Paktli Puffed Ancient Grains Snacks

One of the rewards of walking up and down long aisles at food trade shows is that you sometimes come across something totally unexpected. That was the case with Paktli Snacks, made from puffed ancient grains that are gluten-free (photos #1 through #4). Our review is below, but first, some background. The Aztec culture revered…
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A Traditional Mochi Recipe For National Mochi Day

[1] Traditional daifuku mochi, filled with redd bean paste (the recipe is below (photo © Morgaer | Deviantart). [2] Plain mochi dough can be flavored and/or rolled in a topping (photo © The Globetrotter Diaries). [3] Mochi with red bean paste that’s rolled in matcha, powdered green tea (photos #3, #4, #5, and #6 ©…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Potato Toast

A few years ago we suggested sweet potato toast as an alternative to avocado toast, beet toast, eggplant toast, hummus toast, mushroom toast and green pea toast. We provided a recipe from Chef François Payard, who put a gourmet twist on the sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced roasted sweet potatoes instead…
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