‘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 […]

Taking Back an American Classic

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It’s hard to say whether the current status quo is due to an onslaught of commercials featuring kids eating carrots while playing in valleys or whether Americans have a group-mind when it comes to dressings, but one thing is clear: Ranch is just about everybody’s favorite dressing. I love the concept, too — you can’t […]

Summer Salad of the Week: Thai-Style Melon & Beef Salad

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We give this Thai-style beef salad a sweet twist by adding thin matchsticks of melon to the mix. Firm orange- or pale green-fleshed melon is equally good. The saltiness of the fish sauce helps to balance the sweetness of the melon. Makes: 6 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 […]

The “Eat, Don’t Spray!” Meal Idea

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Eat, don’t spray! No need to buy fancy spring specials at the market when your lawn is full of free, fresh greens and herbs. I’m talking dandelion greens, purslane, and wood sorrel; wild alliums like chives, ramps, and scapes. Instead of spraying Roundup and contaminating our water supply — when it rains, all those herbicides, […]

Green Asparagus Salad

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Easy and delicious recipe! Cooking Time: 30 minutes Work level: Easy Ingredients 2 lb(s) fresh green asparagus spears, 1/2 – 3/4 in diameter, peeled 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 yellow bell pepper 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp medium hot mustard 2 garlic clove(s), minced 1/2 tsp salt […]

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. […]

This Week’s Recipes: Kale & Winter Squash… Perfect for Cold Weather!

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The Many Colors of Squash Some of the more varied vegetables of fall all go by the same name: squash. But as Martha Rose Shulman explains in this week’s Recipes for Health, you can discover new flavors by cooking with a squash of a different color. This week it’s hard not to think about pumpkins, […]

Recipes For The Week: Fall Favorites

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Spiced Yogurt Coffee Cake Ever grilled with mesquite wood? The caramel aspect of the wood lends meats and veggies — or anything you grill over it — an intriguing sweet-smoky flavor that you don’t often come across. Well, guess what? The same tree bears edible pods that can be dried and then ground into flour. […]

Recipes For Your Week: Desserts, Broccoli & Bread Salads

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Gluten Free Amaranth Applesauce Bread Dessert Ingredients 1¼ cups applesauce ½ cup cold pressed oil (canola) 1 cup organic granulated sugar 2 eggs 3 tablespoons milk ¾ cup toasted amaranth bran flour 1½ cups rice flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon […]