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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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torched avocado from True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen Unveils New Spring Menu

True Food Kitchen – a restaurant based on simple, fresh, and healthy foods – is the quintessential spring restaurant. Every time you go to True Food Kitchen, you’ll enjoy a wide range of fresh fruits and veggies in bright, cheery, spring-like colors. We recently had a chance to preview the new spring menu (officially rolling […]

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California Basque Boardinghouse Dinner

A Traditional California Basque Boardinghouse Dinner

The Basque boardinghouse dinner is a hearty, delicious, and boisterous tradition – and it’s a unique piece of California culinary history. Although this family-style public dinner has practically vanished from the Los Angeles area since its heyday in the late 19th century, there’s new interest among culinary historians and Basque food enthusiasts in preserving this […]

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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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Pomegranate Cranberry Snowflakes

New Dole Products and A Holiday Appetizer

Want to shake up your veggie routine? There’s a bumper crop (pun intended) of new items on the market from Dole that are meant to tickle your taste buds and make it easy to eat your greens. In fact, we loved these salads so much we were inspired to make one into a tasty holiday […]

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two oranges

Oranges Beat the Winter Blues

For me, winter has always meant oranges. Long before I lived in an orange-growing climate, we’d mark the middle of winter when a fresh delivery of oranges would arrive from my grandmother in Florida. Now, here in Southern California, we’re lucky to be surrounded by a bounty of winter oranges, including a handful of fruitful […]

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