Couscous is a grained semolina. It is usually used in salads and soups as a replacement for rice or orzo. It has some nutritional advantages, especially as a substitute for more processed kinds of pasta that can add a high carbohydrate count to a recipe.
Modern polenta is a grain-based food made from boiled cornmeal. It is a traditional regional dish served in northern Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and southern Switzerland. The main ingredients are yellow or white cornmeal and water or soup stock.
Tofu is a go-to vegan and vegetarian cooking staple and one of the most popular soybean products on the market. It adds some much-needed protein to dishes, like Asian stir-fry.
For many, enriched wines are a mystery and nothing that one should enjoy as a wine connoisseur. However, Lillet is one of the often undiscovered gems of French winemaking classed as an aromatized wine made from a combination of Bordeaux grapes and various liqueurs. The fortification process adds strength to the blend which usually ranks around the 17 percent mark.