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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

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If you’re looking for a holiday side dish to complement the turkey, prime rib (or both!), mark this recipe down as a top contender! Not only is this a 5-ingredient dish, but the roasted brussels sprouts are treated to a special ingredient – sweet, red grapes. Let your oven do its magic – 20 minutes is all it takes – …

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Holiday Gifts for the Cook

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Here are my top picks for fun and unique holiday gifts for cooks or gourmands! Some are highlighted in video, the rest are below with just photos. ~Jaden Holiday Gifts for the Cook   Fork Knife Chopsticks from Uncommon Goods $10.00 Terra Cotta Chicken Roaster from Ten Thousand Villages $49.00 Set of two Timber Roasters from Rustic Roasters $55.00 Kuhn Rikon Colander Scoop $18.00 …

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Satay Noodles and Greens

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Satay is generally grilled meat on a skewer, served with a peanut-y dipping sauce on the side.  You know, something like this: or this: or this: Asian shish-kabob, right? Well, not this recipe! We’ve taken all the savory, nutty flavors of meat satay and made it a vegetarian noodle dish, with the help of my favorite cookbook of the year, …

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Thai Fish Soup

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Ever since our trip to City of Hope in Los Angeles and meeting with top scientists developing cancer cures with herbs, I’ve been focusing on wisely choosing foods for my family that heal, not harm. It’s tough some days, especially when we have boys’ activities that go through the late afternoon and evenings. The unhealthy, fast choices are so tempting. …

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Grilled Kimcheese Sandwich

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Is this not the most brilliant name for a sandwich?! It’s created by the one and only, Joe Yonan, food guru over at the Washington Post and one of the most happy journalists I’ve ever met (really!) He’s got a new cookbook out, called Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook – it elegantly follows his first book, …

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Mummy Halloweenies

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In my 6 1/2 years of food blogging (in Internet years, that’s like 25.2 regular years) I’ve made some darn good friends, even soulmates. One of these gals is known as The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond. Ree and I have been on some crazy adventures together, running barefoot in a Seattle museum, spooning in a Chicago cab, and I even cried …

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Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers

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Hi! Here’s another way to incorporate more tofu in your life! I create delicious tofu recipes for Mori-Nu Tofu, made right here in the USA. Enjoy! Jaden Y’all know I’m a true omnivore, given a choice between a vegetarian taco and a pulled pork taco, you know which one I’d choose. The closest I had ever gotten to a vegetarian burger …

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Roasted Duck with Chinese Steamed Buns

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On the dinner plate, Chicken has been the reigning king of fowl for far too long. I’ve been asking my meat market to stock a more diversified fresh poultry section, but apparently, I’m the only fool asking for such. Any poultry other than chicken and ground turkey gets banned to the frozen foods department: quail, duck, goose and turkey. (Guinea …

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Product Review: Mastrad TopChips Maker

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There aren’t very many kitchen gadgety-doo-da’s that impress both Cheri and me. But let me just get this out upfront. We both were speechless when the chips came out of the microwave – super crispy and crunchy. WHAT???? A microwave does this?? Yup. It did. With no oil. *components vary by model Mastrad sent over a set for us to …

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Asian Sweet Chili Sauce

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Good Asian cooks never run out of rice, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. I’ll also throw fish sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce in the mix too. I must be a bad Asian because I’m constantly out of these ingredients – too lazy to drive 30 minutes to the Asian market and too cheap to pay the crazy mark-up at …

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Roasted Tofu and Vegetables

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I had serious doubts the first time I heard of a recipe for Roasted Tofu. Tofu is made mostly from dried soybeans and water (plus a coagulant like seaweed salt). It’s a pretty serious wiggly jiggly thing with such high water content. Roasting tofu would just dehydrate the water and shrivel up the soy, or so I thought. Several years …

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Thai Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

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I’m overwhelmed by all the Internet love! You all have made last week so much more bearable, and the healing over the sudden loss of Buster easier. I think the one most affected by Buster’s passing was Coco. There were times when we came home, and Coco would greet us and then immediately looked behind us to see if Buster …