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Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita

Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts about traveling is the exposure to new and exciting things. And it doesn’t always require busting out your passport. This little gem comes from one of my many trips to Texas. Austin, Texas to be specific. I am a SXSW regular, you see, and this little puppy has kicked off many a tequila-filled night while there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Beer and Gouda Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini)

Beer and Gouda Fried Risotto Balls (Arancini)

| January 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Super Bowl will be here in just over a week and you are probably looking for some fun appetizer to wow the crowd with. Well, look no further! The great thing about these risotto balls (called arancini) is that they not only make a great starter but you can put them on a salad or have them as a side. Super versatile! And the fact that they are made with beer and cheese doesn’t hurt either.

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KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his new book, “Conscious Capitalism,” Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey says that a responsible business can benefit both society and the bottom line. KQED’s Forum talk to Mackey about ethical capitalism and the recent controversy surrounding his comparison of President Obama’s health care reform to fascism.

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Spicy Butternut Squash & Black Bean Burger

Spicy Butternut Squash & Black Bean Burger

| January 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like a messy burger, is there? I love them. And what I enjoy most about veggie burgers is the endless possibility of combinations. They are such a great way to increase your vegetable intake, even with veggies you might not like. This burger is a favorite. It is slightly sweet, earthy and pretty spicy.

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Fried Apple Rings, An American Classic

Fried Apple Rings, An American Classic

| January 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

What is not to love about onion rings? Fried, salty and the perfect vehicle for a variety of condiments. Every time I partake I think about what other wonders would be great in this format. Apples are always my first thought. So here you go, fried apple rings for your enjoyment. Perfect for your next football gathering or just because!

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Sweet Bar Bakery: Sweets and Savories for Uptown Oakland

Sweet Bar Bakery: Sweets and Savories for Uptown Oakland

Sweet Bar Bakery brings all-day sweets and savories to Uptown Oakland, offering everything from bacon-gorgonzola scones to gluten-free cupcakes and vegan “fauxnuts.” Stephanie Rosenbaum talks with baker-owner Mani Niall.

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Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

I never really considered sweet potatoes on pizza until I had a bunch laying around along with some homemade pesto. I tried it on a whim and it was fantastic; it’s earthy, hearty and kinda sweet. I think you are going to like it!

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Chewy Homemade Pizza Dough

Chewy Homemade Pizza Dough

| January 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

Pizza dough is one of those things that once you make it yourself, you’ll eat even more pizza than you already do. Why? Well, fresh pizza dough is super easy to make and fresh baked pizza is way tastier than anything you’ll get delivered.

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Spicy Sweet Potato Hash and Eggs

Spicy Sweet Potato Hash and Eggs

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

This breakfast-y meal is a favorite of mine. Not only perfect in the morning, but it is also great as a quick dinner. It’s hearty, fairly healthy and extremely tasty.

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Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watch the video to find out the surprise Bay Area Bites blogger Mike Kahn got when he picked up some Hostess snacks and found that a number of them might contain beef fat.

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Garlic and Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

Garlic and Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

| December 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

While you might be done with the Christmas party circuit, it isn’t quite over yet. Whether you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party of your own or attending as a guest, I have the perfect party appetizer–Stuffed Brussels Sprouts! Yes, you heard me, Stuffed Brussels Sprouts.

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Roasted Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

Roasted Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese

| December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have I told you about my cranberry habit? Every year, around this time, I buy way too many cranberries. I love the way they look and taste and am always trying to find innovative ways to use cranberries in recipes. Recently, I baked Brie with cranberries and it was so good that I figured, I couldn’t go wrong with a grilled cheese, right?

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Gooey White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip

Gooey White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is the month of the cranberry for me. I have roasted them, put them in grilled cheese and now this lovely, gooey cheese dip. And wait until you see the rosemary and cranberry sangria I have coming up!

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A Gluten-Free Holiday Table

A Gluten-Free Holiday Table

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dealing with varied dietary restrictions may seem daunting and can add yet another complication to this glorious yet hectic season. Don’t fret. Keep it simple, fresh and real with these gluten-free and vegetarian — and even some vegan — options.

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