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Welcome to Love + Craft Kitchen’s Fresh Take,
a chef-driven monthly newsletter featuring information on ingredients, recipes, planning and cooking tips, and other culinary lifestyle-related tidbits – all part of an endeavor to prepare delicious meals that support us in enjoying a healthier life.

Multiple Use Mindset for Dinner Planning

Multiple Use Mindset for Dinner Planning

DINNER PLANNING TIP: Get in the “multiple use” mindset. Make the most of the ingredients purchased, limit food waste, and ease meal prep by using raw and cooked ingredients in multiple ways each week.   We’ve all had it happen. We purchase that lovely bunch of fresh...

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Did you Know that Herbs can be Brain-Boosters?

Did you Know that Herbs can be Brain-Boosters?

Did you know that herbs are brain boosters? Not only are they wonderful for flavoring recipes, but they also contain nutrients that support brain health and wellbeing.    I love translating nutritional information that I read and research to my hands-on cooking...

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7 Cool Summer Wines

7 Cool Summer Wines

Hot days definitely call for a few cool summer wines!   I am a city girl and love living in a walking neighborhood. While I also very much enjoy quieter time spent at the ocean, in the mountains, or visiting a park, the city is my home. I truly enjoy the vibe of...

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Using Seasonal Ingredients when Dinner Planning

Using Seasonal Ingredients when Dinner Planning

Keeping seasonal ingredients in mind while dinner planning is a great strategy for adding more freshness and nutrients to our meals.   I am a farmers market groupie. Truth be told, farmers' markets even make my “things to do” list while I am vacationing! It does...

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Luscious, Creamy Avocados

Luscious, Creamy Avocados

Avocados are luscious, creamy, and so versatile! They add body and moisture to recipes while providing a large nutritional punch.   avocado | noun a pear-shaped fruit with a rough leathery skin, smooth oily edible flesh, and a large stone an edible fruit of...

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Nutrient-Rich, Budget-Friendly Chickpeas

Nutrient-Rich, Budget-Friendly Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a nutrient-rich, budget-friendly, versatile ingredient that definitely should be in your pantry!   “Vegetarian and frugal it may be, but the chickpea is one of the most versatile ingredients you could keep in your cupboards.” — Yotam Ottolenghi...

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