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Kale: the New Beef

By Chef Centehua Kale is a gorgeous dark green or purple leaf form of cabbage. Kale is  part of the brassica family, as are brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and collard greens. A protein-rich food, kale is also high in iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, copper and other vitamins such as …

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Baked Egg and Avocado

By Fredrica Syren I bet you all are preparing for New Years Eve festivities by now but if you looking for something festive to eat for tomorrow breakfast to celebrate the first day of the 2013 here is a great one. This is a dish I made for Christmas day …

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Review of The Plant Cafe in San Francisco

Don’t forget about the giveaway of What to Expect When Expecting and What to Expect The First Year. All you have to do is post a comment with an explanation why you would like one of these books. This might be a great Christmas present.The giveaway ends on December 17th. By …

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Italian Neatballs in Red Sauce

By Fredrica Syren Finally fall came to San Diego, and this week has been rainy and cold. Rainy days make me want to sit in the kitchen and smell the aroma of hearty foods such as these Italian neatballs with a rich tomato sauce. I promise you, there was a …

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Lentil Bolognese Sauce

By Fredrica Syren A friend and I talked about busy days and how hard it can be to cook something tasty, nutritious and fast at the end of the day when the kids are super hungry and cranky. This is one of my fast recipes that I use often. It’s …

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Pumpkin for My Pumpkins — Let Pumpkin Be More than Just a Decoration

By Fredrica Syren Fall’s most signature ingredient here in the U.S. must be pumpkin. These days, pumpkin can be found in more places than the pumpkin patch, and used for more than just decoration. Pumpkin filled ravioli, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and (my husband’s favorite) pumpkin beer — let’s just face it: …

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Pumpkin Pancakes to Celebrate Birthday

By Fredrica Syren Last week was my husband’s birthday. He can make it a bit difficult to celebrate. Usually he does not want gifts, but on the occasion he does, he simply buys it and tells me to give it to him as a present. Along with that, this year …

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Baked Quorn in a Mushroom Sauce

By Fredrica Syren This is a dish I made last night for dinner. It was one of those dishes I had no idea what I was making, but it all turned out so well the kids and adults loved it. Any meal that is creamy and contains protein and veggies …

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White Bread Loaf

By Fredrica Syren Despite the heat,  I’ve loved the cool mornings along with a cup of tea and a piece of toast made from this fun bread. It is so easy to make and looks so pretty fresh out of the oven. I love a loaf you can slice and toast. …

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Mushroom and Lentil Patties

As a vegetarian family, we eat a lot of beans and lentils. Eating lentils straight up is not that much fun since they are small and get kind of mushy; but in a soup or — in this case — as a patty, they work great. These lentil patties are …

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