TIP OF THE DAY: Sustainable Eating Helps All Of Us

[1] Black bean burger: Add your favorite condiments garnishes and you’ll love it (here’s the recipe Urban Accents). [2] “Trash fish” look and taste just as good as the big-name fish—for as fraction of the price (photo courtesy Chef Barton Seaver, author of this sustainable fish cookbook). [3] Hello, Malaysian palm oil; buh-bye, canola oil…
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RECIPE: Peanut Butter Fudge

Three-ingredient peanut butter fudge (photo courtesy Justin’s).   November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. An American confection, fudge was a happy accent in the 1880s, created by a woman trying to make caramels. Read the history of fudge and you’ll see that it wasn’t so easy to re-create the accident. Over time, however,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Use grocery store items to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Photo courtesy Foragers Market | Brooklyn.   Some people like a flower centerpiece for their table. Others take out the silver candelabra. We’ve done both, but realized that they can interfere with sight lines across the table. They’re also very 20th (and 19th) century. So in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Easiest Cupcake Garnishes

Easy Mother’s Day cupcakes. Photo courtesy Sweet Street Desserts.   If you still haven’t settled on a dessert for Mother’s Day, here’s the easy way out. You can make cupcakes like these, from SweetStreetDesserts.com, simply by purchasing plain cupcakes and topping them with a large piece of candy. Instead of sprinkles, the idea is to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Homemade Bibimbap

One of our favorite Korean dishes is bibimbap (pronounced BEE-bim-bop), a comfort food recipe that’s easily customizable to your tastes. It combines rice, protein, fresh vegetables and spicy Korean barbeque sauce. The dish is traditionally made, mixed and served in a Korean stone bowl (also called hotstone or dolsot). You can use a regular skillet…
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