September 17, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Cold Quinoa and Tuna Salad: Hot Weather, Cold Salad

I can’t remember having weather this crazy since I moved to Southern California in 1977.   There has been a hurricane off the coast of Mexico to the south,  and the weather here in San Diego has been very, very … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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Easy 13 Bean Soup with Vegetables and Smoked Pork, Topped with Avocado

I thought I would make chicken soup today, but when I checked the freezer we had no chicken. Instead, I found 2 smoked pork chops from Mahogany Smokehouse in Bishop..   So I decided to make bean soup instead.  The artisan smoked … Continue reading

July 8, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit! Discovering Bean By Bean, a cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon

I was looking for some inspiration for a new bean soup recipe.   A quick search of Amazon.com turned up the newest book about beans…so I ordered it.   The first thing I noticed was the name of the author.  Really?   … Continue reading

May 20, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Crab and Quinoa Stuffed Avocado

  Do you enjoy quinoa?  Our family has been experimenting with quinoa during the past year.   Even though quinoa is considered to be a whole grain, it’s actually a seed.  It was a staple for thousands of years in the … Continue reading

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