TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Edamame

[1] Most edamame is eaten like this: squeezed from the pod (photo © Sun Basket). [2] Add edamame to grain bowls, green salads, protein salads and salad bowls (photo © Cottonbro | Pexels). [3] Add edamame to pasta and pasta salads (photo © Mgg Vitchakorn | Unsplash). [4] Edamame and corn salad with oregano vinaigrette.…
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RECIPE: Homemade Potato Chips With Blue Cheese Sauce & Bacon

[1] Homemade potato chips with blue cheese sauce (photos #1 and #2 © Idaho Potato). [2] Idaho russet potatoes. [3] Gorgonzola, one of the world’s favorite blue cheeses (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [4] Top the blue cheese sauce with crumbled bacon (photo © Edwards Virginia Smokehouse). [5] The final garnish: fresh parsley (photo © Iva…
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RECIPE: Chicken Thighs with Polenta

[1] Braised chicken thighs atop creamy polenta (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Large chicken thighs (photo © Good Eggs) [3] Use a braising dish or a casserole dish. A Dutch oven also works (photo of casserole dish © Lodge Cast Iron). [4] A wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano, ready to grate (photo © YinYang iStock Photo).  …
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpea Snacks

[1] Bombay Spice chickpeas, one of 10 flavors of the better-for-you snack (all photos © Saffron Road | Facebook). [2] Toss your favorite flavor onto a salad. Here, kale salad with Falafel Chickpeas. [3] Garnish anything. Place a bowl of Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas on the table and let everyone help themselves. [4] Trying to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Serve Polenta (Gluten-Free Comfort Food)

Fall reminds us of polenta, a comfort food from Italy, served hot. (It’s comforting like mashed potatoes.) Polenta is cornmeal (photo #1) that is often boiled served as breakfast porridge (here’s the difference between grits and polenta). Its versatility allows it to be incorporated into mains and sides for lunch and dinner. You can also…
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