Roasted Delicata Squash Rings

October 13, 2017 Recipes

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This winter squash is most often baked, but it can also be sauteed, steamed, and even microwaved. It’s sweet, butty flavor and creamy texture makes it a delicious side dish when topped with butter and herbs. Go ahead and experiment with spices. 2-3 Delicata squashes 3 Tbsp olive oil, or grapeseed oil 1 tsp salt […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash Rings

October 3, 2017 Featured Recipe


Delicata squash holds its shape well when cooked, which makes them a good choice for stuffing with whole grains, lean meats, cheese, fruits and vegetables. You can easily chop and slice Delicata without having to roast or bake in order to soften its flesh. It has a taste is similar to that of a sweet […]

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Red Radishes

September 26, 2017 In Season


When I was a kid, my Dad would always eat raw radishes dipped into salt with each bite. I learned from him and came to enjoy radishes and their crisp-peppery flavor. Little did I know that radishes are high in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, folate and potassium. Add to this, they are a good source […]

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Appealing Peels and Leaves

September 18, 2017 Blog

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Are you trying to eat more fruits and vegetables to ensure you get your vitamins and minerals? Trying to minimize your food waste by cooking those greens and refraining from peeling many of those fruits and vegetables you consume? From russet potatoes and beets, to pears and kiwis, there is a lot of nutrition in […]

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Forbidden Rice Ramen Spring Rolls

September 5, 2017 Appetizers


This recipes has been hanging around in my ‘I have to try this’ pile for some time now. This past weekend, I finally got around to making these delicious spring rolls, a recipe from Lotus Foods. This morning, everyone went to school with them packed in their lunch — I believe we have a new […]

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Roasted Beet Hummus

June 13, 2017 Condiments


Take the traditional hummus to the next level by adding roasted beets. The deep, rich flavor of beets gives this hummus a complex flavor that is perfect for dipping with vegetables, tortilla chips, and even spreading on toasted French bread. 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped beets, peeled and cut […]

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Multi-Bean Salad

May 25, 2017 Featured Recipe

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This festive colorful salad is good with cornbread and any soup. Also try serving at room temperature over hot rice (you can melt some cheese into the rice) with steamed tortillas. Try making the salad with a combination of 1 cup each: pinto, kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Dry beans need to soak at least […]

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Pork with Grilled Vegetable Pisto

September 27, 2016 Featured Recipe


Pisto is a Spanish mixture of vegetables very similar to French ratatouille or Italian caponata. It can be served both hot (topped with a fried egg) and cold, as a salad or side dish. 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped, plus 1/2 […]

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Spaghetti Squash w/ Mushrooms and Sage

January 27, 2016 Featured Recipe

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Warm your belly with this flavorful mix of the season’s best. The spaghetti squash is complemented with mushrooms and sage to create a distinctively delicious side dish. 1 small spaghetti squash (about 2 lbs) 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 an onion, chopped 12-16 ounces sliced mushrooms – crimini or shittake 4-6 garlic […]

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Eggplant Torta with Smoked Tomato Sauce

January 3, 2016 Featured Recipe

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This isn’t a recipe to prepare when you’re in a rush, but it is well worth the time. The recipe reminds me of one I prepared at cooking school in Arles, France nearly 20 years ago. It is ‘hearty’ enough for a meatless meal, or as a side dish accompaniment for a backyard picnic, buffet, […]

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