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    April 9, 2014

    Recipe Wednesday: Chocolate crackles

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Recipe Wednesday: Chilled nettle soup with pickled fiddleheads

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Sustainable seafood at Jax Fish House & Oyster -- with recipes!

    Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is definitely in the swim when it comes to sustainability. The restaurant recently announced its partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, a program that encourages consumers, restaurants and distributors to make friendly choices for healthy oceans. See also: ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Recipe Wednesday: Lemony cream cheese cookies

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Vegan pizza-pasta for a comforting, down-home option on Meatless Monday

    Many plant-based eaters weren't raised that way, and even have fond memories of homemade casseroles -- including the cheesy, sausage-laden baked pasta dishes you'd sample at potlucks. This recipe, adapted from the Post Punk Kitchen, uses cashews and roasted red pepper for a thick, creamy sauce; we a ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Vegan stroganoff for a hearty dinner on Meatless Monday

    Everyone reaches a point during the holiday season when the thought of one more bite of holiday food makes you feel like never eating again. You'll get over it -- we promise -- but in the meantime, there are plenty of other comfort foods that can fill you up without conjuring up visions of sugarplum ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Jerk seitan sloppy joes for a fast dinner on Meatless Monday

    It's tough to find the time to cook much of anything during the busy holiday season, but you don't have to sacrifice a sit-down dinner for drive-through. This jerk seitan sloppy joe recipe takes less than half an hour to throw together -- including the creamed spinach that tops off the sloppy joe -- ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Vegan pumpkin "cheesecake" with coconut whipped cream for a no-bake dessert on Meatless Monday

    Over the past few weeks, Meatless Monday has shown you how to make everything you need for your Thanksgiving table -- all totally vegan dishes -- except dessert. But we wouldn't forget about the most important aspect of any holiday meal: This vegan pumpkin cheesecake fits the bill, especially when t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Vegan green-chile-and-cornbread-stuffing for a southwest holiday side dish on Meatless Monday

    Stuffing is an absolute necessity for any Thanksgiving table. And though we won't talk smack about StoveTop, this version -- made with cornbread and green chiles (we used Anaheim, but you could easily sub in Hatch) -- pays tribute to the Southwest. It's also totally vegan, and so delicious that no c ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Lentil shepherd's pie for a holiday main dish on Meatless Monday

    Thanksgiving is approaching -- and this food-focused holiday can be particularly trying for vegetarian and especially vegan diners. But we're here to help: through November, we'll be offering a full lineup of dishes you can make for the big day. Last week's butternut squash and apple soup makes a pe ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: La Vie en Marczyk cassoulet

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls for a seasonal dessert-for-breakfast on Meatless Monday

    We're not going to pretend that cinnamon rolls are ever good for you -- but when you substitute for egg and whole-milk dairy and add a little bit of pumpkin, you shouldn't feel quite so guilty about eating one or two. This all-vegan version is a tad labor-intensive but pretty easy, especially for in ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Pumpkins: The fall fruit you can eat as well as carve (recipes included!)

    Autumn is here, and the pumpkins are piling up outside of supermarkets -- ready to be carved into a poor excuse for a face. But before you grab that knife, consider all the culinary delights this fall fruit can be used for -- besides that old-fashioned pumpkin pie. Because let's face it: You used th ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Vegan applesauce muffins for a breakfast favorite on Meatless Monday

    My grandmother made some of the best comfort food I've ever tasted -- and these homemade applesauce muffins are one of my favorites. I loved rolling out of bed at her house to the smell of fresh-baked muffins ready to be dipped in butter, cinnamon and sugar, and scarfed in preparation for the day. S ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Heirloom Recipes class at DPL will cook up -- and commemorate -- family memories

    The nose knows. You walk into a room, and instantly a smell connects you to a memory. And when that smell is connected to food, it's often a family memory. "Smell is such a powerful sense, and it lives in the base of your neck, where all your memories are stored," says chef Shellie Kark. "The smell ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    In the kitchen with Carrie Shores, exec chef of Table 6: summer heirloom tomato salad

