Florida Citrus Marinated Olives ……..

Florida Citrus Marinated Olives ……..

Ingredients: 3 cups assorted olives (Kalamata, Spanish Queen, etc.) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 1 lemon, juiced 1 orange, zested 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon natural sugar kosher salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Directions: Drain olives and add to the rest of the ingredients in a small mixing […]

By November 9, 2016 Read More →
How Families Can Connect In The Kitchen By Cooking Meals Together …….

How Families Can Connect In The Kitchen By Cooking Meals Together …….

By Kelly Rowland, four-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, actress and mom (NAPSI)—Sharing stories over plates of fried chicken, laughing over bowls of gumbo—there are certain meals that evoke sweet memories for me. Cooking and food have always been attached to memory and that’s why I realize how important it is to invite my son into the […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
Seared Florida Tuna Steaks with Mediterranean Relish and Herb Oil …….

Seared Florida Tuna Steaks with Mediterranean Relish and Herb Oil …….

Ingredients:   Seared Florida Tuna Steaks 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, sliced 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/4 cup fresh herbs (basil, parsley), hand torn 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup feta cheese, diced sea salt to […]

By November 2, 2016 Read More →
Sweet Cream Butter Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails ……..

Sweet Cream Butter Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails ……..

Ingredients: 4 (6-9-ounce) spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature sea salt to taste fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven broiler on medium high. Place all 4 of the lobsters on a cookie sheet and make sure they are opened up down the middle. Evenly […]

By October 26, 2016 Read More →
Stuffed Florida Strawberries ……..

Stuffed Florida Strawberries ……..

Ingredients: 1 pound Florida strawberries 8 ounces mascarpone cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated fresh mint leaves for garnish mini chocolate chips, crumbled hard toffee, cupcake sprinkles, crumbled cookie, toasted and crumbled nuts or your favorite topping Directions: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, […]

By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Commissioner Putnam Launches “Fresh!” Recipe Videos via Social Media ……..

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – To showcase how easily Florida’s fresh commodities can be incorporated into everyday meals, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has launched the first in a series of recipe videos via social media that feature quick, hands-only preparation of “Fresh From Florida” recipes. Each “Fresh!” video provides step-by-step instructions for dishes centered […]

By October 19, 2016 Read More →
Make A Better Reduced-Sugar Apple Butter ……..

Make A Better Reduced-Sugar Apple Butter ……..

(NAPSI)—Canning has become a popular food trend, and a great way to save and savor the taste of the harvest season all year long.   It can, however, come with a sugar shock. Great news is that now, you can make an apple butter that’s low in sugar and calories. That’s because it’s made with […]

By October 15, 2016 Read More →
Frozen Blueberries Make Cool Sweets And Toasty-Warm Treats ……..

Frozen Blueberries Make Cool Sweets And Toasty-Warm Treats ……..

(NAPSI)—As the days get cooler and life gets busier, many of us crave comfort foods—and a little bit of berry can go a long way. Fortunately, frozen blueberries are goodness frozen and available year-round. Whether you’re grabbing a quick snack on the run, trying new recipes to beat the winter blahs or baking treats to […]

By October 3, 2016 Read More →
Grilling Expert Shares Number One Tip For Tailgating Success …….

Grilling Expert Shares Number One Tip For Tailgating Success …….

(NAPSI)—With tailgating season in full swing, acclaimed grilling expert and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance says game day grilling should be low stress, yet full of flavor. His Chicken Nachos with Chipotle Cream Sauce are ideal for a tailgate party as you can smoke the chicken the day before, leaving more time […]

By September 23, 2016 Read More →
Honey Orange Glazed Florida Grouper ……..

Honey Orange Glazed Florida Grouper ……..

Provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon orange marmalade 1 tablespoon orange juice 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper 3/4 pound grouper fillets Directions: Preheat broiler. Combine all ingredients except grouper, mixing well. Place fillets on an oiled broiler pan […]

By September 21, 2016 Read More →
FOOD – 100 Bite-Size Summer Moments: Family Fun Made Simple ……

FOOD – 100 Bite-Size Summer Moments: Family Fun Made Simple ……

(NAPSI)—As a parent, life is chaotic. Some days can feel like a race to get through, but when we slow down and savor a joyful moment of simplicity, we never regret it. Positive memories that involve lively activities and healthful foods, like blueberries, can set kids on a positive path, instilling shared memories and good […]

By June 29, 2016 Read More →
3 Unique Ways to Expand Your Grilling Repertoire …….

3 Unique Ways to Expand Your Grilling Repertoire …….

(NewsUSA) – Each grilling season, traditional cuisines, like hamburgers and hotdogs, rule the day. However, don’t forget that there are many other ways to liven up your grill.   “While I love the summertime grill favorites as much as the next person, anything goes on the grill these days ? from meatballs to pineapple to […]

By June 22, 2016 Read More →
Body Fuel: The Best Foods to Make The Most of Your Sweat Session ……..

Body Fuel: The Best Foods to Make The Most of Your Sweat Session ……..

(NewsUSA) – As the weather continues to heat up, many of us are looking to slim down and get the most out of our workouts. But choosing the best exercises is only one part of the fitness equation. To maximize results, try these nutritious and energizing pre- and post-workout fixes to fuel your body and […]

By June 15, 2016 Read More →
Pointers for Packing the Perfect Summer Picnic ……..

Pointers for Packing the Perfect Summer Picnic ……..

(NewsUSA) – There are a few things that signify summer is in full swing: the sound of an ice cream truck driving down the street, catching lightning bugs on a warm night and outdoor picnics with your favorite fare. Between meal prep and setting up shop, packing the perfect picnic basket may seem like a […]

By June 8, 2016 Read More →
Are You Eating Enough Vegetables a Day? …….

Are You Eating Enough Vegetables a Day? …….

(NewsUSA) –  Make an extra effort to get your greens and meet the 2016 USDA Dietary Guidelines, which recommend that you consume between two and three cups of vegetables per day. While this may sound like an impossible feat, it’s easy enough to accomplish with one simple dish, a salad. Not only can you make […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
FOOD: Stuffed Florida Yellow Squash Parmesan …….

FOOD: Stuffed Florida Yellow Squash Parmesan …….

 Enjoy fresh veggies Ingredients: 2 medium-sized Florida zucchini or large yellow squash 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 cup marinara sauce (your favorite) 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs olive oil for cooking 2 tablespoons fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried sea salt and fresh ground pepper […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →