TIP OF THE DAY: Banza Chickpea Pasta

Enjoy your favorite pasta dishes with more protein and fiber, fewer carbs, and no gluten! [1] Penne Bolognese. [2] Mac and Cheese. [3] A box of rotini, one of five Banza pasta shapes (all photos courtesy Banza). [4] Fresh chickpeas in the pod (photo courtesy Melissa’s).   Toward the end of 2016, we went on…
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GLUTEN FREE: Cheryl’s Cookies

You can’t tell that these gluten-free cookies are gluten free! Photo courtesy Cheryl’s.   We have dear friends and readers with gluten sensitivity, so we keep an eye out for anything above the ordinary that they might enjoy. When Cheryl’s offered us a taste test of their conventional versus gluten-free cookies in advance of National…
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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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GIFTS OF THE DAY: Rum Cake, Espresso Cake, Bundt Cake, Gift Cake

[1] Divine rum cakes in 6 flavors from Rum Sisters. [2] This expresso cake from 1812 House: a coffee lover’s dream cake. [3] A duo of small espresso bundt cakes with caramel sauce.   GIFT #1: RUM SISTERS, RUM CAKES & MORE We’ve tried lots of rum cake. But the Rum Sisters make the best…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Coconut Milk & The Different Types Of Soups

Twenty-five years ago, people who needed an alternative to dairy milk turned to soy milk. Then rice milk arrived. Today there’s quite a selection of non-dairy milks: almond, cashew, coconut, flax, hemp, oat, rice and soy. Since 1999, according to market research firm Euromonitor, plant-based alternatives milks have grown in annual sales by an average…
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