TIP OF THE DAY: Customize Your St. Patrick’s Day Bagel

Green bagels are a novelty on St. Patrick’s Day. But here’s a more elegant way to enjoy your bagel, with green fruits and vegetables. The concept can be applied to any holiday or occasion with theme colors (see the lists below), and can be part of a bagel buffet for brunch. Bonus: It’s a way…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spuds For St. Patrick’s Day

]1] Broccoli-topped baked potato. Instead of cheddar, pick up [2] this Basiron Green Pesto Gouda (check Walmart or iGourmet). Here’s the recipe from Skinny Taste. [3] Conventional colcannon in a baked potato, versus [4] green colcannon from Food Wishes | YouTube.   Turn a stuffed baked potato into a St. Patrick’s Day spud with creative…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chimichurri Sauce

Each country in Latin America has a national salsa, or sauce. In Argentina, it’s chimichurri. Chimichurri sauce is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, white or red vinegar and red pepper flakes. Oregano can be added. Cilantro can replace parsley in some regions; vegetable oil can replace the olive oil. The original…
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RECIPE: Green, Purple & Red Salad

There’s no lettuce in this salad, but plenty of color! It was created by Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian churrascaria (steakhouse) with locations in the U.S. and Brazil. The chefs have combined three bright colors tossed in a light vinaigrette. It’s easy to do the same at home. For the green: sugar snap peas (whole…
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PRODUCT: Environmentally Friendly Tea

Buy refill bags instead of new canisters. Photo courtesy TayTea.com. Quite a few specialty tea companies package their fine teas in metal canisters, helping to extend the vibrancy of the tea by keeping out air and light. The problem is, if you’re a regular tea drinker, you can end up with quite a lot of…
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