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Vegan squash pie with coconut cream

True Food Kitchen’s Seasonal Fall Menu

If you don’t know True Food Kitchen, you probably will soon. This plant-centric restaurant is winning raves for its good-for-you and tastes-great menu, and will soon be expanding from 16 to 20 locations around the country. We had a chance to sample the new fall menu (the menu items change seasonally) and we came back […]

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Real Food: Citrus, Dates, and Peppers

If your city is covered in snow and ice, where are you going to get your fresh fruits and vegetables? In many cases, they’ll be grown in the low desert of California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. On the first leg of our farm tour with the California Farm Water Coalition we learned about growing spinach […]

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Coco Date Shakes

A date…shake? We had never even heard of date shakes before we moved to Southern California. But if you’re driving to or from the desert, you’re certain to pass at least one date shake stand. Date shakes are a smooth and creamy ice-cold treat made from the fruit of the desert – refreshing and naturally […]

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Endive, Four Ways

Some people bid on auctions to win things like cars or diamond jewelry; I recently bid on an auction to win a year’s supply of endive from the California endive growers (hey, it was for a good cause!). And I won. So for the next year, in three-month intervals, I will have a LOT of […]

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Healthi(er) Thanksgiving

Does Thanksgiving have to be all about the butter, heavy cream, and fatty meats? My blogging pal Cathy Elton of What Would Cathy Eat doesn’t think so. That’s why she has issued a challenge: Make a healthy Thanksgiving dish using the 10 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving as your guide, and give your Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Return of the Snack Cake

Given the childhood obesity epidemic, there’s plenty of debate right now about the role of dessert in kids’ lives. But one problem we have with the central question (Let them eat cake?) is that it assumes that the dessert in question is some ooey-gooey, over-the-top, triple-chocolate-fudge, Oreo-frosted creation. That led us to ask: Whatever happened […]

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