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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.


(photo credit: Simon and Schuster/ Atria Books)

Vegan Ginger-Molasses Cookies from Chloe Coscarelli

Vegan desserts can still be fun, delicious and easy to make! This treat from Chloe Coscarelli, Food Network-winning vegan chef, is perfect to bring to a cookie swap to satisfy everyone.


Ron Finley has a green thumb and more places to grow fruits and vegetables. (credit: CBS)

LA City Council Opens Up More Land To Urban Gardeners

The Los Angeles City Council is making new grounds — formerly off limits — available to urban gardeners.


(credit: North Central Animal Shelter)

Pets2Love: Ginger

Ginger is a sweet 2-year-old spayed female. This white and red Cocker Spaniel loves people and is very playful and happy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/16/2012

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‘Saving Women’s Hearts’ With Sherry Torkos’ Super Foods

Plants and foods have been used as medicines for thousands of years. Now, modern research is validating their historical uses. Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of “Saving Women’s Hearts,” stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to share surprising facts about how certain “super foods” can help manage common health concerns and help to protect our hearts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/23/2012