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Ingredients used in Adobo Sauce. (Hillary Nelson / For LiveWell)

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every now and then to put together delicious, heart-healthy condiments to perk things up. Set them out alongside a roast chicken or a …

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44. Police said in a statement that Violier was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Crissier. An …

A dash of time

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food! Well, at least I loved the homemade yeast rolls that graced the table at every meal. I ate them in pairs, hot out of the oven, their tops salty …

New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still okay. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks. The Obama administration’s new …

With a few tricks, baked egg rolls can be as good as fried

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Alice was our au pair from China, and when she joined our family she brought with her a slew of tasty dishes. Our family fell in love with her complex fried rice, dumplings with juicy meat fillings, and …

Many co-op programs changing amid labor-law fears

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws. The member labor or …

Perfect poaching

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs. It’s a notably lean way to roll because there’s no fat …

Dinner in 20 minutes: Sumac-Grilled Fish

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This is fast and easy fish, with an exotic flair. You can find ground sumac in the Mediterranean section of markets. SUMAC-GRILLED FISH 11/2 to 2 pounds striped bass or catfish fillets 1/4 cup olive oil 2 limes 11/2 teaspoons fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 …

U.S. repeals meat labeling law after trade rulings against it

Sunday, January 3, 2016

It’s now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal’s country …

Food pantry hopes to carry holiday momentum into the slow season

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The need to eat – and to help the food insecure – doesn’t change with the season. Which is why Susan Houck, president of the Loudon Food Pantry, is looking for some help and some donations. While the …

A toast to the new year

Thursday, December 31, 2015

French 75 The best of the classic sparkling-wine cocktails, this drink was created during World War I and named for a 75-millimeter French artillery gun, which should suggest that it is not as gentle a drink as it …

The best

Thursday, December 31, 2015

When I worked as a pastry chef at The Cleaver Company in New York City more than twenty years ago, one of our most requested recipes was this lemon tart. I have no idea who originated the recipe …

Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste …