Browsing Tag AZ

Eggs,Field Trips,Green Living 1 Mar 1 COMMENTS

Shopping for Edible Office Supplies

What am I talking about? Who eats office supplies? I do! I know, I know––it’s not the norm. But it’s one of the perks that comes with my work as a freelance food and health writer (with a memoir in the works), a cookbook author (with a new cookbook in…

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Restaurant Reviews 8 Feb 0 COMMENTS

A review of Old TownTortilla Factory

Old Town Tortilla Factory offers Southwestern cuisine with a Mexican influence. They are located in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale at 6910 East Main Street (one block south of Indian School Road and two blocks west of Scottsdale Road). In or out? You can dine indoors or sit…

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New Developments,Restaurant Reviews 5 Dec 1 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel’s Review of Blue Lemon Express Gourmet in Gilbert

This small chain of restaurants originated in Utah, where they have five other locations (all in the Ogden area). They recently opened a new location in Gilbert, Arizona, a part of the valley that had slimmer pickings for people who want a casual environment, fast service, and something far healthier…

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Restaurant Reviews 23 Nov 0 COMMENTS

Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar Offers Gluten-Free Options

For those with celiac disease, a gluten intolerance, or autoimmune disorder, dining at a sushi bar can spell digestive disaster. Most soy sauces contain gluten and this soy sauce is often used for more than just dipping at the table. Surimi, the fake crab used in many sushi rolls, contains…

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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 5 Nov 3 COMMENTS

Adding Spice to Your Life

How many different herbs and spices do you use on a daily, weekly, and regular basis? Do you feel confident pairing these seasonings with food? If not, you could benefit from the tips and techniques outlined my my cookbooks, my cooking DVD, and the live cooking classes I lead in…

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Green Living,Restaurant Reviews 1 Sep 0 COMMENTS

Looking to Indulge? Try Indulge Burger

I’m always on the lookout for restaurants in the Phoenix metro area that have gluten-free menus. I write a food column for Arizona Weekly Magazine. While I don’t have to limit my selections to places with gluten-free menus, I definitely prefer those that do. I follow a wheat-free and gluten-free…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 2 Jul 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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Green Living,Restaurant Reviews 13 Jun 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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Healthy Snacks,Product Review,Red Meat 30 May 0 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel Albert’s Review of Grassfed Beef Crisps

Do you love crunchy food? Are you looking for a low-carb, protein-rich, whole foods snack to fuel your active life? If you eat meat, I have the food for you. It’s called GrassfedBeef Crisps and its made from 100% grass fed, organic beef raised in Arizona and Montana. Imagine wispy…

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