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And Our Vitamix Winner Is … Emily!

Emily from Texas is the winner of our Vitamix giveaway! Picked at random from over 1100 entries, Emily is the lucky winner of a brand new Vitamix Vita-Prep 48 oz commercial food blender. When asked what her favorite blender recipe was, she confessed that this would be her very first blender! Talk about going from […]

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Recipe: Cream of Asparagus Soup

The start of spring doesn’t have to mean the end of soup season. With warmer temperatures come fresh asparagus, peas and artichokes—the farmer’s market in spring is a soup-lover’s paradise. So, don’t put away that warmer yet! Personally, I’m a pretty huge fan of cream asparagus soup. Here’s a recipe that is simple to prepare […]

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Memorial Day Grill & Grilling Preparation [Checklist]

Here in the U.S., Memorial Day is typically seen as the unofficial start of grilling season (though we must note—approvingly—that people are increasingly grilling year round). By late May, the weather is predictably warm (for the most part—Colorado is an exception) and backyards are in full bloom, so it just doesn’t seem right to cook […]

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Food Allergy Awareness in the Restaurant

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 11-17, 2014, I thought I’d pull together some food allergy facts and how you can better prepare your restaurant for food allergen customers. First, I think I’ll start with my own story on food allergies.  My youngest son has a severe allergy to tree nuts, pistachios and […]

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Recipe: Cinco de Mayo Guacamole

Here’s the unvarnished truth about store-bought guacamole: it’s the Worst. (So bad it merits a capital W.) Like margarine or Velveeta, pre-fab guac is an inferior imitation of the real thing. It’s not worth your money. It’s not even worth sacrificing a single tortilla chip. If there were commandments associated with Cinco de Mayo, next […]

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