Hard Squash Hummus

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When farmers markets close and vegetable choices dwindle, every restaurant menu seems to feature butternut squash — in soup, in pasta, or in salad.

But after a few months, even squash superfans will admit to butternut malaise.

Enter: delicata. This heirloom squash is experiencing a dramatic revival thanks to the richer flavor and softer skin of a productive variety that first hit seed markets about a decade ago.

Also known as “sweet potato squash” for its brown sugar flavor, delicata tastes like a cross between fresh corn and pumpkin pie.

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Hard Squash Hummus

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Recipe: Marinated portobello mushrooms with provolone

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Dietitian’s tip: When cleaning mushrooms, don’t immerse them in water because they’ll soak up the water like a sponge.

Instead, wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth or sturdy paper towel.

 

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Recipe: Marinated Portobello mushrooms with provolone

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Asparagus Quiche with a Spaghetti Squash Crust

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Is there anything more perfect and pretty for a Sunday brunch than quiche?

Probably not.

But let’s be honest, if you’re going for easy, making a quiche ain’t it.

This quiche’s crust isn’t made with a traditional pastry dough; instead it’s made using roasted spaghetti squash, making it not only a bit more fuss-free, but also healthier.

 

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Asparagus Quiche with a Spaghetti Squash Crust

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Ultimate Guide to Vinegar

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Perhaps reading about all these exciting kinds of vinegar has whetted your appetite to make some of your own. Experimenting with flavors can be fun, and it’s especially rewarding when you use your own vinegar in favorite dishes or give it as a gift.

You’ll want to get exact directions from your local brewing supply store or university extension service. Be sure the directions you follow are tested and researched for safety to avoid food-borne illness. Take a look at this rundown of the general process to make apple cider vinegar to see if you’re up to the task.

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Ultimate Guide To Vinegar

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Good for You Cabbage

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Before you say ‘Yuck’, you may want to give this a try first!

The surprising flavor of coffee is added to cabbage, bacon, and molasses, making a robust side dish. All in less than 20 minutes!

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Good for You Cabbage

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