Energy, potassium and protein combine in this snack: No melting necessary. Katrina Markoff, founder of Wild Ophelia Chocolate made it snack using the brand’s Peanut Butter & Banana Milk Chocolate Bar. She topped a square of chocolate with a slice of fresh banana and some peanut butter. “Best after-school snack ever,” she said. We say: […]

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Hummiki: a blend of hummus and tzatziki (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] We regularly mix other ingredients into hummus (here, butternut squash. So why not tzatziki (photo Good Eggs)? [3] Tzatziki: yogurt, chopped cucumbers and seasonings (photo courtesy Cava Grill). [4] One of our favorite starters: a mezze plate (photo courtesy Good […]

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[1] Get some prosciutto and basil or spinach, and start working (photo courtesy Red Hong-Yi). [2] Jackie Chan commissioned this portrait, made from 64,000 chopsticks (photo courtesy Red Hong-Yi).   Looking for a rainy day project, or to jump-start a new hobby? A fun get-together with friends? Take inspiration from the edible collages by Malaysian […]

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[1] The poke square, a creative version of the poke bowl (photo by Allison Tong for Rooh | Flavor And The Menu). [2] A more traditional poke bowl. Here’s how to customize your own from Kirbie Cravings.   Over the past few years, poke bowls have swept west from Hawaii to the East Coast. Poke […]

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[1] Fluffy biscuits need baking powder (photo of buttermilk biscuits Robyn Mackenzie | Fotolia). [2] There would be no fluffy pancakes without baking powder. Here’s the recipe for these Banana Bread Pancakes from The Baker Chick. [3] Baking powder from Clabber Girl, one of the original brands still going strong—it’s the number-one seller in the […]

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May 13th is National Fruit Cocktail Day. We’re all familiar with cans of fruit cocktail from Del Monte, Dole and Libby’s. But who first created it, and why is it called “cocktail?” First: There is no alcohol in a conventional fruit cocktail. So why is it called fruit cocktail, instead of simply fruit salad? There’s […]

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[1] Latin American empanadas are made in individual portions (photo courtesy Fairway | NYC). [2] Chicken empanadas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Galician and Portuguese empanadas are made as a whole pie and served in slices (photo courtesy Maria Lunarillos)   May 8th is National Empanada Day. Most Americans know empanadas as fried Latin American […]

Diets To Lose Weight

Few people would call a bagel beautiful, but Baldor Specialty Foods has overturned that notion. On top of an everything bagel with cream cheese, they have arranged: Capers Edible flowers Chives Mini cucumbers Pickled red onions Salmon Caviar Smoked Salmon   You can substitute goat cheese for the cream cheese. If your Mother’s Day breakfast […]

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As any dieter knows, what you eat makes the biggest difference in just how much weight you lose. Having said that, you don’t have to be on a diet plan to lose the unwanted weight and get into shape. The diet solution is basically consuming the correct varieties of food. This will make all of […]

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[1] Turn milk and cookies into Princess Leia for Star Wars Day (photo courtesy Bourbon House | NOLA). [2] The current and original Mallomars packages (photo courtesy NPR.org). [3] Bake your own Mallomars with this recipe from Saveur.   Star Wars Day, May 4th, celebrates George Lucas’ Star Wars films. (“May the forth be with […]

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