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Make the Most of Seasonal Citrus

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 28, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Just when the gray days seem to outnumber the bright ones, Mother Nature brings sunshine back in the form of citrus. Tangerines, grapefruits, mandarins, limes and Meyer lemons are just the start, and delicious recipe options are nearly endless. So take advantage of these peak season picks!

5 Uses for Seasonal Citrus

  1. Zest it. Add zing to baked goods, stir-fries or stews. Or make...
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Bring On The Beans

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Cooking beans at home is a simple way to save money and provide the base for many healthy meals — plus it requires little effort!

Beans are easy to keep on hand in the fridge or freezer, so you can quickly put together everything from basic beans and rice (seasoned differently in different cultures) to soups, salads, dips and spreads.

Beans deliver flavor, fiber and protein. Plus, they're satisfying and super affordable. If...

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Cheese-y Game Day Grub

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, January 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

I was unfamiliar with queso when I moved to Austin, Texas, and upon first glance, I mistook this Tex-Mex favorite for simply a bowl of melted cheese. But this thick, rich, delightfully gooey cheese dip (or sauce) with chilis is so much more. Add-ins like diced tomatoes, green onions, pico de gallo, black beans, chorizo, ground beef, caramelized onions and guacamole or avocado means you can personalize it — easily!

New...

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Slow Food USA Tells Stadiums to Up Their Game

By Richard McCarthy, January 26, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Richard McCarthy

Richard McCarthy embodies the phrase “think globally; act locally.” He joined Slow Food USA as Executive Director in January 2013, having previously served as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, an internationally recognized non-profit mentor organization for farmers markets, community building and sustainable economic development. 

As it turns out, foodies aren’t the only eaters who check out menus online before deciding on their weekend...

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How to Make Great Guacamole

By Alana Sugar, January 26, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Superfast Guac

My nephew Sam learned how to make great guacamole from a friend’s mother from Mexico. She taught Sam to use a large mortar and pestle. He combines diced jalapenos and onions, kosher salt, lime juice and cilantro in the mortar. Using the pestle, he lightly crushes and mixes the ingredients,...

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