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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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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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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 14 Apr 0 COMMENTS

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Dream!!

What’s everyone’s favorite treat for cooling off in the summer heat?  Ice cream, right?!  Although, this sugary sweet goodness is one of America’s favorite desserts (and the best alternative to a broken air conditioner!), it is usually one of the most unhealthy treats. But, good news is here…it doesn’t have…

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Fruit,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips 25 Feb 0 COMMENTS

Ahhh, Homemade Applesauce

Now is a great time to take advantage of the season’s freshest apples. Look for varieties grown in your state, region, or bio region, from as close to home as possible. Your local farm stand or farmers’ market is one of the best places to shop for juicy, ripe, organic…

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Appetizers & Dips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 18 Jan 2 COMMENTS

More Healthy Edible Gifts & Party Food

Looking for an easy recipe to bring to a holiday potluck, party, or gift exchange or something you can make for the people on your gift list? I’ve got just the recipe, actually many recipes, for you. I’ll post one below and additional ideas as well. You can savor the…

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Frozen Desserts,Green Living,Health Tips 15 Jan 3 COMMENTS

Safe Storage Containers for Frozen Desserts

Commonly used plastic food and beverage containers can undermine your health by leaching toxic chemicals into the foods and beverages you consume. This can contribute to endocrine disorders, birth defects, and cancer. While we can’t eliminate all risks, we can certainly reduce our exposure to these harmful chemicals by being…

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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Books,Condiments,Eggs,Health Tips 13 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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Book Reviews,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook,Red Meat 21 Dec 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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