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Chia Seed and Cucumber Salad Recipe

chia seed and cucumber saladOne day I was staring at a package of chia seeds trying to think of something to do with them beyond the ubiquitous chia pudding. I wondered what would happen if I added them to my mother’s cucumber salad recipe. I also traded out her garden cucumbers for Read more

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Recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Black Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Black Garlic | EatSomethingSexy.comThis recipe was inspired by Ina Garten’s incredible recipe for Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli. But this version takes a bit of a turn from Mediterranean flavors to the Far East with the flavoring of  black garlic. Black garlic is simply garlic that has been fermented to produce a complex yet mellow, sweet and savory flavor. It’s black as coal coloring is simply a byproduct of the fermentation process. Black garlic, incidentally, offers nearly twice as many antioxidants as does fresh garlic. Read more

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins, Almonds and Cilantro

Curry Roasted CauliflowerThis recipe comes to us from one of our favorite aphrodisiac foods experts, Chef Diane Brown. Comments Diane, “I love getting creative with the bounty of gorgeous cauliflower from the farm, but most of all, I savor getting a good, dark roast on it and tossing it up with some Indian spices. The goal of curry dishes is not to punch with heat, but create a warm glow. The key to that is balance. Read more

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Fennel and Tangerine Salad with Arugula and Sweet Onion

fennel and tangerine saladIf you love salad, winter can be a hard time of year. No plump, juicy tomatoes to decorate your plate. (Pity, since some say tomato is the original fruit of temptation.) The lack of peaches, basil, fresh little gem lettuces and summer squashes could get any salad lover down. Read more

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe–a simple recipe for a classic loaf

traditional Irish Soda Bread--so easy!With a name like Reiley I ought to know how to make a loaf of soda bread! Actually, I was taught this soda bread recipe by the owner of a pub in Ireland’s southwest. The key to this hearty loaf is high-quality, stone ground wheat flour. This kind of flour seems to be ubiquitous in Ireland but it’s definitely more rare on North American shores. It may take a little searching but the results are worth the effort. Read more