Appetizers

Gingery Carrot Soup

Gingery Carrot Soup

This slightly spicy, beautifully colored puree tastes great hot or cold. As with all soups, remember you might need to increase your seasonings if serving cold. Feel free to ...

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Raw Food/Real World

Celeriac and Green Apple Soup w Black Truffle

This elegant raw soup recipe is from Matthew Kenny and Sarma Melngailis’ Raw Food Real World cookbook. Their recipes are pretty killer and this is one of my favorites. The two are ...

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Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

Adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe as found on foodnetwork.com

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RoastedPeppers

Marinated Roasted Peppers

This is a great way to put nature’s bounty to good use. Buy up a big bagful of peppers from your local organic farmer, roast some up and marinate ...

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BBSalsa

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salsa

This healthy salsa makes a great dip for tortilla chips or can stand on its own as a side dish – either one perfect for a tailgate or BBQ. It’s ...

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Given the summertime climate in Kansas City, I like to serve cold soups when the mercury rises. This one is as simple as it gets, but your ingredients must ...

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BeautyPost

Guacamole Recipe + Avocado Advice

Serve this creamy dip with tortilla chips for an authentic Mexican snack.  For a refreshing twist serve the guacamole with crisp raw veggies like carrots, celery strips or even sliced ...

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Simple Gourmet Snacks

Stove Top Almonds

These easy-to-make nibbles are the perfect grown-up snack served with a bubbly wine, like a Prosecco.

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