FOOD FUN: Heart-Shaped Crudites For Valentine’s Day

Use a cookie cutter to cut vegetables and fruits into hearts (photo © Boursin). [2] Look for red or purple fruits and veggies (photo of red Belgian endive © Melissa’s Produce). [3] Cauliflower florets in “passion” purple also belong on a Valentine cheese board. Also look for purple asparagus, bell peppers and green beans (photo…
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RECIPE: Vegan Potato Burgers For Veganuary (Aloo Tikki)

Veganuary is a food event that began in the U.K.: an annual challenge run by a U.K. nonprofit that promotes and educates about veganism. It encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. The event began in 2014, and participation has more than doubled each year. Some 400,000 people signed up…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Turn Fruit Skewers Into An American Flag Cake

[1] A better-for-you July 4th dessert: berries with a bit of cake (photo © Driscoll’s). [2] Buy enough berries for breakfast yogurt or red, white and blue ice cream (photo © Green Giant Fresh). [3] Angel food cake. Here are a recipe and video to bake one from scratch, from Martha Stewart (photo © Martha…
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THANKSGIVING RECIPE: Sweet Potato Dip

This sweet potato dip has asian ingredients: rice wine vinegar and white miso. We like the fusion feature that welcomes people from beyond European cultures to Thanksgiving. The recipe was created for the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission by Domino Ireland of Raleigh. You can also thin it with oil and serve it as a…
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