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Now Accepting Pet of the Month Nominations!

July 28, 2014 9:30 am

It's getting close to August and that means we need a new pet of the month to help close out our summer. Who will it be? Email us a picture of your pet to enter at WalthamMKT@windsorcommunities.com by 7/31.

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Tempo: Stylish Comfort Food in Waltham

July 23, 2014 12:33 pm

Moody Street is right in the middle of Waltham’s “restaurant row,” a popular destination for foodies to sample a wide variety of cuisines. One eatery that has become a local favorite is Tempo, a stylish comfort food bistro that wins raves.

Check out Tempo's “7 Before 7” menu, which offers bargain-priced appetizers such as the hand-cut fries tossed in Romano cheese, herbs, and truffle oil and the Philly steak and cheese spring rolls with spicy ketchup and horseradish mayonnaise. For bigger plates, regulars recommend the Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew, stuffed with fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and whitefish with a kick of chorizo sausage. The house special grilled marinated swordfish chop pairs the robust ocean fish with pineapple salsa and basil oil.

474 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02454
(781) 891-9000

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All the Taste, Less Fat: 2 Handy Stand-Ins for Butter

July 16, 2014 12:03 pm

Whether you practice a vegan diet or you simply want to reduce harmful fat and calories from your meals, cutting out butter is a healthy food choice. These simple butter substitutes will enable you to eat the foods that you love in a healthier manner, and they’ll taste just as delicious.

  1. Olive oil. While olive oil is also high in calories, it has a number of other health benefits that butter doesn’t. For every cup of butter, you can easily substitute 1/4 cup of olive oil plus two tablespoons in order to maintain the same texture and consistency. Olive oil is also completely vegan, and it can be used to grease pans as well.
  2. Commercial butter substitutes. Your local grocery store likely sells a wide variety of commercial butter substitutes and margarines that can be used in place of butter. These products usually have the same look, feel and taste, but they have much less fat and calories. Brands like Earth Balance and Smart Balance taste very similar to real butter, but unlike butter they’re completely vegan. Most chefs advise against browning commercial butter substitutes, however, because they burn very easily and don’t achieve the same effect.

Common Ingredient Substitutions [All Recipes]
Top 3 Ingredient Substitutions [The Kitchn]

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