TIP OF THE DAY: Avocado Boat

An avocado boat, Southwestern style. Photo courtesy Avocado Central.   If your principal enjoyment of avocado is in the form of guacamole, allow us to suggest an avocado “boat”—a stuffed avocado half. When our grandmother held her weekly card parties with “the ladies,” their choice of luncheon was Avocado Boat With Crab Salad. Not surprisingly,…
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RECIPE: French Green Beans Salad With Goat Cheese & Almonds

Green beans salad with goat cheese and almonds. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful.   We love crunchy, al dente green beans as a side dish or a salad course. This recipe, from Pom Wonderful, adds goat cheese and almonds that create a most appealing flavor profile. The green beans are stir-fried, but you can steam them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green Salad With Beans

Romaine, tomatoes and cannellini beans— with some leftover pasta as a bonus. Photo courtesy Galli Restaurant | New York City.   Want an easy way to add flavor, fiber, protein and other great nutrition to your diet? Eat more beans: affordable, versatile and toothsome. Simply add them to your daily green salad. Toss them with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mix Crudités With Green Salads

Mix it up: a green salad with crudites, figs and nuts. Photo courtesy La Tourangelle.   We were facing lot of leftover crudités—raw broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and sugar snap peas—among traditional salad ingredients like carrots, cherry tomatoes and radishes. Why is it that we normally toss the carrots, tomatoes and radishes into a green…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad Without Lettuce

In America, “salad” has come to mean a mixture of lettuce and possibly some other raw vegetables, generally including tomato for color, regardless of the seasonality or flavor. But that’s not the origin of the word. The word comes from the Latin salata, short for herba salata, salted vegetables, a popular Roman dish. The vegetables…
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