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Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons If the only croutons you’ve ever had have been from a box, or on an iceberg salad from a fast food place, you have no idea what you are missing. The taste, texture, and value of homemade croutons are fabulous. They are easy and delicious to make. So why aren’t you making...

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Organic Lunch in Tokyo

Organic Lunch in Tokyo

On the way back home from Thailand, I opted to take a 12-hour layover in Tokyo and go into the city to walk around. I miss Japan just enough after having lived there sixteen years ago to want to visit every now and then, and I had some spare yen to spend. I took...

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Kerabu Nenas, Pineapple Salad

Kerabu Nenas, Pineapple Salad

We often ate this salad in Malaysia, an innocent-enough combination of raw carrot, onion, chile, and cucumber. The surprising addition of pineapple helped to create a light, oil-free dressing with a touch of sweetness and just enough tropical flair to win a spot at the top of the favorites list for many in our...

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Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 3: Main Dish)

Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 3: Main Dish)

Chocolate Main Course Soup, salad and dip at the all-chocolate dinner party were followed by a main dish consisting of three separate parts. Fragrant brown jasmine rice, an obscene amount of minced ginger, and orange peel went into the rice cooker to work magic while we ate our appetizers. This provided the base for...

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Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 1: Cold Appetizers)

Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 1: Cold Appetizers)

The All-Chocolate Dinner Party Seeing as how the guests “ooh”-ed and “ah”-ed at the appropriate times, ate everything I served them, and then waddled out the door at the end of the evening, I’d say the chocolate dinner party was a success. It was a belated birthday party, and the birthday girl loves chocolate....

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Greek-Inspired Potato Salad

Greek-Inspired Potato Salad

All the cool weather and rain we’ve had lately means the herbs are thriving. I try to take advantage of dill at its peak, since it is one of the crops that can go from alive to brown and dead within two or three days’ time, thanks to a fungal disease. This potato salad...

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Chocolate-Miso Dressing

Chocolate-Miso Dressing

The set-up I am busy developing recipes for an upcoming dinner party. (I hope the birthday girl isn’t reading this!) Because the theme ingredient is chocolate, I need to incorporate it in some form in every course. The obvious cold appetizer is salad, featuring my garden produce. This salad dressing is based on a...

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Waiter, there’s a flower in my salad!

Waiter, there’s a flower in my salad!

Edible Flowers I love multi-purpose produce: plants that are medicinal as well as edible, herbs that work well in drinks and savory dishes, and flowers that can be eaten. We’ve been indulging almost nightly in fresh, organically-grown garden produce. The delicate lettuce leaves splashed with color are pretty to begin with, but when coupled...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Learn about Hawaii while you draw

A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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