Monday, October 12, 2015

In the wide world of food and drink, here are some of my favorite things

Garofalo Whole Wheat Pappardelle isn't organic and it's more expensive than the imported organic whole-wheat pastas sold at ShopRite and other stores. But these wide, mouth-filling noodles have an appeal no other shape can match. Here, I dressed them with Kirkland Signature Basil Pesto from Costco Wholesale ($7.99). A 1-pound package of pappardelle is $2.59 at Jerry's Gourmet & More, 410 S. Dean St., Englewood. Cook them for 10 minutes in unsalted boiling water, not the 8 minutes listed on the package.

I stuffed an egg-white omelet with slices of Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Basil Pesto and reduced-fat Swiss cheese, all from Costco. A 1-pound package of the sliced salmon is $15.99. The Hackensack Costco is closing on Tuesday, and a bigger Costco will open in the Teterboro Landing Shopping Center off of Route 46 on Wednesday.

Arirang Kimchi is made by hand in a storefront in the H&Y Shopping Center, 1 Remsen Place, Ridgefield. This crunchy mahk or cabbage kimchi is about $11 for a half-gallon jar.

Mustard greens were $1.79 a pound at H Mart, 260 Bergen Turnpike, Little Ferry. At home, I washed the greens, cut them into smaller pieces and sauteed them with olive and sesame oils, and minced garlic. Seasonings included black pepper, red-pepper flakes and sea salt.

Two cage-free organic eggs over organic quinoa, which I prepared in a rice cooker with organic diced tomatoes, and drained and rinsed black beans. Two dozen organic eggs are $6.99 at Costco Wholesale. Quinoa has fewer carbs than rice or pasta. 
These bottles of red wine from Chile and Portugal were among 15 shipped to me from Splash Wines, an online retailer. I paid about $5.67 a bottle with a Groupon ($55.20) and shipping ($29.95). I especially like the Carmenere from Chile's Colchagua Valley, left.


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