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Nuts and Edible Seeds

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

    Perhaps you have some distant memory of your mom roasting pumpkin seeds on pie tins for you. I do. As a kid I didn't appreciate the pumpkin seed. I just wanted to get to the pumpkin pie or pumpkin roll. Now as an adult, I want those toasty seeds. Mostly to artistically sprinkle on top of the pumpkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Make Your Own Nut Butters

    I don't know if you have strolled down the nut butter section at your grocery store lately, but the options for nut butters are exploding past just peanut butter or almond butter. Cashew butter, blended nut butters, and nut butters with a variety of added spices have arrived to shake up toast, sandw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Closed: GoodyTwos Toffee Company in Scottsdale

    As of Saturday, February 15, GoodyTwos Toffee Company, the north Scottsdale spot specializing in toffee candy has shut its doors for good. Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes, the mother-daughter team behind the confection company, moved their shop to the location at 6990 E Shea Blvd in 2011 after o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Sonoran Long Strange Trip: A Voyage Fueled by Apricots, Pecans, and Scotch

    Beer: Long Strange Trip Brewery: Sonoran Brewing Co. Style: Oatmeal Stout ABV: 7.2 percent The journey began with 7 Wives Saison, a brew featuring pink peppercorns, mesquite syrup, orange, coriander, fennel, and fennel pollen. Our travels then took us to the river for some FFF, where grapefruit, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    3 Easy Recipes That Call for Nut Butters

    Forget peanut butter. There are all sorts of nut butters just waiting for your morning toast. More important, every jar of cashew or pumpkinseed butter is the secret ingredient to thicken your sauce, bring depth to your salad dressing, or turn tortilla chips into fancy hors d'oeuvre. See Also: And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    11 Favorite Salads in Metro Phoenix

    Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Fear of (Gluten-Free) Flying -- Or, Rather, of Airport Food

    Since going gluten-free, I have developed a fear of flying. Not the flying part, but the eating part. See also: - Mother's Day in Phoenix: Moms Eat Gluten-Free at Tryst Café (with Bottomless Mimosas) - 10 Cool Things at the Gluten-Free Expo Frankly, the whole gluten-free thing can make you a lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Flourless Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

    I've been writing about food related Pinterest finds for one year and have yet to report on cookies. It's about time. And these are wonderful, particularly in this picky day and age. These cookies don't contain flour, or nuts and barely any diary - making them the absolute perfect treat for when y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Ward Off Halloween Candy with These No-Bake, Vegan Almond Butter Bars

    It's that time of year. Everywhere I turn there's candy. Snickers, Butterfinger, Kit Kat! I love them all. But I've learned that I can't quite eat as much Halloween candy as I used to without suffering some kind of negative repercussion. Usually in the form of a muffin top. See also: - Mak ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012
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    June 14, 2012

    AndyTalk: The Celery Conundrum

    I think of celery the way I think about cigarettes. I recognize the right to light up or crunch, I'd just prefer that the activity not take place in my kitchen or at my table.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Boiled Beets with Parm and Pine Nuts

    Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using beets. My default cooking method for root vegetables is roasting. Lately, though, I've been having the darndest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Allergic to Brazil Nuts? Be Sure to Use a Condom.

    Nut allergies are no laughing matter, you have all made that abundantly clear in comments left on previous posts. But maybe this story will give you a good snicker. Discovery Magazine recently reported a story from a Spanish medical journal with the following keywords: Brazil nut allergy. Semen. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Cardamom Cookies with Slivered Almonds

    Although it has limitless possibilities, cardamom really shines as the star ingredient in baked goods with a hint of almonds, pistachios, or walnuts to round out the flavor.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    A Merry Vegan Christmas Menu from Chakra 4, Green, and Pomegranate Café

    Still don't know what you're making for your holiday table? These three recipes from local chefs and restaurateurs will get you started: Chakra 4's Red & Green Holiday Salad, Green's Lemongrass "Chicken," and Pomegranate Café's Vegan English Toffee.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Crepas de Cajeta at Barrio Cafe

