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On the Grill, Nopales Salsa

You may be surprised to learn that cactus is a staple food in certain parts of the world. One variety, Nopales (also know as Prickly Pear or Paddle Cactus) originated in Mexico and is almost synonymous with the Sonoran Desert but has adapted to locales as far reaching as Australia, Tunisia, and the Galapagos Islands.

Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to scale and grill nopales.

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Falafel: Crunchy Vegan Comfort Food

With the release of my new e-cookbook Things Vegans Fry, I created the video below, "How to Make Falafel." What makes it special, besides the fabulous falafel, is that a friend of mine makes an appearance and tries fresh out of the fryer falafel, which I am really happy about. I'm also thrilled they loved my crunchy little bits of fried fava beans and chickpeas.

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Time to Make the Guacamole

One of the staple condiments around this house is guacamole. Our close proximity to California and Mexico, where the largest crops of avocado trees are grown make having this sauce handy convenient.

There is much talk in the healthy eating circles on whether avocados are good for you or not. The argument is the good vs. the bad fat. Personally, I don't care. I love avocados. If you are like me, and absolutely love avocados, then you'll truly enjoy this short video that shows you how easy it is to make.

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How To Make Roasted Salsa

One of the staples I have cooked over the years, both professionally and at home, is roasted salsa. This is an easy and fun condiment to make for all sorts of parties, picnics, and dinners. Since I'm from the Southwest, salsa is one of the first things I learned to make well in kitchens. It really is hard to screw up. I've made gallons of salsa, and small batches. The video below shows you how to make enough salsa to last a week, using grilling techniques, and tips on how to process chilis for the salsa.

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