FOOD HOLIDAY: National Artichoke Hearts Day

Celebrate with an artichoke baked potato. Photo courtesy Bonefish Grill.   Today is National Artichoke Heart Day, an occasion to mix up our favorite luxurious yet low-calorie dishes, “Luxury Salad.” It combines artichokes with hearts of palm, roasted red pepper, red onion and black olives in a white wine vinaigrette. Here’s the recipe. But we’re… Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: National Artichoke Hearts Day”

PRODUCT: Pointed Cabbage, The New Brassica* In Town

Even if you don’t eat cabbage regularly, you may be having some corned beef and cabbage tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day. If you think there’s nothing new in cabbage, check out the new cabbage in town. Originally grown in Spain as Sweetheart or Sweet Heart cabbage, it is now grown in California branded as Kool cabbage.… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Pointed Cabbage, The New Brassica* In Town”

TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. Photo courtesy Zulka.   Family-owned Zulka manufacturers premium-quality sugars/ They’re dedicated to producing more natural sugar through responsible, environmentally friendly cane production. The sugars are minimally processed, which helps to preserve the fresh flavor of the sugar cane and more of the nutrition that is stripped away when cane is processed.… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes”