Nuts and Edible Seeds

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    July 24, 2014

    How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

    I grew to love almond milk in college, back when I discovered it on the shelf at the small market where I worked. I enjoy the taste of almond milk, and love adding it to smoothies, oatmeal or pastries. Lately there's been debate over just how healthy it is, but if you're lactose intolerant, the fact ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Chef Justin Pfeilsticker of Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho on What He's Growing

    Justin Pfeilsticker, executive sous chef at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, has an enviable garden. He has passion for taking care of his produce and uses unusual (and often discarded) parts of the plant in his dishes. Lucky for you, Pfeilsticker gave us a sneak peek into his garden and shares an inspiring ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Arizona Wilderness Picacho Pecan Pie Brown Ale: Whole Pecan Pies, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Beans, Love

    Beer: Picacho Pecan Pie Brown Ale Brewery: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. Style: Northern English Brown Ale ABV: 6.6 percent One month ago, Gilbert's first craft brewery smelled incredible. Arizona Wilderness' brewmasters, Jonathan Buford and Patrick Ware, had almost finished the first step of th ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    10 Best French Toasts in Metro Phoenix

    It must be hard for toast. Always being passed up for his more decadent French counterpart. While toast must settle for being someone's à la carte, French toast enjoys the full satisfaction of taking centerstage at the most important meal of the day. And though no two French toasts are the same - ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Citadelle Plaza Farmers Market in Glendale: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: Citadelle Plaza Farmers Market, open Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. See Also: - The Meat Shop in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over - The Edible Exchange Market in Scottsdale: Local Artisan Foods (and Food Trucks) - Bisbee Road Trip: Quaint Farmers ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Passover Haroses, Sephardic-Style

    AndyTalk: Autumn Means Apples AndyTalk: Baby Bok Choy, Your New Favorite I like to think of haroses as Jewish cranberry sauce. If you've ever been to a seder (a traditional Passover meal) I know you've had haroses the same way I know that you had cranberry sauce if you've been to a Thanksgiving din ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Kevin Binkley Gets Closer to Opening New Spot in Central Phoenix

    Permits, permits, permits. They're the bane of every restaurateur's existence in the pre-opening phase of a new restaurant. But Kevin Binkley -- who opened Binkley's Restaurant in 2004 and Café Bink in 2008 -- is taking it all in stride, sprucing up the former Sophie's Bistro space on Osborn in pr ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Zach Fowle's Got Some Advice for Those of You About to Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Zach's nu ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    AndyTalk: Baby Bok Choy, Your New Favorite

    I'm sharing three baby bok options that take less than 10 minutes from start to finish. In any of the recipes you can use full size bok choy, cut into one-inch pieces, but it's less tender and will take four minutes in the skillet instead of two.

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    September 28, 2012

    Good News: Your Horrible Food Allergy Might Actually Be a Birch Allergy

    New testing techniques offer hope to food allergy sufferers by allowing them to find out if their allergy is to food or to something much more mundane, like birch pollen. As "Here & Now" reported this morning, the new uKnow Molecular Allergy test is revealing that many people who have for years bel ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Making Homemade Nutella, with a Little Help from Pinterest

    ​ Homemade Nutella is making the Pinterest rounds lately. That is, it's super popular right now. I like Nutella, but I never buy it. But I've been eyeing the various recipes for so long that it was time I tried it. Plus, I've had a bag of hazelnuts sitting in the fridge for several weeks now. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Nutwhats' Lisa Rast: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Shelby Moore​From now through Caramelpalooza -- March 2 at Smeeks candy shop -- Chow Bella will introduce you to the 17 chefs participating in the third annual caramel tasting. Today, meet Lisa Rast of NutWhats. For years, Lisa Rast has been mixing it up with cinnamon, walnuts, oats, almo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Wendy's to Offer Berry Almond Chicken Salad This Summer, Says Berry-Pushing Organization

    ​ Shh, be berry, berry quiet. A little red-headed sprite named Wendy is planning to unleash a super-food salad this summer loaded with blueberries, strawberries, almonds, and a dressing made with açaî juice. The word's out thanks to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, those bastards whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Quinoa: Quick and Nutritious

    Carol Blondermediterranean quinoa salad​ Last week we featured quinoa in a cabbage roll. You found out about the ancient seed treasured by the Incas and called "the mother grain". Quinoa has a higher percentage of protein per serving than wheat, oats, buckwheat or barley and is gluten free. We h ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Cannabis Cinnamon Twist

