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A sticky situation: Served warm from the oven, this tasty treat is sure to impress

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Five years ago, I had the first official date with my girlfriend. And of course, I cooked for her. It was a brunch date, because that…

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A time to plant: Get a head start on your garden by sowing seeds indoors now

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Snow may still be on the ground but spring is here. And that means it’s time to get ready for planting the vegetable garden. Whether you…

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Mighty little fish: Heart-healthy nutrients, packed in like sardines

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I like to think that I eat rather well. Yet there is one commonly accepted dietary standard that I’m failing to achieve. It’s eating fish on…

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Cutting carbs: Whether you’re gluten-free or carb-conscious, these “breads” are easy and delicious

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Everyone seems to be cutting back on carbs these days. Contrary to what years of USDA nutritional guidance has suggested (think the old food pyramid), many…

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Amaranth: Protein positioned for A pop-ular future

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When quinoa is finally displaced as the world’s favorite superfood grain, I’m betting amaranth will take the lead. Although amaranth has both an edible leaf and…

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Birthday Desserts: Tiramisu isn’t as challenging as you think

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites Happy birthday, to me. It’s my birthday this week, and in celebration, I made myself my favorite dessert: tiramisu. Tiramisu is made with a light…

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A pie by any other name…

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When I think of pie, I think of a flaky, buttery crust and plenty of sweetness. But what if you take away the crust and sweetness….

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Touchdown!: Up your game with a healthier version of a Super Bowl classic

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I may not care much about the Super Bowl, but I’m certainly paying attention to the food. The popular food site “The Daily Meal” looked at…

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Stuff it: Ricotta-stuffed crepes bring a touch of Italy to your table

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES This Saturday, the award-winning Italian chef Lidia Bastianich will visit the Paramount Theatre right here in Rutland. As part of her live tour, the restaurateur, author…

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A pressing matter: Try a French press for a quick and simple cup of coffee

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES There are numerous ways to brew a cup of coffee. Personally, I prefer the French press. It sounds sophisticated, but it’s not. A French press is…