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Maple Syrup Drinking Vinegar Soda

Maple Syrup Vinegar Soda

A few years ago, my friend Allison took me to dinner at Pok Pok, a local Portland (Oregon) favorite that serves up authentic Southeast Asian fare. The food was certainly praiseworthy, but what captivated me most was their Som, or drinking vinegars. I’d never heard of “drinking vinegars” before, so of course I had to give them a try.

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Green Bean Casserole with Smoked Cheddar and Fennel

I originally published this recipe last year, and it instantly became one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Since some of you are probably scrambling with last-minute holiday preparations, I thought I’d bring it back to the top of the stack and share it with you today — it’s an easy recipe, and can be prepped in advance. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Whole Garlic Heads for Roasting

Gratitude and Garlic

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and a lot of people have found my blog since I originally published this in November 2011, I thought I’d bring it back to the top of the stack and share it with you today. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love, family, friends, gratitude…and garlic.

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Chocolate-Avocado Breakfast Bars

Chocolate-Avocado Breakfast Bars

These breakfast bars are sweet, crunchy, and incredibly satisfying. You might even feel like you’re having a treat — oh wait, you are! Chocolate-Avocado Breakfast Bars taste like a treat and they’re packed with unprocessed goodness. So when you enjoy this recipe, you’re actually treating your body as well as you’re treating your palate. Scrumptious and healthy — all in one. Perfect.

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Coconut Horchata

Coconut Horchata

Horchata has its roots in Mexico and Spain and is probably one of the original milk alternatives, and I think still one of the best. There are lots of versions, but most everyone agrees that it’s essentially rice milk with a bit of cinnamon. I’ve used almonds and coconut in my concoction, too, which gives it a full creamy flavor.

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Yogurt Margherita for Redwood Hill Farm

Yogurt Margherita

Redwood Hill Farm recently invited me to join a few fellow bloggers in creating our own yogurt flavors. Instead of the typical fruit-on-the-bottom (yawn), we were encouraged to think “outside the cup” and come up with fun new twists on yogurt mix-ins. I decided to go savory.

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Wild Alaskan Halibut with Roasted Fennel

Fennel-Roasted Wild Alaskan Halibut

Even if you hate fennel, I dare say you might like this dish. One of our guests — who usually hates the stuff — cleaned her plate. The sauteed fennel was sweet and mild, and the fennel stalks baked with the fish kept it moist, infusing a subtle licorice flavor.

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