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20 Oct

A Review of Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining by Hayley Mason & Bill Staley

Hayley & Bill have done it again! Their latest cookbook, Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining, contains stunningly beautiful photographs and recipes for year round entertaining. You’ll find 17 complete menus and more than 200 grain-free, mostly…

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Health Tips 17 Oct 2 COMMENTS

Change Your Mind, Change Your Habits

Some people say they don’t like the taste of some of the foods I recommend––certain vegetables, fruits, or other things they are unaccustomed to eating. This can change. Your tastes aren’t engraved in stone. They are conditioned habits that can be changed with persistence. What does your body want and…

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Books,New Developments 15 Oct 3 COMMENTS

Garden of Eating Soon to be Collector’s Item

The Garden of Eating: A Produce-Dominated Diet & Cookbook will receive a much needed make-over in the new year.  We have a limited number of copies of the current printing left. When they’re gone, they’re gone. We won’t be reprinting. Instead, we’ll redesign the book, cutting almost 100 pages of…

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Book Reviews,Books,Herbs & Spices 12 Oct 2 COMMENTS

A review of Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat is not a brand new book, it came out in 2011. I’d heard a lot about it and finally got my hands on a copy several months ago. It read like a novel. I found a lot of similarities in…

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Book Reviews,Nuts & Nut Butters,Poultry,Red Meat,Turkey 9 Oct 3 COMMENTS

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs can be made gluten-free with one of the delicious gluten-free pastas on the market. My students and I have enjoyed Tinkyada (brown rice pasta) and Andean Dream (quinoa & brown rice pasta. If you’re diabetic, have blood sugar issues, insulin resistance, cancer, an autoimmune disorder, or some…

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Health Tips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Product Review 7 Oct 1 COMMENTS

Mineral Fusion: Makeup that Makes a Difference

I discovered mineral make up in mid 2007. I was doing a monthly cooking spot on Channel 3’s Your Life A to Z. Their make up artist, Karen Hall, and her husband John Hall, a professional photographer, did before and after photos of me and another chef who regularly appeared…

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Bread & Baked Goods,Breakfast,Dessert,Product Review 4 Oct 1 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb Baked Goods

If you follow a paleo, primal, low-starch, wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low GI, dairy-free, whole foods, or real foods diet and you’re getting away from refined vegetable oils, refined sugar, starchy baked goods and sugary desserts, you don’t have to miss out on the appetizer or the dessert course. You can…

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Appetizers & Dips 2 Oct 0 COMMENTS

Pizza Confusion

My friend, Heather, and I had high hopes as we set out to review a new restaurant: Pizza Fusion. They call themselves the “greenest restaurant in America”. They use tables made from reclaimed wood sources, counter tops made from recycled glass bottles, paint without VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). More than…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy 2 Oct 0 COMMENTS

Ricotta Chocolate Mousse

Last spring I was leading a series of private cooking classes for one of my clients who wanted to learn how to make chocolate mousse. I knew he probably wouldn’t make a fussy or difficult recipe so I searched on line for something simple. I prefer making and eating dairy…

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