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Book Reviews,Books,Vegetables 20 Feb 6 COMMENTS

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 dairy-free, whole foods recipes, divided by season and theme. Gather includes remakes of…

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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 17 Feb 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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Books,New Developments 13 Jan 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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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Books,Condiments,Eggs,Health Tips 11 Jan 4 COMMENTS

Victory Mayo!

I’ve been wanting to make this 30-second mayo for months. I’ve had my share of mayo batches turn into soup rather than the thick, rich, creamy, marvelously textured mayo you see in the pictures below. If the weather is too humid (rare here in Phoenix but it does happen!), if…

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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Books,Condiments,New Cookbook,Salad Dressings 8 Jan 0 COMMENTS

Sauce It Up with Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings

Since vegetables make up the largest volume of food that I eat, I’m always looking for great ways to season, sauce, and dress them up in different ways. Sure, I have plenty of my own recipes and I like to see try recipes that other people have created. When I…

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Book Reviews,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook,Red Meat 6 Jan 2 COMMENTS

Enter to win a copy of Beyond Bacon

A few days ago I told you about Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry’s new cookbook, Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes That Respect The Whole Hog by (Victory Belt Publishing 2013) and how impressed I was with the book. Today I’m posting one of the recipes from the book and giving you…

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Breakfast,Eggs,Herbs & Spices 21 Dec 0 COMMENTS

Low-Carb Crepes with Cinnamon & Turmeric

When I was a child, my mother had a good friend, Marie, who was into French cooking. On many a Sunday morning they would make brunch. I remember their soufflees, quiches, and crepes served with sour cream or crème fraiche with caviar or fruit jam. I was a picky easter…

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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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