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Avocado Chicken Salad

By Elise

Avocado Chicken Salad

The concept is simple—a quick, basic chicken salad that uses mashed avocado as a binder instead of the more traditional mayonnaise.

That was my idea as I set out to repeat the success we had with our Avocado Tuna Salad. It would be a “sequel” of sorts, hopefully a sequel more like Toy Story 2 (brilliant!) than the second Bridget Jones (yikes).

Nailed it! At least I think so. You will be the final judge.

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Feast Portland 2015 – Night Market

By Irvin

Feast Portland 2015 - Night Market. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

One of the absolute highlights of Feast Portland is the Night Market event. An evening of small bites inspired by Night Markets from around the world, this outdoor event has becoming one of the signature events of the weekend. Though shuttle buses are provided for bloggers from the media lounge (and I’m told it’s a rollicking good time to take them) I always walk from my hotel to the event. A mellow 20 minute walk from downtown on the Wilmette river waterfront, it’s a nice respite, away from the crowds of the hustle and bustle of the …read more

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Introducing the Amuse Your Bouche newsletter!

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Introducing AYB newsletter

Every now and then I get an idea in my head, and run with it. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working really hard to revamp the emails you’ll receive if you’re subscribed to recipe updates – as well as putting together a few new exciting things.

It all goes live today. Yay!

If you’re not already signed up to my recipe emails, click here to get yourself on the list, and receive an exclusive free ebook!

Or if you still need a little more convincing, here’s a quick overview of all the new stuff.

1. Revamped recipe emails!

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Cacao Cashew Granola

By Sus Davy

Cacao Cashew Granola // Roughmeasures.com

I have a confession. It’s one I have been denying for a while now. Charlie tells me it regularly, but I have been slightly blind sighted. I shut the cupboard doors quickly, and ram in another hanger in the over-flowing wardrobe.

Yes, I am a hoarder.

I collect things I think will be important, things I am sure I will use again and again. Yes, I do need another pink wig. And a 15th pair of sunglasses. No, I can’t make my trainer collection smaller, and it is absolutely necessary to have that hula-hula skirt I found at a festival. The trouble …read more

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup – Legend of the Fall

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John)

This roasted butternut squash soup is probably my favorite fall soup of all time, which is why I’m so shocked we haven’t posted a video for it before. It’s cheap, easy, nutritious, and absolutely delicious; and should probably go into the once-a-week rotation for a few months at least.


As I mention in the video, there’s really no great reason to simmer this for an hour like I did, but I think it does help harmonize the flavors, not to mention humidify your home. A cold, rainy day just looks better through steamed-up windows.

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#FoodFreedom4All Campaign

By Culinary Road Trips Puerto Rico

Donate, Share, Support! https://www.gofundme.com/nomsy
Note: Robby, Julian, & Evan from the instagram account @nutfreenoms contacted me to spread the word and raise awareness to help those with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Nomsy, is a community-based platform that empowers customized food discovery based on the way the user lives. The app can tell you which places have safer, healthier foods that fit your diet, which topics are trending with regards to your health interests, and recommend recipes and articles you may be interested in – all based on your dietary lifestyle.
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Broccoli Cheddar Bites

By Elise

Broccoli Cheddar Bites

Do you like broccoli? I LOVE, seriously love broccoli. Favorite way to eat it? Steamed, served with a little mayo.

I wish more people shared my enthusiasm.

If you are in the not-so-sure-about-broccoli camp, or are cooking for someone who needs to eat more vegetables but is less than enthused at the prospect, this is the recipe for you.

What’s the one thing that makes broccoli taste great? Cheddar cheese. It’s one of those power combos, hard to go wrong. Just check out our Broccoli Cheddar Casserole, or our Broccoli Cheddar Mac n Cheese. (Black pepper is the other thing …read more

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Feast Portland 2015 – Sandwich Invitationals

By Irvin

Feast Portland 2015, Day 1 - The Sandwich Invitationals

“I’m trying to think of something yummy for me to take you to…” said my friend Sue when she picked me up at the airport in Portland. I had just landed there a half hour earlier just in time for lunch. I shrugged and told her that it didn’t need to be yummy. I was traveling up to Oregon for Feast Portland and for the next three days I was going to be gorging myself on food that went beyond yummy. The first event, the epic annual Sandwich Invitational, did not disappoint. This year I was HIGHLY …read more

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Feast Portland 2015 – Sandwich Invitationals

By Irvin

Feast Portland 2015, Day 1 - The Sandwich Invitationals

“I’m trying to think of something yummy for me to take you to…” said my friend Sue when she picked me up at the airport in Portland. I had just landed there a half hour earlier just in time for lunch. I shrugged and told her that it didn’t need to be yummy. I was traveling up to Oregon for Feast Portland and for the next three days I was going to be gorging myself on food that went beyond yummy. The first event, the epic annual Sandwich Invitational, did not disappoint. This year I was HIGHLY …read more

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Borscht-Braised Beef Short Ribs – It Sure Beats Beets

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John)

Even though I often joke about naming dishes a certain way to help with the search engines, I rarely actually do. Mostly because I don’t get a bonus for extra traffic, but with this borscht-braised beef short ribs, I fully admit to intentionally not using the “B” word.


