[1] Cashew salsa (recipe below) adds protein to salsa (photos #1, #2, #3, #4 © DeLallo). [2] Fire-roasted diced tomatoes from DeLallo. Fire-roasting provides a slightly smoky flavor. [3] Calabrian chiles (or chile peppers, if you will), from DeLallo. [4] Roasted piquillo chiles from DeLallo.   Add some cashew protein to your salsa with this […]

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[1] Sweeten cream cheese and top with strawberries for a strawberry cheesecake English muffin (photo © California Strawberry Commission). [2] Avocado cheeseburger (photo © Thomas Breads). [3] Peanut butter and banana for breakfast, lunch or snack (photo © Wolferman’s). [4] English muffin mini-pizzas (photo © The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook).   What other ways to […]

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With so many people going hungry in the U.S. (much less, worldwide), it’s shocking how much food we waste. It’s not just us, the consumers. It’s the whole food chain, from “ugly” produce left to rot in the field, to problems with transportation and storage, to foods thrown out by grocers, foodservice, etc. In fact, […]

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Mid-Day Squares are functional chocolate bars, part of a growing movement towards functional foods. Functional foods and beverages are everyday foods enhanced (fortified) with supplemental nutrition. The goal is to provide a health benefit beyond normal satiation and nutrition. Here’s more about functional foods. The Mid-Day Squares line was conceived by Lezlie Karls, a chocolate […]

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[1] How to make a Mimosa: one part orange juice, one part sparkling wine (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Or buy it ready-to-drink from Ohza (this and all subsequent photos © Ohza). [3] There’s real orange juice in every can. [4] In addition to the Classic Mimosa, there’s Cranberry Mimosa and… [5] …Mango Mimosa! [6] […]

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April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day, celebrating the English muffin topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, hollandaise sauce and chopped chives. A popular brunch item, it was created in the 19th century by a prominent chef for a wealthy lady’s lunch. Some people love Eggs Benedict, but aren’t great at poaching the eggs […]

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[1] Millionaire Shortbread Bars from Lake Champlain Chocolates (photo #1). The recipe is below (photo © Lake Champlain Chocolates). [2] This version uses chocolate caramel (photo [3] These bars were made with a milk chocolate top and dulce de leche, instead of conventional caramel (photos #3 and #4 © Denis M. Art | Panther Media). […]

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[1] Tomato sauce has so many uses beyond pasta. Here, its shakshouka, a spicy egg dish (all photos © Jar Goods). [2] Jar Goods sauces are non-GMO, gluten free, and three of the four are vegan. [3] Jar Goods sauces are thick enough to top pizza. [4] How about trying something different, like pappardelle—a wider […]

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