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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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  • A Vegan Twist for Thanksgiving Dressing
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    A Vegan Twist for Thanksgiving Dressing

    November 2021
    When I told my husband I was developing a vegan Thanksgiving recipe for this month’s blog, he said, “why”? Fair question: since we have a Thanksgiving turkey each year, and we rarely eat vegan food. I had to think for a minute before I could explain the significance of my recipe selection.
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  • Image of The Magic of Dried Mushrooms
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    The Magic of (Dried) Mushrooms

    October 2021
    Mushrooms are loaded with nutrients and have high water content (which makes them filling). They’re low in calories, with an earthy, nutty flavor and umami—a Japanese word that translates to “savory” or “meaty.”
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  • Image of Vegan Cherry Chili
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    Vegan Cherry Chili

    September 2021
    About ten years ago, I was asked to develop ten recipes using a delicious tart cherry that is often dried, the Montmorency cherry. My project was for ChooseCherries.com, which provides recipes and information about Montmorency tart cherries. 
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  • Image of Omelette Caprese
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    Tomato Time

    July 2021
    July is the height of tomato season, and about the time I start running out of ideas for new ways to serve them. When we have a big crop, I tend to make gallons and gallons of tomato sauce.
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  • Image of Stir-Fried Prawns With Thai Vinaigrette, Baby Greens and Papaya
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    Easy Thai

    June 2021
    Exploring ethnic cuisine can be tricky, especially if it entails using unfamiliar ingredients. Thai cuisine is a perfect example because its complex flavors are, in part, attributable to components that are not a part of mainstream American pantries.

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  • Image of Smoked Salmon Salad with Dill Caper Dressing
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    Simple Salmon Salad

    May 2021
    The greatest treasures of the sea are not buried. Some of Mother Nature's unrivaled riches are cloistered in frosty ocean waters; plump and glistening salmon, mackerel, and herring. 
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