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Grilled & Smothered Artichokes with “The Vegetable Butcher” Review

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Artichokes have eluded me for years because I wasn’t confident with cutting them. Not anymore, thanks to Cara Mangini’s The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini.

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Cara demystifies the world of vegetables with her butchery basics. This comprehensive guide to buying, storing, prepping, and cooking vegetables will help you at the grocery store, farmers’ market, and in the kitchen. It may also encourage you to try vegetables you’ve never eaten or cooked before, like cardoons and sunchokes. Continue Reading →

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Smoky Chipotle Guacamole & Guac-Lock Review

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When was the last time you ate 3-day old guacamole? Never, right? It is notorious for turning brown quicker than a chameleon slurping a cup of joe—until now. The secret is not an ingredient, but a clever container called the Guac-Lock that prevents oxygen from turning your gorgeous green guacamole into brown sludge.  coffee and chameleons

Introducing the Guac-Lock™

Being a food blogger means I get to try new products, which is one of my favorite parts of the job. Most are clever, but the Guac-Lock is ingenious because it solves one of those truly head-scratching problems – how to keep guacamole fresh.

It was no surprise to me the creators of this practical innovation are women. Thanks to “Mompreneurs” Jane Caplan Och and Sharon Lonner Prince for designing something in the Guac-Loc that is truly functional. Go team!

How it Works:

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Ganja-Style Chicken & Eggs – Pomegranates & Saffron Cookbook

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I am forever fascinated with food from other cultures. International cuisine reveals so much depth and many unique flavor combinations that delight my culinary curiosity. Continue Reading →

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Portobello Salad & How Not to Commit Lettuce Murder

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Summer is officially here and with it comes the desire for easy recipes that are light, yet hearty. This plant-based salad is a perfect side dish for outdoor barbeques or as a vegetarian main dish. Continue Reading →

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Israeli Salad California Style

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I have much to learn about Middle Eastern foods, so when I can hear an authority speak on the subject I am very excited. I recently heard Faye Levy with her husband–writing and photography partner, Yakir, wax poetic on the subject at Melissa’s Produce, where she is a frequent attendee. Continue Reading →

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