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Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce

Fire things up with popular hot sauces. Whether you’re just starting to heat things up or you’re looking for new options there’s a sauce to spice up any meal. HARISSA This thick North African sauce combines hot peppers with garlic and other seasonings. It’s traditionally served with couscous, but harissa can also add flavor and […]

Meal In A Bowl

Meal In A Bowl

Eating well just got easier. Use one or more ingredients from each of the five categories. Stick with one international flavor profile. Find a sauce in your market’s global-foods section: ssamjang, chutney, hot sauce, salsa, pesto, chimichurri, romesco, aioli, tahini, or peanut sauce. Save money by using leftovers. Save time by using prechopped fresh vegetables. […]

Peppers

Peppers

We’re coming to the end of the last wave of beautiful warm weather. It’s a perfect time to take advantage of wonderful days and delicious late summer crops. Farmers’ markets are bursting with baskets of delectable produce that can be preserved in many ways. If you have plenty of peppers they can be roasted in […]

Sausages

Sausages

Grilling season is officially here, although I grill all year round, and many are dusting off their grills. I grill everything from meats to fruits and vegetables, but I’m partial to grilling sausages. The great thing about sausages is that the work is already done. It’s the quick cooking, preseasoned protein your dinner has been […]

Holiday Menu Ideas

Holiday Menu Ideas

Everyone who’s cooking for the holidays wonders what he or she should make for the holidays. I like to keep it simple and typically follow the “don’t experiment on your guests” rule. Hors D’oeuvres Mini Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce Cold Seafood Platter (Lobster Tails, Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat) Stuffed Mushrooms (Crab, Sausage, […]

September

September

September September is a wonderful time for enjoying the beautiful array at local farmers’ markets. September is a delightful time for gathering ingredients that will showcase fleeting flavors of summer. A walk among colorful baskets filled with fresh produce is incredibly inspiration. Blazing scarlet tomatoes, sun-sweetened and fattened from their time on the vine, are […]

Bell Pepper Basics

Bell Pepper Basics

Bell Pepper Basics Bell peppers are also called sweet peppers. They are not hot in flavor and come in lots of colors. Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C & B6. Green: Most common and less sweet than others. Red: Fully ripe green peppers turn red and are sweeter than green. Green bell […]

Drying Chili Peppers

Drying Chili Peppers

Drying Chili Peppers As I sit here, on vacation, looking out at the ocean I’m thinking about chili peppers. I tend to think about all sorts of random things, most especially when I have an opportunity to block out the noise of the outside world. Chili peppers…my first REAL exposure to a wide variety of […]

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet If you’re new to a meat-free diet or you struggle with ways to get the protein you need here are some important tips that may help you. It really isn’t as hard as you might think. Snack on protein rich munchies and skip the carbs. Eat […]

Slim Sandwiches

Slim Sandwiches

A sandwich doesn’t have to be full of fat and calories. Replace high-fat mayonnaise with one of the reduced-fat varieties. You may want to stir in some chopped fresh herbs into reduced-fat mayonnaise for a flavor boost.  You may also want to hold the mayo and spread your bread with mustard, as mustard is naturally […]