RECIPE: Almond Butter Cookies (Chinese Almond Cookies)

We buy jumbo packages of raw almonds at Costco. Photo courtesy Niederegger Marzipan.   February 16 is National Almond Day. Almonds are great for snacking, roasted or raw; and are so flavorful they don’t need added salt or salted seasonings. Enjoy some almond triva, and scroll down for a butter-enhanced recipe for Chinese Almond Cookies.…
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RECIPE: Red Lentil Soup, Other Greek Yogurt Delights & Aleppo Pepper

Red lentil soup is golden and glorious. Photo by Marcus Nilsson | Chobani.   What do you do after your start-up Greek-style yogurt brand becomes the number one brand in the country? You continue to share your love of your homeland’s foods by opening a café. Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya moved to New…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sneak Veggies Into The Pasta

Brussels sprouts and fennel accent mushroom ravioli. Photo courtesy Giovanni Rana Pasta.   Just about everyone likes to eat a big plate of pasta; a smaller percentage of us enjoy a big plate of vegetables. Pasta Primavera, “spring pasta,” with a complement of spring vegetables like asparagus and zucchini, has long been a way of…
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