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Earth Day Crudité
Repurpose a votive glass meant for candles into a perfect vessel for an individual serving of crudité. Clean and prepare your favorite baby vegetables; trim cucumbers and peppers into pencil-thick strips. Spoon a puddle of seasoned thick, plain Greek yogurt—I love to use mined garlic, lemon and pepper to taste—into the bottom of the glass and fill with a mixed handful of veggies to serve.
Tip: Home-made thick Greek-style yogurt also known as lebany, is widely available at Middle Eastern emporiums. My New York City favorites are Kalustyans on Lexington Avenue and Sahadis on Atlantic Avenue. A trip to either is an exotic feast.