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• Dinner improv: basil beef stir-fry. [Life, In Recipes]
• 80 healthy recipe substitutions — who knew you could sub in black beans for flour in baked goods. [Greatist]
• Reasons why you should always remember to thank your party hosts. [YumSugar]
• Recover from an indulgent holiday weekend by whipping up this cherry, arugula, and wild rice salad. [A Year in Food]
• Give classic burgers an Italian makeover with this recipe for caprese burgers. [The Parsley Thief]
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