Here are three smart cooking tips from The Sprouted Kitchen blogger Sara Forte's new cookbook, The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon.

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Winter Fruit Salad in Ginger-Lime Syrup

In her new cookbook The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon, Sara Forte—blogger and author behind the popular blog The Sprouted Kitchen—shares terrific recipes and practical cooking tips. Here are three valuable lessons F&W's Ben Mims picked up from the book.

For the best winter fruit salad, use a few different kinds of citrus and pears, and toss in a tangy-spicy ginger syrup.

Cooking rice pudding or oatmeal in black tea allows you to add spices for a chai flavor. As a bonus, it also delivers a little caffeine fix.

Adding equal parts bell peppers to spicy chiles when making hot sauce tames the heat without taking away from the chile flavor.