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Avocados Are Not Only For Making Guacamole

Avocados Are Not Only For Making Guacamole

By Chef Selwyn RichardsContributing Columnist Have you had your Alligator Pear today? You have, if you’ve eaten an avocado! Avocados are the large fruit of the avocado tree, and are in the same family as cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. ...

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A Quick Meal Idea: Salads

A Quick Meal Idea: Salads

By Chef Selwyn Richards Culinary Specialist I love salads for lunch or dinner almost any day of the week, but especially in the summer when it’s just too hot to cook. Salads are very versatile and healthy. You can easily ...

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A Simple Homemade Salad Dressing

A Simple Homemade Salad Dressing

By Chef Selwyn Richards Culinary Specialist Here is a basic salad dressing recipe to get you started. Ingredients 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons honey 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic salt and ...

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Cooking Seasonings: A Quick World Tour

Cooking Seasonings: A Quick World Tour

By Chef Selwyn Richards Culinary Specialist Herbs, spices and other seasonings are a natural and healthy way to add a lot of flavor to your recipes, without adding a lot of extra calories. With a little practice, you can create ...

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

By Chef Selwyn Richards Culinary Specialist Oven roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to bring out their natural flavors. This quick and easy recipe makes a great weeknight side-dish, that pairs well with beef, chicken, pork or seafood. ...

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5 Tips For Going Vegetarian Or Vegan Successfully

5 Tips For Going Vegetarian Or Vegan Successfully

By Chef Selwyn Richards Contributing Columnist Vegetarians are people, who choose to not eat meat. As with any lifestyle, different individuals make different choices. Some may eat seafood, others might eat eggs and dairy too. Vegans generally embrace an all-encompassing ...

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Mexican Chickpea Wraps

Mexican Chickpea Wraps

By Chef Selwyn Richards Contributing Culinary Specialist Ingredients for the main filling 1 14-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup corn kernels, drained and rinsed 1 14-ounce can of chopped tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 ...

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Spicy Apple Cider

Spicy Apple Cider

By Chef Selwyn Richards Culinary Specialist Every holiday party needs beverages to go with the wonderful foods, and Christmas is no different. Rather than serving soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, why not serve traditional Spicy Apple Cider at your Christmas ...

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