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Mate Gets a Chocolatte Upgrade


For our honeymoon a few years back, my husband and I went to Chile for a month. We traveled up and down the narrow country, and everywhere we went, workers were sipping a pungent tea known as Yerba Mate. While there is a traditional tea ceremony for mate, it has become an everyday beverage for […]

Mama said Masa


This week, our search for alternative flours leads us south of the US border to Mexico. Without getting into the current legal nonsense surrounding immigration to the US, let me say this: thank goodness so many brave, hopeful and hard-working people have crossed our borders bringing with them their unique cultures, traditions and (bless them) […]

Chipotle Black Bean Soup


This recipe is part of FitFare’s Week of Soup.

Upon becoming a vegetarian, one becomes more cognizant of eating sufficient protein and, if you are female, getting sufficient iron. Beans can satisfy both requirements.
But there are also good reasons for everyone to eat more beans. When a spectrum of bean types was […]