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  • Cheryl Forberg
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    Cheryl Forberg, RD

    One of the nation’s leading advisors on health and nutrition, Cheryl is a James Beard award-winning chef and has written several NYT bestselling cookbooks...
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    Melissa's Produce

    Edamame: Sensational Soy

    February 2023
    The longest life spans in the world are found on the Japanese island of Okinawa. It appears they've found a few keys to longevity, and soybeans are an elemental part of their diet. Coincidence? Hardly.
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    Hatch Chile Margarita

    January 2023
    If you like chiles, you will love this margarita! The recipe is very flexible. If you prefer lemon juice, use that instead of lime juice.
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    Holiday Nostalgia and a Retro Dessert

    December 2022
    As a chef, there’s nothing more nostalgic about holidays than the food (and drink) associated with them. Sometimes our choices relate to our ancestry, culture, and religion regarding which foods are indigenous or popular.
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    Hatch Chile Verde with Turkey

    November 2022
    Many of us are busy planning our Thanksgiving recipes and menus. Some of us use the same tried and true recipes each year, so we are ready to start shopping, at least for the non-perishable ingredients we will use.
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    A Spoonful of Chocolate (and Hazelnuts)

    October 2022
    When I attended a sixteen-month culinary school, 25% of my training was in pastry. I had always enjoyed baking, but growing up in the Midwest, I was exposed to basic mainstream ingredients.
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    Fall is for Casseroles

    September 2022
    While most of my recipes are now in electronic form, I still have my trusty wooden recipe box, comprised mostly of old familiar recipes from family and friends. And now that September’s upon us, comfort food and hot hearty meals come to mind.
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    Sicilian Pesto

    August 2022
    When I travel to a new country for the first time, I always prepare by familiarizing myself with their cuisine. I spend more time than most people I know reading menus. Having researched local dishes before I arrive helps me narrow down the choices.

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    When in Portugal

    July 2022
    This spring, we spent a heavenly month in Portugal. Since dining is our favorite pastime, we couldn’t have selected a better location. We absolutely love every form of fish and seafood.
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