TIP OF THE DAY: Crudités On A Cutting Board

We traditionally serve cheese on a platter; sometimes on a cutting board, especially one that looks great because we’ve never used it for cutting. (The rustic look, using a well-worn cutting board like the one in the photo, doesn’t look right with our fancy decor.) Our crudités have always been arranged on a large plate,…
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FOOD FUN: Green Bean Wreath

Deck the halls with…green beans! You can serve this green bean wreath in several ways: Crudités, with raw or blanched fresh green beans and a bowl of dip in the center. Salad, raw or blanched, tossed in vinaigrette. Steamed, and tossed with salted butter and fresh herbs (basil, dill, parsley).   RECIPE: GREEN BEAN SALAD…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Calorie Halloween Food (Creepy Crudités!)

Counting calories? Avoiding sugar? Don’t like sweets? Want a healthy alternative to traditional Halloween fare?   Turn raw veggies—crudités to foodies—into a creative Halloween platter designed in the shape of Frankenstein, a jack o’lantern, owl, skeleton, scary cat, spider or witch. Believe us, these will enchant the adults as well as the kids. If you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bouquet Of Crudités

At every party and dinner, we have a basket of crudités as a better-for- you option and for those with dietary constraints. For Mother’s Day, we’re adding some flower power with this Bouquet Of Crudités from Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley serves them with their Original Ranch Dressing; we’re making a nonfat yogurt dip. RECIPE #1:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tree & Wreath Christmas Crudités

Give the crudités some Christmas spirit. Top photo courtesy Superhealthykids.com; bottom photo courtesy MomEndeavors.com.   Recently we showed how to Christmas-ize your breakfast, lunch and dinner. But we saved the crudites for last. At any holiday gathering, it’s a good idea to have a raw vegetable platter (the French term, crudités, pronounced crew-dee-TAY, sounds much…
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