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Hot Cacao: Liquid Comfort

Enter the comfort of hot cacao. Little sip by little sip, I allow its luxurious
goodness to coat my mouth. Aromas of cacao and vanilla, laced with pure maple
syrup for sweetness, waft into my sinuses. Pure heaven.

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Passion for Pumpkin: Pumpkin Pie Smoothies and Creamy Pumpkin Soup

We a pumpkin-crazy society! Fall nips at the air, we reach for sweaters, and then…bam! We begin to crave pumpkin! We’re out of our gourds for pumpkin—a member of the flowering plant family that also includes cucumbers, melons, squashes, and gourds. Grocery store shelves are stocked with pumpkin spiced coffee, pumpkin corn chips, pumpkin muffins,

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Herbed Garden Vegetable Stew

While gardens and farm stands are running over with produce, try this summer stew. It is chock full of tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant–wrapped in a fragrant bouquet of olive oil, garlic, and herbs.

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Sweet and Spicy Jicama Slaw

Why dash into the house to steam broccoli or roast potatoes to accompany that meat or fish on your grill? Plenty of summer salads and side dishes start on the grill. This one features crunchy jicama, red cabbage, and sweet pineapple in a light cilantro-lime dressing.

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Chilled Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Sesame

Springtime is asparagus time! Magically, the bright green spears appear from under moist, dark soil. This recipe features earthy asparagus paired with sesame undertones and a hint of lemon. Refrigerating the silky blend allows each subtle flavor to make its statement.

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Carrot Raisin Snackin’ Salad

Eat your carrots, folks! They are cheap, convenient, tasty, and healthy. The recipe below is a great lunch side dish, after-school snack, or breakfast treat. It can satisfy cravings for both crunchy and sweet. Kids can even learn to make this “no cook” salad.