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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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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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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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Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe

This is my go-to smoothie whenever I need a quick snack or an easy, healthy breakfast. The almond milk, kale, mango combination is a great smoothie base so feel free to riff on it and change it to your liking with an addition like strawberries or pumpkin pure

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Healthy Chicken Salad with Shallots and Miso Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Healthy Chicken Salad with Shallots and 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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Roast Pork Loin with Caramelized Persimmons and Onions Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roast Pork Loin with Caramelized Persimmons and Onions Recipe

This season we're hedging our holiday feast bets on this Roast Pork Loin with Caramelized Persimmons and Onions and we think you should too. It's easier to put together than a crown roast, more interesting than another turkey, and puts the spotlight on one of our all-time favorite fall flavors: persimmons!

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Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail Recipe

A spiked hot chocolate recipe made with cinnamon and tequila for a Mexican-inspired twist!

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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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Kale, Persimmons, Pears, Salad with Spiced Cashews Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Kale, Persimmons, Pears, Salad with Spiced Cashews Recipe

This salad can be made ahead as it only gets tastier the longer it sits — just combine the kale with the vinegar and salt, let sit (refrigerated) up to 24 hours and toss with remaining ingredients just before serving. Also, you’ll end up with more honey-spiced nuts than you need, so save the rest for a snack or a quick happy hour nibble.

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