[1] A toast to Queen Elizabeth (photo © AG Photographer | Canstock Photo). [2] There are two matcha holidays: February 6th in Japan and May 2nd in the U.S. You can celebrate both (photo © Matcha Co. | Unsplash). August, Second Full Week: Afternoon Tea Week (U.K.) September 3rd: National Afternoon Tea Day* September 21st: […]

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Here’s a quick-and-easy chickpea salad for National Chickpea Day, April 21st (photo #1). You may know today’s legume honoree by one of its other names: ceci or cece (Italian), chana or Kabuli chana (Northern India), Egyptian pea, garbanzo (Spanish), gram or Bengal gram (British India). By any name, chickpeas are protein-packed with protein and a […]

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We’re going bananas! For April 20th, National Banana Day, we’ve rounded up more than 50 banana recipes for every meal of the day, plus snacks*. and if that’s not enough banana for you, August 27th is National Banana Lover’s Day. It will take a banana lover more time than that to go through all of […]

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[1] Garlic chips, showing the progression in color as roasting progresses (photo © Colavita Recipes). [2] A bowl of garlic bulbs, ready to be turned into garlic chips (photo © Daria Shevtsova | Pexels).   April 19th is National Garlic Day. How to celebrate the day? With this garlic chips recipe! A low-calorie* way to […]

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[1] Banana sushi: a fun way to eat bananas (photo © Dole). [2] Deliciousness awaits (photo © Eiliv Sonas Aceron | Unsplash).   While you can certainly put a slice of banana and garnishes atop a pad of rice or in a sushi roll, this banana sushi recipe is an all-fruit adaptation—no rice. It’s perfect […]

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With National Banana Day coming up on April 20th. we’re adding a new and different banana recipe to our repertoire: a spicy banana dip recipe to serve with crackers, crudités, or tortilla chips. It’s from Dole. While the bananas should be ripe, a dip is a good use for overripe bananas, too. You can use […]

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How about some pecan potato salad for National Pecan Day, April 14th? Idaho® Potatoes roasted until crispy then tossed with toasted, herbed pecans and a honey mustard pecan dressing. Pecans add crunch, flavor, and protein, and the three different types of potatoes add visual appeal. This potato salad is packed with flavor and has just […]

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[1] Poutine is comfort food: fries, cheese curds and gravy. The recipe is below (photo © Wyke Farms). [2] Many better cheese departments nationwide now carry cheese curds (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [3] Make it a meal: Top poutine with corned beef and a fried egg, barbecue beef, pulled pork or chicken, or whatever you […]

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