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Healthy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Healthy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

A super easy and healthy vegetarian Black Bean Chili recipe loaded with sweet potatoes, chiles, and herbs. 

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24 Hour Itinerary: Santa Monica with Gaby Dalkin | https://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Santa Monica with Gaby Dalkin

Gaby's sunny personality and effortless cooking would have you believe she's been a California girl her whole life, but she wasn't always sure she wanted to live here. The creator of What's Gaby Cooking shows us her One Perfect Day in Santa Monica – from spinning to juices and cocktails – proof she is right at home in her adopted city. 

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Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach and Salmon Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Baked Eggs with Wilted Spinach and Salmon Recipe

So, we’ve got a thing for eggs around here. As in, we could eat them for any meal, at any time, and any number of ways.

There’s a culinary urban legend that the number of pleats in a traditional chef’s hat (aka a toque) reflect all the ways to cook eggs. While we’ve never found concrete evidence...

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Miso Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food, but it can be a bit boring. This twist on the classic is made with miso paste, bok choy, shitake mushrooms, and noodles and now Chicken Miso Soup is our go-to soup!

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Asian Chicken Salad with Creamy Mustard Miso Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Asian Chicken Salad with Creamy Mustard Miso Dressing Recipe

I was going to call this the “Ladies Who Lunch” salad but that seemed way too chichi for these parts. Why the name? Because I don’t get to do lunch with friends nearly enough but a few weeks ago I had a lunch date with Catherine McCord (yes, the lady behind the wonderful Weelicious) and like the ...

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Blue Cheese and Pear Puff Pastry Bites Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Blue Cheese and Pear Puff Pastry Bites Recipe

A simple plant based puff pastry appetizer made with carmelized pears and blue cheese!

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Cinnamon Chipotle Spiced Popcorn Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon Chipotle Spiced Popcorn Recipe

It's hard to improve upon classic popcorn but this recipe does just that. Made with ground cinnamon, chipotle powder, sugar, and salt, it's sweet, salty, and spiced, and totally crave-worthy.

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24 Hours In West Hollywood, California With Aida Mollenkamp | https://saltandwind.com

24 Hours In West Hollywood, California With Aida Mollenkamp

Professional eater, LA native, and Salt & Wind Editor-In-Chief, Aida invites us along as she sets out for her One Perfect Day in West Hollywood, California. 

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Cinnamon Walnut Date Shake Smoothie | https://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon Walnut Date Shake Smoothie

It's an unspoken rule among us Californians that, when in Palm Springs, a date shake is a must. Tons of dates are grown in the desert so someone sometime got the genius idea of swirling dates and spices into a vanilla milkshake and the rest is history. But, let's be real, drinking a date shake on the regular is not a good habit and doesn't mix well with trying to hang out poolside so I came up with this Cinnamon Walnut Date Shake Smoothie.

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Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken Recipe

This recipe is the opposite of ambitious — it's not lazy or uninspired, it's just resourcefulness at its best. This Cilantro Chile Lime Chicken came about because I wanted a super simple, quick-ish way to roast a whole chicken with flavors that could go with all my favorite foods.

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Pomegranate And Persimmon Wild Rice Salad With Miso Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate And Persimmon Wild Rice Salad With Miso Dressing Recipe

Consider this like the Little Black Dress of salads -- it works in any occasion from a formal dinner party to a light lunch. This wild rice salad came from very humble beginnings (aka me cleaning out the fridge) and then I started sharing it with everyone around me: first for a casual lunch with ...

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Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini Recipe

Toast is having a moment and I'm all about it. As such, I wanted to share one of my favorite toasty bites: this crave-worthy Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini.

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