February 14th—Valentine’s Day—is also National Creme Filled Chocolates Day. But what’s with creme vs. cream? “Creme,” pronounced cream, is a mis-spelled, mis-pronounced Americanization of the French word for cream, crème (pronounced KREHM). It is used in the U.S. to make chocolates and desserts seem more special; i.e., French, without the correct French pronunciation and accent […]

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[1] Broken peanut butter cups in a chocolate heart box (photo courtesy Justin’s). [2] Chop or break up chocolate bars to create a “broken heart” (photo courtesy Hebert Candies).   If your Valentine’s Day will be more doleful than joyful—or if you simply have a twisted sense of humor—express your feelings in broken-heart chocolate.   […]

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The same healthy diet that’s good for your heart and arteries can help preserve your eyes and vision.That’s not surprising. “Vision depends on tiny capillaries that supply the retina and other parts of the eye with nutrients and oxygen,” says Monique Roy, MD, a professor at the New Jersey Medical School’s Institute of Ophthalmology and […]

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[1] What’s not to love: a heart shape pizza from Boston’s Pizza. [2] Papa John’s testament to loving pizza. [3] It’s easy to cut pepperoni slices into hearts. Here’s how from Ciao Florentina.   February 9th is National Pizza Day, and it’s five days before Valentine’s Day. How about combining the two? While some local […]

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The primary reason this impression about Indian food exists is because many restaurants and folks use ingredients like Clarified butter, cream and such, in order to get the best taste. With slightly different ingredients and a small sacrifice in taste, you can still enjoy healthy Indian food. The second reason is that most Indian restaurants […]

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Pregnant mothers always have their babies’ best interests at heart. Part of doing what’s right by your child includes making sure you’re getting the vitamin-rich foods she needs for sound development. Food for pregnant women should be rich in iron, omega-3, protein, folic acid and calcium. Food That Contains Folic Acid and Omega-3 Folic acid […]

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Yesterday we presented some non-traditional Valentine food gifts. Today, we take on the more expected categories of sweets, plus something with zero calories: artisan Valentine tea blends. In alphabetical order, we recommend: FEED YOUR SOUL: VEGAN BROWNIES This bakery’s lineup includes popular cookies and bars (chocolate chip, peanut butter, etc.), but our pick for your […]

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[1] The B & S Poutine Grilled Cheese Sandwich (photo and recipe © BSInTheKitchen.com. [2] Cheese curds are made plain or flavored. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese makes different flavors, including the Chipotle Curds in the photo (photo courtesy Beecher’s).   La Poutine Week (poo-TEEN) is here! Celebrated from February 1st to the 7th, it’s an opportunity […]

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[1] A conventional submarine. Save carbs with the cucumber versions below (photo courtesy Wikimedia).   How cute are these bites, from Pierce Abernathy of Tasty.co? A better-for-you snack for the Super Bowl or other nibbling occasions, the concept puts submarine and other sandwich fillings between cucumber halves instead of bread. Vegetarian sandwich, with mozzarella, with […]

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Avocado halves garnished with black and white sesame seeds, at Bo’s Kitchen.   We often enjoy an avocado half for breakfast, plain or with a splash of balsamic vinegar. We also have it as a first course with lunch or dinner. While we’ve filled the centers with everything from tuna salad to marinated cherry tomatoes […]

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