I would hate for someone who thinks they hate beets to not even watch the video. I figured if we could trick them into at least seeing the dish in all its colorful glory, they’d simply have to give it a try. Unless they don’t like beets, and gorgeous things.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

By Elise

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Meat

So, what’s your favorite burrito filling? While I’m sometimes tempted towards chile verde or pulled pork, I usually pick the spicy shredded chicken.

No need to go out for this though, it’s easy to make at home, especially with a slow cooker! 10 minutes prep, slow cook for hours, then shred with a couple of forks. Perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, tamales, or even a taco salad.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

By Elise

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Meat

So, what’s your favorite burrito filling? While I’m sometimes tempted towards chile verde or pulled pork, I usually pick the spicy shredded chicken.

No need to go out for this though, it’s easy to make at home, especially with a slow cooker! 10 minutes prep, slow cook for hours, then shred with a couple of forks. Perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, tamales, or even a taco salad.

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Crispy “Peking Duck” Lettuce Cups – Faster, Easier, and Better?

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John)

I was going to say that one of these days we’ll actually make a proper Peking duck recipe, but that’s probably not going to happen. That takes multiple steps, several days, and requires a place to hang the ducks to dry. Most modern homes don’t have a duck drying room.


However, using this relatively quick and simple technique, we can achieve something kind of similar, which many people would say, all things considered, is even better. Well, maybe not “many people,” but I would say that. These were really, really good.

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Red Thai satay tofu

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

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I spoke at a blogging conference a few weeks ago (BlogStock – conference meets festival, it was fun! I was speaking in a tipi!). There was a free Thai buffet before the event started (I know, a free Thai buffet, I was in heaven), and one of the sauces up for grabs was an amazing red Thai curry sauce.

It wasn’t any old Thai curry sauce though, it had a slight peanutty flavour as well, kind of a cross between a red Thai curry sauce and a satay sauce. So of course, I set about trying to …read more

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Adventures of the French kind

By Sus Davy

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I had planned to get a recipe up tonight, but going through a gazillion photos on my camera, I couldn’t miss adding a little photographic homage to my French holiday.

I spent two beautiful weeks in the South West of France, in a little village called Azur. Tagging along on my parent’s bi-annual trip to this beautiful lake-side setting. Excited like a kid (or 27-year-old) at Christmas. It was intensely hot for the first week, which meant much pool-side lounging and hammock swinging (oh, life). I wanted to cram EVERYTHING into my two weeks there, making sure I wasn’t going to …read more

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Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp

By Elise

Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp

What’s your go-to quick midweek meal? Mine often involves angel hair pasta, because it cooks in only 3 minutes. My other standby is shrimp, which also cooks almost as fast.

In this Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp we are using both, and tossing them with quickly cooked fresh tomatoes (that’s the “pomodoro” part), garlic, and basil. You could use canned tomatoes, but if tomatoes are in season, and they are ripe and juicy, you can use them with hardly any extra time.

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Sponsored Post: Plum and Peach Galette (and a GIVEAWAY!)

By Irvin

Plum and Peach Galette. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I dread the end of summer like a 4th grader. It’s not that I have to go back to sitting in the boring classroom (I actually liked school, unlike other kids). It’s because it’s the end of all the peaches, plums and other berries. So in the last burst of summer stone fruit that hits the market, I buy up bags of them and then proceed to make desserts and dishes with them as fast as I can to savor their fleeting flavor. I adore making galettes because they are fast and easy and the more rustic and handmade they …read more

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Baby Bok Choy with Yellow Bell Peppers

By Elise

Baby Bok Choy with Yellow Bell Peppers

There are certain routines in our family for which I am unendingly grateful. One is that at the dinner table there is always a green vegetable of some sort. I may not have loved some veggies as a child, but as an adult, I crave them. If not for the fact that the other members of my family love their greens too, I could easily eat an entire serving bowl of pretty much any of the veggies that regularly grace our table.

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How to deep fry safely at home (without a deep fat fryer!)

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

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I don’t deep fry things often – it’s not the sort of thing I’d like to get in the habit of doing regularly. But, just occasionally, when you can produce something as amazing as beer battered halloumi, vegetable tempura, or crispy battered mushrooms, it’s totally worth it.

A lot of people are a bit afraid of deep frying at home without a dedicated fryer, but as long as you take a few precautions, it can be pretty easy. Here are my top tips for deep frying safely at home, without having to fork out for …read more

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