Cold-Brew Lavender Mint Tea
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Cold-Brew Lavender Mint Tea

By Alicia Ghio It’s important to stay hydrated, especially in the heat of summer. The general rule calls for drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Being…

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Thai Chicken and Basil
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Thai Chicken and Basil

By Alicia Ghio Every year, if nothing else, I grow a variety of herbs on my patio: Italian basil, parsley, oregano and cilantro. This year, I decided to…

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Crunchy Chopped Salad
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Crunchy Chopped Salad

By Alicia Ghio In the heat of summer, I avoid turning on my oven or stove. I’d rather grill or just go raw. With summer’s bounty coming out…

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Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

By: Alicia Ghio Stuffed peppers is a dish that exists in various forms across many different countries. Certain vegetables like peppers just make the perfect vessel to showcase…

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Banana Ice Cream with Berries and Whipped Coconut Cream
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Banana Ice Cream with Berries and Whipped Coconut Cream

By Alicia Ghio Summer and ice cream seem to be a perfect match. As a child, I have fond memories of going to the small ice cream shop…

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Marinated Steak Salad with Bacon & Crumbly Blue Cheese Dressing
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Marinated Steak Salad with Bacon & Crumbly Blue Cheese Dressing

By Alicia Ghio While we try to grill year round, it’s a little tough during those cold, dark and snowy winter days. So when warmer temperatures start to…

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Eating A Weed: Chickpeas and Dandelions
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Eating A Weed: Chickpeas and Dandelions

By Alicia Ghio Believe it or not, dandelions were not always considered a plague on suburban lawns. They were known for their medical qualities and used frequently in…

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Roast Leg of Lamb
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Roast Leg of Lamb

By Alicia Ghio   At Easter, our Italian family tradition is to make a roast leg of lamb. However, I don’t think it should just be reserved for…

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Mason Jar Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
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Mason Jar Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

By Alicia Ghio Salad is one of my favorite lunches to bring to work. By using a Mason jar, you can pack your salad the night before and…

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Sausage + Pepper Mini Egg Muffins
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Sausage + Pepper Mini Egg Muffins

By Alicia Ghio Frittatas and omelets are great for breakfast (or dinner for that matter), but not exactly easy to take with you when you’re running out the…

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