[1] A bowl of Kamut grains. Here’s how to cook it from Vegan Lovlie (photo © Vegan Lovlie). [2] A close up of the grains, three times the size of conventional wheat grains (photo © Purcell Mountain Farms). [3] Cooked Kamut grains (photo © Vegan Lovlie). [4] Kracklin Kamut, our Top Pick Of The Week […]

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It often surprises us to hear people who are perfectly dependable cooks say that they can’t cook rice. We’ve been cooking rice from scratch for many years, and the only time we’ve had a problem is when we didn’t check the time and the bottom rice scorched (which infuses the rest of the rice with […]

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[1] Avocado toast and hummus with hot sauce (photo © Hope Hummus). [2] “Three Shades Of Avocado Toast,” avocado, hummus and tahini (photo Food Deco | Instagram). [3] For a special occasion: lobster avocado toast (photo © Ocean Prime Restaurant). [4] Avocado toast with deviled hamachi collar (substitute smoked fish) and sliced radishes (photo © […]

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September is National Potato Month (August 19th is National Potato Day). While we’ll share recipes later in the month, today we have a safety message. You’ve probably never heard of getting glycoalkaloid toxicity from potatoes. The effects are mostly gastrointestinal. They are often delayed 8 to 10 hours after consuming a bad potato. The poisonous […]

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[1] Different colors of beets and carrots (photo © The Chef’s Garden). [2] Purple brussels sprouts (photo © Frieda’s Specialty Produce). [3] Cauliflower in the conventional white, plus orange and purple. In the front is romanesco, a variation of cauliflower that has spikes (photo © Nourish The Roots). [4] Green beans don’t have to be […]

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A couple of years ago, we began to notice smoking cocktails on the menus of some fine restaurants we patronize. These are not the dry-ice-generated smoke of Halloween, but flavored smoke made with wood chips or other agent that provide heavenly aroma. You don’t want the bouquet to dissipate. It’s like the alluring scent of […]

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[1] Nature’s original energy food, honey, is sandwiched between thin, crisp waffle cookies (photos #1 and #2 © Honey Stinger). [2] You can purchase individual waffles or 12-packs. [3] If you’re looking for a better Fig Newton-type bar, look here (photos #3 and #4 © Nature’s Bakery). [4] These fig bars have less added sugar […]

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If you’re a member of the kale cult, here’s a recipe for your repertoire: popcorn with kale (photo #1). It’s easy to make, with purchased popcorn and kale chips. Or, pop your own and microwave kale into chips (photo #5). Popcorn is already a better-for-you, whole grain snack. Now, you can add this recipe from […]

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