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Sweet Sausage and Three Cheese Lasagna Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Sweet Sausage and Three Cheese Lasagna Recipe

An easy, crowd pleasing take on Italian-American lasagna made with ricotta, mozzarell, sweet Italian sausage, and an easy homemade tomato sauce.

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Papalote-Inspired Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Papalote-Inspired Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe

We did it — we cracked the code. True it was years ago but I still do a little victory dance everytime I think about it. Back when I moved to San Francisco and in the very first days of my life as a recipe tester, my then-boss was obsessed with figuring out how to make the Roasted Tomato Salsa from his favorite taqueria, Papalote.

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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Spicy Chorizo Sauce Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Spicy Chorizo Sauce Recipe

You either grow up in a sports family or you don't and we're from big sports families. And we've learned there is such a thing as too much sports spectating, which is when we're more into the tailgating food than the game and get into comfort food like this twist on ricotta-and-spinach-stuffed shells. 

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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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Avocado Green Curry Noodles Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Avocado Green Curry Noodles Recipe

A plant-based recipe for curry noodles made with avocado, green curry, coconut, and cashew.

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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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Chicken, Balsamic, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Flatbread Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Chicken, Balsamic, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Flatbread Recipe

An easy recipe for a flatbread topped with roasted chicken, blue cheese, caramelized onions, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. 

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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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