TIP OF THE DAY: Roots & Shoots

Even when nature isn’t in full bloom, you can add interest to meals by seeking out less ordinary versions of conventional foods. All you have to do is look for them—at specialty produce stores, farmers markets and online (check out Melissas.com and OmahaSteaks.com, among others). What will you find? The bounty varies by region, but…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Baked Potatoes With Beets & Feta

Here’s an easy Valentine dish: baked potato filled with beets and feta, with a refreshing mint salad on the side. The idea is to stuff the baked potato with beets and feta instead of sour cream and chives. Love Beets, which developed this recipe, likes to serve it with a protein of choice and a…
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RECIPE: Brie & Beet Bruschetta

More purple passion: beets with Brie on bruschetta. Photo and recipe courtesy LoveBeets.com.   This appetizer or first course pairs with your favorite wine: red, white or sparkling. And beer, too, of course. Or, serve the bruschetta with the salad course. Prep time is 5 minutes, cooking time is 10 minutes. RECIPE: BRIE & BEET…
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RECIPE: Valentine Deviled Eggs

Beet-ing heart deviled eggs for Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy Andrews McNeel Publishing.   A delightful cookbook was published today for lovers of deviled eggs, D’Lish Deviled Eggs: A Collection of Recipes from Creative to Classic. The 50 recipes from chef Kathy Casey prove the case that deviled eggs are not just for summer picnics; they…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Purple Potatoes

Purple Peruvian potatoes, a delight at the table. Photo by Mona Makela | IST.   Both chefs and nutritionists advise adding color to each meal. Chefs like brightly-colored foods for aesthetics as well as flavor; nutritionists like them for their powerful antioxidants, such as lycopene and anthocyanin.* It doesn’t get more colorful than red: beets,…
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