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  • Chicken pot pie
    Recipes: Sunday dinner chicken pot pie
    As cool weather sets in, the desire for comfort food from members of the family seems to increase. Memories of old-fashioned Sunday dinners either at home or at the homes of friends or extended relatives always create warm, fuzzy feeling...
  • Carrot cake smoothie
    Healthy fall recipe: Carrot cake smoothie
    Made with good-for-you ingredients, this smoothie is one version of carrot cake that doesn’t come with a lot of fat or empty calories. A frozen banana is blended with baby carrots to make it nice and creamy. Raisins and honey add a bit of...
  • Anti-Grain fruit and vegetable flours-the new thing?
    Anti-Grain fruit and vegetable flours-the new thing?
    It seems that every day there are more choices with regard to alternative flours with which to bake the most delicious gluten-free pies, cookies, breads, muffins, or cakes these days. From rice flours to tapioca to potato flour, there is an...
  • Zengo kicks off Taste of Cabo Test Kitchen menu
    Zengo kicks off Taste of Cabo Test Kitchen menu
    Richard Sandoval’s Zengo recently released their next Test Kitchen menu. From now until December 31st enjoy a taste of Cabo. Richard and his team of chefs traveled to Los Cabos, Mexico for a week-long culinary exploration and created a...
  • Traditional baking with healthier ingredients: Oatmeal ginger cake
    Traditional baking with healthier ingredients: Oatmeal ginger cake
    Substitute those high calorie ingredients with healthier options. Cut the cholesterol levels in half substituting whole eggs with egg whites, vanilla yogurt, apple sauce, or a 1/4 cup of protein powder for baking.Avoid granulated sugar and use a...
  • Parasitic pandemonium
    Parasites: The unwelcome guests in our bodies
    Bring up the topic of parasites in mixed conversation and the subject will change quickly. No one really wants to talk about the unwelcome guests that have been taking up residence in our bodies - it’s an uncomfortable and often disturbing...
  • Pink Ribbon Agua Fresca
    Pink drinks in Denver for Breast Cancer Awareness
    Drink pink in honor of Breast Cancer awareness! The “Pink Ribbon Agua Fresca” will be specially offered at Tamayo, Zengo and La Biblioteca during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Made with fresh juiced...
  • Eggplant:  The crazy apple
    Eggplant: The crazy apple
    A query: If you plant an egg will it grow an eggplant? In a child’s literal mind it makes sense, but in reality eggplant grows on a vine much like it’s nightshade cousin, the tomato. Having a romantic name like aubergine or a notorious...
  • Grilled salmon with heirloom tomatoes
    Grilled salmon with roasted heirloom tomatoes recipe
    When summer produce still graces the stands at your farmers' market, it's natural to be in denial that fall has come. This recipe is a simple tribute to late-season heirloom tomatoes and eggplant that's easily prepared for a casual...
  • Stampy sweet bread
    Halloween Stampy sweet bread
    Stampy is a traditional name for one of the many Irish potato breads.The recipe below calls for the bread to be baked in the oven. Traditional, Stampy would have been either a griddle bread, or would have been baked inside a covered pot either...
  • Vermont’s local food movement is a leading the way in relocalizing food system
    Vermont’s local food movement is a leading the way in relocalizing food system
    Here in Vermont and all across the country, people are asking questions about where their food comes from and how it is produced. They want to know that it is healthy, safe to eat, and supports family farms and local entrepreneurs. Vermont has...
  • Irish Boxty
    Halloween Irish Boxty pancakes
    Irish boxty is generally made in October or Samhain - It is a Halloween tradition!The word boxty is from the Irish "Bacstai" that refers to the traditional method of grilling over an open fire. Boxty is the savory version of Stampy.There...
  • Put a little citrus bite into dinner with lemon chicken
    Put a little citrus bite into dinner with lemon chicken
    Lemons bring on a tangy flavor that has a little bite to it with a slight sourness. If you ever watched the sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond” you’ll remember Ray’s wife Debra wasn’t big on cooking. There was one dish...
  • Dill chicken and asparagus bake
    Dill chicken and asparagus bake
    Ingredients½ cup long grain rice, uncooked1 tsp. chicken bouillon1 ½ cups water2 tbsp. parsley1 tbsp. lemon juice2 tsp. olive oil1 ½ tsp. dill weed1/8 tsp. salt9 asparagus spears½ lb. chicken breast,...
  • Irish summer end cucumbers
    Irish summer end cucumbers
    Many of the summer Irish gardens as well as the gardens in the Delaware and Brandywine Valleys are starting to end. There are cucumbers galore that are being turned into pickles, relishes and salads. Here are a few other ways to use the excess...