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Fall Soups for your Instant Pot!

I purchased an instant pot about 3 years ago on advice of a co-worker.  While just having an instant pot did not make me an amazing chef like her, at…
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Yerba Mate: The best health booster you never heard of!

Being from Brazil, I grew up around Yerba Mate.  It is one of the most popular natural drinks in my home country.  However, it wasn't until I move to the…
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Curry Leaf – An Indian Cooking Gem!

The curry tree (Murraya koenigii) or curry leaf tree is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae (the rue family, which includes rue, citrus, and satinwood), and is…
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Chilled Gazpacho Soup

Soup is an easy meal that doesn’t ask a lot from you. Serve this soup with a hearty bready or grilled meats. Spices you can use: Basil Parsley Gazpacho Soup…
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We love you, Feldspars!

What is a Feldspar, and why do we love them? “Feldspar” is the name of a large group of rock-forming silicate minerals that make up over 50% of Earth’s crust.…
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What is Smoked Hot Paprika?

Taste Profile: Smokey with a spicy twist! Element: Fire Planet: Mars Works Great With Vegetables (especially greens), Meat, Stews, and Sauces. Smoked hot paprika is called Capsicum annuum, Hungarian Pepper,…
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How to Make Sun Tea and Cold Brew Tea

As the heat rises, I am searching for every way to stay cool. My favorite way is to brew tea and to enjoy it over ice. In the Spring and…
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Osha Root, Bear Root, What Root?

You have probably heard of Osha Root - and depending on where you live, you may know it by different names: osha root, Porter's lovage, Porter's licorice-root, lovage, wild lovage,…
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5 Vegan Recipes for Barbecue Season

I'm no stranger to summer days that make people gather around a grill and breathe in the deep, smoky smell. As a kid, I remember feeling proud while helping my…
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