TIP OF THE DAY: A Festive, Low Calorie Dinner

[1] Salmon skewers atop a chopped salad of greens with apples (photo © RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant). [2] Top a salmon fillet with ponzu sauce, sliced scallions and sesame seeds (photo © McCormick). [3] Something light: lettuce cups with fresh or pouch salmon. See the recipe below (photo © Chicken Of The Sea). [4]…
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FOOD FUN: Pink Crudités (Raw Vegetables)

For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add:…
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RECIPE: Romesco Soup, Bright Red For Valentine’s Day

We’re making dinner at home on Valentine’s Day. Every course is a shade of red or pink (and in one case, purple grilled cabbage steak). The Romesco Soup for the second course is bright red, like Romesco Sauce, whose ingredients, including ground peppers, garlic, and almonds, are included in the soup. It’s packed with flavor,…
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FOOD FUN: Valentine Tacos

If you can find Ortega’s Red Bell Pepper Taco Shells*, you can make Valentine Tacos (photo #1). Or, arrange conventional tacos in a heart shape (photo #2). In either case, top Valentine tortillas with your favorite red garnishes, such as: Bell pepper Onion Radish Tomato   Top fish tacos with rosy pink imitation crab leg…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine Cheese Plate

We recently published an article on pairing cheese and chocolate, but it was limited to certain types of cheese. To put together a Valentine cheese plate, pick your favorite cheeses and build the accompaniments around them from the lists below. Use red and/or pink accents. 1. CHEESES We love the goat cheese family and soft-ripened…
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