    "This heirloom tomato salad represents me as a chef, pure and simple," says Carrie Shores, exec chef of Table 6 and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview. The salad, a dish on the restaurant's current menu "is how I eat every day, and now is the perfect time to make use of the state's t ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: pork chops with sweet corn and pancetta relish

    Last weekend, some of the staff from Marczyk's Fine Foods attended the Niman Ranch Farmer's Appreciation dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. "There were farm tours, lectures and the grand finale dinner, a six-course feast prepared by some of America's best chefs in honor of the farmers, now about 800 strong ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a sweet treat on Meatless Monday

    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate sweet treat: They're healthy-ish (for a cookie, anyway), and the replacement of the traditional raisins with mini chocolate chips adds decadence. Even better: This recipe is totally vegan, so the plant-based eater can enjoy all they want -- and their d ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    In the kitchen with John Little, of Harman's: pan-roasted scallops with Olathe sweet corn

    "This is a recipe that really captures the essence of summer," says John Little, the executive chef of Harman's Eat & Drink -- and the subject of this week's Chef and Tell interview. "It's light and allows you to focus on the main stars of the dish - the Olathe corn and scallops," he adds, noting th ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Pad Thai with spaghetti squash for a Meatless Monday twist

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with rice noodles in pad Thai -- we love them -- but sometimes you want something a little bit different. Spaghetti squash definitely fits that bill, and also hooks you up with an extra serving of vegetables. You can't lose! See also:

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    August 2, 2013

    In the kitchen with Jonah Munson, chef of the Walnut Room: Peach pie

    In this week's Chef and Tell interview, I chat with Jonah Munson, chef of the Walnut Room, a restaurant and bar that's popular for its pizzas. Munson, who makes his own dough, also bakes desserts, a skill he learned at an early age, when he started baking cakes from scratch, forgoing the boxed cakes ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Grilled wedge salad with honey-jalapeno dressing

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Whitney Ariss, the merchandising ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Savory stuffed zucchini for a seasonal entree on Meatless Monday

    We're beginning to enjoy some of the fruits of our gardening labor -- and now is a good time to pick zucchini, before they get toomonstrous (and flavorless). This stuffed zucchini recipe (adapted from Vegan With a Vengeance) features olives and capers for a meaty, briny flavor, which is perfectly of ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Vegan lemon-blueberry scones for a Meatless Monday baking project

    With blueberries in season and bright, bold lemons in the stores, today is a perfect time to bake a big batch of delectable, lemon-blueberry scones. You'll have breakfast to-go for the rest of the week! See also: - Vegan coffee cake for a morning pick-me-up on Meatless Monday - Vegan blueberry muff ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Vegan coffee cake for a morning pick-me-up on Meatless Monday

    Sometimes you want something a little bit sweet to start off the day -- and because coffee cake goes perfectly with a cup of caffeine, it's an excellent choice for a breakfast treat. This recipe (adapted from The Joy of Vegan Baking) has the added bonus of being super-easy to make, so you won't have ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Bittersweet's garden-themed desserts feature ingredients grown in-house (recipe included!)

    Pastry chef Kris Padalino dug around the garden when she joined the crew at Bittersweet this spring, and came up with some sweet and evil desserts for her first menu. Utilizing the crops planted by co-owner/chef Olav Peterson, Padalino revised the roster, adding a traditional strawberry shortcake, a ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: firecracker ice pops

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. The Fourth of July booms are behi ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    "Chicken" and dumplings for a home-style meal on Meatless Monday

    When you're making a big meal for guests -- whether or not they normally eat meat -- you can't go wrong with comfort food. This mock chicken-and-dumplings dish features fluffy dumplings floating in a savory stew with your choice of chicken-meat replacement. See also: - Country skillet potpie (vegan ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: summer pasta with greens, turnips and sausage

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. "We grilled some sausages the oth ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Roasted tomato Caprese sliders

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Oh, baby, it's hot out there! A ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Root Down dishes up new desserts for summer -- and a cake recipe, too!

