[1] Ready for the air fryer: a wonderfully flavorful veggie burger made from chickpeas and shiitake mushrooms (photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #7 and #8, plus recipe, © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Grilled and adorned with arlicky aïoli, lettuce, tomato and pickles. [3] Dried shiitake mushrooms are part of the magic. [4] Shiitakes […]

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[1] Cashew salsa (recipe below) adds protein to salsa (photos #1, #2, #3, #4 © DeLallo). [2] Fire-roasted diced tomatoes from DeLallo. Fire-roasting provides a slightly smoky flavor. [3] Calabrian chiles (or chile peppers, if you will), from DeLallo. [4] Roasted piquillo chiles from DeLallo.   Add some cashew protein to your salsa with this […]

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[1] Grilled radicchio. The recipe is below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Grilled radicchio with filet mignon (photo © Omaha Steaks). [3] Radicchio leaves nested for a salad bowl (photo © Alcove Cafe | Los Angeles). [4] A bowl of radicchio di chioggia, the most common variety in the U.S. (photo © Hillshire Farm | […]

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[1] Festivus Maple Syrup, infused with holiday spices (all photo © Runamok Maple). [2] Twin recipes, different names. Festivus is the tongue-in-cheek version of Runamok’s Holiday Spiced Maple Syrup. [3] Maple syrup is a great gift. You know the recipient will be able to use it.   Fine maple syrup is a great holiday gift […]

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[1] Spicy beef dumplings with ginger scallion sauce (photos © City Dumpling). [2] Vegetable dumplings, resplendent in their bright green wrappers. [3] If you have extra fresh ginger, pop it into a glass of club soda (photo © Jan Schone | Stock Exchange).   Last night we ordered a dumpling sampler—30 Chinese dumplings!—from a new […]

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