Endless Nutty Possibilities

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Nuts make great snacks — they’re delicious, they’re convenient to carry, and thanks to the fact that most varieties of nuts are mostly fat and protein, nuts are one of the most satisfying foods on the planet. But there is something better than plain nuts: DIY seasoned nuts! I say DIY because most commercially seasoned […]

Black Bean Soup and Lentil Soup Recipes

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Black Bean Soup Description Black beans, also known as “turtle beans,” are an especially tasty variety, and make a lovely soup. As with most dried beans, they are inexpensive while offering a bounty of fiber, protein, folic acid, potassium and magnesium. Do not salt dried beans while they are cooking as the salt slows down […]

DelicateTrees & Earthy Rice

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You might have seen a new vegetable popping up at the market lately: a tall, slender stalk topped by a broccoli-ish crown with an occasional tiny yellow flower sprouting in it.  That vegetable is known as broccolini or asparation, and it tastes like a cross between broccoli and asparagus, with a mild hint of the […]