Chipotle Almond Hummus

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This is an addictively tasty variation on classic Greek hummus. The beans are the same  (it’s hard to go wrong with garbanzos), but it uses almond butter rather than tahini, which totally alters the flavor into something sweet and subtle. Chipotle peppers throw some smoke back into the mix, and of course give it a beautiful color and spicy kick. …

Asian Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

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This super-healthy, super-satisfying Asian salad is one of my mom’s ever-evolving raw creations. A rainbow of crunchy veggies drizzled with a spicy, creamy peanut butter tamari dressing, it’s as good in a huge main course bowl as it is by the side of a soy-ginger glazed protein. We always make huge batches at a time, so feel free to half …

Meet the Molcajete

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Back in the day, before we had electric beaters and electric grinders and electric blenders and, well, electric anything, folks did things by hand. The molcajete, or Mesoamerican version of the mortar-and-pestle, dates back as many as 6,000 years (Delgado), long used in Aztec, Mayan and Mexican cuisines to grind chiles and spices and mash softer produce. Its name comes …