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5 Tips for Starting Grilling Season Early

As the weather warms and our social bubbles slowly and safely expand, we plan to spend a lot of time in our backyards—and that means grilling season has come early! Grilling can be as convenient or complicated as suits your mood, but for all spring and summer grilling, we generally […]

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Spring Salads with Your Farmers’ Market Finds

As we look forward to our yearly Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit, which perfectly coincides with the start of spring, we naturally (and typically!) are finding ourselves hungry. Spring is a food-lover’s best season—seconded only by Thanksgiving, of course—with a seemingly endless bounty of vibrant colors and flavors at the local […]

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Menus of Change: Plant Protein

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace the Menus of Change principles for healthy, sustainable, and delicious food choices at home. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward […]

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Menus of Change: Plant-Forward Cooking

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace the Menus of Change principles for healthy, sustainable, and delicious food choices at home. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward […]

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Menus of Change: Maximizing Flavor

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace the Menus of Change principles for healthy, sustainable, and delicious food choices at home. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward […]

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How a Foodies Editor Enjoys Corned Beef and Cabbage

Though I’ve lived in Texas long enough and eaten enough breakfast tacos to feel like an honorary Texan, I was not born in the Lone Star State. I grew up in the northeast, where St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal. There is a mad dash to the grocery store […]

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More than a Trend: Bring Birria to Your Own Kitchen

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve surely seen photos of crispy, griddled birria tacos. Just the sight of them stops any foodie in their tracks. Melted cheese, golden brown and lacy around the edges. Tender meat, rich from hours stewed in chiles and tomatoes. And, of course, […]

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Celebrate your Valentines with a Classic Italian Dish

Love comes in many forms, and on Valentine’s Day, we have a habit of focusing on that butterfly-inducing, rom-com style of young love. The beautiful reality for most of us, though, is that we share love with lots of people in our lives, and Valentine’s Day is a celebration of […]

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Win The Big Game with a Super Chili Spread

Are you ready for some chili? We aren’t quite sure how chili and football became forever linked, but we know we like it. And while a hot bowl of chili is perfect for any old Sunday, we think the Big Game calls for a super chili spread! This year, don’t […]

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Enjoy These Recipes with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI* is exceptional and distinct, owing to the long traditions of its production and the quality of ingredients. Because of that, rather than despite it, this high-quality ingredient has a place in any kitchen for use on dish. Don’t save your bottle for a special occasion–make […]

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Diabetes-Friendly Cooking

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace healthy cooking for healthy lives, whatever that may mean for you. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward dinners, or simply […]

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Plant-Forward Cooking

At CIA Foodies and our members’ page DISH, we embrace healthy cooking for healthy lives, whatever that may mean for you. With recipes, technique posts, and instructive videos, you’ll find the tools you need to build your kitchen confidence. Whether you follow a special diet, enjoy plant-forward dinners, or simply […]