RECIPE: Crudité Flag, A July 4th Snack

We launch this year’s series of red, white and blue July 4th foods with a crudité flag. The red and white flag stripes are cauliflower florets, red cherry tomatoes and red bell pepper strips. (Remove the stems from the tomatoes—the green color doesn’t belong on the flag.) The blue field with white stars is represented…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vegetables On A Stick

The easiest way to make vegetables attractive to veggie non-enthusiasts is to put them on skewers. Serve them as snacks or with lunch or dinner. Bamboo skewers are very inexpensive: six-inch skewers are $1.00 for 50, and you can wash and reuse them. (Make sure you get skewers with pointy ends, not flat popsicle sticks.)…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Jazz Up The Crudités With Red Celery

Savvy party-givers always provide some low-calorie snacks. A platter or basket of crudités (croo-dih-TAY, French for raw vegetables) attracts dieters, vegetarians, the generally health-conscious and those who are reminded that they should be eating more veggies. While there’s nothing wrong with the standard repertoire of baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks and broccoli florets, you…
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PRODUCT: Baconnaise’s Brother, Bacon Ranch Dressing

This packet of mix makes a delicious and addictive salad dressing or dip. Photo courtesy J & D’s. With the current trend toward everything bacon, even vegetarians and kosher eaters have products to enjoy. J & D’s, makers of Bacon Salt and Baconnaise, keep pumping out bacon-flavored products using natural smoke flavor and other flavors…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Repurpose Baskets For Crudités

Do you have a nice basket just hanging around—a legacy from a gift basket or flower arrangement? Repurpose that basket into a crudité server: Fill it with your favorite sliced raw vegetables and whole veggies—baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and radishes, for example—along with the dip. Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of…
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