FOOD FUN: Sushi Donuts For National Donut Day

[1] Sushi donuts can be filled and topped with anything you like. Express your outer sushi artist with different toppings, artistically presented. Here’s how to start, from A Side Of Sweet. [2] Vegetarian sushi donuts, above with orange carrot, purple carrot, radish and black sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Two Spoons, as well as…
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RECIPE: Tom Yum Soup From Thailand

[1] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used…
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FOOD FUN: Rainbow Salad Recipe

A rainbow salad, healthful color in any season (photo courtesy Bo’s Kitchen).   This summery-looking salad can be made with winter ingredients. It can be raw, or a cooked salad, with sauteed bell peppers and Brussels sprouts. It can have a center of grains or rice noodles (shown), or be all vegetables. Our inspiration is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pozole (Posole) ~ Not Just For Special Occasions

Much of what we know about Aztec customs is thanks to Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590), a Franciscan friar, missionary priest, scholar and ethnographer who traveled to New Spain* (current-day Mexico) after its conquest. Arriving in 1529, he learned the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs and spent more 61 years documenting their beliefs, culture and history.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green (Pesto) Lasagna For Spring

“Green” lasagna, made with pesto and spring asparagus. Use green (spinach) noodles for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy Eataly | Chicago.   Have you ever had green lasagna? We order lasagna every time we see it on a menu, trying to find one that’s better than Mom’s (which has only been bested once). We find…
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