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Books,Cooked Vegetables,Vegetables 31 Jul 1 COMMENTS

Roasted Carrot Fries & Mastering Master Recipes

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables. It brings out the sweetness and provides a rich taste. You’ve probably made oven fried potatoes and sweet potatoes but have you tried carrots cooked this way? Not the fake baby carrots cut by a machine to look uniformly rounded…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 27 Jul 3 COMMENTS

Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs Paleo & Personalized

Not all carbs are created equal. There are healthy carbs, unhealthy carbs, and many gradations in between. In Sweet Potato Power: Paleo and Personalized, Design Strategist Ashley Tudor makes a convincing case for consuming sweet potatoes (and what are typically labeled yams in the U.S.) on a frequent, if not…

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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Books,Condiments,Eggs,Health Tips 19 Jul 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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Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 16 Jul 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 14 Jul 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 5 Jul 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 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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Books,Condiments,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 19 Jun 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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Book Reviews,Herbs & Spices,New Cookbook,Red Meat 8 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Cocoa Spice Rubbed Ribeye from Make Ahead Paleo

Steak was one of my favorite foods as a child and in my early teens. It was one of the most nutrient dense foods I ate. I still enjoy a good steak, only now I eat it with two to thee times as much vegetables as steak and often with…

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