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Succotash: The OG American Dish

Summer is a great time to meet up with friends for a classic American barbecue. That old lawn chair that squeaks whenever someone sits in it. Someone’s applying sunscreen in the background. Hotdogs and ketchup. Potato salad. Maybe a paper plate of barbecue sauce and bones picked clean, alongside a can of beer collecting drops of condensation. Succotash — a medley of corn and beans, among other things — isn’t something we’d normally include in that familiar scene. And yet…

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Just Like Mom Made: Mother’s Day Recipes From the Women Who Raised Us

When we think about Mother’s Day, most of us think about letting Mom kick back and relax — treating her to breakfast in bed or a nice dinner out. But when we think about Mom, most of us also think about Mom’s cooking. That’s why we decided to celebrate Mother’s Day with a Green Chef “Mom’s recipe” exchange — and by featuring a couple of those recipes in our menu. Here are the stories behind our Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes and…

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Chef Sara and her Cheesy Potatoes

Ever wonder where our recipes come from? Meet Chef Sara, one of the key forces behind Green Chef’s original dishes. Sara’s culinary journey began as a teenager. Having vegetarian aspirations in a meat-and-potatoes Midwest family meant learning how to cook for herself. Through studying culinary sciences in college, to working as a barista in coffee shops and putting together sandwiches in restaurants, Sara developed a simple mantra: “Know your food. Eat from the seed.” She lives her mantra by eating…

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Lucky Legumes: Foods for the New Year

Some think good luck happens upon us by chance, like a spicy shishito pepper. Others believe we make our own luck; that, in the words of Roman philosopher Seneca, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” We think it’s a bit of both…but if there’s a chance one could eat good luck for dinner, count us in. That’s why next week, we’re joining revelers from New Orleans to Napoli to Rio in chowing down on some lucky legumes. On…

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Behind The Dish: West African Peanut Soup

This week’s menu features West African Peanut Soup, one of Chef Rachel’s favorite recipes. She discovered it while volunteering for the Peace Corps in West Africa. Here’s Rachel’s story behind the dish. I spent two years living in the village of Santa in Cameroon, West Africa. I was there to work with farmers and teach about agroforestry, and spent a lot of time working on farms…planting, hoeing and harvesting. I also spent a lot of my free time next to a…

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