TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Valentine Gifts

[1] For good health: extra virgin oil (photo courtesy Kiklos). [2] For low calories: artisan pickles, like a gift collection from Rick’s Picks. These Hotties for your hottie are just $6.99 (photo courtesy Rick’s Picks). [3] No calories: Chocolate seltzer or diet chocolate soda. [4] A healthy dinner: sashimi (photo courtesy Kabuki Restaurants). [5] For…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 3-D Animal Crackers

If you like to bake cookies, try your hand at something different: 3-D cookies. They’re sold by a British novelty products company called Suck UK (why ask why?), and available on Amazon. The zoo animal cookie cutter set contains a mother and baby. Each set has four cutters: two bodies and two pairs of legs,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Leftover Steak For Breakfast & The History Of The Doggie Bag

When life gives you leftover steak, make steak and grits. That’s what we did when we happily brought home a doggie bag from a midtown steakhouse Friday night. The next morning the leftovers became part of breakfast (or brunch*, if you prefer). You can make steak and eggs, of course; but we don’t have grits…
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FOOD TRENDS: Top Chinese Dishes

[1] The most popular Chinese dish in America, per GrubHub results: General Tso’s Chicken (here’s the recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen). [2] Crab Rangoon, a made-in-america concoction of cream cheese and imitation crab (here’s the recipe from Rasa Malaysia). [3] Wonton soup, fully loaded (here’s the easy recipe for this beauty from recipe Jessica Gavin).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pho & Ramen Breakfast…Or Perhaps Some Miso Soup?

Asians drink soup for breakfast: Japanese miso soup and Thai pho, for example. Americans looking for something quick, hot, nutritious and comforting should consider the option. Both can be packed with vegetables, and carried in a travel mug or thermos. Your soup supply can also be part of a low-calorie, healthful lunch or snack. EASY…
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