‘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 […]

Broccoli: More Than a Pretty Flower

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Fall is firmly in the air; gardens are winding down. Time to make the most out of every plant! In my case, I have a lot more broccoli leaves than broccoli flowers. Luckily, the leaves are edible, too — just treat them as you would any other dark leafy green. By that, I mean briefly […]

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 […]

Great Snacking: Nutty Naturopath Kale Chips

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Ingredients: • 6-8 bunches of organic kale • 1 C cashews (Brazil nuts) • 1/2 C nutritional yeast • 2 Tblsp lemon juice • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp crushed garlic • 1-2 tsp salt • 1 C olive oil • 4-6 chopped tomatoes, or 1/2 C organic tomato sauce • 2 Tblsp turmeric (optional) […]

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. […]

Feed Your Goddess With Delicious Soups!

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Roasted Winter Squash & Apple Soup Description I think this rich soup is a showstopper. See if conversation doesn’t come to a halt when people taste it at your table. Roasting brings out a striking depth of flavor in the squash, and the combination with apples and onions is irresistible. The Cilantro Walnut Pesto puts […]

Recipes of the Week: Yummy Fall Finds

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Autumn Fruit Jam Blueberry-Cranberry Cider Jam It’s cranberry time! Although fresh cranberries are ultra-tart, they pair beautifully with sweeter fruits in desserts, jams, and ice cream. (Note: 100% cranberry juice is also incredibly tart. It’s a safe bet that any cranberry drink you order at a bar or restaurant is mostly high-fructose corn syrup with […]

Fall Harvests = Fresh Soups

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Many people assume that summertime brings the most fruits and veggies to the table, but early fall is actually the prime time for both home gardeners and farmers: in September, corn is the sweetest, tomatoes are bursting at the stems, herbs are going gangbusters. And then there are the furiously growing zucchinis and pumpkins and […]

Recipes For Your Busy Week: Squash, Quinoa, and Brussels Sprouts

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The Joy of Quinoa Quinoa Cakes with Broccoli & Tomatoes If quinoa gets any more popular, I think Iowa will scrap its Corn Belt for a Quinoa Belt. (Although winters might be tricky for a South American crop.) Seems like every grocery store stocks quinoa; every magazine features it in recipes. But quinoa really does […]

5 Foods That Fight Cancer

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Want to eat your way to cancer prevention? Eating the right foods can help. Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research estimate about one-third of the 1.4 million cancers that occur every year in the United States could be prevented, in part, by making healthier food choices. Very Berry Protection Against Skin Cancer Berries […]