RECIPE: Spicy Veggie Burger

The Carla Burger from chef Carla Hall: a black bean burger with peach salsa. Photo courtesy MorningStar Farms.   We love a good spicy veggie burger. Morningstar Farms makes one Southwestern style, from black beans, corn, tomatoes, bulgur, brown rice and jalapeños (among other ingredients). We often top our burgers with salsa for added spice.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Re-Crisp Soggy Crackers

As crisp as they begin, crackers will attract moisture over time and get soggy. But you can easily re-crisp them. Photo courtesy Effie’s.   There’s no need to throw away soggy crackers. We were disappointed when a new canister proved not to be airtight, and our open package of WASA Crispbread had lost its crunch.…
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PRODUCT: Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones

We’ve been enjoying more than a few ice cream cones this month, National Ice Cream Month. But what if you have gluten sensitivities. Where’s your cone? Goldbaum’s, a natural food company based in Brooklyn, New York, is at the ready with two different cones that crunch as nicely as the “real thing.” In the shape…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yanni Grilling Cheese

Yanni cheese doesn’t melt when grilled or fried: It just becomes soft and luscious. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   If you’re trying to cut back on cheese, don’t buy Yanni Grilling Cheese from Karoun Dairies. It’s addictive, and you’ll be back at the store the next day to buy more—much more. This…
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PRODUCT: Beer Flats Artisan Crackers

Daelia’s Food Company caught our eye a few years ago with its line of artisan biscuits for cheese. They’re based on an old Mediterranean recipe, twice baked in small batches to create very crisp, three-inch-long flats. The sweet and toasty nut flavors—including Almond with Raisins, Hazelnut with Fig and Pumpkin Seed—go with all types of…
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