipes For National Paella Day

[1] Paella on the grill (photo © Sur La Table). [2] Potato and chorizo paella. Here’s the recipe (photo © Black Gold Farms).   We love elaborate rice dishes, so paella recipes are always a special-occasion treat. March 27th is National Paella Day, so we’re getting out the paella pan and cooking up a party.…
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Jambalaya Arancini Recipe For Mardi Gras

If you’re interested in celebrating Mardi Gras (tomorrow!) but haven’t yet settled on how, here’s a tasty way: Jambalaya Arancini, a fusion of Italian arancini (rice balls) and Cajun jambalaya (a rice dish with meat and vegetables). These fried risotto balls are delicious with beer, cocktails, or wine, and a few of them can make…
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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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