‘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: Lemon Squares, Cheesecake and other Yummy Treats!

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DIY Cream Cheese Makes the Freshest Cheesecakes! If you’ve ever been to one of my culinary/health talks or have spent much time hanging out in my online kitchen, you know I’m forever singing the praises of plain whole-milk Greek yogurt. Why? For many reasons. It has one-quarter the sugar of low-fat flavored yogurt, for one […]

Super Snacks for Super Bowl and Sundays

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Super-Savory Snacking Call it a snack or a condiment; enjoy it by the spoonful or use it as a topping on everything from chicken to soup. This herb-spiced, lemony olive-and-walnut sauté is simple to make, yet is remarkably savory. I like to use Aleppo pepper when I make this, but you can swap out Aleppo […]

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. […]

Slow Cooking Your Way to a ¡Muy Delicioso! Mexican Winter

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When the weather gets cold, it’s time to pull out the slow cooker and enjoy a festive Mexican meal! I’m talking tender seasoned pulled pork, fresh guacamole, garden-style salsa, and lush whole-milk Greek yogurt and savory cheese. No way can you have the winter blues when you’re feasting on such summery fare. And a slow […]

Good Food, Good Mood

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Understand how foods affect your moods and you’ll improve your physical and emotional health. The problem is moods affect the way we look at the world around us. If we are constantly feeling blue, low or angry, our view of the world will continually appear negative. Most of the time, our moods swing back to […]

A Tried-And-True Grain Makes a Comeback: Sorghum & Spinach Toss With Chickpeas

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Before King Corn and Queen Wheat took over the American agricultural throne, sorghum used to be a pretty big deal: we used to enjoy sorghum flour, whole sorghum grains, liquor distilled from sorghum, even sorghum syrup. Sorghum is still a big deal in African countries, where it’s a valuable food crop as well as the […]