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Easy Summertime Coal-Fired Pizza

  Summertime means grilled foods, sunshine, beaches, and pizza? Yes, pizza on a grill is something you may not think of doing, but you should!
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Eating May's Flowers

  The flowers of Spring are gorgeous, fragrant and abundant, but they can be more than eye candy (and best friends of bees). There are a ton of edible blossoms that are as tasty as they are pretty.
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20 Years of Recipes for You

As you've probably heard, The Chopping Block is celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. We marked this milestone with two big birthday bashes last month that featured some of our favorite food ...
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Which Country has the World’s Healthiest Diet?

  Have you heard of The Blue Zones?  A few years ago, author Dan Buettner published a book of the same name where he researched 5 regions of the world where people not only lived longer than the ...
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Eat a Pita: How to Make Homemade Pita Bread

  Isn't homemade, fresh bread always better than anything you can find in the store? That's a rhetorical question. I have been thinking about making fresh pita bread for some time now, and I finally ...
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Oh Shoot! How to Grow Your Own Microgreens

  I love gardening during the spring and summer, but like most Chicagoans and other city dwellers, I don't have a backyard. So I turn to my sunniest windows for herbs, tomatoes and other edible ...
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3 Healthier Options When Grilling This Summer

Summer is so close I can feel the sunshine beating down on me while I cook up burgers, hot dogs and chicken. But while my inner foodie comes out, I also think about making healthier options (my ...
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Use Quinoa to Make Gluten-Free Gourmet Pizza

  Not many people would be able to say no to a pizza straight out of the oven - the sight and aroma of a well-cooked pizza is enough to make your mouth water.
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Ground Turkey, The New Ground Beef

  I’ve been trying to eat healthier the past couple of months, so I decided to introduce ground turkey breast meat into my diet. On one hand, it wasn’t that difficult of a decision to make, most of ...
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The Seemingly Insurmountable Mountain of Wine Appellations

  I touched briefly on wine appellations in my post last month, and I want to revisit that topic because learning about appellations has really enhanced my understanding and enjoyment of wine. So, ...
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