TIP OF THE DAY: Mix Up A Dukkah Recipe

Dukkah is a versatile Egyptian dry seasoning mixture of chopped nuts or chickpeas, plus a variety of flavorful seeds, spices and herbs. In the old days, the ingredients were ground together in a pestle; today, they can be tossed into a food processor. Dukkah is an extremely popular snack in the culinary melting pots of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Nutritional Yeast, An Everyday Seasoning You Should Know

One of the latest ingredients embraced by chefs nationwide is nutritional yeast, a seasoning that adds cheesy, nutty, umami flavor—not unlike like the parmesan cheese in a shaker can, but a little richer and rounder. It’s naturally low in calories and sodium, and is fat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan. It’s growing in popularity to the…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yondu Savory Seasoning

[1] A bottle of Yondu seasoning concentrate (photo © Yondu | Serpio). [2] Pasta and other sauces will taste better. Spaghetti With King Trumpet & Maitake Mushrooms (photo © Yondu). [3] Splash some Yondu into a stir-fry to heighten the flavors (photo © Yondu). [4] Three-minute vegetable soup with Yondu. The recipe is below (photo…
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VALENTINE GIFT: A Peppercorn Plant (Piper Nigrum)

Many people grow herbs at home. How about peppercorns? If your Valentine has a green thumb, a peppercorn plant is a different kind of gift. You can grow one as a houseplant (photo #1); or if you live in a semi-tropical climate, you can grow it outdoors (here’s what you need to know to grow…
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SEASONAL GARNISH: Fall Harvest Soup Topper Recipe

[1] Soup with a fall popcorn garnish (both photos © Popcorn Board). [2] Add the garnish to chili and more.   Here’s a fun garnish for fall: for soups, vegetables, grains, proteins, even plain yogurt. Combine seasoned popcorn (recipe below) with dried cranberries and pepitas, and top with fried sage leaves (here’s the recipe—it’s worth…
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