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Sep
06

SacFoodies and the Beanstalk

This week, we were asked by Slow Food Sacramento to create a recipe using Elegant Beans‘ Jacob’s Cattle Beans. Jacob’s Cattle Beans are an heirloom variety and a part of Ark of Taste, which serves as a living catalog of foods facing extinction. We had a blast creating this recipe (and eating it), and we […]

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Mar
31

5 Meatless Entrees That Aren’t Pasta

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In looking for meatless recipes these past few weeks, I’ve come to find that no meat means “pasta” for many of us. It’s no surprise—who doesn’t love pasta? It’s easy, versatile and delicious. But, let’s be honest, the sweet creation that is pasta isn’t exactly the most forgiving food if you’re looking to maintain your […]

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Jan
20

Small Bites for the Big Game

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If you’re planning your Big Game snacking menu, here’s a healthy take on onion rings that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. I came across this recipe a few weeks ago, adapted it to make it gluten-free, and it was a big hit with my family. (The original recipe calls for all-purpose flour, if you prefer.) Serve these […]

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Oct
17

Rediscover Roxy Restaurant and Bar

By Amanda Frew, Tricia Juanitas and Jake Ferguson A Sacramento staple for more than eight years, Roxy Restaurant and Bar is known for its tasty food, stylish décor and popular weekend brunch. However, with the help of Roxy’s new manager (and award-winning mixologist) Chris Rosas, it’s time to add robust happy hour to the list. We […]

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Oct
06

Fresh Bruschetta and Lentil Dip

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I have never been too much of a snacker, but this small side always turns me into a crazed grazer. There is just something about this crunchy combo that has me hooked. To make matters worse (but also better), this dip has a healthy lentil base, so I never feel guilty eating a whole salad […]

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Sep
25

Small Bite Delight: Lumpia

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Have you ever heard of the foods: Lechon, Sinigang, Longanisa or Adobo? I didn’t think so. If yes, bonus points for you! This is a short-list of some of my all-time favorite Filipino dishes, and it’s a shame that they haven’t made it into the mainstream American food scene. Having been born and raised in […]

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Sep
19

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

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Did you know that 46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues? 12 million of them are children and 7 million are seniors. September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. A group of 30 passionate food bloggers recently put together […]

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Sep
15

5 Ways to Eat Figs

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  It’s here! The season you’ve all been waiting for: fig season.

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Sep
11

Mashed Potato Puffs

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The theme of the 2014 SacFoodies Potluck (our 7th annual!) was “Small Bites” and I was inspired to return to my 2011 potluck roots and decided to select a recipe from PotatoGoodness.com (one of our clients is the US Potato Board). The Mashed Potato Puffs recipe had been calling my name ever since I first […]

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Aug
20

Wordless Wednesday: Tomato Jam

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When a fellow SacFoodie shares her garden’s bounty, one must make Tomato Jam!

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