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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FOOD FUN: Avocado Toast With Salsa

[1] Drizzle some salsa on your avocado toast (photo © Eva Dilmanian | Dreams Aren’t This Good). [2] Avocado toast “Caprese,” with mozzarella, tomato and balsamic drizzle. Here’s the recipe (photo © Two Peas In Their Pod).   We’ve seen many ideas for topping avocado toast, from spring peas and fried or poached eggs to:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Guacamole Garnishes

[1] Start with plain guacamole, chunky or smooth; then mix in your favorites from a long list of choices (photo © McCormick). [2] DIY guacamole provides a variety of mix-ins; here at Cocina 214 in Winter Park, Florida (photo © Cocina 214). [3] You can go fusion-style, too. Here, Argentinian-style guacamole, with grilled beef (photos…
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PRODUCT: 15-Minute Risotto & The History Of Risotto

One of the most popular ways of cooking rice in Italy, risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish cooked with stock or broth*, stirring regularly until it reaches a creamy consistency. Risotto can be embellished in many ways, from saffron to mushrooms to lobster and beyond. While we love risotto, we don’t have patience to…
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