TIP OF THE DAY: Make Mussels At Home

One of our favorite bistro foods is Moules Marinières (mool marin-yair), Sailor-Style Mussels. The mussels are steamed in a flavorful broth, to which they add their briny juice. We recently had a pot of the classic dish at Restaurant Dominique in Greenwich Village—a handsome room with big windows facing charming West Village streets. We not… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Mussels At Home”

TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Good For You, Quick Sauces

We’re still in “New Year’s Resolutions Month,” and today the tip is good-for-you sauces. Perhaps you’ve already been cooking dinner regularly; or perhaps you’re trying to do more of it to avoid sugar-, salt- and fat-laden take-out food. One of the easiest ways to complete a simple home-cooked meal is to cover it with purchased… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Good For You, Quick Sauces”

TIP OF THE DAY: Trim Your Cocktail Calories

Top: Fruit purée and flavored spirits cut the need for sugar in cocktails. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful. Bottom: Agave nectar is a superior alternative to simple sugar. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.   Right after the new year, we were listening to the four principals on a top morning news show discuss what… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Trim Your Cocktail Calories”

TIP OF THE DAY: Red Grapefruit, The Best Winter Fruit

Grapefruit is a winter fruit, and we’re glad to have it. America is the world’s largest consumer of grapefruit, with large commercial groves in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. But the grapefruit’s ancestor, the pummelo (also pomelo, pomello and other spellings), comes from far away. It’s native to Malaysia and Indonesia. THE HISTORY OF GRAPEFRUIT… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Red Grapefruit, The Best Winter Fruit”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Biscotti Bites

Top: Each Biscotti Bite is a 12-calorie treat. Photo: Thomas Francois | FOT. Bottom: Almond, one of the three flavors of Biscotti Bites. Photo: The Bites Company.   Every person who is mindful of calories searches for those magical foods that deliver the satisfaction without the calories. We discovered one such food in Biscotti Bites… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Biscotti Bites”