RECIPE: Beet & Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites

[1] Beet and goat cheese with a twist: garlic couscous (photo courtesy Chef Adrianne). [2] Pearl couscous, also called Israeli couscous (photo courtesy The Fitchen, which uses it in this couscous, spinach and mushroom recipe). [3] Vermont Creamery’s crumbled goat cheese saves time (photo courtesy Vermont Creamery).   Beets and goat cheese are one of…
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RECIPE: Portobello ‘Steak’ & Salad

In keeping with the trends to more plant-based meals, this tasty recipe uses the “meatiest” mushrooms, portobellos. (Is it portobello, portabella or portobella? Here’s the scoop.)     WHAT’S A PORTOBELLO/PORTABELLA MUSHROOM? When cremini mushrooms (photo #3) are allowed to continue growing, they grow up into more complex-flavored portabellas, meaty in both taste and appearance…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Storing Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs add punches of flavor to any savory dish—and some sweet ones*. They also help to cut back on salt, which is a cheaper way to counter blandness in recipes. Fresh herbs are worth what they cost; but to get your money out of them, take an easy step to preserve their life in…
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