TIP OF THE DAY: Blender Hummus Or Bean Dip

While our friend Jerry makes hummus the old-school way—with a mortar and a pestle—other lovers of homemade hummus have discovered the super-easy blender/food processor hummus technique. Store-bought containers are way too small and pricey: It’s a bargain to make your own, and easy (here’s a recipe). When you make your own, you can avoid preservatives…
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RECIPE: March Madness Chili, A DIY Food Bar

[1] Beef and bean chili with shredded cheddar and scallions (photo courtesy Pre Brands). [2] Bean chili with fout garnishes (photo courtesy Hope Hummus).   You may have your brackets set, but how about your chili toppings? Hormel created these tongue-in-cheek brackets of toppings to serve with their chili. So while watching the games, how…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Alternative Grain Porridge For Breakfast

[1] Quinoa porridge topped with spiced apples and cottage cheese (photo courtesy Muuna). [2] Amaranth porridge with almond milk and maple syrup. Here’s the recipe from Food Heaven Made Easy. [3] Elegant presentation: cooked farro pressed into a ring mold, unmolded and topped with fruit, at Villard Restaurant | Lotte New York Palace Hotel. [4]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bhutanese Red Rice & Pilaf Recipe

Bhutanese red rice has been available in specialty stores and online for a decade or more, but most of us haven’t tried it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, how about some red rice on your table? It’s a whole grain, high in fiber from its crimson bran. The red color comes from its anthocyanins,…
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