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  • Happy New Year Cake!

    So what do you do when you have very ripe bananas that you won’t eat but don’t want to throw away? If you were thinking I’ll make banana bread but I’m getting tired of that – think about making a dense, moist, small, single-sheet banana...
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  • Cookies for santa

    This is not your traditional holiday sugar cookie recipe. This is a healthier recipe that’s still festive and nutritious featuring oatmeal and dried cranberries. Substitute vegan egg replacer for the eggs and this is a vegan recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil (or use butter)...
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  • Tomato-fennel Soup

    This is a wonderfully hearty vegetarian soup for the remaining wintery days of the year. Quick and easy to prepare, tomatoes and fennel pair nicely to make a tasty soup. Even better, this soup freezes well. Make a double batch and save some for a...
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  • Phenomenal holiday potatoes

    The Asiago cheese makes this recipe a sophisticated alternative to traditional scalloped potatoes. The combination of potatoes and fennel, in a creamy sauce, will put a smile on your face. Best of all, it will put a smile on the faces of your family and friends....
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  • Wasabi mashed potatoes

    You’ve probably made garlic mashed potatoes or mashed potatoes with cream cheese. But have you tried mashed potatoes with wasabi?
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  • Spanakopita pie

    Spanakopita is a savory Greek pastry. It is traditionally made with filo (phyllo) dough folded into triangles. Some say this tasty dish originated over 400 years ago. It is served in most Greek restaurants outside of Greece, as well as in virtually all restaurants in...
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  • Bessara

      Traditional hummus is made with garbanzo beans and tahini. This Moroccan version, called bessara, substitutes fava beans for the garbanzo and tahini and is a little thinner than hummus. It is a staple in Tangier and other cities of northwest Morocco and is thought...
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  • Date, nut and fig tart

    If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this recipe is a way to fulfill your craving for something sweet. It features dates, which are naturally sweet, low in sodium, rich in potassium and contain a fair amount of selenium (selenium can help lower the risk heart...
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  • Slow cooker minestrone

    Minestrone is a thick soup containing vegetables and pasta. The word originated from the Italian language word minestrare, which means to serve. According to the Princeton.edu website: Some of the earliest origins of minestrone soup pre-date the expansion of the Latin tribes of Rome into...
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