[1] Spicy beef dumplings with ginger scallion sauce (photos © City Dumpling). [2] Vegetable dumplings, resplendent in their bright green wrappers. [3] If you have extra fresh ginger, pop it into a glass of club soda (photo © Jan Schone | Stock Exchange).   Last night we ordered a dumpling sampler—30 Chinese dumplings!—from a new […]

Diet Tips

Lush summer tomatoes invite a no-cook tomato sauce that delivers fresh tomato flavor. Use homegrown or farmers market tomatoes for the most vibrant taste. This no-cook sauce is also delicious on: Polenta Hot cereals like cream of wheat or rice and grits Breakfast eggs   It couldn’t be easier or faster to whip up. Thanks […]

Diet Tips

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 […]

Diet Tips

The first surprise in this spaghetti dish with creamy tomato sauce (photo #1) is that there’s no cream, butter or cheese in the sauce. This San Marzano tomato-based pasta sauce recipe from DeLallo is so creamy, you’d think it would be loaded with cream, butter, and/or cheese. The second surprise is that the creaminess comes […]

Diets To Lose Weight

Whether you grow your own tomatoes or live near a supply of farm-grown beauties, put the summer abundance of fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes to use with this no-cook tomato sauce for pasta and pizza. We often make this recipe when we come across a lot of very ripe tomatoes, priced to sell. The recipe is from DeLallo, […]

Diets To Lose Weight