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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 17 Jan 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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New Developments,Restaurant Reviews 15 Jan 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 29 Dec 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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Green Living,Restaurant Reviews 2 Dec 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 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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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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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 28 Jul 0 COMMENTS

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Dream!!

What’s everyone’s favorite treat for cooling off in the summer heat?  Ice cream, right?!  Although, this sugary sweet goodness is one of America’s favorite desserts (and the best alternative to a broken air conditioner!), it is usually one of the most unhealthy treats. But, good news is here…it doesn’t have…

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Healthy Snacks,Product Review,Red Meat 29 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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Eggs,Field Trips,Green Living 18 Apr 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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