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    Melissa's Produce

    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, which provides recipes and information about Montmorency tart cherries. 
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  • Hatch Ranchero Sauce
    Melissa's Produce

    Hatch Ranchero Sauce

    July 2020
    Named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico, authentic Hatch Peppers have always been a Southwestern favorite.
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  • Picadillo
    Melissa's Produce


    April 2020
    Picadillo is a savory Spanish dish, typically using ground beef, tomatoes, olives, raisins and spices. 

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  • Bean Ragout with Wilted Greens
    Melissa's Produce

    Ragù or Ragout?

    January 2019
    Their pronunciations are similar but they’re very different dishes. 
    Ragù is Italian and defined as a meat-based sauce made to serve with pasta. 
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