    It's tough to pick just one from the four desserts that Barrio Café offers, but after much debate, we landed on Crepas de Cajeta, crepes with goat milk caramel and vanilla bean ice cream. This may sound like a simple treat, but these flavors will wow your taste buds.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Starbucks Oatmeal At Home

    Illustration By Cyndi Coon​ The convenience of a drive-thru is good and options for eating healthy are good but saving money in this economy is really good. So when Starbucks came out with instant oatmeal with toppings in cup we wondered, how much more would we pay for that convenience ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Blue Cheesecake Bites

    Carol Blonder blue cheesecake bite Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown.  Say shortbread and I immediately think not of Girl Scouts but of McVities. I was introduced to the Scottish digestive biscuits and shortbread when faced wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Eytan Zias, What Are You Baking?

    Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're consideringfiring it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are YouEating" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on JackalopeRanch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you "What Are YouBaking?" Complete with a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

    Carol Blonder Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen​You know what gifts to get for your significant other and the rest of the family. What to do about co-workers, holiday hosts, teachers, coaches, and neighbors? Try a treat from your kitchen, easy and delicious, a tasty memory that will please ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Donna Gabrilson & Stacey Barnes of GoodyTwos Toffee Company

    Mother-daughter duo Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes blend their traditional and modern styles to make some not-so-innocent toffees at GoodyTwos Toffee Company. One part old school and one part you-have-to-taste-it-to-believe-it twists means some seriously light-hearted toffee genius (that earned o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Old Herbs Get a Life

    Illustration by Cyndi Coon​ You've heard that dried spices and herbs only last so long before they lose their potency and should be tossed. Well, what if you are cheap and can't part so easily with your spices? They are expensive, after all. Here is a recipe to use up your about-to-expi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Do-It-Yourself Almond Sorbet From J&G Chef Jacques Qualin

    Chef Jacques Qualin​We all know that summertime is the right time for ice cream. But before you go out dropping green on a pint (or two) of Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream, consider making your own ice cream at home. Watch the how-to video and see the recipe after the jump.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Chef Sara's Almond Hummus

    Chef Sara Siso's Almond Hummus​This week, Chef Sara Siso shared with us her thoughts about the benefits of a Raw Vegan diet. Now she shares one of her easiest recipes, a twist on the traditional hummus. Listed below are just some of the health benefits provided by the ingredients in this recip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Are Grocery Stores Going Nutty?

    We're noticing a trend in grocery stores lately -- they're all going totally nuts! Literally, that is. More and more local grocery stores are expanding their nut selections, venturing beyond stock bags of pistachios and cans of mixed nuts to bulk nuts, grind your own peanut butter stations and ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 10, 2009
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    March 31, 2009

    Pistachio Growers in Arizona Bracing for Impact of Salmonella Warning

      Arizona pistachio farmers are hoping the government soon lifts a blanket warning against eating the nuts, which was issued after a California batch tested positive for salmonella. So far, there's no indication the illness-causing bacteria infects any Arizona products, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Monday Night Martha: Almond Joy

    For years, the hunt has been on for just the right sweet/salty/spicy nut mix recipe, to no avail. Either the recipe calls for something hard to find (an unusual spice), something not very appetizing (some of us just don't like rosemary or other plants in our nuts) or a step too tough to master (e.g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008
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    July 20, 2006

    Reignited

    How the Walnuts survived a raging house fire, two comas, and a near fatal rollover — and documented it

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003
  • Dining

    January 23, 2003

    Yippee Kai Yea

    Inspired new resort restaurant goes native

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Granola

    Arcadia Farms' Apricot Granola

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Cookies

    Chocolate Star Bakery

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Kosher Cookies

    Cookies Amour

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Severe Grain Damage

    Vegan cafe serves up a raw deal

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Oil of Soy-Lay

    Chef, skin-care product maker use the same ingredients

  • Dining

    November 15, 2001

    Fresh-Air Fare

    Two choice spots for outdoor dining

  • Dining

    November 8, 2001

    Garden Notoriety

    Middle Eastern cuisine gets a peaceful treatment at Persian Garden

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
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    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Cookies

    Fat Cat Cookies

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