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The Power of Pumpkin

October 27, 2019

With fall just around the corner, many of us enjoy its signature dish: pumpkin. Pumpkin pie is likely the most popular and oldest pumpkin dish, but many foods and drinks containing pumpkin are being introduced such as pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, and coffee flavored with pumpkin.

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Protein Choices

Sous Vide

September 4, 2019

“Sous vide” is French for “under vacuum” and refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food and cooking it in a temperature controlled water bath. However, that’s a bit of a misnomer. You don’t need to vacuum seal your food to cook sous vide. Instead, this technique is really about bringing food to a very precise temperature and holding it there for a period of time, which is why the technique is referred to as “precision cooking”.

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Chile Paste

Healthy Eating Habits Around the World

August 29, 2019

Eating habits are shaped by culture and healthy eating habits are different around the world. French culture views food as associated with pleasure, not health. Mealtimes are an opportunity to immerse yourself in the food and the friends who accompany you. French recipes traditionally use plenty of butter, oils and bread. While these meals may be rich, they are eaten slowly, so total calorie intake may be lower.

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Freshly picked vegetables

Fresh / Seasonal Vegetables: Harvard Beets

August 14, 2019

There are many ways to prepare this item. I prefer to use fresh beets from a local vendor. The colors and freshness of this vegetable are beautiful and the aroma is absolutely amazing.

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