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Foods for the Soul shares a pumpkin brûlée recipe

During a phone call with my dad last week, he pointed out that despite my cute pumpkin cupcakes and tempting butterscotch tartlets, Mom would be pretty disappointed on Thanksgiving if we skipped the pumpkin and pecan pies. I agreed, realizing just how perfect these Pumpkin Brûlées would be … They’re sweet, creamy, and fit her gluten-free diet too!

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A Girl and Her Fork reviews KC Grill and Kabob

Anyhow, on my last trip to KC (in February), my dad took me to this fantastic Middle Eastern restaurant located in Lenexa called KC Grill and Kabob. They offer a superb lunch buffet with the best baba ganoush I've ever had. The dip was the perfect blend of creaminess, smokiness and combo of spices. The baba ganoush was so good that I begged my pop to take me there again. If you're ever in the Kansas City area, hit this place up for lunch. It's located in the corner of a small shopping center next to a Japanese restaurant, off W. 87th Street Parkway.

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Sacramento Vegan samples The Roaming Spoon’s pop-up dinner

The chef for the dinner was Sylvanna Mislang, formerly of the now-defunct Blackbird Kitchen & Bar. Chef Syl is planning to offer monthly vegan pop-up dinners through her new venture, The Roaming Spoon. Saturday night's intimate dinner was held at the Exhibit S gallery at the Downtown Plaza, where photographs of Sacramento farmers and chefs stared down at the assembled diners. The evening began with cocktails and canapés, including black garlic schmear on Pink Lady apple slices and mushroom pâté on crackers.

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