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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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Book Reviews,Books,Health Tips,New Cookbook 11 Jul 3 COMMENTS

Review of The 21 Day Sugar Detox

The 21 Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally by Diane Sanfilippo is more than a program. It’s also a collection of easy to follow recipes for health and fitness. Whether you’re new to a sugar-free, gluten-free, or grain-free diet and lifestyle or looking to fine tune your…

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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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Book Reviews,New Cookbook 30 Jun 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,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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Books,Green Living,Health Tips,Money Saving Tips 10 Jun 0 COMMENTS

10 Cool Tips for Warm Weather Cooking

Don’t stop cooking when the temperature rises. Even when it’s hot outside, your body requires a steady supply of super nutritious food. You can’t subsist entirely on salads and smoothies and expect to feel satisfied, nor can you subsist on a steady diet of restaurant food and expect to get…

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