TIP OF THE DAY: How To Toast Nuts, Seeds & Spices

[1] A goat cheese crottin with toasted almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Toasted (a.k.a. roasted) pumpkin seeds. Here’s the recipe from Simply Recipes (photo © Elise Bauer | Simply Recipes). [3] Snow peas with toasted sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Chef Curtis Stone. Note that toasted sesame…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Infused Oils

You may see a proliferation of infused olive oils at the market. But you might want to infuse your own: When you don’t have the space to store multiple bottles of oil. When you don’t use infused oils often enough and the they go stale. When you’d prefer an infused oil other than olive oil.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Keeping Nuts Fresh

Nuts are full of heart-healthy nut oil. But whether in the nut or in a bottle of oil, nut oils turn rancid more quickly than other oils. If you don’t plan to use the nuts within a couple of months, store them in resealable plastic bags in the refrigerator or freezer. The fridge will extend…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Nuts Are Healthy & Crunchy

Switch nutrition-empty crouton crunchfor the healthy crunch of nuts. Photoby Jason M | SXC.   Instead of carb- and salt-laden croutons on your salad, try nuts as a healthy, crunchy substitute. The best “salad nuts”: almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, the heart-healthy nuts approved by the FDA. These varieties contain…
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PRODUCT: Otis And Betty’s Snack Mix

Do you like crunchy snacks? Sweet, crunchy snacks? With tang and heat? Welcome to Otis And Betty’s. It’s a bit of a “warning welcome,” since once you start eating these multi-textured and -flavored snacks, it isn’t easy to stop. O&B’s are all-natural, Chex-style mixes, made from different flavors of Chex, honey-roasted almonds and pecans, pretzels,…
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