• Coffee Blondies — Father’s Day for a Coffee Lover

    June 12, 2017
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    Coffee Blondies: A little naughty and a lot delicious, these are for the coffee-craving family and friends in your life. Even beginning bakers can make this easy bar cookie recipe.

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    Favorite Low-Sodium Pantry Items to Keep Meals Shockingly Delicious

    June 7, 2017
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    Favorite Low-Sodium Pantry Items: My favorite low-sodium foods I always keep in my pantry, to help me cut salt from our meals and still keep them delicious. These pantry essentials are meal-savers, for sure!

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    Spicy Kale and Swiss Chard Sauté {Gluten-Free, Low-Sodium, Migraine-Friendly}

    June 4, 2017
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    Spicy Kale and Swiss Chard Saute: This easy, nutritious, greens side dish gets extra flavor from sesame oil, a jolt of heat from jalapeño and crunch from three kinds of seeds. You’ll serve this frequently. It won’t trigger migraines.

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    Creamy Not-Ella Carob Butter (Migraine-Friendly Substitute for Nutella)

    May 31, 2017
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    Creamy Not-Ella Carob Butter: A luscious, dreamy, migraine-friendly treat that is pretty darn close to traditional Nutella, suitable for spreading on apple slices or gluten-free toast when you want a sweet snack. Ditch the sugar, hazelnuts, chocolate, vegetable oil, soy lecithin and milk powder for a treat that won’t trigger migraines.

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    Apple Pie with Streusel Topping (From the Play ‘Pie in the Sky’)

    May 29, 2017
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    Classic Apple Pie with Streusel Topping. Perfectly sweetened, just enough cinnamon, and a good story to go with it. “In one half hour, you will have the most delectable apple pie your tongue has ever experienced.” — playwright Lawrence Thelen, from his play “Pie in the Sky.”

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    Spicy Southern California Black Bean Spaghetti Salad {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

    May 23, 2017
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    Spicy Southern California Black Bean Spaghetti Salad: Pasta made from black beans and topped with all sorts of fresh chopped vegetables makes this a light summer vegan dinner choice. Two kinds of mild dried chiles are the foundation for the spicy sauce that brings out all the flavors.

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    How to Cut 7 Fruits Like a Pro

    May 18, 2017
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    How to Cut-7 Fruits Like a Pro — pomegranate, watermelon, coconut, passion fruit, pineapple, mango and dragon fruit. It’s easy once you know the tricks.

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    4-Ingredient Vegetable Tray Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

    May 9, 2017
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    4-Ingredient Vegetable Tray Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner: a ready-to-go fresh vegetable tray makes this roasted sausage dinner so easy.

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    Au Lac Restaurant in Downtown L.A.

    May 7, 2017
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    Au Lac Restaurant in Downtown L.A. is perfectly situated for a meal before a performance at the Music Center or Disney Hall. Park at the theater and walk a block for delicious, clean-tasting, plant-based Vietnamese food.

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    Best Guacamole in the World!

    May 3, 2017
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    Best Guacamole in the World is a title not given lightly. This is spectacular, simple and traditional. It’s more about the technique than exact quantities. Follow this easy technique for best results.

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    Grape Tomato Cream Cheese Tulips

    April 30, 2017
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    Grape Tomato Cream Cheese Tulips: A bunch of edible Tomato Tulips stuffed with garlicky chive cream cheese makes a pretty appetizer centerpiece for a special meal, a shower or party, or Mother’s Day.

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    How to Cut 7 Tricky Vegetables

    April 27, 2017
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    How to Cut 7 Tricky Vegetables — it’s easy once you know the tips to cut artichokes, celeriac, kohlrabi, spaghetti squash, cassava, sweet corn and beets.

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    Avocado Martini Cocktail (Persea Martini)

    April 25, 2017
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    The new cocktail sensation — an Avocado Martini — proves there’s nothing a little tequila and avocado can’t fix, together. A sweet-sour vibe smoothed out by the avocado, this is the drink of the season.

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    Cheesy Pull-Apart Pesto Bread {easy, 4 ingredients}

    April 20, 2017
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    People will go crazy for this pesto-stuffed cheesy bread that’s like garlic knots gone wild. Cross cutting the bread makes it easy to pull apart.

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    Kale Salad with Cherries, Walnuts and Tofu Croutons

    April 18, 2017
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    Tofu croutons — crispy on the outside and soft and tender inside — are a perfect counterpoint to the verdant kale salad with its sweet cherries and crunchy walnuts. An Asian-inflected dressing completes the dish.

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    Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

    April 13, 2017
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    Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing: A masterfully balanced raw vegan kale salad with chewy spelt, sweet cranberries, crunchy walnuts harmonizing with a lemony maple dressing, from Little Eater Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.

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    Spectacular Baked Creme Brulee French Toast from The Trojan Horse Inn

    April 10, 2017
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    Sweet, buttery Baked Creme Brulee French Toast is a decadent, spectacular breakfast and the best version you’ll likely ever have.

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    Toaster Oven Hacks + 5 Easy Toaster Oven Recipes

    April 7, 2017
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    There are lots of things you can do in your toaster oven to make your cooking life faster and easier! Check out these Toaster Oven Hacks and 5 easy toaster oven recipes.

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    Spring Cleaning and Organizing

    April 5, 2017
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    Clear the cobwebs out and spring clean and organize your kitchen, using a few handy products and ideas. See how much better my pantry looks!

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