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#CookClub bonus recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini

One-inch cubes of butternut squash are tossed in crushed garlic, allspice, olive oil, salt and pepper before being layered on a baking sheet and roasted in this recipe.

  1. Celery root slaw flush with nutrients

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    It wasn't until I lived in France that I fully appreciated how underused celeriac, also called celery root, is here in the United States.

    Celery Root and Chipotle Remoulade Slaw is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber, thanks to celery root.
  2. Snack on these: Coconut Date Slices

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    In October 2014 I attended the Hemp Conference in Las Vegas with the intent to better understand medical cannabis and find out why brownies were the food of choice by consumers of medical marijuana. I had seen medical cannabis used in Amsterdam, China, Peru and at an Antarctica base, yet marijuana as medicine …

    Enjoy Coconut Date Slices as a snack or dessert.
  3. Here's a healthy update for that '70s spinach salad

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    Remember the warm spinach salad? That hot bacon dressing, crumbles of blue cheese, crunchy nuts and those canned orange slices, all mounded over a bed of slightly wilted spinach?

    Spinach Salad With Roasted Oranges and Shallots makes good use of fresh veggies and fruit, bringing a bounty of flavor and nutrients.
  4. In Our Kitchen: A recipe for exotic yet comforting Oxtail Ragu

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    Where does one buy oxtail in St. Petersburg? The only way I knew to get oxtail was at a fritanga (sort of a Nicaraguan cafeteria-style restaurant) in Miami. Locally, our first thought was Mazzaro's Italian Market, but they directed us to another nearby butcher: Tony's Meat Market on Fourth Street S.

    Making Oxtail Ragu isn’t as quick and effortless as whipping up a bowl of spaghetti, but it isn’t difficult. The biggest challenge may be finding a place to purchase oxtail.
  5. Cook Hack: How to quickly cut and peel an avocado

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    CUTTING UP AVOCADOS: I am very speedy with avocado pitting and peeling, but I've been told the way I do it can be dangerous. I disagree, since I have yet to hurt myself despite being a klutz. Here's how I do it.

    STEVE MADDEN   |   Times
  6. Easy weeknight meals: Greek Pizza With Chicken and Artichoke recipe and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    A bowl of cooked brown rice is a blank canvas for lots of toppings. Consider sauteed wild mushrooms, goat cheese and chives; smashed black beans and avocado chunks with a dash of Sriracha sauce; sauteed garlic spinach and chickpeas; diced tofu, soy sauce and crunchy …

  7. Give in to thepressure

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    It's one of the most pervasive of culinary cliches — the exploding pressure cooker. And thanks to it, all manner of otherwise adept home cooks fearfully retreat from this kitchen workhorse.

    White Bean and Pancetta Soup is among the 500 recipes in The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. And pressure cooker recipes aren’t limited to beans and roasts. Think French Toast Bread Pudding and cheesecake.
  8. Food Network star Robert Irvine talks about his 'unique' live show coming to St. Petersburg

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Food Network star Robert Irvine swoops into the Mahaffey on April 19 for one evening of his multimedia, multisensory cooking demo/boot camp.

    Robert Irvine is host of Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible and Restaurant Express.
  9. #CookClub recipe No. 39: Andouille Shrimp and Grits

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    There are many variations on shrimp and grits, a classic South Carolina Low Country favorite.

    There are many ways to make shrimp and grits, but this version would likely raise some eyebrows in South Carolina’s Low Country.
  10. Citrus shines next to radishes

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    Before I put this salad together, I could imagine how it would feel and taste in my mouth: the juicy, sweet oranges playing against the crisp, pungent radishes. The combination was inspired by an orange, radish and carrot salad in Sally Butcher's charming book Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads From Around the …

    A citrus and radish salad with both blood and navel oranges, a mix of red and purple radishes and daikon is dressed with roasted pistachio oil. This salad is both sweet and pungent.