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Farinata & Focaccia

Apr 08, 2010 by Susana Fare

With the introduction of hummus from the Middle East, chickpea and chickpea flour are receiving a positive reception lately. This legume is consumed as flour with whole grain milling before dehulling in the Mediterranean [...]

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It’s a Good Thing Opposites Attract

Apr 05, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

My husband and I are polar opposites. Mike takes life a step at a time, and I forge full steam ahead. I pick up after myself, and he leaves trails of his stuff all over [...]

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Caldo verde (Portuguese Kale soup)

Apr 01, 2010 by Susana Fare

Caldo Verde is a type of soup which originated in northern Portugal and is considered a traditional national dish during holidays. It’s usually made using the famous “chorizo” (spicy and chewy smoked sausage). As a vegetarian, I avoid that. I could add a veggie sausage, but that’s usually loaded with sodium.

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Not The Same Old Bacon and Eggs

Mar 29, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

I miss the good old days when I would stand in my kitchen and yell “Breakfast!” The kids, the dogs, and my husband would quickly appear at my side, waiting to see what I freshly [...]

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Risotto Milan Style

Mar 26, 2010

Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish cooked with broth and flavored with Parmesan cheese and other ingredients. Risotto means little rice, and it’s one of the common ways of cooking rice in Italy.
Rice [...]

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Save Your Pennies and Eat In

Mar 22, 2010

My husband and I have sold our home. We have two new homes in mind, and both need a bit of remodeling. I’m not sure whose great idea that was, but we’re packing as I [...]

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Mar 19, 2010

The Ratatouille movie? No, this is the dish featured in it! Ratatouille is a typical dish from Provence, France.
Thanks to the internet I was able to find the real meaning of the dish’s name:
The [...]

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Makeover your Workday Lunch

Mar 14, 2010

I’m picky when it comes to what I eat for lunch. I don’t want the same old sandwich, or a tiny frozen meal from the grocery store that wouldn’t satisfy an ant. I certainly can’t [...]

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Piquillo peppers stuffed with Manchego Cheese

Mar 11, 2010

I enjoy watching the Jose Andres – Made in Spain program on TV. He introduced small plates called “tapas” in the USA. Tapas are small appetizers from the Mediterranean diet. They are called tapas because [...]

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Lighten Up That Burger With Quinoa

Mar 09, 2010

“KEEN-wah” is the proper pronunciation of the word “quinoa.” It tops my list of favorite grains, yet it really isn’t a grain at all.
It’s a leafy green vegetable akin to spinach that looks like small, [...]

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Flavors of Spain to California: Moorish-style Chickpea and Spinach stew

Mar 05, 2010

When the Moors invaded Spain in 711 AD, not only did they bring their influence in architecture and science, but also in food. The Moors’ occupation of Spain may have lasted for over seven hundred [...]

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Lighten Up That Chicken Burger!

Mar 01, 2010

Do you ever have one of those moments when an idea for something exciting lands on your lap? That happened to me last week when I decided I was going to lighten up my favorite [...]

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What is Farro?

Feb 24, 2010

According to many articles, Farro has a long and glorious history. It has been cultivated around the Mediterranean and Middle East for thousands of years, and has fed people since then. It is called The [...]

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Lighten Up That Burger!

Feb 22, 2010

I’m a big fan of any burger you can name – beef, chicken, seafood, or vegetarian. Add a whole grain bun with crunchy baked fries on the side, and I’m in heaven!
My love of [...]

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