    Don't panic. Yes, Root Down has added carrot cake, a chocolate coconut truffle and a white chocolate cheesecake to the menu -- but it didn't ditch the beloved banana "crème brulee" pie. "I didn't want a revolt on my hands if I got rid of it," says Samm Sherman, pastry director for Root Down and L ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Vegan vanilla cupcakes with strawberry icing for a springtime treat on Meatless Monday

    Springtime is fleeing fast, so before it gets too hot to even think about turning on the oven, whip up some of these fluffy, sweet vanilla cupcakes, and top them off with strawberry frosting. See also: - Vegan peanut butter cookies for your sweetheart on Meatless Monday - Vegan chocolate cupcakes f ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Beast Bottle's "badass" Chocolate Dacquoise and other desserts (with a recipe!)

    Beast Bottle opened this spring with "approachable nose to tail" fare from executive chef/owner Paul Reilly and a smart bar menu. But the restaurant's best-seller is actually the last item on the dessert menu, the Chocolate Dacquiose. Pastry chef Andrea Wight has modeled it after a Reese's Peanut ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Milwaukee "caviar"

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Pete and Barb don't always cook ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Vidalia onion and Ritz-crust quiche

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. If you've wandered around the p ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: rainbow shrimp and grits

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. There's a huge difference betwe ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Author Irene Rawlings shares cast-iron recipes from Sisters on the Fly

    Cast-iron cooking is an art unto itself, as any Sister on the Fly will tell you. And members of the nationwide sisterhood of adventurous women who caravan together in vintage trailers all over the U.S. spend a lot time perfecting their camp cuisine. Local author Irene Rawlings, a Sister herself, pu ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: lemon pound cake

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. It's a good day to stay home... ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Vegan ginger muffins for a soothing breakfast on Meatless Monday

    Breakfast might very well be the most important meal of the day, but some people just can't find the time for breakfast -- or don't feel like eating that early. These light, fluffy muffins are one solution: Packed full of ginger (and with an accompanying bite), you can make them and then stash them ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Quick (vegan) chili for a chilly Meatless Monday

    Chili's one of those stick-to-your-ribs dishes that's perfect for snowy spring days, especially when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This very basic recipe can be modified to taste; you can add meat-replacement crumbles, use less garlic or toss in a dollop of maple syrup, even ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Stracotto

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. While the weather promises to w ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    In the kitchen with Patxi Azpiroz, chef of Patxi's Pizza: meatballs

    A few weeks ago, when I interviewed Patxi Axpiroz, the chef-owner of Patxi's Pizza, our conversation moved from pizza to balls -- meatballs, of course, which are popping up on menus at several local restaurants, including Cafe Bar, Gaetanos, Slotted Spoon and Spuntino. Some of those meatballs are fu ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Thumbprint cookies with a trio of jams

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Thumbprint jam cookies -- also ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Chocolate bundt cake

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Despite the fact that Valentine ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Coconut-curried chicken soup

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Pete and Barb have exactly one ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Super Bowl baked butter beans with bacon

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. Family recipes run in the Marcz ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Skillet cornbread for a hearty side dish on Meatless Monday

    Cornbread is right up there with potato salad and grits as a good, old-fashioned, home-style side. And yes, it can be vegan -- making it a great pairing with a bean-based soup (last week's Southwestern-style stew, for example). Adapted for altitude from Veganomicon, this version is a country-flavore ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Baked pasta dish for a hearty dinner on Meatless Monday

    Many of us made New Year's resolutions to eat healthier, more nutritious food -- but at this time of the year, the most appealing foods are often the stick-to-your-ribs kind that provide fuel to power through the colder weather. But this baked pasta is the best of both worlds: nutritious and filling ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Stifado

    Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. "People, people, people: When I ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Ginger cookies for a holiday dessert on Meatless Monday

    If you're looking for something to bring to the office for the holidays -- and you work with people who don't eat animal products -- these vegan ginger cookies are a quick, easy solution. Softer than gingersnaps but with a similar bite imparted by the distinctive root, they're a great balance betwee ... More >>

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