RECIPE: Peppermint Paddy Martini

For those who like things minty, here’s a fun drink for St. Patrick’s Day: a Peppermint Paddy Martini. The recipe is from McCormick, which uses its McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract to create the mintiness. Note that Peppermint Paddy, not Peppermint Patty or Peppermint Pattie, is the right name for this drink. Peppermint Patty, the Peanuts… Continue reading “RECIPE: Peppermint Paddy Martini”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Ballymaloe Irish Ketchup

A ketchup so rich and complex, it can be used as a dip. Photo courtesy Ballymaloe.   In Ireland, it’s called Ballymaloe Country Relish: a tomato-based condiment served with burgers, fries, cold meats, cheese, sausage rolls, salads and sandwiches. Its ingredients include tomatoes (41%), tomato purée (5%), vinegar, sugar, onions, sultanas, sea salt, mustard seed… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Ballymaloe Irish Ketchup”

TIP OF THE DAY: Another Type Of Salad

Top a bowl of whole grain bulgur with bright veggies: cooked, raw or a mix. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   A salad is defined as a cold dish of mixed raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing. It can include meat, poultry, seafood or other ingredients. Like grains and legumes. If… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Another Type Of Salad”

NEWS: You Can Get A Super-Healthy Lunch In Midtown

Yes, you can get a truly nutritious take-out lunch. Photo courtesy WFM.   If you don’t have time each day to prepare a super-healthy, grilled-veggie-intense brown-bag lunch like our friend Laura does, you may end up eating a lunch that contains lots of empty carbs and saturated fats: Burgers or burritos Pizza Sandwiches Chinese food… Continue reading “NEWS: You Can Get A Super-Healthy Lunch In Midtown”