Food Finds

Global Ingredient: Yuzu Kosho

This spicy Japanese condiment, a fermented blend of rind from yuzus (East Asian citrus fruits resembling mandarin oranges), chiles, and salt, traditionally accompanies soups, noodle dishes, and sushi. Its potent hit of acidic, slightly piney heat is distinct but versatile, matching well with meat, fish, and veggie dishes. Try mixing ¼ teaspoon into stir-fry sauces, marinades, dressings, or even mayonnaise. […]

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4 Delicious and Clever Uses for Basil

This article originally appeared on All You. By Sara Morrow Yes, pesto is fantastic, but this time of year, we’re up to our ears in basil leaves (thank you, backyard bumper crop and farmers market overflow!). For a fresh take, try one of these easy ideas. Herb Scramble Basil and eggs are natural partners. Fold chopped fresh basil into scrambled eggs […]

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What Is a Slimcado?

Even though we have made food our lives and we fancy ourselves pretty knowledgeable about all things healthy living, Cooking Light Nutrition Editor Sidney Fry and I were stumped when we ran across a “Slimcado” in the local Fresh Market a few weeks ago. We both desperately needed an avocado for our own dinner recipes, but the Hass avocados were […]

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We Tried It: Justin’s New Snack Packs

Nut butters are among the best snacks you can have. I’m not ashamed to admit I keep stacks of nut butter packets at my desk so I can get a quick bite when I’ve hit an afternoon slump. They’re rich in protein and unsaturated fats. They’re also high in filling fiber, and if you pick an all-natural one (or better yet—make […]

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We Tasted It: Wholly Guacamole’s New Avocado Verde Minis

Portion control: Definitely two words that need to accompany guacamole, at least for me. There’s just something about the action of dipping chips into something creamy and delicious that I find soothing. And hard to stop. That’s why we love Wholly Guacamole‘s pre-portioned guac cups (they were one of the winners in our annual Taste Test Awards last year). In […]

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Your Burger Craves This Sauce

In the South, we have Comeback Sauce. Everyone’s Comeback Sauce is different. Each restaurant, mother, and cook guards their sauce with their lives, knowing it is what (as the name suggests) keeps people coming back again and again. Addictive, unique, and special–that’s Comeback Sauce. Sir Kensington’s just might put all those Comeback Sauces to bed. Their new Special Sauce, which […]

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The Joy of Cooking for People You Don’t Know

Mealsharing.com, a network that connects folks who want to cook for strangers with those who want to eat with strangers, is redefining the way food enthusiasts foster community around the dinner table. The concept is simple—hosts in any given city decide what and when they want to cook and how many guests they’d like. They post the information to the […]

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Global Ingredient: Achiote

When a spoonful of just one ingredient lends amazing depth to a dish, it becomes a secret weapon in your culinary arsenal. Achiote paste is just such an item: A Mexican blend of annatto seed, oregano, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, and vinegar, it lends smoky, tart, and musky notes that make simple dishes sublime. Work a teaspoon or two into marinades […]

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We Tried It: Fruttare Fruit Bars

After an amazingly pleasant spring here at CL headquarters, summer has arrived with a hot, humid bang. We’re all just trying to stay hydrated and keep our cool. So when Fruttare’s creamy, frosty pops crossed our desks this week, we had several eager testers ready to try them out. Fruttare pops are available in several varieties of icy fruit or fruit and milk bars. […]

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First Sip: Grounds & Hounds Coffee

Grounds & Hounds launched a specialty coffee company last March with a mission to support no-kill dog shelters all across the nation. Twenty percent of all proceeds generated from the Fair Trade roaster is put toward these shelters, and it doesn’t hurt that their coffee is smooth, rich, and fun to look at. Paper & Slippers is a favorite—even among non-coffee drinkers. […]

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