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A fusion of Central and South American, Caribbean (notice the word BEAN is in the word Caribbean!) and Mediterranean cuisines, this super-simple, quick and easy, hearty, vegetarian (actually vegan) and gluten free stew is the perfect antidote to a cold winter day.

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Chef Richie here, at your service! wink Love is in the air! Love is in a lot of places…Cupid is all over the place…did you know that Cupid is actually a chef?! What’s that about the way to a man’s/woman’s heart is through the stomach?…nothing like a man in the kitchen…and on and on.

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Chef Richie here…at your service! This past week, Bella Sun Luci and Cut N Clean Greens came together to create four harmonious dishes featuring sun dried tomatoes and assorted greens. The combination of these super foods was so delicious that the two brands will be creating a co-marketing campaign to hit grocery store shelves soon.

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Chef Richie here, at your service! Happy New Year! Can ya believe it?! 2015!!! Our fifth honorable mention prizewinner in our 2014 recipe contest is…home chef…drum roll please…wait for it…oh my gosh, there are TWO for the price of one, fifth AND sixth honorable mentions…Jamie Brown-Miller AND Sandra Schwartz

Chef Richie here, at your service! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a fun New Year! Now on to this month’s winner… Our fourth honorable mention prizewinner in our 2014 recipe contest is…home chef…drum roll please…Cornelia Henderson! Congratulations Chef!

Less than thirty years ago, the zucchini, formerly often referred to as green Italian squash, was hardly recognized in the United States. Today, it is not only widely recognized, but a particular favorite of home gardeners. Notwithstanding its prolific growing nature, its popularity is probably due to in large part to its versatility as a vegetable as well as in breads and desserts.

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