[1] This Mandarin Chicken Salad has a bed of crunchy shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix). The mandarins are the Satsuma variety. The Mandarin group also includes clementines, satsumas, tangelos, tangerines) and branded versions like Cuties and Halos. Here are the differences (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Here’s how Cheesecake Factory molds the SkinnyLicious Asian Chicken […]

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Do you have the winter produce blahs? Do you miss stone fruits, honeydew and affordable berries? Brian Klonoski, Content Marketing Manager at Good Eggs—an outstanding grocery delivery service in the Bay Area—shares his recommendations with us. He calls them superfoods (see more below). Bay Area consumers are especially lucky to have the country’s greatest wealth […]

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[1] A rainbow of spiralized vegetables. Here are videos demonstrating how to spiralize (photo © Downshiftology). [2] You can turn quite a few veggies into pasta. This dish is Butternut Squash Fettuccine (photo © Spiralizer | Amazon). [3] Spiralized veggies are a perfect garnish for grilled fish (photo © Zuma Restaurant | NYC). [4] The […]

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[1] Olive oil cake. Here’s the recipe from Lucero Olive Oil. [2] This charming polenta (cornmeal) olive oil cake is packed with grapes. Here’s the recipe from Cake Keeper Cakes | Amazon. [3] How about a chocolate cake? Here’s the recipe from Smitten Kitchen. [4] Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins with olive oil. Here’s the recipe […]

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We’ve given up trying to lose weight as a New Year’s resolution, so more than a decade ago, we decided we’d give up a different less-good-for-you food every year. These included fried drinks with sugar,foods, pizza and whole milk. Instead of every day or every week, we have them four times a year or so […]

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One of our favorite snacks and colorful ingredients is bell peppers, also called sweet peppers. Bell peppers are easy to find year-round, available in green, red, yellow and orange (and at some markets, lavender, purple and white), making it easy to add color to your plate (raw, they also add crunch). But they don’t add […]

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[1] Instead of vinegar, you can mix different acids to make a vinaigrette. We often use lemon juice, but lime juice is even perkier (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Fresh lime juice makes the perkiest vinaigrette. In Key lime season, you can use Key limes for less acidity (photo © Lisa Fotios […]

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[1] Wonder Melon watermelon juice in two flavors (all photos © Wonder Melon). [2] Enjoy a glass of straight juice, or blended into a smoothie. [3] Make Watermelon Margaritas (photo from Wonder Melon | Facebook).   Some 10 years ago, a California company called Sundia sold the most delicious pure watermelon juice. Alas, they got […]

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