How about a BLT Polenta Recipe for National BLT Sandwich Month? It’s a combination of comfort food and food fun (photo #1). Sundried polenta is garnished with pancetta ( bacon), spinach (for the lettuce) and sundried tomatoes. Plus, a poached egg and pearl onions are added to make this a brunch, lunch or dinner dish. […]

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March is National Sauce Month. The sauce most used in American homes is tomato sauce—for pasta, pizza, eggs, meatloaf, soup base, dipping and so much more. However, tomato sauce/pasta sauce is one of the biggest sources of hidden added sugar in prepared foods. Look at the labels of the foods you buy: both the grams […]

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Try something new for National Pasta Month. It could be as simple as a shape of pasta you haven’t tried before, from wagon wheels (ruote) to strozzapreti (photo #4—the name means “priest stranglers—here’s why†). Perhaps it’s baked pasta, like manicotti, pastitsio or ziti. How about this fun approach to baked pasta: Spaghetti Pie, a recipe […]

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[1] Persimmons look like they might be related to tomatoes, but there is no relation. The two fruits branch off at the Order level (remember high school biology: Kingdom, Order, Family, Genus, Species). [2] A persimmon-yogurt parfait. Pistachio nuts are a great pairing with persimmons. Here’s the recipe from Low Carb Maven (photo © Low […]

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[1] Yes, please: a hearty dish of creamy mushroom fettuccine (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] Egg fettuccine has not just a golden color, but a deeper flavor than conventional fettuccine. You can get these online from Delallo. [3] Cremini mushrooms (also spelled crimini), are a mature version of button mushrooms. Read more about […]

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September is National Honey Month. But bees do much more than make honey. Bees are essential to grow hundreds of basic crops helping with food production and sustainability. Yes, these little pollinators travel from plant to plant collecting nectar to make honey. In the process, the plant’s pollen adheres to their bodies, and in a […]

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