[1] Delicious, nutritious chickpea toast (photo © Salt & Honey Catering). [2] Dried chickpeas will expand to twice their weight. These are from America’s leading provider of artisan beans, Rancho Gordo (photo © Rancho Gordo). [3] Green chickpeas in the pod (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Move over, avocado toast—one more time. […]

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August 22nd is National BLT Day; April is National BLT Month. We’ve applied the BLT concept to foods beyond sandwiches—from cocktails to guacamole. See the recipes below. Thanks to DeLallo, we’ve now tried it with a bowl of fusilli col buco*. We’ve had it both as hot pasta and as a room temperature BLT Fusilli […]

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We love these summer rolls from the California Avocado Commission. It is adapted from Thai summer roll recipes. Made with gluten-free rice paper, rice noodles, lettuce and pickled vegetables, it is light and refreshing: great summer fare. You can make a lunch of them, snack on them, or serve them with summer drinks: iced tea, […]

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[1] Open-face Caprese sandwich for breakfast or brunch (photos #1 and #4 © Stella Cheese). [2] Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil are the components of “everything” Caprese. Check out the recipes (photo © S Vario Photo | Panther Media). [3] The same concept turns into crostini for snacks or cocktails. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). […]

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Vegetables are delicious pickled, but so are fruits. Think sweet fruit in a spicy and tart marinade. This recipe for pickled apples, to celebrate National Apple Week, came to us from U.S. Apple. According to A Healthier Michigan, the first full week in August is National Apple Week. We can’t find other references for this […]

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Whether or not you’ve had elote, grilled Mexican street corn, you may want to try this Italianized version. Instead of the Mexican toppings—there are numerous options* but a popular combination is Tajin seasoning chili powder and lime juice in Mexico, In the following recipe, the Mexican seasonings are replaced by basil pesto and

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[1] Add your favorite ingredients to a summer panzanella. Here’s a recipe from The Wanderlust Kitchen (photo © The Wanderlust Kitchen). [2] Panzanella is a way to turn lush summer tomatoes into a bread-and-tomato salad (photo © Baldor Specialty Foods).   Panzanella, a traditional Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes, is delicious way to use […]

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