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Recipes

Curry Coconut Cauliflower Soup

You know how we develop funny myths about the foods we eat? Misperceptions or misguided ideas about what’s good for us or bad for us. One of the funny food myths I’ve carried for a long time, for no good reason, really, is that cauliflower is kind of a throw-away vegetable. I mean, it’s white.…

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Super Sesame Snaps

Sesame Seeds. Such tiny little things sprinkled on top of burger buns. Most of us don’t give the bitty seeds a second thought unless they’re stuck in our teeth. But maybe it’s time we should! Sesame seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch, providing us with lots of copper and manganese as well as over 80…

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Gone to Seed Crackers

It looks like a cracker. It eats like a cracker. But it’s hard to think of these little seed-studded gems as crackers because they are just so dang good for you. No carb-bloating guilty pleasure here. These are just pure pleasure, period. Leave the guilt outside. Nothing but seeds, water, and seasonings are needed to…

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Sweet Potato Crackers

By Gail Robinson I have always loved to bake. Always. Family lore is that I made my own birthday cake at three years old. The black and white photographs documenting the event show a pretty decent-looking, two-layer cake with jelly beans in a swath across the top. With this life-long love of baking, it’s astounding…

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Sweet Delight Sweet Potato Soup

As chillier days find us, I find myself making soup more often than not for dinner. It’s easy; it’s comforting; it’s warming. And the sweet delight of this particular sweet potato soup is that it’s all these things at their best. Do a little chopping, sit and chat while things are simmering, blend the good…

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Sweet Potato Smashers

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like mashed potatoes. Really. Not a single person. There is something just so comforting about the fluffy, no-need-to-chew texture. And then there’s the delight of all that butter and cream. Wait. All that butter and cream. Isn’t there a way to enjoy the delights of mashed potatoes without adding…

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Roasted Sweet Potato Coins

Sometimes I like to get all fancy in the kitchen, making complicated recipes where I can lose myself in the love and care it takes to make all the components turn out exactly right. And sometimes, I like to keep it as simple as possible, letting the purity of beautiful ingredients shine, and leaving me…

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Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad

For the last of the farro series, I’m sharing the first thing I ever made with farro. It’s remained my favorite farro dish. By now you know about my love for farro and so to say this is my favorite dish…well…you know it’s nothing but ding dang delicious. I remember when I first saw this…

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Magical Farro-Stuffed Peppers

One of the things I love, love, love about subscribing to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce box is being introduced to new veggies. This week, I got to say “Hello!” to gypsy peppers for the first time. The ones that came in my box were a perfect, glowing light green—smaller and more delicate than…

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