COOKING VIDEO: Make A Black Bean Salsa Dip

  Why spend money on small jars of “specialty” bean dip when it’s so easy to make your own? You can use black beans (also known as common beans and turtle beans, among other names) or white beans (use cannellini, Great Northern or marrow bean varieties). The cooking video below demonstrates a chunky black bean…
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COOKING VIDEO: Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

  We love elegant, chilled cucumber soup. It’s refreshing and low in calories—we use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the whole milk yogurt and sour cream used in the video recipe. And it’s less costly to make than gazpacho. Cucumber soup is customizable in texture, from chunky to smoothie-like (you can drink the latter from…
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COOKING VIDEO: Delicious Homemade Falafel Recipe

  If you can’t find a local restaurant selling delicious falafel sandwiches, here’s a video that shows how easy they are to make at home. And here’s a falafel recipe along with recipes for your choice of tahini sauce, yogurt sauce or garlic sauce. Made from chickpeas and/or fava beans, garlic, parsley, cilantro and seasonings,…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Make Coconut Water

  If you enjoy a refreshing glass of coconut water (a.k.a. coconut juice), you may like to see how it’s made. Actually, Mother Nature makes the coconut water. The challenge is to get it from the inside of the coconut. First, you need a machete. Then, if you enjoy relieving your frustration/anger/whatever by hacking open…
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COOKING VIDEO: Make Tortillas From Scratch

  If you’ve never made fresh tortillas from scratch, you’re in for a treat. Warm, fragrant and homemade-tasting, you can serve them as a flatbread at brunch or with a luncheon salad. Or of course, use them in your favorite Mexican recipes. Turn tortilla-making into a fun weekend activity for the family. It’s fun, and…
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