TIP OF THE DAY: Brighten Up Plates With These 20 Colorful Garnishes

Brighten up winter meals with splashes of color. You can do that with sides like beets, red cabbage slaw and winter squash. But you can also employ colorful garnishes and condiments. Green garnishes like parsley and mint have been used for…centuries? millennia? Here are brighter recommendations in orange, red and yellow: Bell pepper (orange, red,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa, A Complete Protein, & Quinoa Pasta

[1] White quinoa seeds (photo Methyl Soy | Wikipedia). [2] Red quinoa fried rice topped with an egg, at P.F. Chang’s. [3] Quinoa tabbouheh, at Andina Restaurant | Portland (photo by Eric Cable). [4] Harvesting red quinoa: back-breaking work (photo courtesy Tru Roots). [5] Three styles of quinoa pasta from Pereg Gourmet.   For more…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Cook Steak On The Stove Top…& Why Meat Needs To Rest

Three years ago, GQ magazine sent us an article by Lang Whitaker, on how to cook a steak on the stove top. In the winter, those who grill outside may not be motivated to do so. Households without grills need an inside option. Apartment dwellers may lack ventilation, and set off the smoke alarm trying…
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NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK: 40 Ways To Eat Your Slice

[1] Carbonara pizza uses two ingredient of Spaghetti Carbonara: bacon and eggs. Here’s the recipe from Today.com. [2] Pissaladière, a specialty of Nice, France, made with niçoise olives, anchovies, onions and Provençal herbs. According to a former mayor of Nice, the layer of onions on a pissaladière should be half as thick as the crust.…
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