[1] Our favorite Halloween candy is candy apples (photo by Sevenmarie | CreativeCommons is licensed under CC-BY 2.0). [2] Enjoy them plain, but we like to add a topping, as in the photo below (photo © Splenda). [3] Add some toppings, from the sunflower seeds in this photo to candy corn, chopped nuts, Halloween sprinkles, […]

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We love winter squash. A pre-cut package of butternut squash cubes makes a quick steamed side at dinner (and the leftovers go into tomorrow’s green salad). But for Sunday night dinner, we have the time to do something more creative, like this beautiful tart from California Olive Ranch (photo #1), made with whole wheat flour […]

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[1] A Bloody Mary with three Mexican restaurant garnishes (photo © J-Remy | Blue Moon Café). [2] Japanese accents: ingredients in the mix, an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw tuna and beet cubes. Here’s the recipe (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland, Oregon). [3] The Wayfarer in New York City calls this its […]

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[1] Roasted chickpeas garnish a bowl of spicy avocado soup (photos #1 and #2 © DeLallo). [2] Roasted chickpeas. [3] Fresh chickpeas, a.k.a. green chickpeas, in their pods (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Who needs empty-calorie croutons when you can substitute nutritious*, roasted chickpeas? In photo #1, DeLallo serves it as a […]

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Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum: August 16th is National Rum Day. Many thanks to Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel sports bar and grill in Key West for much of this information. Head to the heart of historic Old Town Key West to sample more than 150 rums and an extensive collection of specialty and craft […]

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How do you eat sushi? Most people simply pick up the sushi with chopsticks and dip the bottom of the rice into soy sauce. But many Americans don’t know that there is actually a “proper” way to eat sushi. This example is on the “improper” list. Sushi comes with its own set of table manners. […]

Diets To Lose Weight