TIP OF THE DAY: Baked French Fries Alternative

Baked, not fried: potato wedges are better- for-you than fries. Photo courtesy PotatoGoodness.com.   French fries hot from the deep fat fryer: so delicious, so clogged with oil, so coated with HFCS-laden ketchup, so not good for you. Long ago, we learned to love nonfat Greek yogurt, which we happily substitute for the copious amounts…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Read The Label (Really!)

Look closely: sugar is added to plain salsa in Whole Foods’ store brand. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   We love nutrition panels on food products. They tell you how good (or bad) for you a particular food may be. If you’re looking to avoid certain ingredients or calorie levels, you get what…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Blackeyed Peas For The New Year

If you’ve lived in the South, you may know the custom of eating blackeyed peas or other legumes on New Year’s Day. The dish is served for luck and prosperity in the New Year. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops confiscated crops and livestock, leaving the population with little to…
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PRODUCT: Hot-Hot-Hot Ghost Pepper Salsa

Here’s a salsa to enjoy while listening to Donna Summer belt “Hot Stuff.” It’s the first salsa we’ve tried from an artisan producer that uses the world’s hottest chile pepper—the ghost chile, or bhut jolokia. Salsa is a billion dollar industry in America, with consumer preferences trending to hot. Lots of people think that, for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinco De Mayo Food Means A Salsa Bar & Beer!

Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates an 1862 battle between the Mexicans and the French, is celebrated by more Americans than Mexicans (see the history of Cinco de Mayo). It’s easy to pull together a Cinco de Mayo celebration with prepared food (just open the bottles). Our favorite easy entertaining choice is a salsa bar with…
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