Stand on one foot while tossing a salad, experiment with a new spice, try a new preparation of an old stand-by. Sometimes we get so–well, let's call a spade a spade–bored with the same-old routine in the kitchen that we end up barreling mindlessly through a meal. No big deal, you say? Hardly. Studies show that we eat more when we're not paying attention . . . and just as bad, if what's at the end of our forks doesn't even register on our radar, we're probably not going to walk away from the table satisfied.
So this week's “nibble to noodle” is all about bringing a renewed sense of wonder and whimsy to mealtime. To get you started, here's a recipe that puts a new spin on the usual poultry . . . with a sweet-tart glaze that's just in time for Valentine's.