TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Apricot Glaze

An easy way to add more flavor to roasted meat is with a simple glaze. This recipe adds a sweet and spicy touch to chicken, duck, ham, pork loin or turkey. If you don’t like heat, cut back on the chili flakes. Use any extra glaze as a sauce (dilute it with chicken stock if…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 20+ Uses For Pesto

The Italian word pesto means paste; the verb pestare means to pound or bruise. Classic pesto sauce, which originated in the basil-rich Italian province of Liguria, consists of basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan and Pecorino cheeses plus a touch of salt for seasoning. It is traditionally made by pounding the ingredients with a…
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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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