Roasted Orange-Brined Chicken

When you see “1 orange” in the ingredient list of a recipe, your likely gut reaction is to just grab any orange, like Valencia or Navel. But there are other choices that you might not have considered. From extra-sweet Cara Caras to dark-pigmented Moro...
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Recipe: Chilled Corn Soup with Tomatoes, Avocado & Feta

Whenever I list corn as a healthy food, people never fail to stare with a mix of amazement and concern. “Isn’t corn fattening?” Ah…No. You’re entering a carb no-hater zone. Virtually all vegetables offer nutritional benefits. As for corn, one medium ear is about 100 calories,...
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Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Cauliflower season peaks late fall through early spring, so I decided to get creative and use it in this soup. Preliminary data shows a link between the turmeric in yellow curry and reduced risks for inflammation, improved heart health and cognitive function, providing more important...
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Butternut Squash Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes & Pepitas Recipe

I became very picky about risotto after cooking it day after day at Mary Elaine’s (R.I.P.) at The Phoenician. Freshly made, well-executed risotto should be pourable, not sticky or firm, and it should also be eaten immediately. There’s no way around the watchful hour...
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Creamy Potato Soup Recipe for All

You say potato. I say Brian Malarkey. The inspiration for this recipe stems from a recent visit to San Diego that included a potato luncheon at Searsucker. The restaurant’s very own Brian Malarkey, a past Top Chef finalist, made an appearance. Take note, PR professionals, on how...
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