Snacks

By Riki Shore Asparagus is a special Spring treat, and it’s the current favorite vegetable with a certain 6 year old in our house. I overheard her say to a friend last week, “Don’t you love asparagus?!”. It took a moment for the other kid to answer, somewhat meekly, “Yeah”. Asparagus is the young shoot of a plant in the lily family. It still grows wild in this country, and young wild shoots can be eaten raw, but we buy cultivated asparagus, such as the violet-hued Jersey Giant. It can be an expensive vegetable to serve regularly, with the price of […]

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By Riki Shore While I love to eat freshly made hot meals, the truth is, sometimes I need a snack on-the-go. Our lives, like everyone else’s, are busy and fully lived. A mid-afternoon pick-up that’s packed with protein and healthy fats is an invaluable recipe to have. This recipe is inspired by Elana Amsterdam’s Power Bars, posted on her blog Elana’s Pantry several years ago. I’ve toasted the coconut and added some almond extract to pump up the flavor, and I recommend processing the almond mixture until it’s completely smooth. Mine are also sweetened with Muscovado sugar instead of stevia […]

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