Posts by Linda Hoffman

Healthy Mayonnaise?

Check the ingredients label on your Olive Oil Mayonnaise jar.  The front label says “Olive Oil Mayonnaise.”  But on the back, the first ingredient listed is soybean oil.  Why?  Because it’s cheap and olive oil is expensive by comparison, especially good quality olive oil.  They know we shop by comparing prices, so they cut corners…

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Coloradoan column about Salads

The paper didn’t print my whole column, left out the recipe.  Here you go!   Coloradoan Spring Greens It’s salad season!  With the onset of warmer temperatures, why not experiment with some new and different lettuces and greens as the base for your summer salads?  The leafy greens are some of the easiest vegetables to…

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Chile Peppers Explained

There is a bewildering array of chile peppers available to us at the supermarkets (and farmers’ markets later in the summer) varying from mild to hot to extremely hot.  Not knowing the difference can result in a surprisingly spicy dish when we just want a little “kick.” Chile refers to an individual species of pepper,…

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Cowboy Beans

Charro means cowboy, and I can imagine the camp cook simmering these beans over a fire while the herd moves toward the campsite to bed down for the night.  Very hearty, they are also delicious served with gluten-free cornbread and some fried apples. Charro Beans ½ lb bacon, cut crosswise into 1 inch pieces Bacon drippings 1 large…

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