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Potato Puree from The A.O.C. Cookbook

This post is going up on Christmas Eve. You have a big decision to make, perhaps the biggest culinary decision of the year. On Christmas Day, what direction will you take with the mashed potatoes? Over the years, I have posted decadent mashed potato recipes here. Lately I have offered some healthy ones: low fat…

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Cookbook Review: The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin

Suzanne Goin is an award winning chef and cookbook author. She and her husband have a number of superlative restaurants in Los Angeles. The hub of their empire is A.O.C., on West Third a few blocks west of the famed Farmers Market. It’s a food and art street, the perfect location for this centerpiece of…

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Cookbook Review: Weightwatchers New Complete Cookbook

Why am I talking about a book from Weightwatchers in Christmas Week? I know, at this time of year we think of feasts and richness. Health eating is shoved to deepest, farthest reaches of our conscious brains. Thing is, the subconscious mind is still there saying, “You oughta …” Most of us are not going…

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Carrot Mole with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

For the end of the year feasts, why expand the range of your table with something Latin, spicy, and actually very healthy. Carrots are a super food that we just don’t see on restaurant menus or often put on our home dinner plates. Frozen food manufacturers try to get you in a carrot mood by drowning…

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