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Judith Rontal

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About the Author

Judith RontalJudith Rontal hails from wintry Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she grew up in a family that always managed to eat dinner together. She’s continued that connection between food, family and culture in her blog, Aluminum Foiled Kitchen, and in her daily life in DC. When not in the kitchen working on a new recipe, you can find Judith sweating it out at yoga or on the Rock Creek Park trails. Follow her food adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Watermelon Rind Kimchi

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Watermelon Rind Kimchi

Watermelon is a summer staple, but you find yourself with lots of scraps after eating the juicy inside. Instead of throwing away your rinds, turn them into kimchi! While traditionally made with cabbage, the white part of the rind makes a delicious fruity side dish that has a hint of sweetness and big burst of

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Roasted Grape Almond Tart

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Roasted Grape Almond Tart

Tarts are a great way to let fruit be the star of your dessert. If the idea of grapes in a tart has you scratching your head, you’re not alone. But grapes get deliciously soft and caramelized when baked. Try them! If grapes aren’t available or aren’t your thing, you can use any other fruit

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Summer Lovin’

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Summer Lovin’

Recipe contributed by Sip City. Summer’s almost here, and with it comes outdoor gatherings and celebrations. Beat the heat with this refreshing cocktail full of fresh fruit, herbs and Sip City’s The District switchel. This vinegar-and-ginger-based drink is full of all-natural ingredients and adds a new twist to this exciting cocktail.

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Grilled Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Grilled Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Grilling season is upon us! Light up your guests’ taste buds and your grill with these flavorful chicken kebabs. The dairy-free yogurt marinade tenderizes the meat, keeping it moist and flavorful instead of dry and forgettable. Kebabs are an easy way to cook meat and can be customized to add whatever vegetables you want to

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Whole Lemon Bar

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Whole Lemon Bar

When life gives you lemons…make lemon bars! These lemon bars require no juicing; just put the whole lemon in and don’t forget the sugar. They’re perfect for a party or any other time you’re looking for that bright lift that only citrus can give.

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