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    Photo credit: Julie Clancy/Getty
    You may recall a past article “Brussels sprouts are SO out…” Well, guess what? They’re back!  Surprised? Us too!
    But here’s what we found Associate Food Editor, Rachel Tepper bragging on behalf of Brussels Sprouts about:
    When he was in his 20s, Momofuku chef David Chang began […]

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    We were looking for another way to celebrate Easter in a lovely and natural way.  Here’s what we found.  Enjoy!
    From Tim and Mary. A pair of creatives with really interesting ideas and a great story.

    One of our favorite traditions this time of year is decorating Easter eggs. As children, we’d buy the brightly colored cardboard […]

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    These delish’ green salad recipes rack up so many green points!
    Green #1. Natural earthy ingredients; green salad, kale and lime
    Green #2. Stored in recycled Mason Jars
    Green #3. Eaten in the same recycled Mason Jars reduces washing and saves precious water

    We saw this combo and simply couldn’t resist including as part of o […]

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    Last month we celebrated this kind of Green:
     
    In April, traditionally celebrating our lovely environment we’re looking at earthier versions of everything wonderfully and naturally green. Today we’re looking at this kind of green. This power drink will help get you beyond the hump and recover from the worst April fools jo […]

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    I am not kidding! Surprised us too!  So what are we going to do?  Celebrate of course!  And share the fun by passing on one of our very favorite party dips:
    Yummy, gooey and creamy, 5 star rated Spinach and Artichoke Dip, courtesy of Alton Brown at the Food Network.
    Spinach and Artichoke Dip
    1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
    1 ½ cu […]

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    Despite the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is still technically winter time. And that means citrus fruit is in season! Check out the recipe below for Pomelo and Tangerine with Spiced Honey Yogurt, from local non-profit, CUESA, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture.
    Pomel […]

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    Mango Chicken Tinga
    You simply must try this recipe!
    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep 30 mins
    Slow Cook 4 hrs to 5 hrs  (low)
    or
    2 to 2 1/2 hours (high)

    Ingredients:

    1 sweet onion, cut into wedges
    1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled, and diced
    2 pounds chicken thighs, skin removed
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper
    3 cloves garlic, minc […]

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    Dinner Tip for a Busy Week ~ Include the Slow Cooker
    Here’s 3 of our favorite slow cooker recipes:
    We heard from a client this morning who with a mixture of excitement and exhaustion shared; “Great weekend but ahead of schedule the week began while I was busy not preparing for it. Help!”
    In a few moments we plotted a str […]

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    For the last official BBQ of the 2013 summer season why not grill up something unexpected… like:
    A Pitcher of Grilled Lemonade. Yes, g r i l l e d lemonade. Tangy, smokey, sweet refreshment.
    How to:
    Dip the cut sides of 16 halved lemons in sugar and grill until marked, about 5 minutes; let cool

    Simmer 1 1/4 cups sugar with 1 3/4 cu […]

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    It’s summertime and the growing is easy. This July our favorite flavor boasting big, broad leaves and unmistakable aroma is Basil. Chopped, sprinkled, torn, whirled, tossed or muddled basil gets our vote for The Herb of Summer
    3 sublime recipes featuring our hot weather herb: 
     
    Tomato Orecchiette with Brie and Basil
    Ingredients

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    A Farmer’s Market Feast
    ~ I absolutely LOVE June! And many of my favorite reasons can be found on Saturday morning strolling by the stands of our Farmers Market.  The strawberries, asparagus, honey, breads, spinach….   just gorgeous and waiting to be included in something scrumptious.   Here’s a delicious recipe with Far […]

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    See, we told you on Monday that Friday would be here before you knew it! Well, we didn’t really, but it’s here isn’t it! =)
    This little ditty is a great idea for people like me, who LOVE dessert, but don’t particularly love the calories.  Soooo, bring on the jello.  Thanks to Sunset, this dessert was a hit at a d […]

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    There is nothing more American then Hot Dogs.  There’s also nothing more.. done.. at the tradition summer kickoff  bbq than Dogs. But…not these barkers.
    Thanks to Wolfgang Puck
    TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
    SERVINGS: 6
    In a nutshell – He splits the dogs, fills them with cheese and wraps them in bacon. Once they’ve been roasted, he […]

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    Saturday marks the 139th Kentucky Derby-
    Also known as The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.

    How does one celebrate such an elegant tradition with just a hint of horseplay? We recommend serving up 2 of our track favorite Mint Julep Derby Day Delights!!

    1.  Mint Julep – Sipping Style

    Ingredients

    4 cups bourbon

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    And watermelon radishes are in!
    Over the last year, I’m sure you’ve noticed that practically every restaurant is serving their perfected plate of brussell sprouts.  And don’t get me wrong, they can be delish, but I’m also getting a little bored.  So, enter the watermelon radish.  Not only are these guys super pr […]

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    Nothing Bundt Cakes serves up THEE best bundt cakes on the planet.  This Thanksgiving I prepared my own and the fam fell over, yearning for more.  The Coconut Bundt Cake with powder sugar icing is off the charts.  Make it, try it, serve it.  You won’t be sorry!

