TIP OF THE DAY: Make Fresh Pesto

Look for deals on basil and make pesto. Photo courtesy PreciseNutrition.com.   Our greenmarkets are flooded with huge bunches of basil, just beckoning to be made into pesto sauce. Pesto traditionally* consists of basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses, plus a pinch of salt. It originated in the Italian province of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Season Chicken

You don’t want a bland chicken, so dig out the spices and season away! Photo courtesy Butterball.   Barbecue sauce is the number one food that THE NIBBLE receives over the transom (and old publishing expression that means unsolicited). Barbecue sauce is expensive and totally unnecessary. Our mother rotisseried a wonderfully delicious, plump bird several…
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RECIPE: Flavorful Tofu Salad Dressing

Tofu salsa verde makes a delicious salad dressing and all-around condiment. Photo courtesy House Foods.   We’re in an Asian state of mind today; in addition to this homemade ramen soup recipe, we whipped up a green salad with a salsa verde tofu dressing. Tofu is a wonderful ingredient for salad dressing, adding protein and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Asian Peanut Sauce

For both Asian- and Western-style salads, peanut sauce is a delicious dressing. Photo courtesy National Almond Board.   If you enjoy a plate of Asian sesame noodles, that yummy, peanut butter-based sauce is equally versatile as a: Dip for raw vegetables (crudités) Grilled chicken, fish or tofu sauce or dip for skewers Pasta sauce Rice…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Other Ways To Use Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

If you like spicy Thai peanut sauce on noodles, expand the ways you use it: On grilled chicken, shrimp or other seafood, along with rice or noodles As the sauce for Thai chicken pizza (top with diced cooked chicken breast, sliced green onions, grated mozzarella, grated carrot and chopped fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, diced red…
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