Try Something New: Himalayan Pink Salt

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Something new has made it to my kitchen: Himalayan Pink Salt. I (Litsa) kept seeing the pink salt on shelves as I filtered through specialty shops, health foods stores, etc. My newsfeed on social media and my fitness magazines all […]

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Try Something New: Cranberry Beans

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The cranberry bean looks similar to the pinto bean but differs in taste. Their high nutritional value makes them a great selection for a number of dishes like summer salsa. Although cranberry beans are also a great bean to simmer […]

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Try Something New: Spaghetti Squash

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I recently tried spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta. Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is yellowish-orange in color. It has a hard outer skin like a pumpkin or a butternut squash. The reason this squash is called […]

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Try Something New: Meyer Lemons

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On a recent grocery trip, I saw Meyer Lemons bagged and priced to move. Upon checking the produce quality, I decided that two dollars was worth a bowl full of experimenting with these orange colored lemons!?! A friend saw them […]

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Try Something New: Black Elderberry

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There has been some really nasty illnesses going around this winter. I have been exposed to people that have had the flu, strep-throat and the stomach virus. Besides knocking on wood, I am keeping my immune system boosted with juicing […]

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Try Something New: Bearnaise Sauce

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This week a client that I (Litsa) cook for asked me to make him bearnaise sauce. It was one of those specialty sauces that I had not heard of before. He noted that it came in a package by the […]

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Worth the Hunt: Unusual Citrus Fruits

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We are well familiar with oranges and tangerines—maybe even grapefruits that are flooding the supermarket shelves! Pomelos are a wonderful citrus fruits too but the unusual citrus fruits might be the highlight of your table this year! Cooking Light spotlighted […]

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Try Something New: Halloumi

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I (Litsa) first tried Halloumi when I visited the island of Cyprus over ten years ago. I was reminded of this briny goat and sheep milk cheese when it was served golden and crispy at dinner tables on my third […]

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