[1] This beet cocktail is garnished with baby beet greens. You can substitute tarragon (photo courtesy Gardenia Restaurant | New York City). [2] Beet juice is an under-used cocktail mixer. It’s also delicious as a straight juice drink (photo courtesy R.W. Knudsen).   For Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to a beet-red cocktail. A Bloody Mary […]

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Spring begins on March 20th and Easter Sunday is April 1st…but IKEA is having a celebration on Friday, March 9th. You can join participating IKEA stores nationwide* for a Påskbord, a Swedish smörgåsbord buffet in honor of the Easter holiday.   IKEA PASKBORD MENU** The all-you-can eat buffet of classic Swedish food offerings includes: First […]

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We got our love of rice pudding from our mom, who made it from scratch, with lots of raisins and cinnamon. Before she put it in the fridge to chill, we got to eat some warm. If your Valentine—or your mom—loves rice pudding, try this special recipe*. The coconut flavor comes from coconut milk, which […]

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You don’t have to turn on the oven to make this no-bake cake from FAGE Total, but you do need to refrigerate it for 12 hours to set. The fudgy chocolate is accented with coffee liqueur: Illy, Kahlúa, Tia Maria or whatever you have on hand. If you don’t like coffee liqueur, substitute orange liqueur […]

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[1] Broken peanut butter cups in a chocolate heart box (photo courtesy Justin’s). [2] Chop or break up chocolate bars to create a “broken heart” (photo courtesy Hebert Candies).   If your Valentine’s Day will be more doleful than joyful—or if you simply have a twisted sense of humor—express your feelings in broken-heart chocolate.   […]

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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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For those who don’t know falafel: It’s a vegan, protein-rich, fiber-rich, gluten*- and other allergen-free ball—sometimes a patty—of goodness, fried† to cruncy crispiness (photo #1), that has captivated food lovers the world over. It’s so meaty and chewy that newbies often don’t realize it’s meatless. The ingredients include mashed chickpeas, fava beans or a combination. […]

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[1] In cold, fluey weather, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of bone broth. Here’s the recipe from Pairings & Platings. [2] How about a cup of beef bone broth? Here’s the recipe from Emily Goes Keto. NIBBLE tip: Add a splash of sherry. [3] Start with the basics (photo courtesy Pairings And Platings). […]

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Just in time for National Alfredo Day, February 7th, Bertolli has introduced two USDA-certified organic alfredo pasta sauces. The creamy new sauces are available in two delicious varieties, including: Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo Bertolli Organic Garlic Alfredo   Available at grocers nationwide, these sauces are made from all-organic ingredients including aged parmesan and fresh cream. […]

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