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Simple and Sublime Mushroom Risotto

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Simple and Sublime Mushroom Risotto

Risotto, the famous cooked rice dish from Northern Italy, is labor intensive, but well worth the effort!  Arborio rice is a variety most commonly used in this dish; it is a short-grained rice that is very high in starch. When toasted and simmered with an aromatic liquid, the rice becomes creamy, thick and rich. Cozy,

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Mushroom-Walnut Pâté

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Mushroom-Walnut Pâté

Food waste is a major problem in many kitchens. I wanted to find a way to use the mushrooms and onions that I had leftover from making the Aromatic Mushroom Broth, without making a complicated recipe. This spread, or pâté, has a short ingredient list, but is packed with flavor!  Use it as a topping

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Aromatic Mushroom Broth

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Aromatic Mushroom Broth

Making a homemade broth sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite easy! Mushrooms are packed with flavor, but those notes need to be coaxed out of them gently. Simmering dried and cooked mushrooms with pungent onions and woody thyme is a simple way to make a delicious broth. The result is a liquid full of umami,

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Cashew-Cacao-Reishi Butter

Recipe by Jessica Grosman

Cashew-Cacao-Reishi Butter

Reishi is a powerful adaptogenic mushroom and is often referred to as the “mushroom of immortality.”  These medicinal mushrooms have been used in China for centuries as a tonic to aid the body in coping with a variety of stressors. When blended into a barely-sweet butter with raw cashews and raw cacao powder, the result

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Za’atar Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe by Judith Rontal

<em>Za’atar</em> Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Forget the cinnamon and add some Mediterranean flair to your sweet potatoes this fall. Za’atar (available at Middle Eastern and kosher food markets, as well as online) is a blend of hyssop, salt and often oregano and sesame seeds that complements the sweet, earthy flavor of fall’s favorite potato. Serve these with your Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving meal or

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Quick Zucchini Pickles

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Quick Zucchini Pickles

Save your cucumbers for Israeli salad and turn your end-of-summer zucchini bounty into your winter pickle collection. While the classic dill pickle is always a favorite, you can pickle almost any vegetable or fruit with a simple brine. Once you master the basics, go ahead and try out different vinegars, spices and herbs. There are

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Vanilla Peach Preserves

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Vanilla Peach Preserves

It’s not a perfect summer unless you’ve had more than one shirt ruined by a fresh, juicy peach. While peaches may be making their way out of the markets, you can still enjoy their sweet flavor all year long by turning them into jam. With the magic of the slow cooker you can chop up

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