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Quick Stir-Fry with Spelt & Miso

Print Quick Stir Fry with Spelt and Miso Need a quick, nutrient dense and delicious weeknight meal idea?  Try this quick stir-fry with the up-and-coming grain du jour, spelt!  This is an easy-to-make and flavorful dish and is packed with flavor.   Course Main Course Cuisine Vegetarian Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total […]

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Rice and Beans with a Twist!

I love love love rice and beans.  I could have it just plain, as is and be totally satisfied with my meal.  It’s easy, protein and fiber rich and really tasty.  Here is a twist on that classic meal with some additional flavors that make it pop and give it a unique flair.  I hope […]

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One-bowl Vegan Dinner

  I love vegan buddha bowls and how all the tons of goodness melds together in one bowl.  This recipe has it all:  Nutrient dense ingredients, simple but powerful flavors and belly-comforting goodness.  You can swap out the garbanzo beans for kidney or black beans if you prefer and best when served with sautéed greens […]

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Barley & Pickled Grape Salad

    I know you’ve heard of pickled cucumbers, pickled cabbage and pickled peppers (ahem, peter piper?), but have you ever tried pickled grapes?  Try this savory recipe with a chewy barley bite, sour grapes and crunchy vegetables to complete this delicious and unusual salad.  Enjoy!   Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Serves 6 – 8 […]

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Summer Pudding

  Summertime….and the living is easy….  This simple seasonal dessert is so, so easy and perfect for company.  It creates very little heat in the kitchen, and is best made the day before, so it’s ready to go.  I made mine with leftover blueberry pancakes.  It is classically made with leftover bread, but you could […]

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Asparagus with Orange-Flavored Aioli

  Asparagus is synonymous with spring and summer. It has a nutty, earthy flavor that goes with lots of different types of sauces. Try this one!  This light and refreshing sauce can be used with other vegetables such as green beans, broccoli, cauliflower and fennel, raw or cooked.  Enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus, white […]

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Vegan Chorizo with Peppers

Before I became a vegetarian for ethical and environmental reasons 28 years ago, chorizo was a food I really enjoyed along with other sausages and bologna and even kielbasas!  I had to grieve the letting go of those foods and focus on finding delight and flavor in all the vegan delicacies I could have.  This […]

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Spelt Flatbread with Orange, Raisins & Fennel

    Have you tried spelt yet?  Spelt is an ancient grain (9000 years old!) and contains more fiber, protein and B vitamins than wheat and even has immunity-boosting properties.  While not a gluten-free grain, it does contain less gluten than wheat and wheat derivatives.  It has a sweet and nutty taste similar to barley […]

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Rotelle with Assorted Mushrooms, Asparagus & Herbs

      Pasta and good health does not need to be mutually exclusive — Especially when you make a dish like this that has an abundance of vegetables and fresh herbs to accompany it.  The earthiness and umami of the assorted mushrooms here coupled with the perennial Spring favorite, asparagus makes this meal fresh, […]

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Poached Halibut in a Hot & Sour Broth

  True confession.  As an almost vegan, I don’t usually post fish recipes but I do recognize that the vast majority of my readers do eat fish regularly.  Occasionally I will taste fish and this recipe is truly special which is why I want to post it today.   The recipe calls for halibut but chilean […]

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Oatmeal and Swiss Chard Pancakes

  We all know about our beloved breakfast oatmeal or breakfast pancakes.  They’re often sweet, and topped with syrup or brown sugar, whipped cream, blueberries and other sugary accoutrements. But how many of you have explored the world of savory oatmeal pancakes?  Savory oatmeal meals are a newer food trend that offers the comfort and […]

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Dried Fruit Winter Compote

  You know what is a sweet, comforting winter yet not too indulgent dessert?  Winter compote.  Even just writing these words on the page evokes the calming, warming sensation that I feel when I sink into some yummy compote over some fresh steel cut oats with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, or even on […]

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Epic Tomato Sauce

Easy and Delicious Tomato Sauce                 Serves 4-6   Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs (adapted from Marcella Hazan)   This delicious tomato sauce is very versatile and great to have on hand.  Think of the many ways you can use it, such as in a soup when combined with stock, in a vegetable stew, with beans, rice […]

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Cauliflower and goat cheese gratin

  I absolutely love cauliflower.  By far, it is one of my favorite vegetables.  And while I enjoy eating it raw, I also love roasted cauliflower, cauliflower rice and of course cauliflower gratin (well, anything gratin truth be told).  Anyway, if you are a goat cheese lover, this recipe will really suit you.   If […]

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Butternut Squash on Grilled Sourdough

