Posts Tagged 'gluten free'

Foodie Friday: Innovation in Gluten-Free Alternative Flours

 

SO MUCH FOOD…so little time! The vast array of inventive products on display at each Fancy Food Show never ceases to amaze the attendees, and as one of the eager foodies who walked the floor this year, I can attest that this year’s winter show was no exception. One prominent trend that demonstrated true culinary creativity was the diversity of non-traditional flours in various products—whether derived from ancient grains, pulses, or other out-of-the-ordinary plant sources. Today, we’ll take a closer look at alternative gluten-free flours and why they’re more popular than ever!

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Foodie Friday: Why Poke is What It’s All About

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Move over, Pokemon Go. There’s another “Poke” trend sweeping the nation, and it’s downright delicious. Lovers of fresh fish, savory umami flavors, and Hawaiian specialties rejoice: Poke Bowls are showing up on menus in major cities on both coasts, and it won’t be long till middle America joins the obsession.

Today, we look at this sushi-like delight—that’s been popular for ages with native Hawaiians—and share some recipes to get a taste of the islands at home!

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Foodie Friday: Let’s Fly! 5 Elevated Airport Dining Experiences

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Happy Foodie Friday! Is today one of those “eat on the run” kinda days? If you’re a frequent flyer like I am, you spend many hours in airports, eating peanuts and watching flights come and go. Fortunately, the culinary scene in our U.S. airports has been dramatically elevated with innovative concepts, chef-driven menus, and elegant design. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 fantastic dining options for your next long layover.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - February 5, 2016: View of Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Mountain) and Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil is a vibrant, colorful melting pot of cultural influences, so what better backdrop for the celebration of international pride that is the 2016 Summer Olympics? Their South American cuisine incorporates world-wide treasures from European countries like Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Germany to African and Middle-Eastern techniques and flavor profiles. Today, we take a look at some of the delicious foods Brazil is known for—and give you some tasty ideas for your own Rio-ready Olympics viewing party!

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Foodie Friday: 4 Tempting Dessert Trends for 2016

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Despite all the emphasis on clean labeling and healthy eating that’s trending everywhere we look, sometimes you just need to treat yourself. In fact, there’s even been a modest increase over the past several years in how often restaurant guests order desserts. For Today’s Foodie Friday, we’ll indulge in an extra helping of 2016 dessert trends.

 

 

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Foodie Friday: Global Food Trends–5 Exotic Flavors Going Mainstream

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In the ever-changing culinary scene, it’s always exciting to learn about emerging food and beverage trends. Lately, the buzz is all about global flavor profiles with spices, sauces, and bold flavors from around the world. Today, we’re taking a closer look at 4 international taste sensations that are quickly becoming mainstream foodie favorites.

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Foodie Friday: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Snacking

As summer winds down, we’re getting back into the swing of busy work and school schedules, and that means grabbing whatever is available in a pinch to satisfy hunger and cravings till mealtime. The problem? Sometimes the easiest choicest are the unhealthiest. Today’s Foodie Friday offers some quick, healthy, gourmet options to upgrade our smallest—yet some of our most important—meals of the day. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Crazy for Coconut–4 Reasons We’re Nuts for the ‘Nut

Once considered something you’d only find among ice cream sundae garnishes or scattered on top of a frosted cake, coconut has gained a tremendously enthusiastic fan-following lately. Whether we’re enjoying coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil, or simply eating coconut itself, this versatile hybrid of fruit, seed, and nut is a delicious and nutritious source of rich flavor and healthy benefits. Today, we raise a coconut half to this beloved Southeastern-Asian treasure.  (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Fast and Foreign–3 Ways Fast-Casual is Going Global

Quick question: In an age where people are increasingly more choosy about what they eat, how much they eat, and the even story behind their food, how do you revitalize the image of tried-and-true American fast food?

These days, the answer seems to be written on the golden arches: Make it less American. We’ve highlighted the popularity of ethnic foods in previous blogs, but today’s Foodie Friday focuses more closely on the realm of fast-casual dining—and 3 smart ways savvy retailers have chosen to follow the ethnic food trend to spice up their menus, inspire their customers, and reinvent our notion of fast food beyond burgers and fries. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Summertime is SHOWTIME for Foodies! Top 3 Tasty Events

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I LOVE May and June! This is the time of year when food purveyors, from organizations both large and small, take the stage to showcase their offerings. Did I mention that I love this season—which many of us call “show season”—the months of May, June and July? It’s the time when influential foodies stage at least a half-dozen major food expos. In this week’s Foodie Friday post, I’m focusing on 3 of the expos I consider “don’t-miss events” during this busy time of year. (more…)

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