RECIPE: Mandarin Chicken Salad (A.K.A. Asian Chicken Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad)

[1] This Mandarin Chicken Salad has a bed of crunchy shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix). The mandarins are the Satsuma variety. The Mandarin group also includes clementines, satsumas, tangelos, tangerines) and branded versions like Cuties and Halos. Here are the differences (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Here’s how Cheesecake Factory molds the SkinnyLicious Asian Chicken…
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Thai Iced Tea & Thai Iced Tea Bags

[1] Thai iced tea. In her version, Wife Mama Foodie uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Here’s her recipe (photo © Wife Mama Foodie). [2] The tea bags are available in boxes of 20 from Amazon and Walmart (photo © Wangderm). [3] Add boba (chewy tapioca balls) to Thai iced tea. Here’s the recipe…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Flan & The Difference Between Caramel Custard & Creme Caramel

October 3rd is National Caramel Custard Day. Caramel custard is one of the numerous different types of custard. Crème caramel, also called flan, is another. Because there is no official National Flan Day (Walmart declared one in 2012 as a product promotion), and because it’s pumpkin season, we’re sharing a Pumpkin Flan recipe from Seviche…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fried Potato Peels (Save Potato Peels For A Snack Or Garnish)

Yesterday we featured murasaki, Japanese purple sweet potatoes. Today, it’s a completely different view of potatoes: Fried or roasted peels! We knew that we could freeze potato peels (and all vegetable peels) to make stock. We never thought to cook them as a standalone food. But, in that time-honored tradition of letting nothing go to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Organic Eggs Vs. Free Range Vs. Cage Free

Not all organic eggs are created equal (photo courtesy The Egg Farm). By the way, the color of the shell has no bearing on flavor. Different hen subspecies lay different color shells. Mega-producers choose hybrid hens that lay the most eggs, for the longest period of time…and have white shells.   You may buy organic…
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