  Are you entertaining at all during the holidays this year?  This interesting dish is super-simple to make and a crowd pleaser to boot.  I love the subtle and sweet flavors of the ricotta cheese and squash juxtaposed with the crunchy, somewhat sour sourdough bread.  The addition of lime zest and some chili flakes sends […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes with toasted quinoa and an Avocado/Tofu sauce

I’m pretty obsessed with Cauliflower.  I like it raw, boiled, in rice form and especially as a star of a roasted veggie medley.  In this dish, the cauliflower shines as accompanied with yummy roasted red potatoes, toasted quinoa underneath and a rich and creamy avocado tofu sauce on top.  The sauce can be kept in […]

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Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is perfect antidote to the chilly weather out there – hearty, satisfying with plenty of rib-sticking satisfaction.  If you’re a plant-based food lover like me or just want to add more plant-based meals to your diet, this is certainly a great one to start!   Serves 4 Recipe by Arlene Jacobs   […]

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Zesty Celery Salad

  Here’s a bright and zesty salad to help liven up your days in late autumn.  The zing and crunch in this salad will perk you up and help get your back your mojo.  It’s great with a simple broiled fish fillet and some brown rice.   Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Serves 4   Ingredients: […]

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Soft Tofu with Greens

This is a super simple, super healthy and protein rich meal or snack that you can make any time.  This is the type of tofu that many enjoy in Japanese restaurants as an appetizer or with soup.  The black sesame seeds adds a nice texture and “crust” to the dish.  In many asian cultures, a dish like […]

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Quick & Easy Penne with Broccoli Serves 4.

Quick, easy and delicious!  Here’s a recipe for those nights when there may be so little time or inclination for getting a meal on the table.  You can substitute other vegetables for the broccoli, such as cauliflower, thinly sliced butternut squash or spinach,  Freshly grated imported Parmesan will really boost the flavor, if you have […]

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Avocado Toast with Salsa

Avocados are my favorite snack ever. I used to shy away from them as I was worried about the fat content but now I know better. Now I know that its this very kind of fat that our bodies need to feel full and satisfied. While my favorite is guacamole, avocado toast is a close second. This recipe is amazing and is a delicious, balanced snack.

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Spinach/Feta Polenta Pie

Everyone loves pie of some kind right?  For me, beyond the apple, cherry and pecan favorites, there is something about a salty savory pie that is very comforting and delicious, especially as the weather gets a bit nippier.  The creaminess of polenta coupled with the salty bite of feta marries very well in this dish. […]

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Portobella Sloppy Joes

Are you a mushroom fan like me?  As a vegetarian for many years, I appreciate that there is something very “meaty” and umami-ish (is that a word?) about portobella mushrooms in particular that is very satisfying to me. Consider a roasted portabella cap in place of a bun on your vegetarian Sloppy Joes for a […]

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Fig and Feta Salad

  Ditch your fig flavored cookies for this sweet and salty and satisfying salad instead!  This makes an elegant addition to your dinner party or weeknight dinner. What others ways do you like to cook with figs? Serves 4 Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Ingredients ¼ cup hazelnuts 10 Black Mission figs, cut in half lengthwise […]

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Buttermilk Silver Dollar Pancakes

Want to make easy, do-ahead delicious and healthy pancakes for your next brunch? Read on…

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Kale & Barley Salad

It’s easy to be green these days. Check out your local markets for the freshest greens and herbs and throw together this easy-to-make salad. Add some nuts or seeds for a complete protein lunch, or serve as a side at your next BBQ. Serves 4   Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs   Ingredients:     1 […]

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Farmers’ Market Salad

Its full on Farmers Market season and a great time of year to see what fresh produce is available to make fresh, and healthy salads with during those hot, steamy days of summer.

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Fish Tacos with Avocado Yogurt Sauce

  I have been a vegetarian for 28 years and I’m mostly vegan. But every once in a while I crave, of all things….fish tacos! Why? I have no idea. But, for this once a year phenomena, I use this recipe. It’s awesome. From Arlene Jacobs (my chef mama).  By the way, to wash this […]

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Fish Tacos with Avocado Yogurt Sauce

  I have been a vegetarian for 28 years and I’m mostly vegan. But every once in a while I crave, of all things….fish tacos! Why? I have no idea. But, for this once a year phenomena, I use this recipe. It’s awesome. From Arlene Jacobs (my chef mama). By the way, to wash this […]

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Cucumber/mint Seltzer (aka. Mock Mojito)

I don’t know about you but I just love lounging around in my backyard or somewhere outside in the summer with a really refreshing drink in my hand and some wonderful company by my side.  I’m so excited that this year I am building my very first garden this year and I just happen to […]

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Tofu “Steaks” with Smoked Paprika Aioli

  Who said tofu has no flavor?  These are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside.  These tofu steaks will make even the most die-hard meat lover have cognitive dissonance.  Seriously though, coupled with the smoky paprika aioli, this dish has all the protein and flavor needed for plant-lover and meat […]

