TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Tahini Beyond Hummus

If you like nutty flavors, you’ll like tahini (photo #1): a creamy, nutty paste made from ground sesame seeds. It’s familiar to every fan of hummus (photo #3). Most Americans buy tahini to make hummus or baba ghanoush. If you eat halvah, you’ve eaten tahini-based candy. Tahini is also the base of tarator sauce (the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Choose Butternut Squash Over Sweet Potatoes

[1] Butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Sweet potatoes (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [3] You can mash either butternut squash or sweet potatoes. The choice is yours (photo © Chef Ingrid Hoffmann)   It’s the time of year where lots sweet potatoes and winter squash are served up. They’re both orange, a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Edamame

[1] Most edamame is eaten like this: squeezed from the pod (photo © Sun Basket). [2] Add edamame to grain bowls, green salads, protein salads and salad bowls (photo © Cottonbro | Pexels). [3] Add edamame to pasta and pasta salads (photo © Mgg Vitchakorn | Unsplash). [4] Edamame and corn salad with oregano vinaigrette.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rambutan, Asian Fruit

[1] A bowl of rambutans, with some pieces peeled to reveal the white fruit inside (photo © HLB Specialties). [2] Rambutans ripening on the tree. The “haze” around the red fruits are green “hairs,” which have not yet ripened to red (photo © Bonayon). [3] A cluster of rambutans cut from the tree. They grow…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Truly Grass-Fed Cheddar

We have our favorite cheddar cheeses: artisan wonders like Beehive Cheddar from Utah, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Vermont, and Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar from California. Our favorite “supermarket cheddar”—the 7- or 8-ounce prepacked bars found in supermarket refrigerator cases—is Cabot Cheddar, available in some 30 varieties including flavors we love, like Hot Jalapeño, Habanero, Horseradish and…
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