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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Eco Tips,New Developments 12 May 0 COMMENTS

Decorate cakes & cupcakes like a pro

After seeing Todd’s exquistely frosted, ribbon topped Bon Appetit cake pictures and comparing them to the photos in Elana’s new Gluten Free Cupcakes book and the delicious, but less than stellar job I did of frosting mini cupcakes a friend’s wedding reception in early May, I realized that I needed…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Dessert,New Cookbook,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews,Salad Dressings,Vegetables 9 May 0 COMMENTS

Dinner with Todd & Felicia

I had incredibly delicious meal this past week. I didn’t have to plan it, shop for ingredients, prepare it, or even wash the dishes. I had dinner with two new friends and their four children. I met Felicia and Todd at PrimalCon, Mark Sisson’s primal diet and fitness conference in…

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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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Books,Green Living,Health Tips,Money Saving Tips 29 Apr 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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Book Reviews,Herbs & Spices,New Cookbook,Red Meat 27 Apr 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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Book Reviews,Cooked Vegetables,New Cookbook 23 Apr 0 COMMENTS

Seasoned Jicama Fries & A review of Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

In September of 2014, I reviewed Charles & Julie Mayfield’s book, Paleo Comfort Foods. It was this book and one of their recipes that turned me on to deliciousness okra, a vegetable I had previously not enjoyed. Their Oven Roasted Okra is something I would recommend to anyone who likes…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,New Cookbook 20 Apr 0 COMMENTS

Upside-Down Apple Tartlets from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

I promised to post a recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s new book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. Here it is. If you don’t have the special jars listed below (eight 1-cup wide-mouth Mason jars), you could use small, heatproof custard-cups with the same size diameter s the mason jars). I suggest…

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Healthy Snacks,Product Review,Red Meat 17 Apr 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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Appetizers & Dips,Condiments,Green Living,Herbs & Spices 12 Apr 0 COMMENTS

Nourished Butter & Bone Broth

Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of Bone Broth (aka Bone-Building Broth), Ghee made from the fat skimmed from the milk of pasture-raised cows, and Compound Butter, but do you have the time to make them? If not, there’s an easy solution if you live in the Phoenix metro area!…

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