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Discovering Fermented Foods

You may have canned, or pickled, but have you…fermented foods? Fermentation is an age-old tradition of storing foods, and it also may impart critical health benefits. All you need is the right equipment and the right preparation. After that, you can make kimchi, sauerkraut, or any other fermented food exactly to your family’s taste. And […]

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The Great Citrus Taste Test 2015

Back when we were kids, it seemed like there were just two choices of citrus fruit to eat: oranges or grapefruit. But now it seems like practically every other day there’s a new variety of citrus to try. What’s the difference? Which ones taste the best? And which ones your kids will actually eat? To […]

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Dragon Fruit Shakes for Halloween

Want to serve a creep-tastic drink for your Halloween festivities? We’ve got you covered, with these purple Dragon Fruit Shakes, covered in mint “moss.” First, start with magenta dragonfruit (we got ours as a sample from Melissa’s Produce). Then add these mint-flavored Mini Herb Crystals from Fresh Origins Micro Greens. (They are basically mint-flavored sugar […]

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Pomegranate Lemonade

We’re havin’ a heat wave! Time for some pomegranate lemonade. That’s right, it’s hot in Southern California. And it’s also pomegranate season. That means we need to use a little summer-meets-fall produce magic to help ourselves cool off. This sweet-tart pomegranate lemonade has just enough of a “zing” factor to perk you up after a […]

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Deviled Potatoes Recipe

Why have plain potatoes when you can have devilishly delicious deviled potatoes?   Yes, deviled potatoes – as in, similar to deviled eggs. But these are made with your favorite potatoes that are about the size and shape of an egg. (We used Dutch yellow potatoes.) Then we basically turned them into twice-baked potatoes with […]

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Gai Lan Egg Cups for Chinese New Year

What are you going to eat for Chinese New Year? Our recommendation: Gai Lan Egg Cups. So what is gai lan, exactly? It’s a flavorful Asian green. Actually, it’s one of many flavorful Asian greens that more Americans should get to know better. That group also includes bok choy, sugar snap peas, and Chinese long […]

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