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New Year, New Lunch

As you might expect, lunchtime at Central Market can be very interesting, often it involves taste testing a new product in development, trying something that just landed in the produce department, or a sample of anything our Cheese Buyer might have. All in all I'm really lucky, but that luck doesn't mean I'm immune to the sad desk lunch. Sadly, for my tastebuds, it happened all too often.

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Super Smoothies

Everyone has a morning routine, mine goes something like this... Alarm goes off, I hit snooze, alarm goes off, I hit snooze, alarm goes off, I jump in the shower, whirlwind through my bath and closet getting ready, pull my work stuff together, then open my fridge and stare deciding what I am going to make or take for breakfast and lunch. The staring lasts longer than it should, then more often than not I close the fridge, grab a cup of coffee, close my front door, and turn my attention to the traffic stacking up in front of me.

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Sweet Secret

Dalmatia Fig Spread is one of my favorite secret weapons. It perfectly straddles the line between sweet and savory and can find a purpose from breakfast to late in the evening. I promise once you have tried it, you will fret if you're getting to the bottom of the jar. 

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