12 Days of Endive

Edamame Salad with Miso Dressing on Endive Leaves

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Edamame with Miso Dressing on Endive Leaves Makes 5 to 6 servings 16 ounces frozen, shelled edamame 1 1/2 tablespoons white miso paste 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons freshly squeeze orange juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger 2 small Fuji apples, peeled, […]

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Turkey Meatball and Endive Coconut Curry

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Turkey Meatball and Endive Coconut Curry Makes 4 servings For the Turkey Meatballs: 2 cans (14-ounces each) light coconut milk, divided 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey 1/2 cup panko 2 eggs 4 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoon cilantro, finely minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil For […]

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Endive: What’s in a name?

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It’s day 9 of the 12 Days of Endive! Whether you call it California endive, Belgian endive, Brussels endive, French endive, endive, or witlof, these names are all synonymous for Cichorium endivia, the vegetable that I’ve been celebrating.  Whatever you call it, endive is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially folate, vitamins A and K, and […]

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Enriched Apple Brown Betty

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I’m excited about a new project I’m working on.  I am one of the new guest bloggers for the Grain Foods Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of the important role grain-based foods play in a healthful diet. Since this month is National Birth Defections Prevention Month, the Grain […]

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Endive: Add Some Diva to Your Salad

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It’s Day 7 of the 12 Days of Endive! As an OnDiva and long time lover and eater of endive, I’m a big fan of the crisp bright flavor that fresh endive adds to a salad.  So today I’m bringing you 12 different ways to add a bit of endive diva to your salad! Grilled […]

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How To Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

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Onigiri (“oh-nee-gee-ree”) are Japanese rice balls and today I’m going to show you how easy they are to make!  As I was working on the material for this post, I realized that I’ve been writing about onigiri for a long time on this little piece of the inter-webs of mine.  I’ve been writing about the […]

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Endive: No Washing Necessary

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Today is Day 5 of the 12 Days of Endive. It’s Friday, and I don’t know about you, but at the end of the day on Friday, my brain starts to shut off.  After a week of go, go, go, my brain says . . . nothing.  The beautiful thing about endive is that it […]

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Endive: Do the dip!

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Today is Day 4 of the 12 Days of Endive! One of my favorite things about endive is how versatile it is—there is a wide variety of ways to use it raw and cooked.  One of my favorite ways to use it raw is as a replacement to tortilla chips when I’m eating dip, or […]

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Endive: A Vegetable With a Unique History

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For day 3 of the 12 Days of Endive, let’s talk history! Endive has a unique story—it’s a youngster in the vegetable world, which is ironic considering that the root it’s grown from, called chicory, is one of the earliest plants cited in recorded literature.  Endive, on the other hand, was a relatively recent discovery, […]

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Miso Hungry Podcast!

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A podcast! A podcast! We have a podcast!!  Yeah, I’m not excited in the least. Ahem.  Recording a podcast is something I have been wanting to do for a while now, but the how was what has held me back.  Doing it by myself was out of the question—there was no way I was going […]

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