RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Berry & Banana Smoothie

This delicious, nutritious smoothie is from Kelly at SuperHealthyKids.com. “I love using frozen organic fruit,” says Kelly, “because it’s frozen at its peak freshness. It’s available year-round, is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season. And it’s great in smoothies!” The smoothie is made with three separate layers (photo #1),…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Ice Cream & Berries Shortcake

Ice Cream Shortcake is an easy dessert, simply combining berry ice cream, fresh berries on refrigerator biscuits. It’s easier to put together than an ice cream cake, and even easier than conventional shortcake since you don’t have to whip the cream. We adapted this recipe from the Chefs Collaborative Cookbook. If you prefer, you can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Flavored Salt

TOP: Flavored salts from Saltopia. Center: Trio of homemade flavored salts from Chef Eric LeVine | Steamy Kitchen. Bottom: Close-up of Szechuan Pepper Salt.   Do you use flavored salt? Is your spice cabinet as packed with different flavors as ours is? We have 10 jars of artisan* flavored salts, of which we often use…
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RECIPE: Blueberry Smoothie With Almond Milk

A smoothie with our favorite fruits plus almond milk. Photo courtesy Chef Ingrid Hoffmann.   Having just published an article on why we love almond milk, we hasten to follow it up with an easy recipe. Your nutritionist would approve of this smoothie, from Chef Ingrid Hoffmann. She adds flaxseed meal for extra nutrition and…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Shortcake

This July 4th special from berry specialist Driscoll’s has a special taste twist: lime whipped cream. You get to clebrate the summer bounty of berries with this oversized mixed berry shortcake, while parading its patriotic colors. The whipped cream is subtly flavored with lime zest for a bright complement to the sweet berries and tender…
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