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Salsa
Fresh salsa is relatively easy to make: Dice 4 ripe tomatoes and drain the juice. In a bowl, combine tomatoes with 2 diced avocados and half a diced red onion. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon each of squeezable basil and chili pepper (or use minced, fresh basil and chili pepper). Pour the liquid mixture over the tomato mixture and combine.

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Try adding the following herbs and spices to your usual recipes for a new taste:

Baked desserts and pastries: allspice, anise, cinnamon, clove

Breads: oregano, dill, marjoram, rosemary

Cheese or cream sauces and dips: chive

Gravy: allspice

Pasta dishes: parsley, garlic, oregano

Rice dishes: garlic, lemongrass, chili pepper (fresh, ground, or flakes), rosemary, dill, saffron (used to make yellow rice)

Salad dressing: garlic, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, thyme, black pepper

Salads: basil, cilantro, garlic, Italian seasoning

Soups and stews: basil, oregano, chili pepper (fresh or ground), bay leaf (for tomato soup); dill (potato soup); chive (cold soups); ginger, cilantro, dill, thyme, bay leaf (other soups and stews)

Stuffing: oregano, marjoram, sage, parsley

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