    The story behind this is simple, we had to go visit a good friend who had just had hip surgery, we simply had to bring something "good" By chance, we just happened to have some canna butter lying around, so we decided to make some puff pastry cinnamon twists, with a twist, of course. And yes, there ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    The Main Ingredient Ale House: Happy Hour Report Card

    Erica O'Neil The Main Ale and the Avery "White Rascal" on happy hour at TMI. ​The Spot: The Main Ingredient Ale House, 2337 N 7th Street, Phoenix, 602-843-6246 The Hours: Almost every day of the week (closed Sunday) The Main Ingredient opens its doors at 11 am a ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates

    Illustration by Cyndi Coon​It is pomegranate season and if you are like some of us here at Chow Bella maybe you have neighbors with overflowing pomegranate trees. If they are friendly then by all means ask but a little late night neighborhood walk is totally acceptable in this beautiful fall ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Recipe: Christine Boerner's Rocher

    Carol BlonderChocolate gifts in gourds​ Rocher (FR: rock) When I was a kid we called these chocolate -coated bites haystacks. I stand corrected! These yummy little mounds can be made with your choice of ingredients, toasted nuts, golden raisins and chopped dried fruit. Christine Boerner provi ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Poutine Alert: Tuck Shop's New Winter Menu

    Cozy dining near downtown: Tuck Shop​The new Winter 2010-11 menu at Tuck Shop doesn't actually say "poutine," but foodies already know that fries, Gruyere cheese, and mushroom gravy amount to a Canadian cult dish that's been popping up on local menus lately. That's just one of the new items ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    True Food Kitchen Opens in Scottsdale Quarter

    True Food Kitchen brings health-conscious food approved by integrative wellness guru Dr. Andrew Weil to Scottsdale Quarter. We grabbed a seat on the heated wrap-around patio and checked out the lunch menu at the second Arizona installment of this Fox Restaurant Concepts' joint this weekend. The ambi ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Tonight: The Main Ingredient Donates to Charity

    ​This is a special night at The Main Ingredient Ale House, says owner Matt Diamond. In tribute to his wife Courtney's late mother, who would have celebrated a birthday today had she not unfortunately passed away in 2006 after battling pancreatic cancer, the restaurant will dona ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Takeshi Hosoda's Sweet Potato Roll

    photo by Claire Lawton​ This week, Takeshi Hosoda of Radio Cafe has dished on shokunin, sexy sushi and sharp knives. Today, he shares a new addition to the Radio Cafe menu, his sweet potato sushi roll. Here's how it's done...

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Kevin Patterson, What Are You Eating?

    Kevin Patterson sips a beer​Kevin Patterson The Empty Frames Experiment improv troupe member, writer and photographer performs at Firestage at The Firehouse Friday, February 19 at 8:30 p.m. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Spinach salad with sunflower seeds, cheese and olive oil. Favorite ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Opening Next Week: Dos Diablos

    What's chef Matt McLinn been up to lately? Among other things, the former Methode Bistro owner has been working as the menu consultant for Dos Diablos Fine Mexican Food, a new upscale Southwestern restaurant that takes over the former Mancuso's space at the Summit Shopping Center in nort ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Spooning: Simple Sautéed Spinach

     In this week's Spooning column, Colin Redding extols the benefits of being romantically involved with a "healthy, freaky chick." The relationship eventually fizzled out, but the sautéed spinach recipe he picked up before he was sent packing continues to sizzle in Redding's kitchen. Simple S ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    June 27, 2008
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    June 24, 2008
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    January 11, 2007

    Hidden in Plain View

    The "little French place" done right

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 28, 2006
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    November 3, 2005

    Hat Trick

    About as Moroccan as Mo Rocca

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    October 6, 2005
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    February 10, 2005

    Sultans of Shish

    Lemons follows Mike Tyson for Russo-Uzbek eats

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    September 30, 2004
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    September 18, 2003


    Windows on the Green

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    May 8, 2003

    Atomic Fusion

    A marriage of tasty and gourmet

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    September 20, 2001

    Starch Reality

    Life is too sweet at My Florist Cafe, just right at Paisley Violin

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    November 23, 2000

    Scorcher Chamber

    Thai food with style, attitude

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Hummus

    ZakeE Mediterranean Eatery
    5055 West Ray, Suite 8, Chandler

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    August 26, 1999
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    August 23, 1995
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