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Cheese and Herb Souffle

    This one’s a winner – as delicate and delicious as any souffle, this one has virtually no carbohydrates at all. Your friends and family will love it too. Just be ready to eat right away, and enjoy…..   Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Serves 4   Ingredients 2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese 2 […]

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Flame-seared red pepper & corn (with cilantro/lime yogurt)

You know it’s summertime when you are enjoying the smoky combination of peppers and fresh corn just off the cob. The lively flavor of the Cilantro/lime yogurt provides the perfect contrast to this side dish and BBQ favorite.  It’s a healthy and flavorful recipe that never gets boring!   Serves 4. Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs […]

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Pomegranate/orange Seltzer

Here is another variation from my Soda Stream Seltzer Series.  This one is ultra-refreshing with antioxidant rich pomegranate molasses as the base.  If you don’t own a Soda Stream, just purchase regular seltzer and prepare the same way!   Ingredients: 1 tsp. pomegranate molasses* 2 tbsps. orange juice, preferably fresh 1 cup seltzer 1-2 tsps. […]

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Healthy Berry and Ricotta Mousse Parfait

  While summer is not officially here according to the calendar, it feels like summer – time for easy living. Here’s a simple, light and luxurious looking dessert to try. NO COOKING REQUIRED !   Serves 4. Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs   Ingredients: 12 – 16 ripe strawberries, hulled and vertically sliced in 1/8-inch pieces […]

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Honey and Rosewater Seltzer

  Here’s a refreshing hot weather drink for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.  This drink is a perfect compliment for the Stuffed Apricots dessert.  You can find rosewater in many supermarkets these days and definitely on amazon.com.  Cheers! By the way – to see more on my Seltzer Series – click HERE! And grab my […]

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Stuffed apricots with honey and rosewater

      Stone fruits are here!  And specifically, yummy apricots are now in the markets.  Try this super-delicious fruit and nut dessert for a great way to use these golden beauties. Be sure to find those that are ripe in order to enjoy their sweetness. If you can’t find those with a bit of […]

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Salmon (or shad) with onion/caper confit and charred scallions

  Since we’re in the midst of spring with the delicate baby greens in the markets, we thought it would be fitting to feature a fish we see on the Atlantic coast at this time of year – the flavorful shad. These fatty fish appear on the east coast for a short time in the […]

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Crunchy Roasted Asparagus

it’s Asparagus season!   Asparagus are everywhere and at their best. Here’s a way kids may like them, and adults too. Could be dipped in a hot marinara sauce. Makes a nice first course served with a squeeze of lemon or a great side, especially for fish or chicken. The same technique can be applied […]

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Green rice salad

    This brightly flavored salad makes a nice side for steamed vegetables or seafood. It’s one delicious way to cook mean, clean and “green”! Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Serves 4 3 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup basil cashew sauce (see archives) ½ cup blanched snow peas, cut in ¼” diagonal strips ½ cup […]

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From my Soda Series – Lemon Ginger Seltzer

  Simple, easy, refreshing and detoxifying.  More soda stream seltzer series recipes coming soon.   Lemon/Ginger Soda                               Serves 1.   ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ¼ cup water 1-inch piece ginger, cut in 1/8-inch rounds (no need to peel) 2 tbsps. liquid honey (optional, or to taste) Soda or seltzer   In a small […]

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Ginger/cilantro brown rice salad with jicama salsa

To me, this is the perfect dish.  A little bit of whole grains, crunchy almonds (and protein) some nice greens and a delicious flavorful sauce to accompany it.  And best yet it’s super easy to make and can be a crowd-pleaser.  Simply, multiply the recipe to present this attractive dish at parties – save and […]

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Mixed southern greens with brown rice, cashews and tofu (with homemade basil sauce)

  Serves 2   Recipe by: Jenny Berk   Ingredients: 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 teaspoon of coconut oil 1 cup of frozen peas 3 cups of mixed southern greens, mustard, collard, turnip and spinach. (Trader Joe’s has a bagged version of this). 1 block of extra firm tofu, pressed […]

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Wild striped bass with olives, rosemary and thyme

  Wild striped bass is East coast firm-fleshed fish with a flavor that is assertive enough to stand up well to the garlicky olive sauce. The Wild bass has a richer flavor than the farmed ones. Try this one with any of your favorite green vegetables.   Serves 4. Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Ingredients: 4-6 […]

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Quinoa with tri-colored roasted carrots, Swiss chard and pistachios

  Serves 4-6 Recipe by: Jenny Berk Ingredients:   1 cup of quinoa 3 each purple, orange and yellow carrots, ¼ “ bias-cut 2 cups boxed vegetable broth or water ¼ cup plus 2 tbsps. olive oil 2 cups Swiss chard Juice of one lemon 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 […]

