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    Plant-Based Bolognese

    September 2018
    The Food Lover’s Companion describes Bolognese as “named after the rich cookery style of Bologna, Italy” and refers “to dishes served with a thick, full-bodied meat and vegetable sauce enhanced with wine and milk or cream”.
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    Farmer's Chop Suey

    August 2018
    The cultural connection between the Chinese and Jewish people is represented by the game of Mahjong, a tile-based game invented in China in the Qing dynasty, and played poolside and inside the homes of Jewish women since the 1930’s.
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    Try Some Tikka Today

    June 2018
    While I love the flavors and fragrance of Indian food, the heat/spiciness is often too hot for my tongue to handle.
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    April in Paris

    April 2018
    While looking for inspiration for this month’s recipe I immediately thought about that 1930’s jazzy, romantic classic song “April in Paris”.
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    Savory Granola

    March 2018
    Granola was originally created in the late 19th century at a health spa/sanitarium to function as a nutritious breakfast option.
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    Tomatoes!

    August 2017
    August is that special month when end-of-summer vacations are taken, families are getting kids ready to go back to school, and more tomato sandwiches are made and enjoyed than at any other time of year.
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    Sunny Summer Salad

    July 2017
    The sun usually shines bright here in Southern California, but coastal fog occasionally rears its gloomy head. On days like this I like to lighten things up by combining colorful, seasonal fruits and vegetables into a sensational salad.
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