PRODUCT: Ciao Bella Gelato & Sorbetto

Blueberry and passion fruit unite in swirls of sorbetto. Photo courtesy Ciao Bella.   Ciao Bella, maker of premium gelato and sorbetto, recently introduced two new flavors, and sent us samples. We’re longtime fans of Ciao Bella. Before they hit the big time, they were a destination scoop shop in our town—way back in 1983.…
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RECIPE: Polenta Pesto Lasagna, Gluten Free

Lasagna that substitutes sliced polenta (gluten-free, made from corn) for wheat lasagna noodles. Photo courtesy Sauces’n Love.   We love lasagna, and try most recipes we come across to see if they’re better than Mom’s. Here’s a vegetarian version with polenta and pesto (you of course can add sausage or other meat). Gluten-free polenta replaces…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa Fried Rice

Fried rice is a typically made from leftover steamed rice, stir-fried in a wok with leftover vegetables and meats. This leads to countless variations, not just in China but throughout the Pacific Rim. There’s American fried rice (with sliced hot dogs, popular in Thailand), curry fried rice, Filipino garlic fried rice, Indonesian fried rice (nasi…
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