adzuki beans

Spicy Adzuki Bean Burgers

Adzuki beans are small red beans that originated in China. They are a staple of the macrobiotic diet, and they are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and B vitamins. Adzuki beans have been called the “weight loss bean,” since they are low in calories and fat, yet high in nutrition. And hey – who doesn’t love a good burger?

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tri color vegetable terrine

Tri-Color Vegetable Terrine

A couple weeks ago, I wanted something to add to a cheese and cracker hors d’oeuvres platter, but not a pricey pate, or salty charcuterie. Something kind of healthy, maybe even veggie-centric, and flavorful but not over-powering.Decades ago, when I lived in Chicago, I used to buy a three-vegetable terrine at Treasure Island in Old

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Salty Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed Bark

If you want to have something a little sweet and a little savory, this is the perfect snack or dessert! The combination of the sweetness of the chocolate, the savoriness of the pumpkin seeds, and the sea salt is just plain divine. And hey – it has pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate, so it’s health

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postmates app

Postmates: App Your Way to a Foodie’s Heart

This is a cool app, one definitely worth downloading if you’re with me, and believe that food is the way to anyone’s heart, but especially a foodie’s.

My dilemma: sending a birthday gift to my daughter, from Wilmington NC to NYC. On the day of, delivered to her office. And for less than fifty bucks, or so. Flowers? Meh. Not so much… a decent arrangement costs at least $100, and a bouquet is so… already done.

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bloody mary in wilmington nc

In Search of… The Best Bloody Mary in Wilmington NC

The Bloody Mary drink is known as the “morning cocktail,” with a mix of tomato juice, hot sauce, spices, and a little splash of this and that — with vodka, of course.

Considered one of the most complex cocktails, Bloody Marys offer a range of flavors, from salty to sweet, sour, and spicy. Over time, recipes have become widely varied, as I found out on my journey to taste test the best Bloody Marys in the Port City.

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