‘Tis The Season For New Recipes! What We’re Lovin’ Now From Cultured Cook!

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‘Tis the Season for No-Cook Pumpkin Pudding Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to eat those pumpkins! (Or it’s time to buy canned pumpkin, which is nearly tumbling off pumpkin-populated grocery store shelves.) Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, even pumpkin beer. During autumn, pumpkin goes with everything. So how about some […]

Recipes of the Week: Summertime Snacks!

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Summertime Shrimp Summertime just calls out for shrimp. And corn. And you can cook them both in the same pot! Fresh ears of corn only need three minutes of cooking time — any more than that, and they’ll be mushy instead of appealingly crisp. That three-minute window is perfect for shrimp, too, although you may […]

Dining At Aphrodite’s Table

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Ah…Mighty Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, said to drive suitors mad with desire. For centuries scientists have searched for the magic potion capable of unleashing the full force of human fertility, sexual potency, and sexual desire. Flash forward to modern times where specialized fields of medicine treat both impotence and infertility and the term […]

Recipes of the Week: Warm Winter Favorites

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Upgrading the Classic Tuna Salad Want a tastier, healthier substitute for commercial mayo? Try using plain whole-milk Greek yogurt whenever you’d normally reach for the mayo. If you want to give it even more of that mayo-like tang, just stir a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a small spoonful of mustard into the yogurt. […]

Your Choice: Boat, Wrap, or Salad

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Everyone always says that the only two things we can absolutely rely on are death and taxes. I think there’s a third sure bet, though, and one that’s a lot less depressing: Mexican food. Everybody loves Mexican food. Authentic Mexican food is all about freshness and flavor and whatever level of spiciness you enjoy. Most […]

Broccoli Salad With Avocado

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The contrasting textures of crunchy broccoli and creamy, soft avocado make this quick salad interesting and delicious. It is rich in monounsaturated fat and full of protective phytochemicals and fiber. Don’t forget to use the broccoli stems, which, if properly trimmed, are as good to eat as the florets. Cut a slice off the butt […]

Unrefined And Loving It

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Unrefined oils are a deliciously wonderful thing. They can also be difficult to find even when you know what you want. Fortunately, though, extra-virgin olive oil is in just about every grocery store aisle nowadays, and many non-chain stores and health-oriented stores – read: not Wal-Mart, Costco, Meijer or Kroger’s – also stock unrefined peanut […]

Featuring Two of Summer’s Stars: Strawberries & Wild Salmon

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It’s finally arrived, folks: wild salmon season! The sustainable wild salmon fisheries up in Alaska are running at peak capacity right now, which means not only can you get fresh wild salmon – as opposed to frozen – you’ll probably have a choice of different varieties available at your local fishmonger shop.  (Superior Fish had […]

Celebrating Summer with a Cool Green Dip

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Savory dips are just about the most versatile thing you can make, because not only can a neverending variety of items be considered dippables, the dip itself can become a sauce if you thin it a little bit and then toss it with pasta, whole grains, meat, you name it.  Or you could thin it […]

Greener By The Minute: DIY Natural Face Masks

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Here at ASK In Your Face, we are always looking for easy beauty tips on a budget. This week we bring you “green” face masks (and most aren’t that icky green in color!) that will help your skin glow. These face masks are all super easy, one-ingredient, all-natural and DIY! What could be better? 1. Honey. […]