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Mini Potato Skins With Chorizo Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Mini Potato Skins With Chorizo Recipe

Say hello to our go-to game day recipe.

Be it Super Bowl or a weekend scrimmage, you  can be sure that this potato skin appetizer comes along with. 

Why mini? Well, these Baby Potato Bites with Chorizo are by no means diet food but we like keeping them small. That way you can eat a lot without ov...

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Broiled Polenta Bites with Green Harissa Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Broiled Polenta Bites with Green Harissa Recipe

When it comes to entertaining, we have our go-to recipes like this Broiled Polenta. It's a gluten-free twist on crostini, and the green harissa is nothing short of crave-worthy!

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Roasted Tomato Sausage Kale Soup Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Tomato Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

This is a loose interpretation of the classic Portuguese soup known as caldo verde. Made with potatoes, sausage, kale, and vegetables, it makes a healthy-ish one pot meal.

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Kale-Apple Salad with Maple-Walnut Dressing Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Kale-Apple Salad with Maple-Walnut Dressing Recipe

A simple fall salad made with kale and apples that's taken to the next level with a smoky, sweet dressing made with maple syrup, walnuts, and bacon fat!

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Touring Anchor Brewing | https://saltandwind.com

Touring Anchor Brewing

My best friend is about to marry a drummer for an up-and-coming SF-based indie band, Geographer. We joke that she finally gets to live out our angst-y teenage daydream of being band aids, attending shows, and tossing about cheesy phrases like, "I'm with the band." 

Geographer is San Francisco's s...

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Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe

Avocado toast certainly isn't anything new and there are as many versions as there are avocado varieties. But that doesn't mean it gets any less delicious each time you make it. I like texture of crisp toast with mashed avocados, spicy greens, and perfectly soft boiled eggs, but make it your own and mix it up as you please.

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Sparkling Pear and Tamarind Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Sparkling Pear and Tamarind Cocktail Recipe

This cocktai is a total wild card, which is all the more reason you should try it out. Tamarind is one of those flavors I use for Thai food or vinaigrettes but almost never in cocktails. I combined it with some pear juice, and Prosecco, for a drink that's a total wild card but also a total winner. 

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{Kabab Chenjeh} Grilled Saffron Beef Kebab Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Kabab Chenjeh} Grilled Saffron Beef Kebab Recipe

A simple recipe for classic Persian style beef kebab with a garlic, onion, and saffron marinade.

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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Currant Panzanella Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Currant Panzanella Salad Recipe

When I continously traveling, my refrigerator has been less regularly maintained, you know?

That means I find an assortment of this and that produce greeting me when I return home begging to be cooked before it crosses over to the dark side.

Most recently, my produce scavenger hunt turned up some...

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Mercado Olympic | https://saltandwind.com

Mercado Olympic

It was one of those rare L.A. moments when the streets were empty as if everyone had overslept or just plain skipped town. It helped that I was racing through downtown L.A.’s Warehouse District, which is all but abandoned during the weekends -- or so I thought. As I headed down Central Avenue tow...

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Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles | https://saltandwind.com

Eating Itinerary: Where To Eat Taiwanese Food In Los Angeles

Here are my tips for where to go to get the best Taiwanese food in Los Angeles's San Gabriel Valley.

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Vegetarian Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatball Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Vegetarian Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatball Recipe

Say hello to this meatless spaghetti and “meatballs” dish, made with spaghetti squash and quinoa. I know, all my Italian relatives are slapping me silly from an ocean away. But, really, they shouldn’t knock it ’til they’ve tried it.

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