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Carrot-raisin salad

Not Your Grandma’s Carrot-Raisin Salad

We’ve been spiralizing in our house…and no, that’s not a euphemism for anything. We’ve just pulled out the spiralizer and started curling up everything. Did you know that fall produce works really well in the spiralizer? Apples, carrots, beets – anything firm and crunchy will probably spiralize well.   With that thought in mind, we […]

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blueberry banana smores

Blueberry Banana Gingersnap S’mores

This month on Netflix we’re gearing up to watch Zootopia, which means we have as good an excuse as any to eat blueberry-themed movie snacks. Without spilling too many details, Nick Wilde, the fox star of Zootopia, has kind of a thing for blueberries, and he puts them to good use at the end of […]

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Vegan Protein Powder and Banana Bread

Vegan Protein Banana Bread

If you’re curious about eating vegan – or if you can’t imagine how you’d do it – you might be pleasantly surprised. To become a vegan is to eat no animal products of any kind. So that means no meat, poultry, or fish; and also no dairy or egg products. That might seem like a […]

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buckwheat chocolate cookies

Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies

Today we’re doing a few things differently with our cookies: We’re using buckwheat flour (!) and we’re fighting cancer (!!!). Since buckwheat flour is more or less self-explanatory, we’ll move straight into the “fighting cancer” part: We’re baking Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate cookies in support of the nonprofit organization Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for […]

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Wheat from Weiser Farms - photo via Tehachapi Grain Project

The Heritage Grain Movement

Is there more to wheat than the uniformly ground white variety? And what can we learn from the grain-growing practices of the past? These are some of the questions propelling a new movement toward “heritage grains” or the flavorful, hardy, and eco-friendly local grains that were a mainstay before the industrial revolution. The heritage grain […]

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Cucumbers and Cherry Tomatoes with Za’atar and Pickled Ranch Dressing by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Photo Credit: Gamma Nine)

Foodie Events In Los Angeles

Somehow the end of summer is always the best time for foodie events in Los Angeles. If you want to see your favorite star chefs, or simply experience the best food, you have plenty of opportunities in the month to come. Coming up on Labor Day weekend (September 2-4) there’s The Taste 2016, sponsored by […]

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Cheese curds

Tillamook Cheese and the Oregon Coast

Visiting Tillamook County along the Oregon coastline, you’ll soon see why it’s known as the land of “Cheese, Trees, and Ocean Breeze.” Of course there are trees as far as the eye can see, and that ocean breeze is pure and refreshing – but it’s the cheese that truly ties it all together. Thanks to […]

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