TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit & Cheese Bites

Dried apricot and Parmesan “sandwiches.” You can sandwich almost any cheese between the fruit. Photo courtesy ParmigianoReggiano.com | FB.   Fruit and cheese is a popular dessert in Europe’s best foodie countries, including France and Italy. But you don’t need to put together a platter. We found this quick idea on the Parmigiano Reggiano Facebook…
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RECIPE: Tofu & Tomato Skewers

Tasty tofu and tomato skewers. Photo courtesy Nutrition.org.   We love mozzarella and tomatoes. Caprese salad is a favorite, along with skewers of mozarella balls with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. But we’re also trying to eat more vegan dishes, part of our personal commitment to save the planet. (Animal methane is the leading cause…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthier Grilling Options

Topped with garnishes, most people will enjoy a turkey or veggie burger as much as beef. Photo courtesy Cheesecake Factory.   At the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts in Chicago, creating “better for you” cuisine is a hot topic of discussion. Many culinary schools first train students in classic French technique. But today’s trend…
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RECIPE: Mushroom Stuffed Bacon Cheeseburgers

A bacon cheeseburger, stuffed with mushrooms. Photo courtesy Taste Of Home.   Put a twist on the traditional cheeseburger and add in some mushrooms. They give the cheeseburger even more flavor. Plus, it’s healthier, given that some of the cholesterol and calories are replaced by the mushrooms (not that anyone eating a bacon cheeseburger is…
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RECIPE: Grilled Cake & Fruit Kabobs

A fun, and light, dessert. Photo courtesy Yoplait.   If you’ve already got the grill fired, here’s an easy dessert courtesy of Yoplait: grilled angel food cake. Instead of a calorie-heavy sauce like caramel or chocolate, it uses fruit yogurt as a dip for the light and airy cake, along with tasty pieces of fruit.…
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