Cooks have always used nuts, in one form or another, in their cooking. Sweet and savory dishes always seem to have an extra crunchy goodness when nuts are included.
When mung bean sprouts first made their appearance as a healthy, natural food in the 1960s and ’70s, many people dismissed them as a food fad.
Its barbecue time and in my house this poses a bit of a problem, since two of the couples we typically invite have children that are “almost” vegetarian with a nod to eating fish, which technically makes them pescatarians.

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    Pick a fruit that gets almost no publicity, and you’d be hard-pressed to find one less represented than the fig.
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