Recipes

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Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds

Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

A bumper crop of summer squash inspired this zucchini bread with tahini, caradmom, almonds and golden raisins.

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No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe

No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe 2000 1335 Alison Ashton

The cooking that makes me happiest happens when I step away from a recipe and improvise with whatever’s on hand, like with this summery pasta.

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Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment

Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment 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

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

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

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 2.0

Vegan Cheese 2.0 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

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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Plum Compote with Cardamom

Plum Compote with Cardamom 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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Meet Miss Paloma for Cinco de Mayo

Meet Miss Paloma 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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