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Pickled Asparagus Spears = Umami Times TEN!

Right around this time last summer, we discovered the joys of pickled asparagus, thanks to Marisa McLellan's lovely book, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. We'd made a quick tri…

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Fresh from the Garden Tabouli

This tabouli tastes like a garden in a bowl. Very fresh and bursting with flavor. Enjoy it chilled or at room temperature. Perfect for a summer lunch, picnic or potluck. It’s delightfully refreshing! …

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20 Fridge-Clearing Recipes

Your fridge might be stocked to the brims, but you can still open it and feel like there's nothing to eat. So what's a hungry person to do? Well, use up as much of the stuff as possible, of course! Re…

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Refreshing & Flavorful – Herbed Cucumber Rice Salad

Sometimes I want my rice to be a little more interesting and nutritious so I made up this simple, refreshing salad. As with almost all of my favorite recipes, it's flexible - you can choose differe…

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Asparagus with Gremolata

I look forward to asparagus season all year. But, after a while, roasting or grilling up some spears with a little olive oil and salt and pepper can get a bit tired. That's why I like this recipe so …

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Full of vibrant colors and flavors, this healthy dish is hearty enough to serve as a vegetarian entree. Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled or room temperature. YIELD 8 servings I…

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Garlic, Cilantro & Bread Soup (Recipe)

This soup is known as açorda à alentejana in its native Portugal. Though this is a vegetarian variation, it's also traditionally made with different types of fish and shellfish. Try to use Portuguese …

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Radishes with Honey and Lemon

Braising radishes tames their natural pepperiness and adding honey rounds out their flavor with a touch of sweetness. YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon each lemon…

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3 Easy Kale Salads

Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar…

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Shaved Asparagus & Parmesan Salad (Recipe)

I'm not offering any suggested adaptations or substitutes for this dreamy salad -- it's just so perfect on its own! With such a short ingredient list, it's important to find the best asparagus you can…

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