RECIPE: Ceviche & Lettuce Cups

[1] Ceviche in lettuce cups (photo courtesy The Chalk Board Magazine). [2] Want something more substantial? Fill an avocado half: Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). [3] Want something more elegant? Get out your Martini glasses (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [4] Ceviche with a fried plantain garnish from Chef Todd English |…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bunless Burgers

Most store-bought burger rolls are pretty blah: a form of white bread used to hold the burger. Earlier, we suggested 25+ alternatives to the burger bun, from baguette to brioche to pretzel roll. Even when the roll is special, it begs the question: Does the bread serve any purpose other than enabling utensil-free eating? We…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Eat More Fish With Sashimi Salad

If you want to eat more fish but don’t like cooking it, here’s an easy idea: sashimi salad. Just toss sliced fish over greens. Instead of opening a can or searing the fish tataki-style (briefly seared), sashimi salad is an easy alternative. A decade ago one of our favorite neighborhood sushi bars closed, taking with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cooking In Parchment, Or “En Papillote”

Today is the first-ever National Parchment Day, celebrated on the last Wednesday of June to bring awareness to those who have not yet discovered the joy of working with culinary parchment. The holiday was created by PaperChef, a leading producer of premium culinary parchment. The right way to declare a holiday is to submit a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bouquet Of Crudités

At every party and dinner, we have a basket of crudités as a better-for- you option and for those with dietary constraints. For Mother’s Day, we’re adding some flower power with this Bouquet Of Crudités from Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley serves them with their Original Ranch Dressing; we’re making a nonfat yogurt dip. RECIPE #1:…
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