Energy, potassium and protein combine in this snack: No melting necessary. Katrina Markoff, founder of Wild Ophelia Chocolate made it snack using the brand’s Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar. She topped a square of chocolate with a slice of fresh banana and some peanut butter. “Best after-school snack ever,” she said. We say: […]

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Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good […]

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[1] Like your coffee black? Wild Ophelia’s Jet Black Coffee Bites have a center of black coffee and liquid chocolate (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). Wild Ophelia’s Sea Salt Caramel Latte Cold Brew Bites. Have some with a caramel latte (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). [3] Great for gifting (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). [4] […]

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You may be putting chicken on the grill this weekend. For advice, we spoke with Claudia Sidoti, Head Chef and Head Recipe Developer at HelloFresh, a popular meal ingredients delivery service that makes it easier to cook delicious, nutritious meals (a gift for Father’s Day?). Claudia reminds us that dark meat chicken is “so much […]

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[1] Cypress flake salt from the Mediterranean (photo courtesy SaltWorks). Angsley salt from the sea around Wales (photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE). [3] Maldon River salt from England. It forms unique pyramid-shape crystals (photo courtesy Stephen Upson). [4] Kosher salt, from underground mines (photo courtesy WiseGeek).   Do you have a container of […]

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[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and […]

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[1] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photo courtesy Dovetail Brewery | Chicago)? [2] What’s under the toppings? Grilled sausages, to pair with beer (photo courtesy Tete | Chicago). [3] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photos courtesy Les Trois Petits Cochons)? [4] What’s on […]

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Two days ago we showed how to give international flair to poke, the Hawaiian spin on sashimi salad. Today, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky transforms one of the blandest foods in America (via Italy): gnocchi. Here, she makes a fusion dish of potato gnocchi and Indian spices (photo #1), to create “samosa* gnocchi,” inspired by the […]

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[1] Get some prosciutto and basil or spinach, and start working (photo courtesy Red Hong-Yi). [2] Jackie Chan commissioned this portrait, made from 64,000 chopsticks (photo courtesy Red Hong-Yi).   Looking for a rainy day project, or to jump-start a new hobby? A fun get-together with friends? Take inspiration from the edible collages by Malaysian […]

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