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Fig Millet Kale Salad

Fig Millet Kale Salad with California Figs

Figs are a strange and wonderful fruit (although not actually a fruit – more on that in a minute). As fig season draws near, we thought we’d take a look at all things fig. First; it’s a California thing: California produces 100% of the nation’s dried figs and 98% of the fresh figs. California grows […]

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Golden Corn Chowder

Golden Corn Chowder

2017 – It’s going to be great, right? Right?!?! Yes, of course it will be, especially if you treat yourself to plenty of good, wholesome plant-based food. You can start right now with this vegan Golden Corn Chowder, with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Why corn chowder? Because it’s such a cheery […]

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Spaghetti squash scramble

Spaghetti Squash Scramble

I never used to be crazy about spaghetti squash; mostly because I felt like people kept trying to push it as spaghetti, and it’s not. Sure, you can put all kinds of sauce and cheese on it and almost forget you are eating squash, but it’s still squash. But recently, while trying to cut back […]

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A vegan take on the traditional muffaletta sandwich

Vegan Muffaletta Sandwiches

I’ve been looking for an excuse to share these vegan muffaletta sandwiches, and there’s really no better opportunity than National Kale Day (October 5). They’re chock-full of kale, and just about every other vegetable you might like, and they’re so good you’ll never miss the meat. A muffaletta is a Sicilian sandwich, made popular 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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corn salad

Watermelon ‘Bacon’ and Summer Corn Salad

Watermelon is the quintessential fruit of summertime because it’s simple, refreshing, and stands perfectly well on its own. But…what if you want to put in a little extra time and take your watermelon to the next level? That’s what happens when you dehydrate your watermelon (does taking the water out of watermelon make it…melon?) and […]

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