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Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell writes about food related topics, and enjoying life. Her prose and recipes have appeared in such diverse publications as Better Homes and Gardens, Taunton's Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Mother Earth News and Vegetarian Times.

Move over bulgur wheat, pearled barley is wonderful tossed with parsley, mint and a lemony dressing, too.
A marinade steam bath contained in a foil packet infuses flavor and keeps lean pork tenderloin moist.
These tomato and broccoli packets are a fun and delicious way to cook your veggies on the grill.
Try these no-fuss fajitas. Cooking them in foil packets on the grill keeps the chicken moist and makes clean-up easy.
This easy, tasty ferment is the ultimate in thrift, as it uses the pineapple peels that would usually be discarded.
Making your own bubbly, refreshing kombucha at home is a fun and satisfying DIY project.
Making Rumtopf is an old-school way to preserve fruit when it's plentiful, and flavor a liqueur at the same time.
This lovely liqueur is beautiful in cocktails and delicious in baked goods and sauces. It's an easy DIY project, too.
These flavorful cabbage rolls are drenched in tangy tomato sauce and filled with nutty, earthy buckwheat and almonds.
These filling, hearty rolls are a great make-ahead casserole, and a way to get the most carnivorous of your family to enjoy some cabbage.

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