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23 Sep

More Paleo Comfort Foods: Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m still making my way through Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen (Victory Belt Publishing, 2011), Julie Sullivan Mayfield and Charles Mayfield’s new cookbook.   The Sweet Potato Casserole This weekend I made their…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 20 Sep 0 COMMENTS

The Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ever

I thought I didn’t like Brussels sprouts until I turned 21 and one of my early cooking instructors in Penzance, England, Michelle Cowmeadow, showed me how to cut and cook them to reduce their bitterness (cutting them makes all the difference). They’ve been one of my (many) favorite leafy green…

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Book Reviews,New Cookbook 15 Sep 0 COMMENTS

A Review of Make Ahead Paleo

As many of you know, I’ve been a fan of planning and cooking ahead for years. I wrote about doing a Sunday Start Up earlier this week. While I don’t do one of these every week, at times I have. Sometimes I do a little bit (or a lot) of…

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Books,Health Tips 11 Sep 0 COMMENTS

The Sunday Start Up

What do you do to ensure that you have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes? For more than 20 years my motto has been, “Shop ahead, chop ahead, and cook ahead, so you always have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes!” I teach this in my cooking classes…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Eggs,New Cookbook,Sea Vegetables 9 Sep 0 COMMENTS

A Review of The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle

The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle by acclaimed home chef and paleo blogger Russ Crandall is a glorious celebration of history and heritage of traditional and gourmet cuisines from around the world. The recipes (all gluten-free), easily accessible to both novice and experienced cooks and chefs and…

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Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Nuts & Nut Butters 5 Sep 1 COMMENTS

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Minus the Moo

Ice cream, love it or leave it? During the hottest days of the year, you may be wanting it but not wanting the milk, cream, high sugar and carb count, or the preservatives, additives, and fillers found in most conventional ice creams. Most dairy free frozen desserts contain refined vegetable…

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Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Green Living,Product Review 3 Sep 1 COMMENTS

Yonanas: A Fast & Easy Ice Cream Alternative Made from Fruit

Who doesn’t like the refreshing taste of creamy, cooling, frozen desserts during the heat of summer or the dog days of Autumn in Arizona?  (I know some of you like frozen desserts all year round, even if you don’t live in Arizona.) Imagine a frozen dessert that you can enjoy…

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Frozen Desserts,Green Living,Health Tips 31 Aug 3 COMMENTS

Safe Storage Containers for Frozen Desserts

Commonly used plastic food and beverage containers can undermine your health by leaching toxic chemicals into the foods and beverages you consume. This can contribute to endocrine disorders, birth defects, and cancer. While we can’t eliminate all risks, we can certainly reduce our exposure to these harmful chemicals by being…

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Green Living,Restaurant Reviews 27 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Hop on Over to HopDoddy Burger Bar

I’ve eaten at Hopdoddy several times over the last couple of years and I LOVE it. Everyone I’ve gone with has also been really enthused about the place, the company’s ethics, and the food. I finally know where the funky name for this fabulous burger place came from! Btw: this…

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Feline Nutrition,Product Review,Products for Cats and Dogs 24 Aug 1 COMMENTS

By Nature Cat Food Passes the Taste Test

A healthy, natural diet is vital to keeping you, your family, and your furry children (in this case, cats) healthy. Your cats (and dogs) are designed to eat a carnivorous diet. Most pet foods don’t honor that. They contain a long list of artificial colorings and flavorings, grains, beans, legumes,…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Green Living,Salad Dressings 19 Aug 3 COMMENTS

Savoring Sun-dried Tomato Oil

Waste not. For all of my adult life I’ve been thrifty. I especially like to make my food dollars go farther. I enjoy re-purposing leftovers, even small amounts of them, turning them into new dishes and meals. Maybe it’s a signature soup or stew that I make from a little…

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