[1] Instead of lasagna, make this pasta bake. Add chicken for a Chicken Parm fusion. [2] Delallo Tomato Passata (puree) forms the sauce. You can find it in stores or online. (photos #1 and #2 © DeLallo). [3] Panko, Japanese-style crunchy breadcrumbs, are our favorite. We no longer use conventional breadcrumbs for breading (photo © […]

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[1] A Red Ranger chicken, a heritage cross created by Root Down Farm. Get yours from Good Eggs (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The Red Ranger chicken, ready to eat (photo © Good Eggs). [3] The Brahma breed of heritage chicken. Here’s more about it (photo © The Livestock Conservancy). [4] The Campine breed of […]

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[1] Yum, yum: Mediterranean chicken with kalamata olives (both photos courtesy DeLallo). [2] A more conventional spelling is kalamata (transliterated from the Greek alphabet). Regardless of the spelling, these extra-large, pitted kalamata/calamata olives from DeLallo are great.   June 1st was National Olive Day. This year, it fell on the weekend, when we often don’t […]

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We have no plans to be anywhere near Battle Creek, Michigan. But if we could get there, we’d head to Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Cocktails for their Blanco Burger (photo #1). Fried chicken skins were on the bar-snack menu when a customer thought he spotted chicken skins atop a burger. He was mistaken, but the […]

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Here’s a fusion recipe for Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Chicken Lasagna. It substitutes tortillas for lasagna noodles, enchilada sauce for pasta sauce, Monterey Jack for mozzarella. It’s lots of fun. Thanks to Pampered Chef for the recipe.     RECIPE: MEXICAN CHICKEN “LASAGNA” Ingredients For 8 Servings 1/4 cup (50 mL) lightly packed fresh cilantro […]

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Tribali foods was launched by a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian who sought to add meat back into her diet. But she wanted “clean” meats. That meant sourcing top organic cuts: grass-fed and grass-finished pastured beef, free-range chicken and humanely raised pork. She then created versatile, minimally-processed patties and sliders, and seasoned them global flavor combinations: […]

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July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day. Mankind has been eating chicken wings since the first chicken was caught. Chickens were domesticated from the Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), possibly crossed with the Grey Junglefowl. Both are members of the pheasant family. Back in the day before man settled down to farming and animal husbandry, some […]

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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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