Recipes: Our Fav’s For August!

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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms I can never resist any variety of mushrooms. They are nutritious, versatile, and make for a hearty meal. I absolutely love them grilled on the barbeque, but for this recipe, they roasted beautifully in the oven. My preschooler isn’t a huge fan of this large variety of mushroom, but the nice thing […]

Recipes of the Week: Breakfast Brownies, Healthy Dressing & More!

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An Omelet for Any Meal Our favorite foods are all about contrasts: sweet flavors make savory flavors more savory, soft textures emphasize crunchiness, and the visual appeal of different shapes adds to the “yum!” factor. In this omelet, the umami-rich, savory bacon is the perfect foil for the slightly sweet peas, just as the creamy […]

Create The Perfect Holiday Dinner with The Cultured Cook!

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One-Pot Green & Red Pasta Penne Alfredo with Kale & Broccoli What to do with hearty garden greens? Make pasta! Now that the weather is cooler, kale and chard and beet greens and turnip greens are enjoying a growth spurt. Luckily, they’re so versatile that you can use them in everything from soups to stir-frys. […]

Recipes of the Week: Chocolate, Beans and Tortillas, Oh My!

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Afternoon Snack Recipe: Healthy Crunchy Crispy Snack Beans Have you heard? Beans are underappreciated superfoods! Chockfull of fiber and protein, beans are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants–plus, they’ve been show to actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And they can be so good. I loved this recipe (and its very descriptive title) for […]

Feel Good About SWEET PALMS, Healthy Breakfasts

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Nut, Seed & Fruit Granola with Palm Sugar I’m always on the prowl for new unrefined sweeteners – not only are they a healthier alternative to heavily processed white sugar, unrefined sweeteners like maple syrup and honey have flavor instead of just being super-sweet. It’s fun to play with flavor pairings to see which sweetener […]