[1] Serve membrillo (top left) with a charcuterie and/or cheese board. You can serve it whole or pre-slice it (photo courtesy Volpi Foods). [2] Homemade membrillo from food photographer and stylist Melina Hammer. [3] Membrillo and the quince it is made from (photo courtesy Directo al Paladar).   Membrillo (mem-BREE-yo) is a semisoft cheese condiment […]

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A few weeks ago, we received a pitch promoting particular wines for International Châteauneuf du Pape day, held on the third Friday in September (today). It inspired us to write about the wine, one of our favorite reds. Châteauneuf-du-Pape (pronounced pop) isn’t a wine common to American wine lists these days. It’s pretty pricey, with […]

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[1] Rustic chic granola from Banner Road Bakery (photo courtesy Banner Road Baking Co.). [2] Yummy yogurt bars—refrigerated, not frozen—from Clio Snacks. The halved bars show the consistency of the yogurt (photos courtesy Clio Snacks). [3] Sparkling Diet Cranberry from Ocean Spray: just 10 calories a can (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   We’re fortunate that […]

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Mark your calendars for The Kids Food Festival, an annual event that teaches kids and their parents the art of healthy eating in a fun, non-preachy way. Given the growth of Americans’ girth, we can never have enough opportunities to re-enforce how to make balanced food choices and create good lifelong eating habits. When kids […]

Diets To Lose Weight

If you have a teenage girl you need to shop for, you may find it is a challenge to find just the right gift. It may seem like a girl’s interests change on the daily basis and many times what they love is influenced by their peers and the changing trends. This means if you […]

Diet Tips For Teenagers

Can’t satisfy your craving for desserts? Don’t know how to stop piling up all those calories? Here are some low calorie cake recipes to help you do just that.   Low Calorie Cheese Cake Ingredients: Sugar ¾ cup Unflavored gelatin 2 envelopes Eggs 3 separated Salt ¼ teaspoon Skimmed milk 1 ½ cup Grated lemon […]

Diets To Lose Weight

A balanced diet is essential for your dog’s good health. And it’s important to start your dog off from puppy stage with a healthy diet. So what should your dog’s diet consist of? Well, if you want to find out, here we go… Tip 1 Never, ever feed your dog chocolate (the kind we eat). […]

Diet Tips