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The Sacramento Bee
Dried beans are worth the extra effort

I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we discovered that beans are a tasty, economical and nutrient-rich alternative to animal-based protein, they began turning...

The Sacramento Bee
This baked white fish is healthy and tasty, too

Here’s the thing about baked white fish, such as haddock or cod: We know we should eat more of it because it’s such a healthy choice. Trouble is, we also know that most baked white fish is dry and tasteless.

And I speak from experience. I hate to throw my...

Cavegrrl
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Supper Club Fine Catering Presents Todd Taylor Wines–The Digest

Sep 16, 2014
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Supper Club Fine Catering Presents Todd Taylor Wines–The Digest

Last Thursday evening turned out to be pretty uncomfortable (weather-wise) at the start of the Todd Taylor Wine Dinner at Vierra Farms, but soon enough The Supper Club Fine Catering refreshed guests with a slightly chilled Tempranillo (2012 “Holland Landing” to be exact) and a trio of appetizers: Delta Crawfish Corn Dogs with Lemon...

Foods for the Soul
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Sep 16, 2014
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of...

Guava Rose
Strawberry Vanilla Dragonfruit Soup (Cold)

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Sep 16, 2014
Strawberry Vanilla Dragonfruit Soup (Cold)

Cold Strawberry Vanilla Dragonfruit Soup in Dragonfruit halfDragonfruit are such unusual and stunning looking fruits. The red fleshed ones make a beautiful pink colored dragonfruit smoothie. I found some great white fleshed ones here at Grocery Outlet of all places, and they were a steal at only $1.50 each. Normally at other...

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Stealth Cooking
Cashew Chicken

Sep 16, 2014
Cashew Chicken

This stir fry is simple to put together, yet blends all of its flavors beautifully. The colors can be as bright and varied as you choose. Cooked quickly then eaten immediately, it features a crunch from the individual vegetables, offset by tender chunk...

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Sweet Baked Life
Creamy Banana Pie Smoothie

Sep 16, 2014
Creamy Banana Pie Smoothie

A pie for breakfast — I’m so there! Start your morning off on the right track with this Creamy Banana Pie Smoothie. Sipping on this goodness will surround you with a glow of sunshine and provide a great boost to … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee
Pumpkin pie flavor in a sweet roll

We took our autumn baking to a delicious new level by combining two fall classics, pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls, then topping them with homemade caramel sauce. For added oomph, we sprinkled our creation with flaked sea salt. When slicing the log...

Sac Foodies
5 Ways to Eat Figs

Sep 15, 2014
5 Ways to Eat Figs

  It’s here! The season you’ve all been waiting for: fig season. I recently purchased a small basket of figs (coincidentally, the California Fig Advisory Board is one of our clients) and was left wondering, “Now what?” I was torn: Should I use their powers to create a decadent dessert? Or take advantage of...

Crazy for Crust
Payday Fudge

Sep 15, 2014
Payday Fudge

Okay, so it’s official: candy corn is magical. They look like unicorn horns for a reason, methinks. Just adding simple ingredients to candy corn makes it taste like something else entirely. Like…if you add peanuts to candy corn you get a PayDay Candy Bar. And, if you add candy corn and peanuts to peanut...

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