Fight Colds with FIRE!

The weather has been fickle, 50’s and thunderstorms on Monday and below 30° with snow today!  The cold, the wet and the sudden change in temps may leave you sniffley, headachey or simply feeling blek.

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Black Bean + Avocado + Goat Cheese Tacos with a Hint of Honey-Lime

Black Bean, Avocado + Goat Cheese Tacos with a Hint of Honey-Lime
Black Bean, Avocado + Goat Cheese Tacos with a Hint of Honey-Lime

This taco recipe is simple, quick to prepare and satisfying.  Filled with real food and notes of sweet, sour and spicy paired with buttery textures of avocado and goat cheese.  The honey compliments the tangy-ness of goat cheese while the lime, coriander and cumin lend a zing to the palette.  This will be a go-to meal again and again.
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Washing Dishes: An Art Form

Where I come from dishwashing is serious business.  I grew up in a house that had an actual, mechanical dishwasher but my mother never approved of its dishwashing capabilities.  The phrase, “but you’re the dishwasher” was a typical answer to, “but Moooom why can’t we just use the dishwasher?!”
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Seitan Gyros + Cucumber Tzatziki


No matter the pronunciation how can anyone pass up such delish street food fare!
These gyros are vegetarian— swapping in seitan cutlets for the lamb and beef.
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Fix Chapped Lips with Kitchen Ingredients

Do chilled temperatures and cold, dry air have your lips peeling away? Forget about smearing them a million times a day with that tube of chapstick. All you need are a few kitchen ingredients and an exfoliation regime to smooth that pucker out!

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Nutritional Yeast Popcorn

Sometimes dinner may consist of popcorn + red wine and it’s perfectly okay!
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Gluttony The New Black?

Gluttony. Images of barbarians gnawing on giant turkey legs, navels hanging below their belt buckles upon pillaging small villages. Gluttony. Present-day modern America bigger, better, faster. The new black?
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Seitan Coriander Cutlets

I’ve never made seitan before much less knew what its ingredients consisted of. Upon research I’ve discovered that its simply vital wheat gluten, the natural protein (75%) found in wheat.  Vital wheat gluten is known as the “meat” made from wheat, a vegan/vegetarian cutlet with the consistency of meat and the versatility of grilling, steaming or simmering.
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Borscht is what comes to mind when talking about Russian cuisine, however shchi is just as distinguishable. Shchi is a hot soup with cabbage as the main ingredient and even more favorably sauerkraut, lending it an appealing sour taste. With a myriad of recipes shchi can be made with meat or without, with cabbage or with sauerkraut but one thing remains the same, the soup should cure before eating.  Most cooks wait at least a day or two before serving it hot alongside rye bread and butter.
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