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Fava ~ Greek Yellow Split Pea Puree. I Insist You Try This Recipe

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A split pea side dish that’s also a vegan main entrée – it’s this surprise called Fava.  The pools of lemon juice and Greek olive oil give you a visible idea of the flavor profile here, then you add those yummy capers.

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Sautéed Chard with Garlic and Lemon ~ a Rancho La Puerta Cooking Class

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When the alarm went off at 5:30 AM on Day 2 of our Rancho La Puerta stay, I silently hoped the night’s rain was still falling. Our casita was soooo cozy. Nope, the sky was clear. Travel buddy, Cathi and I had 30 minutes to get to the meeting place for sunrise and a 4 […]

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Red Lentils, Tomatoes & Mushrooms ~ A Hearty Bowl ‘o Vegan Eats

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Following on the heels of a flubber-inducing two week holiday (read my going Vegan for a day on cruise), it was time to detox from all the great grub. Mushrooms convinced me I needed to cook them pronto; they were growing frantically. What, YOU don’t grow your own mushrooms?

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Cruise Eating ~ What Most Passengers Will Probably Never Do

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Let’s talk cruise food: on cruises, you eat often and well. Anything. Any time. From modest all-American hot dogs to heady caviar-lobster-prime rib blowouts. So here I was, Day 3 of a Regent Seven Seas Voyager journey around the Baltic Sea, already flat-lining from animal protein. Our agenda was two weeks of pig-out. Dare I […]

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Guest Post by Kelly, at The Pink Apron: Broccoli, Apple and Peanut Soup

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From Kelly:  Patti graciously asked me to pen a post while she is away on vacation. She will be helping me out by sharing a post on mine as well. I write for the blog The Pink Apron, which I consider a marriage of from-scratch techniques and modern flavors. I wanted to share with you […]

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Andersen’s Pea Soup

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Pea Soup Andersen’s is a California classic for road trippers up beautiful Highway 101. Heading to our Santa Ynez wine country, setting for the movie, Sideways? Visiting the showstopper Hearst Castle? Blasting thru from LA to SFO? Pull off in Buellton for a bathroom break and incredibly luscious all-you-can-eat split pea soup. I love the […]

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