A piquant condiment from Maryland kitchenTired of salsa...


January 29, 1997|By Karol V. Menzie

A piquant condiment from Maryland kitchen

Tired of salsa, bored with ketchup, disinterested in Dijon? Try Zacusca, a piquant condiment of roasted red peppers, eggplant, olive oil, onions and tomatoes from the Deale-based Bobeetza's Kitchen. Margaret Knight, who named her company after her cheerful canary, says Zacusca is low in fat, has no cholesterol, no added sugar. It can be used on baguette slices, grilled foods, pasta, rice or couscous. "I use it instead of mayo on a turkey sandwich," she said. Zacusca is available at Eddie's of Roland Park, and at Bagel Meister in Jacksonville. A 12-ounce jar costs about $5.

Orange juice for health

In the face of studies showing that more than half of Americans don't eat a single serving of fruit per day, much less the two to four servings recommended, the American Cancer Society has teamed up with Florida citrus growers and local food stores to promote orange juice -- an 8-ounce glass counts for two servings and is rich in vitamin C. Shoppers who buy orange juice at Giant, Safeway, Super Fresh and Shoppers Food Warehouses by the end of the month will be contributing to a campaign to raise $1 million for cancer research.

Low-fat cooking

"Festive Family Favorites" (Oxmoor House, $10) is the first in a new series of cookbooks from Weight Watchers magazine, with more than 100 recipes that are low in fat and calories. There are 12 master recipes that provide basic ingredients for a series of meals. Hearty chicken in the pot, for instance, can be transformed into chicken and dumplings, chicken and corn chowder and Caribbean Chicken Curry. The books are available at Weight Watcher centers, or you can call (800) 522-9476.

Pub Date: 1/29/97

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