FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich

Like chicken salad, but trying to cut back on bread? If you want to avoid the bread, croissants and wraps, there’s always a scoop of chicken salad on greens, in lettuce cups, or stuffed into a bell pepper, tomato, or avocado half. But we thought these ideas from Willow Tree Farm add allure to a…
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FOOD FUN: Guacamole Verrine, A Layered Appetizer

We discovered this photo on the Frontier Foods blog, where it was called a torta, a word that refers to different foods in different Spanish-language countries. But we’d call it a verrine (vair-REEN). Verre is the French word for glass; verrine, which means “protective glass,” is an assortment of ingredients layered “artfully” in a small…
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RECIPE: Grilled Corn Salad

Fresh grilled corn salad. Photo courtesy QVC.   Got corn? Fresh-picked local corn has just appeared in our area. We celebrated by eating some of it raw (try it, it’s delicious), boiling some, and grilling some for this corn salad from QVC chef David Venable. David says, “I love to have a side dish that…
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RECIPE: Avocado & Sour Cream On Toast

Avocado and sour cream on toast is a favorite breakfast of Chef Lorena Garcia. It looks like poached eggs, but it’s sour cream atop the chopped avocado. And while it’s a south-of-the-border concept, it’s a great green dish for St. Patrick’s Day. Not everything has to be corned beef, cabbage and soda bread. RECIPE: AVOCADO…
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RECIPE: Roasted Beet, Avocado and Granny Smith Apple Towers

Here’s a tasty first course in Christmas colors. It’s one of the many recipes on TheAmazingAvocado.com. RECIPE: ROASTED BEET, AVOCADO & GRANNY SMITH APPLE TOWERS Ingredients For 6 Servings 3 medium beets, scrubbed with leaves trimmed 1 medium size, ripe Haas avocados 2 Granny Smith apples, diameter close to apples ½ cups goat cheese, crumbled…
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