TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Diet Snacks For Your New Year’s Resolutions

[1] Protein-packed bone broth is filling, warm and comforting (photo courtesy pacific Foods). [2] For a crunchy snack, pick a lite-dressing salad kit (photo courtesy Dole). [3] Crunchy roasted chickpeas are an alternative to nut (photo courtesy The Good Bean). [4] Popcorn is a favorite whole-grain snack (photo courtesy Pop Secret).   Low in calories…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Country-Style Ribs

The first ribs we remember were spare ribs, a childhood favorite at Chinese restaurants. Then, came barbecue joints and baby back ribs. More recently, country-style ribs have become the “it” rib; and they’re not even ribs. They’re cut into rib-like shape from a pork chop An article in The New York Times praises this inexpensive…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cassoulet & Cannellini Beans

[1] A hearty dish of cassoulet. Here’s the recipe from The New York Times. [2] This “pared down” cassoulet takes just one hour! Here’s the recipe from The View From Great Island. [3] The original cassoulet pot shape, with slanted sides. It is the source of the word “casserole.” Here’s the detailed history of cassoulet.…
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FOOD 101: The History Of Chocolate-Covered Cherries

January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Here’s a history of the popular bonbon, adapted from an article by Esther Martin-Ullrich which appeared in Candy Favorites. Chocolate-covered cherries, more formally called cherry cordials, are a chocolate shell filled with a cherry and sugar syrup, plain or flavored with alcohol.   IT BEGAN WITH THE…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brewing The Cup Of Best Tea

[1] Black tea served in grandma’s porcelain cups (photo AGPhotographer | Canstock). [2] Prefer green tea? Compare different brands of Dragon Well, Gyokuro, Sencha, etc. (photo courtesy Kanaya Tea). [3] The winner of our first round (photo courtesy Harney & Sons).   Cold enough for you? There’s a reason that January is National Hot Tea…
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