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Appetizers & Dips 27 Dec 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 24 Dec 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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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,Healthy Snacks,New Cookbook 31 Oct 0 COMMENTS

Jules’ Banana Pudding from Paleo Comfort Foods

If you’ve been following my blog and giveaways, you know that I’ve been cooking from Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen recently. Last week and weekend I made their Basic Biscuits, Bangers & Mash, Momma’s Slaw, and Jules’ Banana Pudding. I liked all of them.  The biscuits…

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Books,Cooked Vegetables,Healthy Holiday Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 27 Oct 0 COMMENTS

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 Sweet Potato Casserole (p. 200). I love sweet potatoes and yams. As I…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 23 Oct 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 20 Oct 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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