TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Serve Polenta (Gluten-Free Comfort Food)

Fall reminds us of polenta, a comfort food from Italy, served hot. (It’s comforting like mashed potatoes.) Polenta is cornmeal (photo #1) that is often boiled served as breakfast porridge (here’s the difference between grits and polenta). Its versatility allows it to be incorporated into mains and sides for lunch and dinner. You can also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week (Revised)

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Ways To Enjoy Carrots

What’s up, Doc? The humble carrot, dressed to impress. Winter, with its paucity of produce choices, is the best time to enjoy root vegetables. The most familiar—and the easiest to convince family members to eat—is the carrot. Here, some ideas from the familiar to the less so. First… A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO ROOT VEGETABLES Root…
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TIP OF THE DAY: ‘Nduja, Spreadable Hot Salami

[1] ‘Nduja is traditionally used as a bread spread (photo courtesy Real Food Toronto). [2] For a fancier presentation, turn it into bruschetta (photo courtesy Great British Chefs). [3] It melts into pasta sauce or on a pizza; or you can sprinkle it as a garnish (a cloud of ricotta tempers the heat; photo courtesy…
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