TIP OF THE DAY: Banza Chickpea Pasta

Enjoy your favorite pasta dishes with more protein and fiber, fewer carbs, and no gluten! [1] Penne Bolognese. [2] Mac and Cheese. [3] A box of rotini, one of five Banza pasta shapes (all photos courtesy Banza). [4] Fresh chickpeas in the pod (photo courtesy Melissa’s).   Toward the end of 2016, we went on…
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RECIPE: Macaroni & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich made with macaroni and cheese! Photo courtesy QVC.   We’re closing out National Grilled Cheese Month with something out of the ordinary: a grilled cheese sandwich made with macaroni and cheese. It’s the creation of Chef David Venable of QVC, who created it to use up leftover mac and cheese. (Really?…
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PRODUCT: Blake’s All Natural Comfort Food

Lobster mac and cheese: elegant comfort food. Photo courtesy Blake’s All Natural.   Comfort food: does the term need an explanation? Those favorite foods from childhood, rich with nostalgia (and often, rich in calories), are so satisfying. For a brief period of time, they can make you feel that all’s well with the world. Apple…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gourmet Mac & Cheese From Cucina Fresca

America loves mac and cheese. But too much of America is content to eat reconstituted powdered cheese sauce poured over boiled elbow macaroni. That’s the equivalent of a glass of Tang instead of fresh-squeezed orange juice. If your palate demands a gourmet version of mac and cheese, Cucina Fresca is ready to fill your freezer…
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COOKING VIDEO: Chef Marcus Samuelsson Makes Gourmet Mac & Cheese

  To make mac and cheese from scratch, there’s no better demonstrator than the buoyant and charming Marcus Samuelsson, one of America’s most popular chefs. Chef Samuelsson grew up in Sweden. There he had meat balls with noodles, but didn’t discover macaroni and cheese until he moved to the U.S. “You learn a dish, and…
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