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Mexican Fideo

Recipe: Fideo From: Toni Okamoto at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Here is a quick and easy recipe for the "sopa" my grandma used to make for me. It’s a Mexican pasta…

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Salmonella in Your Spice Rack?

In the past there have been rampant salmonella outbreaks in lettuce, sprouts, and even peanut butter, but now it’s time to be wary of a surprising source -- your spice rack. In a recently published st…

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5 Warming Winter Spices

In India, we use garam masala (which translates to ‘hot spice’) all through the cold months. The masala is a combination of beneficial spices that have been lightly roasted and powdered together. It i…

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Wonder Spice: Cumin

Cumin is a time-tested spice, known to improve digestion and boost immunity. It encourages the absorption of nutrients into the body, and its essential oil plays a key role in fighting respiratory dis…

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The Heart-Healthy Mix of Fat and Spice

Americans just can’t seem to find that crucial equilibrium when it comes to eating a diet of healthful and enjoyable foods. We have become adherents to the idea of nutritionism, a reductionist concept…

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Cumin-Scented Quinoa & Beets With Curried Chickpeas

This was the first recipe I tried from Maria Speck's wonderful new cookbook, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals last summer (congrats to Maria on all the wonderful press her book has gotten of late - it'…

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Pickled Beets With Cumin & Cloves

Here at our house, the canning continues. The latest is this delightful pickled beet recipe that seemed like a good way to use the three big bunches of beets that have been cooling their heels i…

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Chilaquiles Casserole

This version of enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. You can make your own prepared enchilada sauce, but you can also use the prepared kind to keep the…

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Cold Carrot Soup with Orange and Cumin

Although this carrot soup is served cold, it is a great all-season soup with a little something to offer for any time of year. It is at once sweet, spicy, earthy and bright. The sweetness of carrots a…

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Sweet Potato Enchiladas

The vining sweet potato plant spends the summer collecting and funneling energy into its roots, culminating in a fall crop of beautiful, bronze tubers. The sweet potato's rich and creamy orange flesh …

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