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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 12 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Moroccan BBQ Spice Mix & Moroccan Spiced Salmon

Herbs and spices can add pizzazz to so many dishes. They also contain powerful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can serve as medicine. Cumin is one of my favorites. In 2015, I researched a lot about it and I wrote an entire article on this spice for Herb Companion. I’ll…

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Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 9 Jun 1 COMMENTS

Brownie Redux: Secrets for Cutting the Sugar & Keeping the Flavor

Everyone enjoys treats. Problem is that most desserts contain large amounts of sugar, something we would all do well to minimize. Even if you’re using honey, maple syrup, or coconut palm sugar, you’re still taking in sugar, just a less refined form of it. But what if you could take…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,Healthy Snacks,New Cookbook 5 Jun 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 30 May 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 27 May 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 23 May 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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Books,Health Tips 17 May 0 COMMENTS

The Sunday Start Up

What do you do to ensure that you have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes? For more than 20 years my motto has been, “Shop ahead, chop ahead, and cook ahead, so you always have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes!” I teach this in my cooking classes…

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Book Reviews,Books,Breakfast,Dessert,New Cookbook 14 May 0 COMMENTS

A review of The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook

I’ve been meaning to tell you about The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook: 80 Gluten-Free Treats For Breakfast And Dessert by Kelly Brozyna. I’ve been following Kelly’s blog for several years, watching her evolution from gluten-free, dairy-free to a grain-free, paleo diet. I’ve watched her food photos go from pretty to…

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Books,Condiments,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 6 May 0 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel Albert’s Tips for Celebrating Cilantro & Greening Your Diet

Cilantro is one of those foods people seem to love or hate – no in between. I love adding  it to vinaigrettes, dips, and marinades. It’s a super nutritious food with many healing properties. Cilantro is a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants, such as quercetin. It also contains iron,…

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