Poached Pear Upside Down Olive Oil Cake [Sponsored Post]

By Irvin This red wine poached pear upside down cake is made with almonds and olive oil, creating a sophisticated dessert worthy of any dinner party! (Jump directly to the recipe.)

This post was sponsored by B. R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company. I was compensated for this post and for developing the recipe. However, all opinions are my own.
There are hundreds of reasons why I live in San Francisco, but one of my absolute favorites ones is the close proximity of wine country, just a single hour drive north over the magical Golden Gate Bridge. I live a spoiled existence and …read more

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Cayo Caribe

By Paola Zaragoza Cardenales Cayo Caribe


San Juan-Roosevelt

San Juan-Ashford

1) San Patricio

2) Ashford

3) Domenech
They offer criollo food from the very traditional rice, beans, pork and fried plantains; to the innovativative stuffed avocado. The food is fresh, seasonal, and excellently seasoned. My mom and I tried the avocado one stuffed with skirt steak and the other with a variety of fresh seafood with mamposteao and tostones. We had wine to accompany the meal.
Depending on the time that you go here, it can be a little bit loud but it’s a casual fell overall. It’s a nice place to hang with friends, family, …read more

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A Vegetarian Holiday Meal Guide

By Erin Alderson There is nothing quite like holiday meals. Family, food, and conversation. However, it can be a extremely stressful trying to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs. Whether you’re going with a full plant-based meal or just hoping to get a dish or two to add to the table, this vegetarian holiday meal guide is here to help.
How to plan a vegetarian holiday meal

When thinking about the meal, I like to think about a few different elements including but not limited to:
Greenery: even though salad isn’t a traditional holiday dish, it’s become one for me. I find a fresh salad can balance …read more

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Easy Vegan Tomato Soup with Chickpeas and Spinach {Gluten-Free + Vegan}

By Bintu I don’t know about you, but during this time of year things are busier than ever at my house. Our days are brimming with school, work, appointments and various activities. So when we do all finally come together at suppertime I need to get a healthy, satisfying meal on the table. And quick.
I have discovered a secret weapon for hectic weekday meal prep. Pre-mixed packs of pulses and vegetables from Birds Eye that are ready to cook straight from frozen in just 4 minutes.
Continue reading Easy Vegan Tomato Soup with Chickpeas and Spinach {Gluten-Free + Vegan} at Recipes From A …read more

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Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes – A Savory Delete of the Sometimes Too Sweet

By (Chef John) They say your greatest strength is also your biggest weakness, which certainly is true when it comes to sweet potatoes. The starchy sweetness that makes this tuber such a popular holiday side dish, is also its fatal flaw, since, for me at least, it quickly leads to palate fatigue. After a few bites of mashed sweet potatoes, or sweet potato casserole, I’m pretty much over the experience, and I’m reaching for the cranberry sauce to reset my tongue, but here we’ve mixed in a few ingredients specifically selected to cut that sweetness, and push this much closer to the …read more

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Enchilada stuffed pasta shells

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche Giant pasta shells stuffed with a creamy, enchilada-inspired filling, and covered in homemade enchilada sauce – the perfect fusion.

If there’s one thing that will always tempt me, it’s cheesy pasta. Add some more of my favourite ingredients – black beans, sweetcorn, spicy enchilada sauce – and you’ve got a comforting dinner that won’t fail to please!

Fusion food
You all know how much I love fusion food. Why enjoy just one cuisine, when you can enjoy two? I really couldn’t care less if my cooking isn’t authentic – if it’s delicious, I’m all in.
These cheesy enchilada stuffed pasta shells combine Tex-Mex and …read more

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Mercado Agricola

By Paola Zaragoza Cardenales Mercado Agricola


Mercado Agricola
Is an organic farmers market that is held every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month in the Placita Roosevelt. It starts at 9am and ends at 2pm, with a variety of fresh produce and food made by local farmers and business owners. There is a small parking available in front of the Plaza, but it does get full fast, so I suggest parking around the Plaza. There are a lot of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options; there are seminars; activities for the kids, music; and a lot of more interesting things that may vary …read more

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California Green Ripe Olive Cauliflower Salad

By Erin Alderson Post sponsored by California Ripe Olives. See below for more details.
If I had my way, I’d eat a big bowl of roasted vegetables for lunch, everyday. This cauliflower salad is another recipe that allows me to do just that. Shallot-roasted cauliflower tossed with salty olives and parmesan along along with sorghum. It’s filling and delicious!
California Ripe Olives

When you think California produce, you might only think about the items that hit the produce aisles in your grocery store. Sure, the state grows a lot of that kind of produce. However, there are also some other magical kinds of items that are …read more

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Sacred Warrior: Reclaim Your True Nature & Rewild Through Healing Plants

By Liza de Guia ” Healing is not necessarily an easy journey.” – Vanessa Chakour, Sacred Warrior
Welcome back to our food. curated. documentary series on inspiring food artisans and passionate entrepreneurs in the food space!
Meet Vanessa Chakour, the visionary founder and herbalist behind Sacred Warrior, a plant-powered wellness practice, based in Brooklyn, New York. Under the canopy of Prospect Park, students come to Vanessa to rediscover themselves through mindful, sacred plant work. Her students achieve this by building a holistic approach to emotional and physical healing through a variety of local plant walks, herbalism courses, herbal …read more

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Green Beans with Thyme, Shallots and Pistachios

By Irvin This quick and easy green beans with thyme, shallots and pistachios can be made in 15 minutes and is a welcome side dish to any dinner, fancy or casual. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Lately it’s all about the vegetable sides here at home. With the season getting cooler, I’ve been turning to comfort food and that means beef stew, ribs, fried chicken and meatballs. But I often serve up the same couple of side dishes over and over. But lately I’ve been mixing it up by reaching into my cookbook collection (something I really need to do more of) and …read more

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

By Riz This Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake recipe is out of this world delicious – creamy, velvety-smooth bliss. And it’s more than pretty enough to impress friends with at your next potluck (tell them you’ve got the baked cheesecake dessert handled)! The Secret to my Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Recipe This Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake is one of those simple…
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Easy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

By Jacqueline Meldrum An easy recipe for chocolate fudge using just three ingredients. The prefect sweet treat to give as a gift this Christmas.Everyone loves chocolate. It’s that little lift in your day that brings a moment of joy, that little boost in the afternoon when you are flagging or a little treat in the evening.Chocolate fudge is a great homemade chocolate treat. It’s easy to make, but you end up with something really special, which is perfect to share with guests on special occasions or as a fuss-free homemade Christmas gift.Yes Christmas is coming, it’ll be here before you know it and …read more

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