    3 cups cake flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butte […]

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    YUM!
    1 pt. whipping cream
    .5 cups milk
    1 cup packed light brown sugar
    1 cup pumpkin puree
    1 stp. each ground ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.25 tsp salt
    .5 cup coarsely crushed gingersnaps
    2 tbsp. bourbon (optional)
    1. Whisk all ingredients except gingersnaps and bourbon in a bowl to blend. Strain into an ice cream maker and freeze […]

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    A great summer picnic dish, this chicken salad will have your friends and family saying, ‘ooooyeeee, yum!’
    Tarragon Chicken Salad

    Rub 3 6 ounce boneless chicken breasts with olive oil. Roast at 400 degrees until cooked through, about 14-16 minutes.  Let cool, then shred.  Mix together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chopped tar […]

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    This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe IS the Real Deal

    I have always had a dream of someday being the mom that makes the best chocolate chips cookies on the block. Silly, yes, I know, but true!
    So, over the past decade I have been working to make this domestic dream a reality; having tried multiple recipes, and tweaking the ever so famous ev […]

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    No more venturing to street festivals with a thermos full of lemonade crytstal lite & vodka! Here are a few great ideas to spruce up your tasty & refreshing lemonade drinks for the fab summer parties you’ll be throwing or picnics you’ll be attending!
    Thyme & Lime Lemonade
    1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    3/4 cup vodka
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    Do you miss St. Patrick’s Day already?  Well let me tell you about this little ditty…. I tried this one out, borrowed from simplecomfortfood.com, and it’s soooooo good!
    REUBEN EGGROLLS

    2 cups of cooked corned beef, diced
    1 cup of green cabbage, finely shredded
    1/2 cup of cooked sauerkraut
    4 slices of Swiss cheese, dice […]

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    Big Girl Mac n’ Cheese
    (Serves 6 – 30 minutes)
    12 oz. ziti pasta
    4 oz. thick-cut bacon – cut into tiny pieces
    2 tbsp. flour
    2 cups milk
    4 oz. gruyere cheese, shredded
    4 oz. Italian fontina cheese, shredded
    2 oz. Parmesean cheese, shreddd
    1tbsp. chopped chives
    1. Cook pasta.
    2. Fry bacon in a saucepan on medium heat until […]

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    Italian Chicken Sausage & Artichoke Soup

    Courtesy of Sunset Magazine… Enjoy!
    (Serves 4-6/40 minutes)
    2 tbsp. olive oil
    1 lb. Italian chicken sausage – casings removed & broken into chunks
    3 cans (15 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1 lb. frozen artichoke hearts, thawed & halved
    1 bunch chard (1lb), stemmed &a […]

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    I am a newly hooked “juicer”.  I’ve heard so much and read a lot about the benefits of juicing – including improved health, stronger fingernails, prettier hair and clearer skin, increased metabolism, decreased appetite…I could go on and on.  I never really understood the appeal though, until I started doing the juicing for a n […]

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    Super easy, super delish…with the rain falling like crazy this week, I thought I would post something that is perfect for this kind of weather!
    Ingredients
    2 cans enchilada sauce
    2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
    1 bag of grated cheese – Mexican blend,  or whatever you prefer
    2 small cans of slice olives (optional)
    1 yel […]

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    Potato chips are amazing, yes.  However, they’re also terribly bad for us.  Soooo, this tasty, healthy alternative will have you leaving those old chips in the dust.  I have been making kale chips for about a month now, and they are so easy and delish!  Here’s a great recipe from a really cool gal @ www.glutenfreegirl.com
    Baked Ka […]

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    This dish is shockingly easy to prepare…as in after you had a really late night and are suffering from a slight hangover, you can still make it! It tastes phenomenal – buttery, fluffy, eggy with a tinge of browned crustiness.  And boys, your lady will be impressed if you serve this up in bed!
    3 tbs butter
    2 eggs, beaten
    ½ cup flour
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    Tasty Thai Chicken Soup
    1 qt reduced-sodium chicken broth
    2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
    1 cup cooked rice
    ½ tsp kosher salt
    2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
    1/3 cup veggie oil
    2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    1 large shallot, thinly sliced
    1 tbsp flour
    ½ cup cilantro
    ½ cup Thai basil leaves
    1 red jalepeno, halved & sliced

    Put […]

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    These little treats will make you happy when the sun is hiding out for days or the rain seems like it’s never gonna end.  These aren’t cupcakes, rather mini chocolate cakes.  They are rich, have a fudge-like consistency, and will put a smile on your face for sure. Guaranteed.  Makes about 18 mini cakes.
    For Cake:
    6 eggs, room tempe […]

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    Sure the holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean that we stop eating and drinking all together! I wanted to share this fabulous (and healthy!) recipe with – one Off Your Plate used for countless parties catered during the holiday season. This dish is good year-round…doable anytime…and pleasing ALL the time! This tried-and-true re […]