Recipes

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Jammin’ with Lettuce

467 700 Alison Ashton

Don’t toss that wilted lettuce! Use it to make a stellar condiment. You know something’s up when you return home from a few days out of town happy to see a…

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Immunity-Boosting Borscht

700 469 Alison Ashton

Borscht: A Russian soup that always satisfies Quick, name a Russian dish. Bet borscht is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s practically a national dish in Russia, Ukraine…

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Plan Ahead for Fast Meals

700 469 Alison Ashton

  This tasty salad was the result of desperation, preparedness and luck — all helpful elements for fast meals on the fly. You know that advice you always hear to…

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Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake

916 613 Alison Ashton

When dark chocolate meets ancho chile, it’s a happy taste match. This recipe started with a tub of leftover sour cream in the fridge and a yen for something with…

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Vegan Cheese, Part Two

1000 670 Alison Ashton

Cashew vegan cheese gets streamlined for better results. I’ve said it before: I’m not vegan,  I’m not into raw food and the Paleo Diet isn’t for me. But I am…

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A Hatch Chile Makes Great Content Strategy

1000 670 Alison Ashton

Learn how the produce company Melissa’s used clever content strategy to build the market for New Mexico’s legendary Hatch chiles.

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Murder Scene? Nah, Just Plum Compote

640 955 Alison Ashton

Plum Compote with Cardamom: A messy project that ended up kinda pretty! I glanced down at the cutting board and it looked like a crime scene out of Dexter. My…

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A Cocktail Alternative for Cinco de Mayo

468 700 Alison Ashton

Cinco de Mayo celebrations certainly bring out the tequila cocktails, and among them, the margarita reigns supreme. Well, come this Cinco de Mayo, meet the margarita’s humbler, lesser known sister:…

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Banana Bread, Revisited

700 469 Alison Ashton

I picked up some bananas for a staff snack during a photo shoot the other week. And as I grabbed a bunch at the store, I thought, “Well, if these…

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Adventures with Vegan Cheese

700 469 Alison Ashton

A few years ago, I wrote a story about the benefits of a vegan diet. I interviewed Neil Barnard, M.D., founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and considered…

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