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purple cauliflower

Purple Cauliflower Coconut Soup Recipe

It’s that time of year when nature starts showing its richest colors… and you start seeing cauliflower in brilliant shades of gold and purple. In our house we love purple cauliflower when it’s roasted, mashed, or best of all, made into soup – yes, purple soup. This quick and easy soup is rich and comforting, […]

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Celebrate Birthdays with Cake and Netflix

It’s birthday month, which means there’s lots to celebrate… and there’s plenty of cake to eat. Whose birthday? Well, mine for starters…but also almost everyone else’s. (September is apparently the most popular month for all birthdays. Nine of the top 10 days to give birth fall between Sept. 9 and Sept. 20.) Our pals at […]

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Hatch chile cornbread

Celebrate Hatch Chile Season with Hatch Chile Cornbread

Hatch chiles – those fleshy, flavorful peppers that are most prized among chile connoisseurs – are back in season. While the season itself is short, now’s the time to start watching for Hatch chile products and events in your local grocery stores. And if you manage to get your hands on some, you’re definitely going […]

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sourdough bread

Sourdough Bread and the Art of Fermenting

Can you say (or even think) the word “sourdough” without your mouth watering? There’s something about that chewy, tangy flavor that is uniquely crave-worthy. And here’s something else to know about sourdough – it has some surprising health benefits as well. We learned all of this and more at the recent Fermentation Festival at 123 […]

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chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Love, and ‘Atypical’ Kids

You’re going to see a lot of chocolate covered strawberries in this post because a) they’re delicious and super-easy to make; and b) they represent the character Sam’s bumbling effort at courtship in the irresistible new show “Atypical” on Netflix. “Atypical” is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an […]

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La Tortilla Factory

Summertime is Tortilla Time

If you don’t already associate summer with tortillas, you must not have ever had a hot and fresh tortilla off the grill. And if you don’t already use tortillas lavishly throughout all of your summer meals, now’s the time to start. We got on a recent tortilla kick after talking with tortilla expert Sam Tamayo. […]

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Cherry Bourbon Sour, left, and Watermelon Mojito, right, with the Watermelon-Heirloom Tomato Salad at True Food Kitchen

A Plant-Centric Summer Menu at True Food Kitchen

It’s summertime, which means that the chefs at True Food Kitchen are going all-out with the super-fresh, farm-ripened fruits and veggies that are a mainstay of the restaurant’s plant-centric cuisine. Watermelon? Check! (And it comes in red and yellow!). Heirloom tomatoes? Check! (And they’re super-sweet!). Fresh corn? Check! (And of course it’s non-GMO.) We had […]

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