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  • Adventist Joseph Nally says a vegan lifestyle leads to life of happiness

    There’s actually such a thing as a “bad vegetarian.” At least, that’s how Joseph Nally once identified himself. In his desire to be healthy and to lessen his impact on …


  • Unleash new flavors on the grill with dry rub as key ingredient

    Here’s a simple way to spice up Dad’s grilling repertoire: Give him a rub. Whether you throw one together yourself or buy one, dry rubs give meats an instant upgrade …


  • Rubs rescue bland cuts

    The trouble with lean meats such as boneless, skinless chicken breasts and pork tenderloin is that they lack the flavor of their higher-fat cousins. But that doesn’t mean flavor can’t …


  • Chopped pork makes memorable sloppy joes

    The idea behind this pork version of the sloppy joe sandwich wasn’t just to come up with an alternative to ground beef. I wanted something with a totally different – …


  • Mussels good for the body

    Mussels may boost your mood as well as your heart. When cooked, mussels open up and reveal a morsel of sweet meat that ranks as a top food for omega-3 …


  • Marinated flank shines in sandwich

    This ginger-soy marinated flank steak can be grilled and enjoyed on its own or turned into this Asian-inspired sandwich by surrounding it with crunchy toasts, sweet and spicy mayo and …


  • Arrival of spring salmon has cooks fired up

    Spring salmon season has arrived and with it, the sticker shock over the price of those first fish from the Copper River in Alaska. Paying upwards of $20 a pound …


  • Plan ahead for your farmers market madness

    Spring farmers markets have sprung. Be sure to know where to go before heading out for early market greens and bedding plants. Two popular markets – the Spokane Farmers Market …


  • Cookbooks offer chefs new ways to ham it up

    Cookbooks these days often sport long taglines. But porkistas are refreshingly to the point. Three letters seem to suffice. “Pig,” by cookbook writer James Villas, is nothing less than a …


  • Navy to drop in at Kitchen Engine

    The U.S. Navy Week celebrations in Spokane this week include a stop at The Kitchen Engine. Navy culinary specialist Demontray Braswell and an assistant will be preparing bruschetta and other …


  • Washington farmer fully integrates farm-to-table food offerings

    Brent Olsen is now a true meat and potatoes guy. This affable farmer from Aladdin, Wash., who is known for his colorful collection of spuds, recently purchased Smokey Ridge Meats …


  • Lost dessert recipe located

    Readers called this week looking for help finding and fixing recipes. Diane Johnson misplaced an easy, elegant posset recipe published in The Spokesman-Review last year. I found the custard-like dessert …


  • Grilled corn makes great salsa substitute

    With tomatoes in short supply and prices high, a simple bowl of fresh salsa can start to feel a bit like a luxury item. So maybe it’s time to ditch …


  • Palouse farmer introduces green garbanzo

    Wheat is the crop that gives the rolling Palouse its famous crown, but look closely at the hills and you’ll discover other plants contributing to that signature patchwork of green …


  • Stuffed mushrooms an alternative to peppers

    If the price of peppers has you thinking twice about serving them stuffed, here’s an alternative that uses mushrooms, instead. The filling – made with meat, rice and goat cheese …


  • Spokane-area chefs share favorite ingredients

    Are you looking for a few simple ways to add flavor to everyday dishes and try something new? We asked local chefs to share their favorite ingredients – the one …


  • Mac and cheese with a healthy twist

    A great mac and cheese can be easy. And healthy. The secret? Whole-wheat pasta shells and a can of squash or pumpkin puree. The latter ingredient may sound odd, but …


  • Squeeze one last meal from that hambone

    You know the drill: You haul that gorgeous haunch o’ hog out of the oven come Easter, and then, days-of-leftovers later, you’re staring at the dang bone, a few bits …


  • Fresh fruits can bring out the best in Easter desserts

    Whether you’re serving an elegant evening meal for the Easter holiday or a more casual brunch, the arrival of spring begs for desserts with a seasonal flair. “I love that …


  • Spokane TV news anchor launches Hispanic food network

    Mike Gonzalez had a hankering for his grandmother’s cooking when the Internet failed him. “I was literally looking for a recipe one day,” he says. “So I Googled ‘Hispanic Food …


  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with healthy bangers and mash

    Tucking into a heap of bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes) certainly fits the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. It just doesn’t often fit into a healthy diet. Bangers and …


  • Heart-healthy meals

    Do the words “heart-healthy eating” make you want to race out for a 16-ounce rib-eye steak or fries smothered in gorgonzola cream sauce? Don’t panic: Local registered dietitians say the …


  • Yummy New Year

    Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebration in China. Each year is symbolized by an animal, based on the Chinese Zodiac. This is the Year of the Tiger. What’s …


  • Orzo Salad may be Greek favorite

    Reader Mary Graham sent an e-mail recently asking for help finding a recipe printed in the mid-1990s. “You printed a recipe for a Greek-style summertime shrimp salad. I had cut …


  • A little bit of fat can help a healthy dinner taste better

    It’s always nice to be told to eat something fatty. Fat simply makes things taste better. And that’s why salmon, which is high in good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, is such …


  • Slow cookers regain popularity

    Slow cookers – those retro workhorses of yore – are surging back to popularity. Gone are the days of cream of mushroom soup-coated roasts, simmered into bland oblivion. Now, foods …


  • Healthy bowl of chili

    Beans may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean every bowl of bean-rich chili is good for your diet. If you take a look under the hood of many …


  • Homemade flatbread will win rave reviews

    Whether you call it pizza, pita, tortilla, lavosh, injera or naan, flatbread is fashionable. Although the first flatbreads date back to ancient times, health-conscious Americans are quickly adopting the breads …


  • A sweet-tart treat for your Valentine

    Cheesecake isn’t a terribly difficult dessert, it just requires a bit of attention to detail. This recipe is perfect for those who love sweet-tart desserts. It has a classic graham …


  • Fresh Sheet: Leadership group to raise money with cookbook

    Leadership Spokane students are selling a new cookbook. The modest spiral-bound collection of favorite recipes was created as part of their leadership training for 2010 – but that’s only the …

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