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Yellow beet and blood orange salad

Recipe By:  Arlene Jacobs   Serves 4 This delicious and nourishing salad has all the right elements – crunch, acidity, color and variety.  This recipe is perfect for March, where we can still enjoy grounding and wintery root-veggies like beets but also look forward towards spring with ingredients like the super-citrusy blood orange and asparagus, a […]

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Triple M Smoothie

I love my smoothies. I really do. I especially enjoy trying out new variations and see how crazy I can get with those super food ingredients. Yes, I know it’s a bit sad that my idea of a crazy good time is playing around with Kale, turmeric and other antioxidant rich foods! To each her […]

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Popped Sorghum

    Sorghum is a much-overlooked, healthy non-GMO ancient grain. In addition to being a healthy, antioxidant rich whole-grain and gluten-free grain, the wax surrounding the grain contains a compound called policosanols, which some researchers have found has cholesterol lowering properties similar to that of a statin. (reference: oldways whole grain council) Sprinkle it on […]

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Whole roasted branzino

  Serves 4 Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs   Ingredients:   2 whole branzino Salt & pepper, to taste 8 rosemary sprigs 4 thyme sprigs 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 4 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsps. balsamic vinegar   Method:   About 1 hour before cooking, dry the fish with paper towels. Sprinkle each cavity […]

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Jenny’s African Stew

Serves 4 Recipe by: Jenny Berk If you want a super easy, really delicious slow cooker stew definitely bookmark this recipe and give it a try.  I literally dumped all the ingredients in the slow cooker and went to town for many hours.  Came home to a hot and comforting dinner meal.  You can substitute […]

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“Choose Your own Adventure” Vegan Muffins

  When you have 3 little kids at home for a snow day and they’ve been watching TV for more than 3 hours, a house-bound Mom or Dad has to think of an activity stat!  Yesterday, we created our own muffins without a  “recipe”.  We created one on the go and they came out FABULOUS!  […]

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Soda Stream Seltzer Series!

Ever since I gave up diet soda two years ago I’ve become obsessed with seltzer, and especially flavored seltzers.  It quenches my thirst, keeps me hydrated, is less boring than water, and you get to get funky with flavors and combinations.    For the first two years, I will admit that I bought bottles and bottles […]

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Roasted Mushrooms & Walnuts

Take it easy with this super easy and delicious mushroom recipe. It’s perfectly grounding and rich in all the right ways for winter, but also flavorful and healthy. Give this one a try. Recipe by: Arlene Jacobs Clean button mushrooms with a damp paper towel, and cut 1/8” off stem ends. Place them in a […]

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Fish fillets with Endives in Red Wine (serves 4)

For the easiest way you will ever cook fish, try this recipe. It’s light, healthy and elegant enough to impress your dinner guests. When most people think of endive (otherwise known as escarole), they think of this crisp, bitter green vegetable as a salad filler. But endive’s slight bitterness in its cooked form, can complement […]

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Flavorful and Healthy Frico Chips

Frico is a delicious, healthy potato chip alternative that packs the same great crunch with far more protein and flavor. It is a versatile snack. It can be served with dips, like carmelized onion dip or an herb dip and can provide an attractive cocktail hour treat. Guests simply break off pieces, like crackers, or […]

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Picadillo Tofu Stuffed Peppers

Recipe by Arlene Jacobs serves 4 Preheat oven at 400 o F. 2 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil 3 large green peppers, 2 cut in half, seeds removed, one chopped 1 large Spanish onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled 1-1/2 tsps. cumin 1-1/2 tsps. cinnamon 1 Turkish bay […]

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Poached Autumn Fruits

Recipe: 1. Macerate two cups total dried cranberries, golden raisins and apricots in Poire William for one hour. 2. Add just enough Poire William to cover. 3. In reserved syrup from Poached Pears, add one half pint of fresh Black Mission figs (cut in half), Bartlett pears in 1” dice and Granny Smith apples in […]

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Muesli with strawberries, blueberries and yogurt (2 servings)

Recipe: By Arlene Jacobs 1 cup Old-Fashioned rolled oats ½ cup orange juice ¼ cup almond milk or skim milk ¼ cup yogurt (or substitute 1/8 cup almond milk for vegan) ½ unpeeled shredded apple 1 ½-2 tbsps. honey 2 tbsps. dark raisins ¼ cup roughly chopped almonds ½ tsp. lemon juice, or to taste […]

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Peel and Eat Roasted Chestnuts

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose! Ok, Ok, it’s not winter yet but for a favorite, satisfying snack chestnuts are really easy to make and healthy too! Keep extras in the fridge. Recipe: by Arlene Jacobs • Place chestnuts, flat side down on a cutting board. Cut an X […]

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