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  • Image of Thai Pink Pumpkin Curry
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    Pink Pumpkins Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 2021
    Now that the weather is turning cooler, something warm and spicy seemed like the perfect way to go for this month’s recipe. Pumpkin and curry are a wonderful pairing and this recipe, as usual, lends itself to numerous variations depending on what’s available and your personal preferences.
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    Grilled Ratatouille

    July 2021
    Originating in Nice, France, in the late 18th century, Ratatouille (rat-ah-too-ee) is a classic French vegetable stew that is a staple in Provence, consisting of eggplant, bell peppers, summer squash, tomatoes and garlic and/or onions.
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  • Image of Marinated Grilled Tofu with Quinoa and Salsa
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    Spring Flings and Fiestas

    May 2021
    Spring is the season of flings and fiestas, including Cinco de Mayo which is celebrated on 5/5, commemorating the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. 
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  • Image of Pizza Primavera
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    Pizza Primavera

    April 2021
    According to the Food Lover’s Companion, a comprehensive compilation of the definitions of thousands of food, wine and culinary terms, alla primavera means spring-style and refers to fresh...

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  • St. Patty’s Day Hand Pies
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    St. Patty’s Day Hand Pies

    March 2021
    A St. Patrick’s Day favorite, Wikipedia defines colcannon as a traditional Irish dish of creamy mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage or kale. 

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  • Creamy Chestnut & Celeriac Chowder
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    Creamy Chestnut & Celeriac Chowder

    December 2020
    With Jack Frost nipping at your nose, a nice hot chowder is just the thing to warm you up from the inside out. Chowder, which is something between a soup and a stew...
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  • 2-Bean Falafel Pakoras
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    2-Bean Falafel Pakoras

    July 2020
    For this month’s plant-based recipe I wanted to make falafels, fried chickpea - (garbanzo bean) - based balls of Middle Eastern goodness. 
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