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Rice & Olive Salad

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Rice & Olive Salad 4 servings 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup leftover steamed rice (I used Japanese white medium-grain) 1/2 cup Lindsay Large Pitted Black Ripe Olives, halved 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 large Roma tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley For the vinaigrette: 1 1/2 tablespoons olive […]

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Spicy Miso Pork Ramen Noodles

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Spicy Miso Pork Ramen Noodles Makes 4 servings 6 — 8 ounces dried ramen noodles (sometimes labeled chuka soba) 10 ounces ground pork 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil 2.5 tablespoons aka miso paste (dark/red miso paste) 1 1/2 tablespoons toban jian (chili bean sauce) 2 tablespoons water 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons granulated sugar […]

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Chilled Soba, Avocado, & Grapefruit Salad

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“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” — Ada Louise Huxtable My friend Juls, the author of the […]

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Carrot Sesame Salad

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Carrot Sesame Salad Makes 4 servings 3 – 4 medium size carrots (about 7 ounces total), washed and peeled 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1. With a vegetable peeler, slice the carrots into long ribbons.  Set […]

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